Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

Call for Papers and Participation

The Fifth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2014), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held February 19-22, 2014 at the Washington Grand Hyatt in the District of Columbia, USA. 

The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies.  The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications.  The themes for this year will include emphasis on Resiliency, Microgrid, and Transactive Energy. 

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 with respect to smart grid applications:

  • Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, markets, operations, planning)
  • Impact of Smart Grid on Distributed Energy Resources (electric cars, demand response, distributed generation, storage)
  • Energy Management Systems (with applications to smart buildings and home automation)
  • Wide Area Protection, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems
  • Cyber Security Systems (intelligent monitoring and outage management)
  • Smart Grid Interoperability and Standards
  • Critical infrastructure resiliency (natural disasters, geomagnetic disturbances, etc.)
  • Deployable microgrids
  • Smart grid deployment and demonstration projects


The conference will present tutorials and panels on topical smart grid subjects.  If you are interested in offering a tutorial or chairing a panel at the conference, please contact the Technical Program Chair, George Arnold.

Manuscript Submission

Complete manuscripts (maximum length 5 pages, and in accordance with the PES Publications Guide) are to be submitted by August 16, 2013 via the document submission portal.  Accepted papers must be presented at the conference before they can be included in IEEE Xplore.  Please contact the Technical Program Chair with any questions.

Conference Registration and Accommodation

Information on hotel and conference registration will be available on the ISGT2014 website.

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Conference Chair: Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech
  • Technical Program Chair: George Arnold, US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: extended to August 23, 2013 (CLOSED)
Notification of Acceptance or Revision: October 31, 2013
Final Manuscript Submission: November 23, 2013
Author Registration Deadline: January 10, 2014
Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2014