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Paper submissions are now closed, and the Paper Session schedule will be posted soon.

The Eighth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2017), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held on April 23-26, 2017 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA (Washington D.C. Metro Area).

The Conference will be a forum to discuss issues, trends, and innovative strategies for grid modernization given the increased deployment of renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs), enabling technologies, and the emergence of prosumers and third parties in the management and generation of electricity. The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, and tutorials by experts on grid modernization and smart grid applications and system integration. The theme for this year will be “Innovative Trends in Grid Modernization”, and will include an emphasis on how to economically and reliably integrate DERs in system operation, the needs for and trends in advancements of grid management technologies and systems, the seams between distribution and bulk power system operations, and approaches for planning, operations, and cross cutting disciplines to address end-to-end operational coordination and control issues, including practical application.

The Conference Organizing Committee invites researchers and practitioners worldwide to submit papers for review and possible presentation. The Conference scope covers the following general topics:

  • Utility/Service Providers Issues and Opportunities
  • Utility/Service Provider Business Models
  • System Planning to accommodate high levels of distributed energy resources and grid-edge actors
  • System Operations in the face of high penetration of distributed and renewable resources (technology enabled system operations)
  • Grid Edge Enabling Technologies
  • Stakeholder Opportunities and Risks (Consumers, Prosumer, Microgrids, and Smart Building Operators)
  • Enabling Information and Communication Technologies
  • “Enernet of Things” – or “Grid of Things”
  • Regulatory Drivers and Impediments
  • T&D Interface Issues and Solutions
  • Transactive Energy Systems
  • The DSO and DSP Constructs
  • Security (physical and cyber)
  • Grid Architecture (including interoperability)
  • Technologies and solutions for improving grid resiliency
  • Coordination and integration of EMS, DMS, Renewables
  • Microgrid practical implementations
  • Handling of big data in grid operations – real-time applications and archiving
  • Advances in management of grid dynamics
  • Wide-area visualization for enhanced situational awareness (PMUs, micro-PMUs, and other visibility and control devices and applications)
  • Use of cloud technologies for grid operations
  • Bottom up Forecasting and micro-climate weather forecasting
  • Grid Management Systems
  • Converged Infrastructures, including Smart Cities

Manuscript Submission

Complete manuscripts (maximum length 5 pages, and in accordance with the PES Author’s Kit) were due by December 15, 2016 (no later than 11:59 pm Eastern). Paper submission is now closed.

In addition to general criteria mentioned in the Author’s Kit, the following criteria will be used in evaluating the submissions:

  1. Evidence of actual deployment or application
  2. Representative of a state-of-the-art capability or practice
  3. Ability to inform strategies for advancing grid capabilities

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference before they can be included in IEEE Xplore.  Papers will be selected to be presented at either a paper session or a poster session. Please contact with any questions.

Conference Registration and Accommodation

Information on hotel and conference registration will be available on the ISGT website.

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Conference Chair: Joseph Paladino
  • Technical Program Chair: Farrokh Rahimi

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Site Opened:  October 14, 2016
  • Paper Submission Site Closed: December 15, 2016 (at 11:59 pm EST)
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: February 13, 2017



Authors do not submit papers separately for the poster session. Authors submit their 5 page paper to the conference. The paper will be reviewed and if it is accepted it will be scheduled for presentation in a paper or poster session. The organizing committee decides which papers are presented in the paper sessions and which papers are presented in the poster session.

If a paper is accepted, in order for it to be posted to IEEE Xplore, the author needs to register for the conference, attend the conference and present the paper. Papers that are not presented will not be posted to IEEE Xplore after the conference.

Participants are kindly requested to review the Poster Session Guidelines and to download and use the poster templates listed below.