Call for Papers and Participation

The fourth annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy (GLS), co-sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society () and Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation () at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), will be held September 22-25, 2014 at the historic IIT Campus. The theme of the 2014 GLS () is community pocket options choice aggregation and the role of microgrids in enhancing power system economics and resilience.  GLS is a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices along with new technologies and ideas that spur innovation, grow economies, reduce emissions, and empower consumers to conserve energy.  GLS will feature keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications.

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

  • Customer Participation (ddemand response, appliance control, self-generation, electric vehicle charging)
  • Community Choice Aggregation (community load aggregation, community-based energy resources, energy hubs) 
  • Microgrids (planning, design, control, and operation)
  • Renewable Energy Integration (solar farms, distributed energy resources, off-shore wind in Great Lakes)
  • Smart Grid Communication and Control  (wide area protection, cyber-physical systems, hierarchical control systems)
  • Smart Grid Automation (automatic fault location, self-healing, power system resilience)   
  • Smart Grid Education and Workforce Development (energy industry, K-12 teachers, labor unions, colleges, veterans)
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (hardware technology, security, privacy, smart grid data management)
  • Smart Grid Devices, Architecture, and pocket option broker Distributed Software Applications
  • Smart Grid Policies, Regulatory Issues, and Standards
  • Smart Grid Demonstrations and Best Practices (utilities, military, communities, campuses, test beds)

Manuscript Submission:
GLS solicits original work that is not under consideration for publication in other venues. One page abstracts are solicited for the first round of reviews. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers in the second round. Authors should refer to publications guides at for the information on manuscript submissions. The presented papers at GLS will appear in the IEEE Xplore (). Please submit a PDF version of your abstract including pocketoption a cover letter with authors’ contact information to the Technical Program Chair of the Symposium, Dr. Shay Bahramirad at

The symposium will present tutorials on topical smart grid subjects.  If you are interested in offering a tutorial at the symposium, please contact Dr. Jianhui Wang, the Symposium Vice Chair, at (

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 24, 2014
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline:  April 25, 2014
  • Authors’ Notification of Acceptance:  June 6, 2014
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline:  June 20, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline:  August 22, 2014

Symposium Planning Committee:
Mohammad Shahidehpour (Conference Chair), IIT
Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
Shay Bahramirad, ComEd
John Kelly, Perfect Power Institute 
Steve Johanns, Veriown Energy

Symposium Registration and Accommodation:
The information on hotels and symposium registration will be available at

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2013 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy

2012 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy


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