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IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Special Section on Integrated Operation, Planning and Business Models for Coupled Energy, Transportation, and Information Networks


Governments around the world are promoting Transportation Electrification (TE) as part of deep decarbonization initiatives, introducing new charging and communication infrastructure requirements. This will result in high volume of data from energy and transportation systems for system-level reshaping of energy and traffic demand, unlocking Electric Vehicle (EV) flexibility for renewable energy integration and more cost-effective mechanism for demand and supply balancing, which would ultimately lead to new operation, planning, and business models for coupled energy, transportation, and information networks. Significant progress has been made in advancing the operating and planning paradigms of these networks separately, simplifying and/or neglecting interdependencies among them, without fully considering their holistic integration and complex interactions.

The joint optimization of energy, transportation, and information systems will facilitate a more cost-efficient global energy transition. This is a highly multidisciplinary area that is receiving significant research attention and requires an ever-increasing integration of electrical engineering, transportation, control, information, and economics disciplines. Thus, the planned Special Section (SS) will include a broad spectrum of contributors including academics, researchers, engineers, consultants, market regulators, system operators, and key policymakers, who will define and discuss the interdisciplinary technical approaches required for the integrated study of these networks, considering that there are many technical challenges associated with making this vision a reality, with policy, economic, and workforce issues also playing a significant role. The SS will focus on discussing various relevant topics associated with fundamental theories and technologies that facilitate integration of the aforementioned networks to promote economic efficiency, facilitate renewable energy generation, and enhance decarbonization and efficient balancing of supply and demand, as well as improve the capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability of the integrated networks. Thus, the SS solicits original research papers that target, but are not restricted to, the following relevant topics:

  • Fundamental theories and technologies to facilitate integration of coupled networks.
  • Strategies, public policies, and regulations for emerging technologies resulting from coupled networks.
  • Hierarchical information and energy exchange architectures.
  • Multi-source big data fusion frameworks.
  • Data evaluation and trading mechanism in coupled networks.
  • Multi-timescale coordinated spatial-temporal operation models.
  • Collaborative planning of coupled network.
  • Incentive and pricing mechanisms and market and business models for couple networks.
  • Information and data exchange architecture design.
  • Highly compatible and efficient multi-type EV energy supply methods.
  • Cyber-physical security of EV charging infrastructure.

The invited authors will consist of a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and national laboratories. Papers addressing real-world problems resulting from interdisciplinary academia and industry collaborations are of particular interest, very much welcoming submissions from industry authors.

Mid-May 2023
Call for papers
July 15, 2023
Submission deadline for two-page extended abstract to Guest EIC (contact info below)
August 15, 2023
Invitation for full paper submissions
October 15, 2023
Submission deadline for full papers and beginning of 1st review cycle
January 15, 2024
End of 1st review cycle and notification to authors.
March 15, 2024
Revised paper submission and beginning of 2nd review cycle.
June 15, 2024
End of 2nd review cycle and final notification to authors.
July 15, 2024
Publication materials due.
July 2024
Publication of Special Section (early access on IEEE Explore)

Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Prof. Claudio Cañizares, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Prof. Wei-Jen Lee (LF), University of Texas at Arlington, US. 
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Publication list:

  1. Prof. Yujian Ye (S’11-M’12-SM’22), Southeast University, China. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  2. Prof. Zhaohao Ding (S’11–M’15–SM’20), North China Electric Power University, China. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  3. Prof. Mahnoosh Alizadeh (SM), University of California Santa Barbara, US. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  4. Dr. Antonio De Paola (S’11-M’15), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  5. Prof. Dimitrios Papadaskalopoulos (M’13), University of Patras, Greece. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  6. Dr. Yunzhi Cheng (M’09) Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), US. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  7. Prof. Goran Strbac (M’95), Imperial College London, UK. Email: Home page: Publication list:
  8. Prof. Ning Lu (S’98–M’02–SM’05-F’21), North Carolina State University, US. Email: Home page: Publication list:

Authors, for information about objectives, requirements, submissions website, etc., please download the PDF.