Message from IEEE SEGE General Chair

Dr. Hossam A.Gabbar (UOIT), Founder and General Chair of IEEE SEGE
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join our international conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), which is sponsored by IEEE. This event will provide unique opportunity to have fruitful discussions about smart energy grid infrastructures, technologies, engineering design methods, and best practices that address industrial challenges. The event includes large number of speakers and quality papers that cover energy generation, transmission and distribution infrastructures, energy storage, transportation electrification, information and communications, and security. We look forward to welcoming you at UOIT, Ontario, Canada.


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SEGE Conference Program

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2nd International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2015)

2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion

SEGE 2014

SEGE 2013


University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

2000 Simcoe Street N.
Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4


Smart Energy Grids are energy networks that promise to enhance the operational efficiency of nationwide energy and power supply 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 grids 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 Grids 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 SEGE conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy grid 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 Grids.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:

- Resilient / adaptive grid infrastructures design, planning, operation and management
- Thermal networks, storage, import / export, control, optimization, and applications
- Hydrogen and natural gas networks, production and supply chain, integration
- Gas-power generation systems design and applications
- Power Electronic converters and drives
- Energy storage technologies and systems
- Demand monitoring and energy Efficient Systems
- FACTS, active power filters, power quality monitoring and performance enhancement
- Sensors, communications and network
- Grid modeling, simulation, and data management
- Energy efficiency, conservation, and savings
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) systems, CNG Vehicles, clean transportation
- Grid protection, reliability, energy / power quality and maintenance
- Smart metering, measurement, instrumentation, and control
- Information, security and privacy
- Renewable energy, wind, solar, fuel cells and distributed generation within microgrids
- Computational intelligence and optimization
- Smart homes, cities, communities
- Life cycle assessment, pricing, policies, and energy planning
- Smart energy grid education


Dr. Osama Mohammed

Florida International University, USA

Design and Simulation Issues for Secure Power Networks as Resilient Smart Grid Infrastructures
Dr. Joao P. S. Catalao

Univ. Beira Interior, Portugal

Optimal Operation and Planning of Insular Power Systems Towards a Sustainable and Smart Grid
Dr. Hossam A. Gabbar

University of Ontario Intitute of Technology (UOIT),

Resilient Smart Energy Grids and Interconnected Micro Energy Grids With Safety and Security Considerations
Dr. Warren B. Powell

Princeton University, USA

Managing the Uncertainty of Renewables: Stochastic Optimization for Robust Energy Systems Planning
Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Microgrids: A New Hub in Electricity Infrastructure
Dr. Claudio Canizares

University of Waterloo, Canada

Microgrid Overview and Research
Dr. Yi Ding

Zhejiang University, China

Smart Grid Integration of DERs and DRs by Real Time Electricity Market
Dr. Pierluigi Siano

University of Salerno, Italy

Demand Response and Smart Grids
Dr. Prasanta Ghosh

Syracuse University, USA

Integration of Distributed Generators and Electric Vehicles into Electric Power System: Challenges and Opportunities


Ken Nakahara

Ministry of Energy, Ontario, Canada

Updates on Ontario Energy Planning
Dr. Frits Bliek

DNV GL - Energy

Pathways to Large Scale Implementation of Smart Energy Systems
Martin Lensink

CEM Engineering

Distributed Generation Technology to Manage Electricity Prices in Ontario - A Case Study
Sass Peress


A Guide to the New Millennial Energy Currencies


Dr. Frits Bliek

DNV GL - Energy

Smart Grid Games/ Business Simulations


The conference will have the following focused sessions:

Session Title


Transmission and Distribution, Smart Infrastructures

Prasanta Ghosh

Syracuse University, USA

Micro Energy Grids

Ehab El-Saadany
University of Waterloo, Canada

Transportation Electrification

Narayan Kar
University of Windsor, Canada

Smart Water

Rupp Carriveau
University of Windsor, Canada

Hydrogen Energy Systems

Ali Almansoori
Petroleum Institute, UAE

Thermal Energy Systems

Dr. Evgueniy Entchev
Natural Resources, Canada

Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Tariq Shamim
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Energy Storage

Joao P. S. Catalao
UBI - University of Beira Interior, Dept. of Electromec. Eng., Portugal

Information Systems and Communications

Shaligram Pokharel
Qatar University, Qatar

Safety and Security of Smart Energy & Transportation Grids

Karl Christoph Ruland

University of Siegen, Germany


Panel discussions will be organized with the participation of potential industrials partners.


Tutorial attendance is included with ticket, purchased online with the conference registration. Please contact Dr. Martin Agelin-Chaab ( Tickets are $50 per person.


Attendees who are interested in booking a room should call 905.728.8700 x 8000 and quote "Smarte Grid Conference" to ensure they recieve the room rate of $59.95 (+13% tax) per suite. You can also visit them online at

Other hotels are available. Please contact the SEGE secretary ( for further information or assistance.

