Thursday, 30 November 2017

CFP: WCCI Special session on Computational Intelligence for Energy Storage Systems Modeling and Management

2018 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2018)
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, 08-13 July 2018 -

Abstract & Topics

Energy Storage Systems (ESS)s have become widely pervasive in several sectors, both in the civil and in the industrial engineering fields. Among the several applications, the most critical ones regard the storing of energy in the future Smart Grids and microgrids, and the power sourcing for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. In this context, the management of the ESS represents a crucial task in order to guarantee efficient, effective and robust energy storing. In order to achieve a safe and reliable usage of ESSs, it is important to synthesize suitable models capable to predict the cell behavior in order to avoid damages, to estimate the State of Charge (SoC) and the State of Health (SoH), and to perform the cells equalization. Moreover, the design of efficient and effective algorithms for optimal energy flows routing in Smart Girds and microgrids is a challenging task, especially in presence of ESSs. Computational intelligence techniques represent a powerful approach to face the above-mentioned tasks, allowing to deal with the strong nonlinear and dynamic behavior of electrochemical cells, as well as to design Energy Management Systems (EMS) able to cope with nonlinear and time variant systems, such as microgrids and Smart Grids, especially in presence of stochastic renewable energy sources.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) applications of Computational Intelligence techniques (Neural networks and Machine Learning, Evolutionary Optimization and Fuzzy Systems) to the following problems:

-       ESS modeling
- ESS parameters identification
-       ESS state of charge estimation
- ESS state of health estimation
-       ESS cell balancing
-       Neural Networks for non-linear system identification
-       EMS design for Smart Grids and micro grids in presence of ESSs
- EMS in hybrid and electric vehicles
-       EMS in Smart Buildings
-       Computational Intelligence techniques for complex systems modeling


Prof. Fabio M. Frattale Mascioli, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome,
Prof. Antonello Rizzi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome,
Dr. Maurizio Paschero University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome,

Fabio Massimo Frattale Mascioli

Prof. Fabio Massimo Frattale Mascioli received his MS and PhD in Information and Communication Engineering in 1989 and 1995, from the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. In 1996, he joined the DIET Department of the University "La Sapienza" of Rome as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Circuit Theory in 2000 and to Full Professor in 2011. His research interest mainly regards neural networks and neuro-fuzzy systems and their applications to clustering, classification and function approximation problems, circuit modeling for vibration damping, energy conversion systems and electric and hybrid vehicles. He is author or co-author of more than 150 papers. Since 2007, he serves as scientific director of the `Polo per la Mobilità Sostenibile' (POMOS) Laboratories, DIET Department.

Antonello Rizzi

Antonello Rizzi received the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering in 2000, from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In September 2000, he joined the INFO-COM Dpt., as an Assistant Professor. Since July 2010 he joined the “Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications” Dpt. (DIET), in the same University. His major research interests are in the area of Soft Computing, Pattern Recognition and Computational Intelligence, including supervised and unsupervised data driven modeling techniques, neural networks, fuzzy systems and evolutionary algorithms. His research activity concerns the design of automatic modeling systems, focusing on classification, clustering, function approximation and prediction problems. Currently, he is working on different research topics and projects, such as Granular Computing, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Content Based Retrieval Systems, classification and clustering systems for structured patterns, graph and sequence matching, agent-based clustering, smart grids and micro-grids modeling and control, intelligent systems for sustainable mobility, battery management systems. Since 2008, he serves as the scientific coordinator and technical director of the R&D activities in the "Intelligent Systems Laboratory" within the Research and Technology Transfer Center for Sustainable Mobility of Lazio Region. He is the scientific coordinator of the "Computational Intelligence and Pervasive Systems" Lab at DIET. Dr. Rizzi (co-)authored more than 140 international journal/conference papers and book chapters. He is a member of IEEE.

Maurizio Paschero

Maurizio Paschero is a post-doctoral research associate at the Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" since September 2008, where he works in the Polo per la Mobilià Sostenibile (POMOS) Laboratories.
He received his M.S in Electronic Engineering 2003 and the Ph.D in Information and Communication Engineering in 2006 from the University "La Sapienza" of Rome and the Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
His major fields of interest include Soft computing, Smart Grids, multi-physic circuital modeling, intelligent signal processing, and battery modeling. He is author or more than 40 scientific publications on international journals and conferences.

Authors’ Information

Papers submitted to this Special Session are reviewed according to the same rules as the submissions to the regular sessions of WCCI 2018.
Authors who submit papers to this session are invited to mention it in the form during the submission.
Submissions to Regular and Special Sessions follow identical format, instructions, deadlines and procedures of the other papers.

More information can be found at

Official WCCI 2018 Call for Papers:

Official WCCI 2018 Guidelines: http://www.ecomp.polbr/i.~wcci2018/submissions/#guidelines

The Special Session website:

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15 March 2018
Early Registration:         1 May 2018
WCCI 2018 Conference: 8 – 13 July 2018

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