Future power systems will probably be characterized by very large penetrations of renewables (towards 100%) and support the operation of wholesale markets (e.g., day-ahead and balancing markets) together with local markets. Electricity markets are a complex and evolving reality, meaning that researchers are lacking insight into numerous open problems that are being raised (e.g., the need of new market designs to manage the variability and uncertainty of the increasing levels of renewable generation). Also, future power systems will integrate a large number of distributed energy resources and new players. Smart Grids are intrinsically linked to the challenges raised by new power systems and are expected to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, while ensuring reliability and a secure delivery of electricity to end-users. They should be capable of autonomously and intelligently configuring themselves to make the most efficient use of the available resources, to be robust to different kinds of failures and energy production deviations, and to be extendable and adaptable in face of the rapidly changing technologies and requirements.

The focus of this workshop is on the modelling and simulation of modern power systems, supporting electricity markets capable of integrating large levels of variable renewable energy, and also the existence of emerging technologies, such as distributed generation, demand response, energy storage, smart homes and electric vehicles.


Modern Power Systems; Electricity Markets; Renewable Energy Production; Distributed Generation; Smart Grids; Demand Response; Energy Storage; Smart Homes; Electric Vehicles; Modelling and Simulation; Software Agents; Multi-agent Systems


Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy Generation and Integration
  • Market Monitoring and Forecasting Techniques
  • Markets for Integrating Variable Renewable Energy
  • Local Electricity Markets
  • Innovative Approaches to Energy Markets
  • Coalitions and Alliances of Market Players
  • Power grids
  • Grid Operation and Security
  • Smart grid Technology
  • Intelligent Smart Grid Modelling and Simulation
  • Intelligent Monitoring, Protection, Communication, Control or Diagnosis in Smart Grids
  • Distributed Generation and Storage
  • Demand Management and Demand Response
  • Markets to Incorporate Demand Response and Distributed generation Methods
  • Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Island and grid-connected micro-grids
  • Energy prosumers
  • Smart Homes and Smart Buildings
  • Demand Response
  • Prediction, Adaption and Optimization of Energy use within Homes, Buildings and Organisations
  • Electrical Vehicles and Intelligent Management of Car Fleets
  • Load Modelling and Control
  • Other Computational Approaches to Modern Power Systems


Organizing Committee

  • Fernando Lopes, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (Portugal)
  • Zita Vale, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)

Steering Committee

  • Fernando Lopes – LNEG: National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (Portugal)
  • Zita Vale - Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)
  • Rainer Unland - University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk - Swinburne University of Technology (Austalia)

Program Committee

  • Alberto Fernández (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Alexander Pokahr, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Dongmo Zhang, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Fernando Lopes (LNEG, Portugal)
  • Frank Dignum (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Helder Coelho (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Ivana Kockar, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • Jörg Müller (Clausthal Unversity of Technology, Germany)
  • Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (IIIA, CSIC, Spain)
  • Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Laurent Vercouter, Graduate School of engineering, Saint-Étienne, France
  • Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
  • Massimiliano Giacomin, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Murat Sensoy, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Morten Lind, DTU, Denmark
  • Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Olivier Boissier (ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Paul Valckenaers (Katholic University Leuven, Belgium)
  • Pavlos Moraitis (Paris Descartes University, France)
  • Sascha Ossowski (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Souhila Kaci, Artois University, France
  • Tiago Pinto (ISEP/IPP, Portugal)
  • Wojtek Jamroga (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
  • Zita do Vale (ISEP/IPP, Portugal)


Fernando Lopes

Zita Vale