A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10. The successful deployment of the smart grid will be dependent on numerous technology and standards developments for electronic equipment. For the smart grid to have benefits, it must be able to reliably communicate to the downstream loads and also be able to turn these loads on/off or turn them up/down as appropriate. You’ll find the call for papers at: .
"There is a wide chasm between the experience and expectations of utility executives and those of electronic equipment manufacturers. The Smart Grid Electronics Forum will provide a bridge of understanding and communications between these two important groups," stated Jeff Shepard, president of Darnell Group. "For example, utility executives expect to build a network that will function reliably for decades while product and technology lifecycles for electronic equipment are an order of magnitude faster. Reconciling those conflicting expectations will be critical to the successful implementation of a comprehensive smart grid solution,"
This focused three-day international forum will serve the needs of an audience of decision makers and technology developers who are interested in learning about and contributing to practical advancements related to the emerging smart grid. The SGEF will be broadly targeted at all segments of the electronics industry including: Communications, Computing/Storage, Consumer, Power Conversion, Automotive, Alternative Energy, and so on. Stake holders in the electric utility industry, regulatory bodies, government agencies, and standard-setting organizations will also be included in the target audience.
Among the major constituencies served by this unique event are: Individuals interested in networking/embedded processing, circuit design requirements, communications standards and protocols, development and integration of smart appliances and loads, enabling demand side management, the integration of distributed generation resources, micro grids, power systems communications, power quality, instrumentation and monitoring, supporting plug-in hybrid vehicles, large-scale energy storage, advanced metering infrastructure, visualization technologies, real-time control methods, and so on.
The primary areas of coverage will be the need for Control, Communications and Security for deployment of the smart grid and the impact of those requirements on the design of future generations of electronic equipment. Within those broad areas, specific focus (paper topics) may include: Integration of distributed generation resources, micro grids, power systems communications, power quality, instrumentation and monitoring, networking/embedded processing, circuit design requirements, communications standards and protocols, development and integration of smart appliances and loads, enabling demand side management, supporting plug-in hybrid vehicles, large-scale energy storage, advanced metering infrastructure, visualization technologies, real-time control methods, and so on. In each case, the types of papers being sought include:
· Case studies/industry examples
· Design techniques and tools
· Technology developments
· Standards development activities
Complete information on the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum is available at: .
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