The Internet of Energy: Architectures, Cyber Security, and Applications (Part I)

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2016

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of The Internet of Energy: Architectures, Cyber Security, and Applications.

Energy crisis and carbon emission have become two critical concerns universally. As a very promising solution, the concept of Internet of Energy has appeared to tackle these challenges. The Internet of Energy is a new power generation paradigm by developing a revolutionary vision of smart grids into the Internet. The communication infrastructure is an essential component for implementing the Internet of Energy. A scalable and robust communication infrastructure is crucial in both operating and maintaining smart energy systems. The wide-scale implementation and development of Internet of Energy into industrial applications should take into account the following challenges:

  • Integrating highly scalable and distributed alternative energy generating sources with other available power grid systems: to promote a green-energy-based industry and society and realize the optimization of energy utilization, the efficient gathering, transportation, storage and integrating these into the existing power grid are faced with great challenges.
  • Advanced metering, monitoring and controlling systems: since the observability, controllability and predictability are three critical aspects in the Internet of Energy, real-time monitoring and controlling are faced with great challenges in order to collect precise energy consumption data, give deep analysis and provide rich users information. In this way, users can adjust their energy consumption intelligently with optimization goals.
  • Cyber Security and Privacy-aware data management for Internet of Energy: Among many applications in Internet of Energy, energy consumption data could be linked and mined to gain useful insights for optimization of energy utilization. At the same time, privacy and security concerns can prevent the information disclosure, energy wastage and disaster. Further safeguards are needed to build trust in the data, which is instrumental for making critical decisions for the development of Internet of Energy.

Till now, limited research efforts have been done and a limited number of papers have been published on the integration and interaction between Internet of Energy and advanced technologies, towards new applications and security issues.

In this Special Section in IEEE Access, we would like to invite researchers who are working on related research issues to contribute high quality papers to further advance people’s understanding of the relationship among Internet of Energy, target applications and advanced technologies. We welcome both original practical work and review papers.


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Associate Editor: Kun Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P. R. China

Guest Editors:
1. Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo, Norway
2. Song Guo, The University of Aizu, Japan
3. Mianxiong Dong, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
4. Rose Qingyang Hu, Utah State University, USA
5. Lei He, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,