In the past few years, Smart Grid has become an extremely important topic for the whole society and already created huge impacts on both industry and research community. Within Smart Grid infrastructure, wireless communication technologies and infrastructure for Smart Grid has been identified as one of the key enabling technologies for the device interconnection in generation, transmission, distribution, consumption and various renewable energy resources. Many new requirements and technical challenges are emerging such as unbalanced downlink and uplink workload, broad coverage, spectrum efficiency, large number of terminals support, low power wireless technology for sensors, etc. To enhance the wireless technologies for Smart Grid, several standardization bodies such as IEEE, TIA, 3GPP, OpenSG have built special task groups to understand the requirements, architectures and develop new wireless communication technologies for Smart Grids.
This workshop focuses on the recent progress of wireless communication technologies, systems, applications and tools in the context of Smart Grid. The scope of the workshop will include: (1) the requirements of wireless communication in different segments of the smart grids, such as throughput, latency, application access patterns, etc; (2) new progress of the architecture and system design and implementation, spectrum efficiency, low power design, security, etc; (3) engineering practices and experience in the deployment of wireless communication in smart grid (4) new applications & tools for wireless communications in smart grid.
The workshop is in conjunction with the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (http://www.ieee-smartgridcomm.org/).