10th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Online event held on May 3, 2022

The workshop will be held as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Week, May 3-6, 2022

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Workshop chairs:

Peter Palensky (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Anurag Srivastava (West Virginia University, USA)


Despite all efforts of the organizing committee, it is not possible to hold CPS-IoT Week as a hybrid event, as originally planned. CPS-IoT Week will therefore take place as a virtual event. Detailed information, including registration options, are available on the website of CPS-IoT Week.


Automation and digitalization have become important topics in the energy sector in recent years, as modern energy systems increasingly rely on communication and information technology to combine smart controls with hardware infrastructure. With the emergence of cyber–physical systems (CPS) as a transdisciplinary field, such modern energy systems can be classified as cyber–physical energy systems (CPES), integrating the related research and development within a broader scope.
An important aspect of the research and development related to CPS is to bridge the gap between the traditional engineering domains and computer science. This is especially true for CPES, where the related engineering domains have in the past come up with proven and reliable methods for designing even large and complex systems. However, existing modeling and simulation tools still struggle to cover all aspects of CPES. Hence, a combination of universal modeling languages and established, domain-specific tools (like grid simulators and telecommunication simulators) is necessary. New methods, tools and algorithms are needed that are compact, computationally inexpensive, potentially self-organizing and intrinsically stable if applied to real energy systems.

During the workshop, a dedicated session for demos is foreseen. We encourage tool developers (with industrial as well as academic background) to apply for a slot in this session. Please contact the workshop organizers to get in touch.

This workshop brings together researchers and industrialists to exchange ideas and newest research results on the following (not exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Hybrid modeling and simulation
  • Co-Simulation of multi-domain systems
  • Ontologies for CPES
  • Applications of CPES
  • Distributed algorithms and control
  • Formal languages for CPES
  • Smart Grid and Smart Cities modeling
  • Design of simulations/experiments for CPES
  • Data generation using CPES simulation for big data analytics

Workshop Schedule

Time (Milano) Time (Beijing) Time (Chicago)
2:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM Opening
2:10 PM 9:10 PM 7:10 AM Keynote by Florent Xavier (RTE France)

Digitalization needs an acceleration to facilitate an evolution towards an integrated energy system to reach Carbon neutral Europe in 2050: further RES integration, H2, Power to X, electrical vehicles, flexibility, automaton, etc. with an increasing level of EU interconnections. RTE, the French TSO, defined a new R&D program last year to answer to these evolutions. The necessity of multi-partner and open source collaborations is highlighted because system planning, system operation and system stability in an interconnected system need a common work between different sectors and TSO, DSO, academics... A focus on system operation will be done and particularly on the principles behind the open source tool Dynawo.
3:00 PM 10:00 PM 8:00 AM M. Repetto, F. Moraglio, G. Lorenti: Understanding Reinforcement Learning Control in Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
3:15 PM 10:15 PM 8:15 AM Break
3:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM D. Rösch, S. Nicolai, P. Bretschneider: Container-based Virtualization of an IEC 61850 Substation Co-Simulation Approach
3:45 PM 10:45 PM 8:45 AM A. van der Meer, J. S. Schwarz, K. Heussen: Qualification of Initialisation Challenges in Co-Simulation setups for Integrated Energy Systems
4:00 PM 11:00 PM 9:00 AM E. Widl, A. Sporr, M. Mairhofer, T. Natiesta, N. Marx, R.-R. Schmidt: Prototype of an open testbed for the lab validation of smart applications of district heating substations
4:15 PM 11:15 PM 9:15 AM S. A. Dorado-Rojas, S. Xu, L. Vanfretti, G. Olvera, M.-I. Ayachi, S. Ahmed: Low-Cost Hardware Platform for Testing ML-Based Edge Power Grid Oscillation Detectors
4:30 PM 11:30 PM 9:30 AM Break
4:45 PM 11:45 PM 9:45 AM Demo: HELICS co-simulation framework
5:15 PM 12:15 AM 10:15 AM J. Koch, C. Grimm, A. Wansch: Knowledge and Innovation modeling for future power grids
5:30 PM 12:30 AM 10:30 AM C. Wang, T. Roth, C. Nguyen: Peak Demand Reduction Impact of a Multi-round Real-time Pricing Model
5:45 PM 12:45 AM 10:45 AM Break
6:00 PM 1:00 AM 11:00 AM P. S. Sarker, N. Patari, B. Ha, S. Majumder, A. K. Srivastava: Cyber-Power Testbed for Analyzing Distributed Control Performance during Cyber-Events
6:15 PM 1:15 AM 11:15 AM A. Dutta, S. Purohit, A. Bhattacharya, O. Bel: Cyber Attack Sequences Generation for Electric Power Grid
6:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM I. Semertzis, V. S. Rajkumar, A. Stefanov, F. Fransen, P. Palensky: Quantitative Risk Assessment of Cyber Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems using Attack Graphs
6:45 PM 1:45 AM 11:45 AM M. Mohammadpourfard, Y. Weng, I. Genc, T. Kim: An Accurate False Data Injection Attack (FDIA) Detection in Renewable-Rich Power Grids
7:00 PM 2:00 AM 12:00 PM Break
7:15 PM 2:15 AM 12:15 PM M. de Castro Fernandes, L. Vanfretti, C. Mishra, X. Xu, K. Jones: Experiences with Dynamical Mode Decomposition for Wide-Area Mode Estimation
7:30 PM 2:30 AM 12:30 PM A. Gholami, C. Qin, S. Pannala, A. K. Srivastava, F. Rahmatian, R. Sharma, S. Pandey: D-PMU Data Generation and Anomaly Detection Using Statistical and Clustering Techniques
7:45 PM 2:45 AM 12:45 PM Closing

Paper submissions

Submitted papers are peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Workshop language is English. Contributions on work in progress are welcome.

Submitted papers are required to comply with the guidelines for IEEE conference manuscripts and must not exceed 6 pages in length. Submissions are handled via the Easy Chair submission system.

Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, subject to final approval by the conference committee and IEEE.

Important dates, links, and resources

  • Full paper submission deadline: February 20, 2022
  • Notification deadline: March 18, 2022
  • Final paper submission deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Workshop date: May 3, 2022

Workshop Registration

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Paper guidelines and templates

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Program Committee Chair

Edmund Widl (AIT, Austria)

Program Committee

Thomas Edgar (PNNL, USA)

Wilfried Elmenreich (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Christoph Grimm (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Wolfgang Kastner (TU Vienna, Austria)

Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany)

Yan Liu (Concordia University, Canada)

Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Chuma Francis Mugombozi (IREQ, Canada)

Sven Christian Müller (Logarithmo, Germany)

Hiroaki Nishi (Keio University, Japan)

Bryan Palmintier (NREL, USA)

Pierluigi Siano (University of Salerno, Italy)

Mohammad Shahidehpour (Illinois Tech, USA)

Alfonso Valdes (University of Illinois, USA, ret.)

Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Gregor Verbic (University of Sydney, Australia)

Mengmeng Yu (Hanyang University, South Korea)