The 2020 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

Cross-disciplinary and Applications Special Session

July 19-24, 2020, Glasgow, UK

Special Session on “Computational intelligence in power system”


The demand for electrical energy is growing exponentially and quality and reliability requirements of modern power systems are becoming more and stringent. This special session will focus on the applications of computation intelligence for planning, operation, control, and optimization of electric power systems, in order to provide better secure, stable and reliable system. The computation techniques include neural computation, evolutionary programming, genetic programming, swarm intelligence optimization, artificial immune systems, ant colony search, pattern recognition, data mining, deep learning, firefly algorithm, cuckoo search, artificial bee colony, etc.

The objective of this special session is to bring together researchers from the academia and industry in the fields of power system engineering and computational intelligence.

The need for efficient and fast computational techniques poses many research challenges. This special session seeks to promote novel research investigations in Power and Energy and related areas.

Topics of interest:

The special session invites contributions in the areas including, but not limited to, the following:

1. Power system operation

2. Power system control

3. Power system planning

4. Power system analysis

5. Power system stability

6. Power system reliability

7. Power system protection

8. Security assessment

9. Power quality

10. Load frequency control

11. Power sector reforms and restructuring

12. Renewable energy systems

13. Smart grids

14. Distributed generation

15. Reactive power compensating devices

16. Vehicle to grid and grid to vehicle (V2G and G2V)

Paper submission:

Potential authors may submit their manuscripts for presentation consideration through WCCI2020 submission system. All the submissions will go through peer review. Details on manuscript submission can be found from WCCI 2020 Website.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2020

Final paper submission and early registration deadline: April 15, 2020


Kumarappan N, Annamalai University, India. Email id:

Zhile Yang, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences , China. Email id:

Organizer Biography:

N. Kumarappan received the Graduate degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India in 1982, the Post-Graduate degree from Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree from CEG Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India in 2004, under QIP fellowship AICTE, India. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University. He is having 31 years of experience to his credit as an educator and researcher. He has published more than 125 international journal and conference papers. International Journal Papers – 43, IEEE digital library – 36, International conference – 65, National conference – 8. His current research interests include power system operation and control, electricity price forecasting, EHV transmission fault diagnosis, FACTS devices, power system reliability, smart grid and artificial intelligence techniques. Dr.Kumarappan is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineer’s (India) anda Life Member of the Indian Society of Technical Education. He is an IEEE Madras Section Vice-Chairman, IEEE CIS Madras Chapter Chair and a Coordinator for more than 100 IEEE Madras Section organized FDP, Workshop and TISP programs ect.. He was the recipient of the IEEE Madras Section Motivation Award in 2010 and the Certificate of Appreciation in 2012, third rank in the chapter activities 2015. He was the organiser of a special session in IEEE WCCI 2010 Spain, IEEE WCCI 2016 Canada and IEEE WCCI 2018 Brazil. He is a Speaker, Reviewer and Session Chair forIEEE/IET-U.K. international conferences and other international journals. He was the outstanding reviewer for the Elsevier international journal of electric power and energy system 2015. He was the recipient of the IEEE-NNS Outstanding Paper Travel Grant Award, Australia 2002, the IEEE PES Student Program Award, USA 2003 and IEEE CIS Madras Chapter Best Chapter Award 2017.

Zhile Yang obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering and the MSc degree in Control Engineering both from Shanghai University (SHU) in 2010 and 2013 respectively, and he then received Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), UK. He is currently an associate professor in Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China. His research interests focus on bio-inspired modeling and optimization methods and their applications on smart grid, machine vision, and advanced manufacturing. He is the founding chair of IEEE QUB student branch and an active member of IEEE PES, CIS and SMC societies. He is serving as the Editor of Complexity, and Guest Editor of several international journals, as the author or co-author of more than 80 articles in peer reviewed international journals and conferences, and as an active reviewer for over 40 international journals. Dr. Yang has organized special sessions in WCCI 2018, CEC 2019, ISGT 2018 and many other conferences, and awarded China New Development Award by Springer-Nature press and several best paper award in international journal and conferences.