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1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies

May 19–20, 2016 | Liverpool, Great Britain

Workshop on Security, flexibility and demand management in smart low voltage grids

Co-hosted by:  1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies (SmartGift2016, Liverpool, UK), and EU Mas2tering project (FP7) - “Multi-Agent Systems and Secured coupling of Telecom and Energy gRIds for Next Generation smart grid services”)


Paper Submission Deadline: 28th February 2016 6 March 2016 (FINAL)

Paper Acceptance Notification deadline: 1 March 2016 13 March 2016

Camera-ready deadline: 22 March 2016 27 March 2016

Dates of Event: 19-20 May 2016



This workshop is motivated by the need for Europe to transition its energy markets (generation, distribution and consumption) into smart energy systems that support bi-directional flows of revenue, energy and information, the increased penetration of DER, self-consumption of on-site generation, and the optimization of energy flows in a safe, reliable, secure, and affordable way.


It brings together industrials, ICT and cyber security experts, energy suppliers / retailers, distribution grid operators (e.g. DSO, DNO), scientists, business analysts, and power engineers to share and exchange their experiences and ideas towards progressing state-of-the-art in residential / commercial premise energy consumption optimization that facilitates aggregated flexibility trading and leads to prosumer-oriented smart European energy communities.



·         Enhancing LV-grid reliability, cyber-secure performance, and resilience

·         Controllable load/self-optimization in EU “districts” and “neighborhoods”

·         Interconnection of various devices (hardware) & agents (software), from the value chain covering smart meter to the national networks. 

·         Models of European LV-grid topologies, markets, and regulations

·         Self-consumption and peak shaving without grid constraints

·         Emerging technologies (i.e. Link-Boxes) for LV substation performance optimization, automation, and enhanced peak load profile monitoring

·         Self-consumption and peak shaving with the presence of grid constraints

·         Optimization algorithms, protocols/semantics, and prediction forecasting

·         Future Smart Energy Market model (example: USEF framework)

·         Substation Automation for peak load reduction and peak shifting

·         Use of local flexibility and web services to offset grid reinforcements

·         Energy consumption and energy management at HAN level

·         District and community engagement of RES / DER

·         Forecasting, optimization, and prediction for secure smart grid

·         HAN Energy Management Systems/ ZigBee /Energy@Home / Gateway

·         Smart Grid Standards & Requirements for low Voltage Topologies,

·         Cross-sector and stakeholder-centric business and data models,

·         Emerging DER technologies and interoperability (PV, CHP, battery, etc.)


Accepted papers are published on SpringerLink Digital Library, submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services, and eligible for an extended submission to one of several EAI endorsed publications or the Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET) Journal.  All papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at in 'Mas2tering Workshop 2016' track in Confy, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author's kit section).  For instructions on how to submit your paper, please visit: Papers will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members. Criteria for selection of papers will include: technical quality, novelty, significance, and clarity. For more info, please visit the project website at: or the Workshop website at:  and for any questions, please email the Workshop Delegate Manager, Mr. Zia Lennard, at:


ORGANIZATION (Workshop Co-Chairs)

·         Dr Monjur Mourshed, Cardiff University, UK

·         Ms. Maryse Anbar, Engie, FR

·         Dr Thomas Messervey, R2M Solution, IT

·         Dr Meritxell Vinyals, French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), FR



·         Zia Lennard, Juan Espeche, R2M Solution, IT

·         Sylvain Robert, Hassan Sleiman, French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

·         Mario Sisinni, Robert-Erskine Murray, SMS plc., UK

·         Yann Pankow, Laborelec, FR

·         Ivan Grimaldi, Telecom Italia, Italy

·         Laura Rodriguez Martin, Airbus DS Cybersecurity, FR

·         Hisain Elshaafi, Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG)/Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), IRE

·         Michael Dibley, Cardiff University, UK

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