Visible to the public Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES) 2014

April 14, 2014 | Berlin, Germany


Modern energy systems combine information technology, electrical and thermal infrastructure, autonomous roles and interact with other systems like markets and regulations. Existing modeling and simulation tools are not capable to cover such systems in all of their aspects, new languages, methods and tools are necessary. A combination of universal modeling languages like Modelica and established, specialized tools like grid simulators and tele-communication simulators is necessary. This leads to modeling and co-simulating hybrid systems where for instance a multi-agent framework and an electric grid simulator are combined to investigate smart electric vehicle charging algorithms. It is especially the potential size of such systems that constitute a challenge for modeling and simulation. Implementing these future CPS are another substantial challenge. The designed algorithms need to be compact, computationally inexpensive, potentially self-organizing and intrinsically stable if applied to real energy systems.

This workshop is a platform for researchers and developers to exchange ideas to the following (not exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Hybrid modeling and simulation
  • Co-Simulation
  • High-performance computing
  • Analytics of system data
  • Ontologies for energy systems
  • Applications of cyber-physical energy systems
  • Distributed algorithms and control
  • Standards in interfacing components
  • Numerics for hybrid and co-simulation
  • Formal languages for energy systems
  • Smart Grid modeling
  • Demand response and power quality
  • Information and communication technology for intelligent energy systems
  • Semi-analytical methods (stochastic differential equations, fluid stochastic Petri nets, etc.)


Peter Palensky (Austrian Institute of Technology)
Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley)


0800 - 0900 Registration
Session I - Keynotes
0900 - 0910 Opening
0910 - 100 Integration of Heterogeneous Small Test Beds for Emulating Large-Scale Smart Power Grids: The Emphasis on Control Architectures
Marija Ilic (Carnegie Mellon University)
1000 - 1100 The Functional Mockup Interface - Standard based Co-Simulation with FMU
Torsten Blochwitz (ITI)
1100 - 1130 Coffee break
Session II - Co-Simulation of Energy Systems
1130 - 1200 Hybrid Modeling and Co-Simulation of District Heating Systems with Distributed Energy Resources
Eero Vesaoja, Chen-Wei Yang, Heikki Nikula, Paul Flikkema, Seppo Sierla, Tommi Karhela
1200 - 1230 Novel Simulation Concepts for Buildings and Community Energy Systems based on the Functional Mock-up Interface Specification
Edmund Widl, Benoit Benoit Delinchant, Svea Kubler, Wolfgang Muller, Victor Norrefeldt, Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Sebastian Stratbucker, Michael Wetter, Frederic Wurtz, Wangda Zuo
1230 - 1300 Using Coupled Simulation for Planning of Energy Efficient Production Facilities
Bernhard Heinzl, Wolfgang Kastner, Fabian Dur, Friedrich Bleicher, Ines Leobner, Iva Kovacic
1300 - 1400 Lunch
Session III - Communication and Controls
1400 - 1435 Agent-based Control of VSC-HVDC Transmission Grid - A Cyber Physical System Perspective
Davood Babazadeh, Lars Nordstrom
1435 - 1500 Model-based Control of Device Replication for Voting-based High Assurance Data Collection
Kaliappa Ravindran, Mohammad Rabby and Arun Adiththan
1500 - 1530 Co-Simulation of Power Systems, Communication and Controls
Matthias Stifter, Jawad Kazmi, Filip Andren, Thomas Strasser
1530 - 1600 Modelling Physical Impact of Cyber Attacks
Antoine Lemay, Jose M. Fernandez, Scott Knight
1600 - 1630 Coffee Break
Session IV - Modeling and Simulation
1630 - 1700 A Replicator Dynamics Method for the Unit Commitment Problem
Sohail Khan, Hadrien Bosetti, Peter Palensky, Wolfgang Gawlik
1700 - 1730 A Hardware-in-theLoop Co-Simulation Architecture for Power System Applications in Virtual Execution Environments
Boguslaw Jablkowski, Markus Kuech, Olaf Spinczyk, Christian Rehtanz
1730 - 1800 Discussion and closing of the conference
1800 End of conference