SCADA Systems

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems

Visible to the public Resiliency-Aware Deployment of SDN in Smart Grid SCADA: A Formal Synthesis Model

The supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network in a smart grid must be reliable and efficient to transmit real-time data to the controller, especially when the system is under contingencies or cyberattacks. Introducing the features of software-defined networks (SDN) into a SCADA network helps in better management of communication and deployment of novel grid control operations.


Visible to the public Formal Synthesis of Trajectories for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Perform Resilient Surveillance of Critical Power Transmission

A smart grid is a widely distributed engineering system with overhead transmission lines. Physical damage to these power lines, from natural calamities or technical failures, will disrupt the functional integrity of the grid. To ensure the continuation of the grid's operational flow when those phenomena happen, the grid operator must immediately take steps to nullify the impacts and repair the problems, even if those occur in hardly-reachable remote areas.


Visible to the public Impact of Stealthy Attacks on Optimal Power Flow: A Simulink-Driven Formal Analysis

Optimal Power Flow (OPF) is a crucial part of the Energy Management System (EMS) as it determines individual generator outputs that minimize generation cost while satisfying transmission, generation, and system-level operating constraints. OPF relies on a core EMS routine, namely state estimation, which computes system states, principally bus voltages/phase angles at the buses. However, state estimation is vulnerable to false data injection attacks in which an adversary can alter certain measurements to corrupt the estimator's solution without being detected.


Visible to the public 2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: 10 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the upcoming Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems!

After Berkeley, Berlin, Seattle, Vienna, and Pittsburgh, we are this time in beautiful Porto, Portugal, again co-located with the annual Cyber-Physical Systems Week.

Full paper submission deadline is 4th February 2018. Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore digital library.