Special Issue "Powering Progress of Cyber Physical Energy Systems for Reliable Energy Production"

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023
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Guest Editors
Dr. Manjit Kaur, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. Email: Manjitkaur@gist.ac.kr; manjit@ieee.org


Dr. Raman Singh, The University of the West of Scotland, Scotland UK. Email: Raman.Singh@uws.ac.uk


Dr. Hassène Gritli, Higher Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Carthage, Tunisia. Email: grhass@yahoo.fr

Summary

The demand for reliable power generation grows steadily as the world's population increases. Present-day methods of producing energy are not entirely perfect, especially in their contribution to global warming and the resulting rise in sea levels and climate change. Power production is becoming almost as difficult as power consumption as we continue to make technological advancements. This creates additional issues concerning surges in current demand that can overwhelm local grid systems.


Cyber-physical energy systems (CPES) are an emerging area of research and innovation. CPES applications are emerging around the globe and are envisioned with major benefits. CPES has the potential to create a new paradigm for our current centralized power generation and distribution system. With the growing need for cleaner and more reliable energy, CPES can be a key enabler toward achieving this goal. CPES can complement traditional energy sources and enable metering, billing, and economic transactions at granular levels to bring transparency to energy markets. CPES can also optimize renewable production by integrating input from multiple distributed sources. These systems can also better balance supply and demand through real-time operations or when integrated with storage devices. CPES uses information technologies such as computing, communications, and control to manage, direct, operate or optimize all aspects of power generation, transmission, distribution, and use. The reliability of CPES has several challenges. The reliability of cyber-physical energy systems (CPES) is affected by the reliability of the components and systems used to build them. This is why a holistic approach for analysing the reliability of CPES is necessary. It should include an analysis of the reliability of both the hardware and software used to build the system. In addition, it should also account for the reliability of information exchanged between the different components and systems in a CPES. CPES also deal with the physical world such as lightning, rain, snow, wind, and other catastrophic events that could damage ICT infrastructure. Therefore, its reliability is a key factor in improving the quality of these systems.


The upcoming years will see a tremendous amount of growth in the world of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems. The increasing demand for clean energy is one of the reasons why there is a major shift towards smart grids and decentralized energy systems. One of the biggest challenges for clean energy is that it's still rather expensive to produce and store. For the transition to clean energy to be successful, new technologies need to be developed and implemented into existing systems. This rising demand for advanced technology has led to a major market expansion for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems worldwide. Manuscripts, including research articles and critical reviews, are welcomed in the special issue's theme.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:


Data analytics for smart buildings, power grids, and urban environments

Big data analytics and computational intelligence for CPES

Using real-time data to reduce energy consumption

Learning/control strategies to improve CPES performance

Security/privacy analysis and protection mechanisms in CPES

IoT-based energy storage technologies

CPES-control and energy strategy

Micro grid energy management optimization strategies

Reliable distribution in smart grid

Micro grid energy control system networking techniques

Micro grid transmission security

The challenges of data privacy in the CPES


Keywords
Cyber Physical Energy Systems; Reliable Energy production; Reliable power generation; Energy consumption;Smart buildings; Internet of Things (IoT); IoT-based energy storage; Micro grid