[ecoop-info] CfP & Demos 4th WS on Multi-agent Based Applications for Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES) , as part of PAAMS, Sevilla (Spain), 1th-3rd June 2016

Rainer Unland rainer.unland at icb.uni-due.de
Thu Dec 24 10:34:00 CET 2015

*Call for Papers and Demos*

*4th Workshop on Multi-agent Based Applications for Smart Grids and 
Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES) *

*as part of*

*14th Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent 
Systems (PAAMS)*

*Sevilla (Spain), 1th-3rd June, 2016*


*Important dates*

Submission date:18th January, 2016

Notification date:22nd February, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: 07th March, 2016

Conference dates:1st-3rd June, 2016

*Workshop motivation and topics*

After the explicit commitment of many countries to support the 
installation and operation of (small) renewable energy production 
sources, energy grids need to become more intelligent and flexible. Such 
so called smart grids probably need to rely on decentralized control and 
a highly efficient, flexible and reliable management. Smart grids need 
to be capable of autonomously and intelligently configuring themselves 
to exploit available resources as efficiently as possible, to be robust 
to all kinds of failures and energy production deviations, and to be 
extendable and adaptable in the light of rapidly changing technologies 
and requirements. The distributed nature of the underlying control 
structure of such systems, and the autonomous behaviour expected from 
them points towards multi-agent systems as a possible underlying 
implementation platform for the management software of such grids. But 
not only energy production and provision have to change. The house as 
well as the transportation means of the future need to be smoothly 
integrated into such a smart grid concept, requiring houses and 
transportation means to be smart as well. On the economic side, the 
electrical power industry was traditionally intensively regulated with 
led to a lack of market-price mechanisms. After the introduction of new 
regulations it has evolved into a distributed and competitive industry 
in which market forces dictate electricity prices. Electricity markets 
(EMs) are an evolving new reality, meaning that researchers lack insight 
into numerous open problems associated with them, e.g. the technical 
difficulties to understand the internal dynamics of EMs and the 
additional complexity in coordinating economic and financial issues. 
Thus, the focus of this workshop is on applications of multi-agent 
systems technology in smart grids, smart homes and electricity markets.

Additionally, we are planning various “demo sessions” to give 
participants from academia an opportunity to present their latest 
developments on practical applications of agent technology. Project 
coordinators as well as PhD students are encouraged to submit the 
description of valuable demos resulting from their work.

*List of Topics*

The focus of this workshop is on the application of multi-agent systems 
in smart grids, smart homes, and electricity markets.

Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the 

•Agent-based prediction, adaption and optimization of energy use within 
homes, buildings, organisations and micro-grids

•Coalition formation strategies for coordinated energy use across 
multiple consumers, forming virtual power stations, and performing 
intelligent demand management

•Interactions and exchange between networks for electricity, gas and heat

•Multi-agent based simulations of energy grids and markets

•Multi-Agent based Smart Grids Testbeds

•Experiences with MAS-based Smart Grid implementations

•Applications of MAS-based Smart Grid technologies

•MAS-based real time adaptation of energy networks

•MAS-based self-configuration or self-healing of energy systems

•MAS-based load modelling and control

•MAS-based applications for electrical vehicles

•MAS-based control and management of electrical car fleets

•MAS-based smart home (building) applications and services

•MAS-based control and management of smart homes

•MAS-based control and management of appliances

•MAS-based commercial and industrial applications for smart homes

•Intelligent Monitoring, Protection, Communication, Control or Diagnosis 
in Smart Grids

•Agent-based Approaches in Energy Markets;

•Market Monitoring and Forecasting

•Novel Energy Markets and Trading Strategies

•Smart sensors and advanced metering infrastructure

*Structure of MASGES*

MASGES will be a full one or two day(s) workshop and demo presentation 
and discussion. It will include several presentation sessions for the 
accepted paper and possible demos as well as invited talks on topics of 
overall workshop interest in order to kick off intense and lively 
discussions. It is intended to end the workshop with a panel/discussion 
round in which the relevant results of the workshop will be discussed.

*Submission of papers *

All papers and demo descriptions must be formatted according to the 
LNCS/LNAI template (see PAAMS homepage – paper submission for templates 
etc.), with a maximum length of 10-12 pages, including figures and 
references for papers and 2-4 pages for demos. Both, accepted papers and 
demos, will be included in the PAAMS 2016 Proceedings, published by 
Springer. Papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS 
formatting instructions and must be submitted in electronic form (PDF 
format) using the Paper Submission System.

*Review Process*

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 Program Committee 
members. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, 
impact, originality, technical soundness, quality of presentation, 
practical applicability. Some preference may also be given to papers 
which address emergent trends or important common themes. In general, 
papers to be acceptable, must be of substantial relevance for the 
multi-agent systems research community.

Demo applications will be reviewed by the PC chairs.

*Journal publication of excellent papers*

It is intended to invite authors of excellent papers to submit an 
extended version of their paper to the IOS Multiagent and Grid Systems 
journal (MAGS). This journal has a high reputation and is often 
classified as a B-class journal. If enough high quality papers will be 
submitted it is planned to publish them as a special issue, otherwise as 
regular papers.

*PC Chairs*

Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 
rainer.unland at icb.uni-due.de <mailto:rainer.unland at icb.uni-due.de> 
(first contact)

Fernando Lopes, LNEG National Research Institute, Portugal, 
fernando.lopes at lneg.pt <mailto:fernando.lopes at lneg.pt>

*Program Committee*

Alberto Fernández, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Alberto Sardinha, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Andreas Symeonidis, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Anke Weidlich, Hochschule Offenburg, Germany

Benjamin Hirsch, Etisalat BT Innovation Centre (EBTIC), UAE

Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen , Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Instituttet, Denmark

Christian Derksen, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Christoph Weber, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania

David Sislak, Gerstner Laboratory, Czech Republic

Fabrice Saffre, Etisalat BT Innovation Centre, UAE

Frank Allgöwer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Gauthier Picard, ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France

Georg Frey, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Hanno Hildmann, NEC Germany, Germany

Ingo J. Timm, JW Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

Jan Sudeikat, Hamburg Energie GmbH, Germany

Jan Treur, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, IIIA, CSIC, Spain

Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Lars Braubach, University of Hamburg, Germany

Lars Mönch, Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany

Laurent Vercouter, Graduate School of engineering - Saint-Étienne, France

Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Maria Ganzha, Warsaw Technical University, Poland

Massimiliano Giacomin, University of Brescia, Italy

Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany

Miguel Ángel López Carmona, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Paulo Leitão, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Peter Palensky, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany

Steven Guan, Xian Jiatong-Liverpool University, China

Sudip Bhattacharjee, University of Connecticut, USA

Tiago Pinto, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta , Canada

Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands

*Steering Committee*

Fernando Lopes, LNEG National Research Institute , Portugal

Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy

Hugo Morais, Denmark Technical University, Denmark

Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology

Zita Vale, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal


“Experience is this valuable asset which allows us to identify the
mistake immediately when we are doing it again and again!”

“Erfahrung ist jener kostbare Besitz, der uns befähigt, einen Fehler
sofort zu erkennen, wenn wir ihn immer wieder machen.”

Prof. Dr. Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Practical Computer Science, especially Data Management Systems and
Knowledge Representation
Schuetzenbahn 70
45117 Essen, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 201-183 3421
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Email: Rainer.Unland at icb.uni-due.de
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