Registration Deadline: 26 November 2018
Paper Submission Deadline: 16 October 2018
Start Date: 28 And 29 November 2018
Organizer(s): University of Kurdistan, Smart/Micro Grids Research Center, Iranian Society of Smart Grid
Sponsor(s): Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Niroo Research Institute, Power and Water University of Technology, IEEE, Kurdistan Electrical Power Distribution Company, Kurdistan Transmitting Power Office, West Regional Electric Company, IEEE Kurdistan Student Branch, Iran National Science Foundation
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Sessions 1
Title: Power Grids Challenges and Updates
The SGC 2018 will perform a general forum on power grids challenges and updates in the first day of conference (28 November 2018). The forum participants will discuss on the current concerns and circumstance of world-wide and Iran power grids in planing, operation, control and management point of views. Attendees will discuss the new horizons and various road-maps, standards, technologies, policies and technical challenges.The participants of the forum are some famous experts from both industry and academia. Among those in attendance are Keynote and invited speakers.
Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is a University Distinguished Professor, Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He has also been the Principal Investigator of several research grants on power system operation and control. His project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire IIT Campus to an islandable microgrid. His CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology) at IIT has promoted the smart grid cybersecurity research for managing the resilience of wireless networked communication and control systems in smart cities. His SPIKE initiative facilitated the design and the implementation of affordable microgrids in impoverished nations. He is the recipient of the ۲۰۰۹ honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Dr. Shahidehpour was the recipient of the IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics, IEEE/PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, IEEE/PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, and the Edison Electric Institute’s Power Engineering Educator Award. He has co-authored ۶ books and ۵۵۰ technical papers on electric power system operation and planning, and served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Dr. Shahidehpour is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of adaptive and artificial intelligence based controllers for application in electric power systems over the past ۴۰ years. After extensive testing in the laboratory and in actual power systems, these controllers are now employed on large generating units.
He has published over ۷۳۰ papers including over ۳۶۰ papers in international Journals such as IEEE Transactions and IET (formerly IEE) Proceedings. He is the coauthor of two books, (i) Distribution Systems and (ii) Power System Stability.
Professor Malik graduated in ۱۹۵۲ from Delhi Polytechnic, India. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he returned to academia and obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University, India in ۱۹۶۲, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in ۱۹۶۵.
He was teaching and doing research in Canada from ۱۹۶۶ to ۱۹۹۷ and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. Over ۱۰۰, including ۴۶ Ph.D., students have completed their graduate studies under his supervision.
Om Malik has provided volunteer service to a number of non-technical and technical organizations including IEEE at the Section, Council, Region and IEEE corporate level for close to ۵۰ years, and International Federation of Automatic Control. He was Director, IEEE Region ۷ and President, IEEE Canada, during ۲۰۱۰-۱۱, and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, from ۲۰۱۴ to ۲۰۱۶. He is also actively involved in the IEEE Power and Energy Society.
Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, Geophysicists Canada (Hon) and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards from IEEE, EIC, APEGGA and the University of Calgary.

Mehdi Ganji leads Willdan’s Smart Cities Team, expanding the knowledge of smart grid technology across the company—with a focus on resiliency, reliability, cost effectiveness and optimization of the power grid. Dr. Ganji has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of a number of microgrid projects in the State of New York (NY PRIZE), Massachusetts, and California. Currently, he is leading the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Smart Campus project in Turkey. As an executive consultant to Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he has worked on more than ۳۰ smart grid research and implementation projects focused on the development of microgrid planning and operation applications for different market segments, and identification of the various microgrid business models. His areas of interest include energy markets, data analytics and its role in Smart Cities applications, electric vehicle integration, transactive energy, and energy management systems. He has been actively engaged in several technical and industrial working groups such as IEEE ۲۰۳۰.۷&۸ and the State of California Microgrid Commercialization Roadmap.
“The most effective path to microgrid commercialization is the development of a microgrid Ecosystem rather than a microgrid system, which not only hosts the technical experts, but also echoes the voices of the financial, regulatory, emerging technology developers, and more importantly, different market segment leaders.
Dr. Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi is Deputy Managing Director of National Grid Dispatching and member of the board of Iran Grid Management Company (IGMC).
Mr. Rajabi started his career as a power plant control system specialist in 1994. He joined the Khorasan Regional Electric Company (KREC) in 2004, as power market office manager. After three years, he was assigned as North-East of Iran dispatching center manager and then in 2007 he was promoted as KREC deputy director manager for planning and research. In the meantime, he joined Sadjad University of technology as a faculty member from 2011 up to now.
Dr. Rajabi is has extensive experience in several fields related to power system operation, control and planning. Both a scientific researcher and an active industry manager, he is well acquainted with the electrical power industry and power system stability, frequency control, demand response, smart grids and sustainable energy.
Dr. Rajabi has authored five books. He has published over one hundred twenty research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is also the recipient of 7 best paper awards for his publication.
He has been elected to the grade of IEEE Senior Member in 2016. He is currently the principal member of IAEEE.
Prof. G. B. Gharehpetian received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1987, 1989 and 1996 from Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran and Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran and Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, respectively, graduating all with First Class Honors. As a Ph.D. student, he has received scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from 1993 to 1996 and he was with High Voltage Institute of RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.
He has been holding the Assistant Professor position at AUT from 1997 to 2003, the position of Associate Professor from 2004 to 2007 and has been Professor since 2007. The power engineering group of AUT has been selected as a Center of Excellence on Power Systems in Iran since 2001. He is a member of this center.
He was selected by the ministry of higher education as the distinguished professor of Iran, by IAEEE (Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as the distinguished researcher of Iran and by Iran Energy Association (IEA) as the best researcher of Iran in the field of energy, and was awarded the National Prize in 2008, 2010 and 2018, respectively. Based on the Web of Science database (2005-2015), he is among world’s top 1% elite scientists according to ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking system.
Prof. Gharehpetian is distinguished, senior and distinguished member of CIGRE, IEEE and IAEEE, respectively. Since 2004, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of IAEEE.
He is the author of more than 1000 journal and conference papers. His teaching and research interest include Smart Grid, Microgrids, FACTS and HVDC Systems, Monitoring of Power Transformers and its Transients.

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