CALL FOR PAPER: special issue in the Journal of Engineering

I am going to lead a special issue of the Journal of Engineering, an open-access journal published by Hindawi. Read more about the journal in here. The acceptance rate of the journal is about 5% after rigorous peer-review process. You can see the call for paper in here or download a PDF version from here.

call for paper

Special Issue on “Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing in Active Electrical Distribution Networks”

The future power system, known as the smart grid, will host a variety of new technologies, such as distributed generation resources, energy storage devices, electric vehicle (EV), and demand response resource at low-voltage distribution system. Sophisticated feet of sensors, measurement tools, communication channels, and real-time data streaming apparatuses are expected to be deployed in future distribution networks. e industry and research community have been working on addressing the challenges presented by adopting such complex systems in recent years. Such challenges include real-time optimal operation of distributed generation, energy storage devices, and demand response resources at distribution level in uncertain operation conditions, community distribution network, local energy trading, and supporting upstream grid. To take advantage of the new possibilities and overcome the potential issues in the new era, development of modern operational tools and algorithms is required for active distribution networks.

In this special issue, we are seeking the cutting-edge research related to the advancement active distribution networks by employing modern computational intelligence and soft computing techniques. We invite researchers from academia as well as industry to submit their high-quality works and research findings in this relatively new area with focus on application of soft computing methods, artificial intelligence techniques, machine learning, and optimization algorithms.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demand response, V2G, and G2V scheduling and operation
  • Real-time management and operation of demand response resources, stationary storage devices, and EVs in an uncertain condition
  • Transactive energy market for active distribution network in uncertain conditions
  • Active distribution system planning considering renewable generation, storage devices, EVs, and demand response resources
  • Development of demand response programs and evaluation of their impacts on the active distribution grid operation
  • Distribution system reliability analysis considering inherent uncertainties of the system in the future
  • Smart condition monitoring for power system equipment and state-estimation using big data in a stochastic environment

Journal of Engineering is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal with 5% acceptance rate that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of engineering. Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

The official announcement can be accessed from

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Submission Deadline: Friday, 26 January 2018
Publication Date: June 2018
Lead Guest Editor:
S. Ali. Pourmousavi Kani, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia
Guest Editors:

  • Chenye Wu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Babak Asghari, NEC Laboratories America, Cupertino, USA
  • Ali J. Ardakani, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Mousa Marzband, Northumbria University Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
  • Mahdi Behrangrad, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan