Smart Energy Systems and Technologies offer promises to enhance the operational efficiency of nationwide energy and power supplies via distributed generation with bi-directional energy and electricity flow. This objective is achieved by allowing intelligent monitoring and control of different components within the distribution and transmission lines as well as other systems from utilities of natural gas, thermal energy, electricity, and water on the one side to the end user on the other side, while maintaining the energy and power quality, security, reliability and safety with minimum environmental impacts. Governments around the world are investing heavily in smart energy systems to ensure optimum energy use and supply, enable better planning for outage responses and recovery, and facilitate the integration of heterogeneous technologies such as renewable energy systems, electrical vehicle networks, and smart homes around the grid. Smart energy systems present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of energy and electrical grids with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions of security and privacy of different components within the grid.

The SEST conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy system design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. It also provides a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators to tackle these challenges, and discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of smart energy systems.


General Chair – João P. S. Catalão, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal

General Co-Chair – Felipe Rosa, University of Sevilla, Spain

SEST Series Founder – Hossam A. Gabbar, UOIT, Canada


Local Organizing Committee

  • Bernardo Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Hélder Leite, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Helena Vasconcelos, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • José Rui Ferreira, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Mohamed Lotfi, FEUP, Portugal
  • Paula Castro, INESC TEC, Portugal


Web Coordinator and Publications Chair

  • Mohamed Lotfi, FEUP, Portugal


Technical Co-Chairs

  • Miadreza Shafie-khah, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Ozan Erdinc, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey


Technical Program Committee

  • Agustin Sanchez de La Nieta, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Ahmad Nikoobakht, Higher Education Center of Eghlid, Iran
  • Akin Tascikaraoglu, Mugla University, Turkey
  • Alberto Borghetti, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Alireza Heidari, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Amin Hajizadeh, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Anastasios Bakirtzis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • André Diniz, CEPEL, Brazil
  • Angela Russo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Anouar Belahcen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Antonio Conejo, The Ohio State University, USA
  • António Espírito Santo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Antonio Gomes Martins, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Antonio Gomez-Exposito, University of Seville, Spain
  • António Machado e Moura, FEUP, Portugal
  • Bikash Pal, Imperial College London, UK
  • Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carlos Moreira, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Cláudio Monteiro, FEUP, Portugal
  • Damien Ernst, University of Liege, Belgium
  • David Pozo, SKOLTECH, Russia
  • Deqiang Gan, Zhejiang University, China
  • Dirk Van Hertem, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Duarte Sousa, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Edris Pouresmaeil, Aalto University, Finland
  • Eduardo Rodrigues, ESAN, Portugal
  • Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Emilio Ghiani, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Fabrizio Pilo, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Fangxing (Fran) Li, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Fei Wang, North China Electric Power University, China
  • Fernando Maciel Barbosa, FEUP, Portugal
  • Fernando Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Florin Capitanescu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Gabriel Pinto, University of Minho, Portugal
  • George Gross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Gerard Ledwich, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Gerardo Osório, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Gianfranco Chicco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Giuseppe Marco Tina, University of Catania, Italy
  • Gregor Verbic, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Gregorio Muñoz-Delgado, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Grigoris Papagiannis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hadi Amini, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Hamid Reza Baghaee, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • Hamid Soltani, VESTAS, Denmark
  • Hatem Zeineldin, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
  • Hossein Farahmand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • İbrahim Şengör, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  • Ionel Vechiu, ESTIA, France
  • Jamshid Aghaei, Shiraz University of Technology, Iran
  • Javier Contreras, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Jianhui Wang, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • João Luiz Afonso, University of Minho, Portugal
  • João Martins, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • João Matias, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • João Peças Lopes, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • João Tomé Saraiva, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • José Bernal Agustin, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Jose L. Martinez-Ramos, University of Seville, Spain
  • José Manuel Arroyo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • José Nuno Fidalgo, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Jovica Milanovic, University of Manchester, UK
  • Juan Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Juan Miguel Morales, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Kai Strunz, TU-Berlin, Germany
  • Katia Almeida, University of Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Leonardo Martins, IBM Research, Brazil
  • Leonel Nunes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Luis Baringo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Luís Marcelino Ferreira, University of Lisboa, Portugal
  • Manuel Matos, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Maria do Rosário Calado, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Mario Ventim Neves, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mehdi Savaghebi, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Mikko Routimo, ABB Finland, Finland
  • Mohamed El Moursi, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
  • Mohammad Masoum, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Mudathir Akorede, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Nadali Mahmoudi, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Nikolaos Paterakis, TU/e, The Netherlands
  • Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Nilufar Neyestani, INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Nima Amjady, Semnan University, Iran
  • Pablo Frías, IIT Comillas Madrid, Spain
  • Pedro Dinis Gaspar, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Pedro Faria, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Peter Palensky, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Pierluigi Mancarella, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Prasanta Ghosh, Syracuse University, USA
  • Radu Godina, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Radu Porumb, Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Romania
  • Reza Hemmati, Kermanshah University of Technology, Iran
  • Ricardo Bessa, INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Rui Castro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rui Melício, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Salah Bahramara, Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Sérgio Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Shahab Bahrami, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Silvano Vergura, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
  • Sílvio Mariano, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Sonja Wogrin, IIT Comillas Madrid, Spain
  • Tarek AlSkaif, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Tomislav Capuder, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Vahid Hossennezhad, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Vahid Vahidinasab, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  • Victor M. F. Mendes, ISEL and CISE-UBI, Portugal
  • Vitor Monteiro, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Vladimir Terzija, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Vladimiro Miranda, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Wei Wei, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yasser Hegazy, German University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Yong Li, Hunan University, China
  • Yury Dvorkin, New York University, USA
  • Zbigniew Leonowicz, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University, USA
  • Zita Vale, GECAD - ISEP/IPP, Portugal
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