Power Grid-Friendly Computing
The PGFC'12 workshop will occupy one day of the 3rd International Green Computing Conference (IGCC'12). There will not be a separate registration for this workshop. All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings together with other workshops by the IEEE Computer Society Press and the IEEE online library.
A fundamental property of the power grid is that energy generation and consumption must be equal at all times, and managing this balance is an enormous challenge for power utilities. An energy deficit can lead to service disruptions, on the other hand, a surplus of energy places heavy stress on the grid, potentially causing major blackouts. Exacerbating this grid imbalance problem is the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. For instance, power utilities face complications when output from wind or solar farms rapidly increases or decreases, because the consumers' demand does not change accordingly. Managing these complications can be costly and wasteful.
A practical approach toward better managing the power system may be to find ways to control or incentivize consumer demand during certain periods through dynamically changing energy costs based on supply. This demand response is a key concept in the vision for the Smart Grid. A grid-friendly approach to power management can potentially reduce the cost of integrating renewable power sources as well as lower the broader environmental impact.
Topics of interestWe solicit paper submissions on topics related to facilitating grid-friendly power management at all levels of computing:
- Load Balancing and Management on Power Grids
- Managing Intermittency in Renewable Energy
- Utility Cost Management in Demand-Response Environments
- Modeling Energy Demand and Generation
- Cost Adaptive and Energy-Aware Computing
- Demand-Side Management in Large Scale Facilities
- Challenges in Energy Data Management
|Papers due:||April 15th, 2012|
|Author Notification:||May 10th, 2012|
|Camera-Ready Papers Due:||May 14th, 2012|
|Workshop (and IGCC):||June 5-8, 2012|
- David Chiu, Washington State University
- David Aikema, University of Calgary
- Daniel G. Chavarria, Pacific Northwest National Labs
- Inigo Goiri, Rutgers University
- Dong Li, Oak Ridge National Labs
- Randy Katz, UC Berkeley
- Thu Nguyen, Rutgers University
- Suzanne Rivoire, Sonoma State University
- Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University
- Jian Yin, Pacific Northwest National Labs
Technical ProgramThis is currently a tentative schedule.
|9:00 - 9:30||Welcome Message|
|9:30 - 10:30||Keynote:
Chen-Ching Liu (Boeing Distinguished Professor, Washington State University)
|10:30 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 12:30||Panel Discussion:
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Contributed Paper Session I|
|15:00 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 16:30||Contributed Paper Session II|
|16:30 - 17:00||Best Paper Award, Final Remarks|
Like its predecessors, 3rd IGCC conference is also expected to be technically sponsored by IEEE computing Society.