Best Western Plus Oshawa: $70.00 plus taxes, includes free deluxe hot breakfast, free wifi, free parking and free local calls, hotel is newly renovated call direct at toll free 1 888 247 2201 or 905 723 5271. Comfort Inn Oshawa: $70.00 plus taxes, includes free deluxe hot breakfast, free wifi, free parking and free local calls, hotel is newly renovated and offers direct patio access to rooms from the parking lot. Call direct at 905 434 5000. IEEE SEGE 2015 attendees can call the hotels direct and just quote "IEEE SEGE 2015" to take advantage of these offers. Please also feel free to Contact Adam Klukowski, Email:


From Toronto:
GO Train from Union Station to Ajax GO Station,
Durham Transit Bus (No. 915 East) from Ajax Station direct to UOIT Campus.

Train and Bus schedules are available at:
GO Schedule
Durham Transit
Select schedules from Toronto to Oshawa and vice versa. Choose "Lakeshore East" from the pull down menu.

Ground Transportation between UOIT and Airport / Train Station:
You can use public transportation to move from airport to reach UOIT, and to train station: See Details


Registration will include: Conference package, lunch, breaks, and conference dinner-banquette, and tour of research labs at UOIT.

First paper is 100% registration fee. Additional papers by same author-presenter is discounted 25%. Please ensure that each paper is registered. For authors who require Video Conference Presentations, Please Contact Us: Email:

Early Registratoin Fees (Before May 1, 2015)
Regular Registration: $400 (CAD)
Student Registration: $200 (CAD)

Registration Fees
Regular Registration: $450 (CAD)
Student Registration: $250 (CAD)



Abstract and Paper Submission Dates

Abstract/Paper Submission:

March 31, 2015


April 16, 2015

Camera-Ready Due:

May 20, 2015

Conference Dates:

August 17, 2015

Authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. All full papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted full papers will be published in conference proceedings and submitted to the International Journal of Process Systems Engineering (IJPSE), or Intelligent Industrial Systems, Springer .


Please submit your abstract/paper online using the following link:


Abstract Format/Template is here.
How to prepare a full paper - link
Sample Full Paper - link

Papers with registration will be published in IEEE Xplore, subject to proper submission and formatting, before the specified deadline.


The program committee includes members in the academic and industrial society in Canada and worldwide who are well known in the area of smart grids.

Honorary Chairs
Tarlochan Sidhu, UOIT, Canada

General Chair
Hossam A. Gabbar, UOIT, Canada

Technical Program Chairs
Ehab El-Saadany, U of Waterloo, Canada
Prasanta Ghosh, Syracuse Univ., USA

Local Organization Chair
Martin Agelin-Chaab, UOIT, Canada

Award Chair
Rupp Carriveau, U of Windsor, Canada

Student Innovation Competition Chair
Mikael Eklund, UOIT, Canada

IEEE Toronto Section

Student Organization Team
Jason Runge
Negar Honarmand
Mayn Tomal
Devarsh Pandya
Emmanuel Boafo
Luping Zhang
Nawaf Al-Harethi
Yacine Labbi
Talveen Labana (SEGE Webmaster)

Technical Program Committee
Abdelazeem Abdelsalam, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Hasimah Abdul Rahman, UTM, Malaysia
Nasser Al-Emadi, Qatar University, Qatar
Ibrahim Dincer, UOIT, Canada
Moustafa Eissa, Helwan University, Egypt
Ahmed Eldessouky, UOIT, Canada
Khaled Ellithy, Qatar University, Qatar
Rupp Carriveau, U of Windsor
Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Richard Ford, Toronto Hydro, Canada
Thomas Kunz, Carleton U, Canada
Yunxin (Jeff) Li, NICTA, Australia
Peter Lund, Aalto University, Finland
Farayi Musharavati, Qatar University, Qatar
Greg Naterer, Memorial Univ., Canada
Jatin Nathwani, U of Waterloo, Canada
Kankar Bhattacharya, U of Waterloo, Canada
Yaser Qudaih, Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Japan
Shaligram Pokharel, Qatar University, Qatar
Bale Reddy, UOIT, Canada
Christoph Ruland, University of Siegen, Germany
Felipe Rosa, University of Seville, Spain
Marc Rosen, UOIT, Canada
Adel M Sharaf, UNB, Canada
Kemal Tepe, U of Windsor, Canada
Bala Venkatesh, Ryerson University, Canada
Kevin Whitehead, Whitby Hydro, Canada
Bing-Fei Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


Student Innovation Competition will be organized during the conference. Please contact Dr. Mikael Eklund ( for further information and submissions.


Proceedings with abstracts will be published and distributed to all attendees. Full papers will be included on USB and distributed to all attendees.


Tours are arranged during the conference (August 17 - 19) to visit ACE (Automotive Center of Excellence) and other facilities at UOIT and Durham Region.


More information about IEEE can be found on the official website.


Exhibitors are provided space and time to demonstrate their technology to all participants, and participate in all sessions and activities in the program. Exhibition fee is $400 (CAD).


This event is sponsored by IEEE Toronto, NPSS Chapter, UOIT, and DSEA.