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OSMSES 2024

Scope

Simulation is an essential tool to manage the complexity of modern energy systems and to define effective solutions for planning, designing and operating energy systems. Energy systems are expected to include electricity, gas, and heat networks - to maximize the use of all available forms of energy - and to include storage capacity. The distributed nature of new resources (generation and storage) and the participation of loads in energy management require fast, reactive control and protection. In this context, it is expected that the monitoring and control of modern energy systems will be characterized by the distribution of functions. At the same time, a large use of communication media is envisioned.  

The interactions between continuous dynamics and discrete events are becoming more relevant due to the increasing number of controllable devices (e.g., power electronic converters in power grids) and the use of networked control systems. In addition, power systems are increasingly driven by market competition, and the impact on system operation should also be considered. In this context, several research groups have developed modelling and simulation solutions to address these challenges, and they have disseminated their software using an open-source approach. The workshop will address all aspects related to the use and development of open source tools for power and energy systems modelling and simulation. The main objective of the workshop is to foster discussion on these topics among experts from academia, industry and utilities.  

The Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems (OSMSES) 2024 workshop brings together component and system manufacturers, power grid operators, energy suppliers, and research institutions. OSMSES 2024 is the third edition, the first two took place in 2022 and 2023 in Aachen, Germany. The proceedings of both previous events are available in IEEE Xplore under this link.

This year, we co-host the conference altogether with the Symposium Communications for Energy Systems (ComForEn) 2024.

Topics

The main topics (but not limited to) on which the workshop is intended to provide a qualified forum for contributions to the advancement of knowledge include those listed below:

  • Electromagnetic transient simulation
  • Dynamic phasor simulation 
  • Electromechanical transient simulation 
  • Load flow-based energy systems analysis 
  • Real-time simulation 
  • Equation-based modelling 
  • Modeling of multi-energy vector systems
  • Co-simulation of energy systems 
  • Data & AI/ML-based modelling 
  • Building simulation 
  • Gas and thermal grid simulation 
  • Open models & metamodeling 
  • Visualization & data/results representation 
  • Innovate energy system applications 
  • Data space applications 
  • Open energy architectures & frameworks 

Submission Guidelines

Authors must adhere to the IEEE conference written paper format (including paper title, authors and affiliations, figures, and references) and they must submit a full paper for review (up to 6 pages) before the due submission deadlines (see dates above). These are submitted through the EasyChair submission system (see link above). IEEE is very strict about the requirements for PDF files for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. We strongly recommend using the set of templates in MS Word and LaTeX format provided by IEEE. A4 page size should be used. Please use them to create your paper, but don’t modify the style or the format under any circumstances.

Submit only original work, not previously published or copyrighted. Prospective authors are expected to submit only their original works. The conference will be using the CrossCheck automated screening system to help verify the originality of papers. Submitted works may be compared to over 20 million articles in databases worldwide. Papers that violate IEEE’s publication principles may be summarily rejected. If the violation is deemed severe, then disciplinary actions may also be taken by IEEE. For further details please have a look at the Conference Authors @ IEEE Author Center.

Accepted and presented papers will be copyrighted to IEEE and published in conference proceedings, which will be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, once it meets the requirements of an IEEE quality review.

Final Submission Guidelines

Submission Requirements
  1. To have your paper published in the IEEE Xplore digital library, it is required that you present your paper. If you do not make your presentation for any reason, your paper will be excluded from Xplore. 
  2. Your full paper in PDF format must be submitted no later than July 1, 2024, via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=osmses2024 and it must comply with the specifications outlined here on the website. Due to publication deadlines, no time extensions will be granted.
  3. As you prepare your final submission, make sure to carefully implement comments for improvements as suggested by reviewers. The Technical Program Committee cannot clarify further and you do not need to explicitly respond to them. 
  4. Please ensure that the final version of the paper clearly shows the open source/data aspect of the work as requested in the related Call for Papers on the conference website. Link(s) to open source/data should be included in the paper.
  5. Your final paper will be submitted to the IEEE CrossCheck system for plagiarism checking.
IEEE Xplore Compliance Procedure

It is required that all PDF submissions be IEEE Xplore compliant. If your file does not meet Xplore compliance it will not be published. To help you meet this requirement, you must FIRST check to ensure that your PDF file is compliant by using the IEEE PDF eXpress system BEFORE you submit your paper to the conference final submission website.

  1. Go to the IEEE PDF eXpress website: https://ieee-pdf-express.org/
  2. Use this conference ID: 62085X
  3. Use PDF eXpress to check or create your PDF file
  4. Once you have a GOOD PDF file, return to the OSMSES 2024 final submission website and upload your final submission.

NOTE: Checking your PDF file for compliance and submitting your final paper for publication are two separate procedures. After using the IEEE PDF eXpress system for file compliance, MAKE SURE to return to the OSMSES 2024 and upload your compliant final submission.

Registration Payment

Registration for the conference is required for you to present your work. To guarantee inclusion in the conference program one author must be registered per accepted paper by July 10, 2024.

An author can include an additional paper registration (i.e., max. two papers can be registered per author).

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Thomas I. Strasser (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology & Technische Universität Wien, Austria) 

General Co-chairs
Andrea Benigni (Forschungszentrum Jülich & RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Antonello Monti (RWTH Aachen University & Fraunhofer FIT, Germany) 

Technical Program Chairs
Thiemo Pesch (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Filip Pröstl Andrén (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria) 

Finance Chair
Roman Eichinger (OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Austria)  
Christian Gassers (OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Austria)  

Tutorial Chairs
Veit Hagenmeyer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Stefan Wilker (Technische Universität Wien, Austria) 

Publicity Chairs
Peter Palensky (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Friederich Kupzog (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria) 

Technical Program Committee

Adrien Guironnet (Réseau de Transport d’ Électricité, France)
Alexandros Paspatis (The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Amro Farid (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Anke Weidlich (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
Antonio De Paola (Joint Research Center, Belgium)
Armin Veichtlbauer (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
Astrid Nieße (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Benjamin Marshall (The National HVDC Centre, UK)
Bryan Palmintier (NREL, USA)
Catalin Gavriluta (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Chandan Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India)
Christof Brandauer (Salzburg Research, Austria)
Chun Sing Lai (Brunel University London, UK)
David Fellner (University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria)
Farhad Shahnia (Murdoch University, Australia)
Federico Milano (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Ferdinanda Ponci (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Georg Lauss (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Giorgio Graditi (ENEA, Italy)
Joao Martins (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Julio Braslavsky (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
Jun Hashimoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
Karsten von Maydell (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany)
Luigi Vanfretti (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Marco Musetta (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Mark Stefan (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Merkebu Z. Degefa (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Mihai Anitescu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Mohammad B. Shadmand (University of Illinois Chicago, USA)
Nikos Hatziargyriou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Panos Kotsampopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Petr Musilek (University of Alberta, Canada)
Qianwen Xu (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Quoc Tuan Tran (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
Sebastian Lehnhoff (OFFIS, Germany)
Slaven Peles (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Trevor Hardy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Ulf Häger (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Venizelos Efthymiou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)