IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
11-13 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

The 1st Annual IEEE Communications Society Demonstration Conference

News and Announcements


SmartGridComm will be an online event with both pre-recorded and live components

  • Keynotes talks will be given live
  • For regular papers (including workshop papers):
    • Authors of regular papers should prepare a 20 minute recording of their talk. This should be just like your “standard” conference talk. These recordings will be available before, during, and after the conference
    • During live sessions, each presenter will give a short, 3 minute summary of their paper, which will be followed by a brief Q&A session. The brief summary is just to remind the audience what your paper is about
  • At invited sessions, presenters will give live, 25 minutes talks followed by 5 minute Q&A sessions
  • Tutorials will be pre-recorded and available asynchronously. These recordings will be supplemented by live 30 minute sessions where the tutorial chairs will “advertise” their tutorial and answer questions
IEEE SmartGridComm 2020 will feature the following programming elements:
  • Live plenary sessions with our plenary speakers
  • 12 invited talks including leading experts in power systems (including Vijay Vittal, Ian Dobson, Bernie Leseuitre, Line Roald, Johanna Mattheiu, Subhonmesh Bose, Kameshwar Poola, Ram Rajagopal, Lindsay Anderson, Dileep Kalathil, Le Xie, and Vijay Gupta)
  • Industry panel session with leading researchers in the power industry including from EPRI, Dominion Energy, NREL, and NERC
  • Industry-academic-student interactive event
  • Same registration rates for both IEEE PES and ComSoc members
Registration Is Now LIVE!
Paper Submissions Update

As of July 1st, the submission deadline for regular papers has passed and no new submissions are being accepted.

However, manuscripts can be updated until 6am PT on July 3, as shown on EDAS, due to issues with PDF formatting experienced by several authors.

Keeping the health and safety of our community, and COVID-19 related travel restrictions in mind, SmartGridComm Organizing team has decided to move the 2020 conference to a virtual format and holding it 11-13 November. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Paper Submission Deadline: 1 July 2020

Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 10 July 2020


Dear Professors and Researchers:

IEEE Communications Society and the SmartGridComm 2020 Organizing Committee are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping the health and safety of our community, and COVID-19 related travel restrictions in mind, SmartGridComm Organizing team is in discussions to move the 2020 conference to a virtual format and holding it in early November. Please stay tuned for further updates.

This will also give more time to the community that is facing delays in preparing and submitting papers owing to COVID-19 situation.

The new deadline for paper submission is July 1st 2020

Thank you very much for your attention and continued interest. We look forward to seeing your innovative, exciting research efforts at the conference. Please also consider to distribute the CFP below to your network!

IEEE Communication Society, SmartGridComm Steering Committee and the 2020 Organizing Committee have been closely monitoring the developments regarding the COVID-19 virus situation. The safety and well-being of all our conference participants and organizers is our top priority!

After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, and considering the difficulties authors may have in completing and submitting their papers for consideration, the 2020 Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the paper submission deadline for 2020 SmartGridComm to June 3rd.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and are actively working on back-up plans to adjust the conference execution (e.g., going virtual or postponing the date etc.) if circumstances warrant such adjustment. We will keep you all updated on any changes.

Stay safe and healthy!


The SmartGridComm 2020 conference program will include four exciting workshops on machine learning, analytics, edge computing and optimization for smart grids. More information on the workshops and submission instructions can be found here.