12th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Online Workshop, May 13, 2024

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society


The MSPCES 2024 workshop will not be held as part of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Week 2024, as originally planned. Instead, the MSPCES 2024 workshop will take place as a virtual event.

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Workshop chairs:

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

Program committee chairs

Edmund Widl (AIT, Austria)
Filip Pröstl Andren (AIT, Austria)


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:

  • Digital twins
  • Hybrid modeling and simulation
  • Co-Simulation of multi-domain energy systems
  • Formal languages for energy systems
  • Ontologies for energy systems
  • Distributed algorithms and control
  • Machine learning and AI applications
  • Model-based testing and validation of CPES
  • Design of simulations/experiments

Workshop Schedule

20:00 14:00 08:00 Opening
20:10 14:10 08:10 J. L. Rueda, M. Brouwers, P. Vergara, P. Palensky: Modelling and Topology Optimisation of Medium Voltage CPES - Synthetic Dutch Case Study
20:30 14:30 08:30 E. Veith, T. Logemann, A. Berezin, A. Wellßow, S. Balduin: Imitation Game: A Model-based and Imitation Learning Deep Reinforcement Learning Hybrid
20:50 14:50 08:50 M. M. Hussain, S. Basumallik, C. Vellaithurai, A. Srivastava: Threat Detection in Power Grid OT Networks: Unsupervised ML and Cyber Intelligence Sharing with STIX
21:10 15:10 09:10 V. S. Rajkumar, G. Silano, O. Gehrke, S. Vogel, E. Widl, G. Paludetto, E. Rikos, T. A. Zerihun, A. Stefanov, P. Palensky, T. Strasser: Laboratory Middleware for the Cyber-Physical Integration of Energy Research Infrastructures
21:30 15:30 09:30 G. S. Krishnan, C. Konstantinou: Design and Evaluation of a DC Microgrid Testbed for DER Integration and Power Management
21:50 15:50 09:50 I. Semertzis, H. Goyel, V. S. Rajkumar, A. Presekal, A. Stefanov, P. Palensky: Towards Real-Time Distinction of Power System Faults and Cyber Attacks on Digital Substations using Cyber-Physical Event Correlation
22:10 16:10 10:10 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 EasyChair 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 25, 2024
  • Notification deadline: March 22, 2024
  • Final paper submission deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Workshop date: May 13, 2024

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Paper guidelines and templates

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Program Committee

Davood Babazadeh (Stromnetz Hamburg, Germany)

Milos Cvetkovic (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Antonio De Paola (JRC Ispra, Italy)

Patrick Denzler (TU Wien, Austria)

Wilfried Elmenreich (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Christoph Grimm (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Qing-Long Han (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany)

Yan Liu (Concordia University, Canada)

Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Mirko Morini (University of Parma, Italy)

Hiroaki Nishi (Keio University, Japan)

Bryan Palmintier (NREL, USA)

Kaikai Pan (Zhejiang University, CN)

Gernot Steindl (TU Wien, Austria)

Pierluigi Siano (University of Salerno, Italy)

Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Eric Veith (OFFIS, Germany)

Qianwen Xu (KTH, Sweden)

Mengmeng Yu (Nestfield, South Korea)