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Best Readings in Smart Grid Communications

The electric power grid is experiencing a fundamental transformation.  It is becoming the smart grid, in which the electrical networkis integrated with the information networkin order to improve stability, efficiency, and robustness. In the smart grid,the communication network is a critical enabler of new functions, such as demand response, dynamic pricing, robust distributed generation system, etc. The smart grid sets a novel context for addressing communication problems and devising innovative solutions. This Best Readings is a concise list of must-read books and articles that reveal the role and the potential of communication networks and systems in the smart grid¹.


Selection Committee
Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark (Chair)
Stephen F. Bush, General Electric, USA
Jamil Khan, University of Newcastle, Australia
Nada Golmie, NIST, USA
Deepa Kundur, University of Toronto, Canada
Anna Scaglione, University of California, Davis, USA
Lutz Lampe, University of British Columbia, Canada

Technical Committee
Chris Develder, Ghent University, Belgium
Nikolaos Gatsis, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Sanjay Goel, University at Albany, USA
Josep Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark
SM Hasan, General Electric, USA
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Javad Lavaei, Columbia University, USA
Hushing Li, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Na Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Johanna L. Mathieu, University of Michigan, USA
John McDonald, General Electric, USA
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, University of California, Riverside, USA
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Robby Simpson, General Electric, USA
Vladimir Stankovic, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Cedomir Stefanovic, Aalborg University, Denmark
Chee Wei Tan, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jin Wei, University of Akron, USA
Hao Zhu, University of Minnesota, USA
Saman Aliari Zonouz, University of Miami, USA

¹A number of papers were nominated for the list by the Technical Committee, and some by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee used a voting procedure to select from the nominated readings. A person from the Selection Committee that appeared as an author/co-author of a paper was not allowed to vote for that paper. It is understandable that some of the members of the Selection/Technical committee appear as authors/co-authors of the papers because the people in the committee have been selected due to their competence and contributions in Smart Grid Communications. The Selection committee has taken measures to minimize the impact of conflict of interest, which could lead to a high number of self-nominated papers or self-selected papers. Namely, each member from the Selection or the Technical committee can appear in at most one paper from the Best Reading List as an author or co-author.

Issued September 2014