Call-for-Papers is now open for the Fall event

Smart Grid RoadShow™
September 23-25, 2013
Toronto Hilton
Toronto, Ontario CANADA



Smart Grid RoadShow Conferences are an exceptional opportunity to share your ideas, experiences and insights about electric power transmission and distribution Smart Grid and Grid Transformation Initiatives with a select group of the most influential users, specifiers and buyers as well as top suppliers, consultants, regulators, customers and other key participants in the North American Electric Power Transmission & Distribution field.


Though regionally focused, these events draw attendees from throughout North America as well as various other geographical regions. Each event brings together a diverse group of individuals and organizations from all across the energy and utility industry marketplace that are eager to learn and update their knowledge about Smart Grid market drivers, issues and trends. And, for those seeking a hands-on experience, the latest in Smart Grid products, systems and service offerings are on display in the exhibits area – with dedicated viewing times – during both days of the conference.


Key conference topic areas embrace a wide range of automation, information technology, operations, infrastructure, standards, compliance and other topics, as listed below. You will be able to designate your 1st and 2nd choices for the placement of your presentation as well as a preferred Day and Time (i.e. Day 1 or Day 2; Morning, Afternoon or No Preference) on the Abstract Submission Input form. (See link in Guidelines For Submissions, following the topic lists, below.) While we cannot guarantee that all of your individual preferences will be met, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate them wherever possible.


Automation & Information Technology

  • Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA)
  • Advanced Monitoring & Control
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Analytical & Diagnostic Devices & Systems
  • Automated Mapping (AM)
  • Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)
  • Billing Printing
  • Business Analytics/Business Intelligence
  • Call Centers
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Condition Based Inspection (CBI)
  • Condition Based Monitoring/Maintenance (CBM)
  • Customer Information Systems (CIS)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Customer Service
  • Communications, Networking Strategies & Connectivity
  • Cyber-security & Data Integrity
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Response/Load Management (DR/LM)
  • Demand Side Management (DSM)
  • Distributed Generation/ Distributed Resources (DG/DR)
  • Distribution Automation (DA)
  • Distribution Management Systems (DMS)
  • Electronic Bill Payment & Presentment (EBPP)
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Energy Storage
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
  • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
  • Facilities Management (FM)
  • Fault Detection, Isolation & Restoration
  • Field Data Devices (RTU, PLC, etc.)
  • Field Force Management (FFM)
  • Generation Management Systems (GMS)
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • Grid Sensors
  • Home Area Networks (HANs)
  • Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • Local & Wide Area Networks (LANs/WANs)
  • Measurement & Control
  • Meters/Metering
  • Meter Data Management (MDM)
  • Mobile Data & Mobile Computing Solutions
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Non-operational Data Management
  • Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Protection & Control Devices & Systems
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
  • Renewables Integration
  • Sensors (Wired & Wireless)
  • Substation Automation
  • Substation Controllers & Gateways
  • Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Synchrophasors (aka PMUs)
  • Transformers, Switches & Breakers
  • Transmission & Distribution Management
  • Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
  • Volt/Var Control
  • Work Management Systems (WMS)
  • Other: ___________________________


Operations & Infrastructure

  • Alliances & Partnerships
  • Asset Management
  • Business & Financial Tools
  • Capital Expenditures Planning & Justification
  • Distribution Services
  • Economic Management (Assets, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations
  • Fault Location & Diagnostics
  • Generation Services
  • Green Circuits
  • Grid Transformation
  • Infrastructure Procurement, Maintenance & Services
  • Loss Minimization
  • Maintenance & Inspection
  • Monitoring, Protection & Control
  • New Utility Business & Operations Models
  • Operational Issues & Trends
  • Outsourcing
  • Power Conditioning
  • Reliability Benchmarks
  • Renewables (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, etc.)
  • Security Compliance & Remediation
  • Specification, Selection & Procurement
  • Storm/Disaster Preparedness
  • Sustainability (Energy-related)
  • Transmission Congestion
  • Transmission Services
  • Utility Case Studies
  • Voltage Reduction
  • Other: ________________________


Standards & Compliance

  • Corporate Responsibility (Sarbanes-Oxley, GASB, etc.)
  • Emerging Standards/Standardization
  • Environmental Standards & Compliance
  • Industry Standards (IEEE, IEC, ISA, etc.)
  • NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Standards
  • Security/Reliability Compliance (NERC)

 

Abstract Submissions


Presentations must be of a non-commercial, educational, exemplary value to those involved in any/all aspects of Smart Grid initiatives within the electric utility environment. Please use the list of suggested topics (above) as guidance for abstract submissions. Papers/presentations addressing these or other topics deemed pertinent to Smart Grid and/or Grid Transformation initiatives will be considered, but all selection decisions by the Conference Committee will be final.

 

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Presentations by and/or including utility presenters are strongly favored over supplier presentations and will receive top priority in the abstract evaluation and selection process. In general, supplier-only authored submissions will not be considered. Also, exhibitor and/or sponsor status is NOT a selection criterion.)

 

Guidelines for Submissions


All abstracts must be submitted online before the published deadline using the form provided at the following link: http://toronto.smartgridroadshow.com/?page=cfa

 

DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ABSTRACT

Abstracts submitted by means other than the online link above or in other formats will be NOT be reviewed or accepted.

A standard SGRS presentation template in MS-PowerPoint format will be provided via email for use with all selected presentations. This template is to be used exclusively for ALL presentations. Your cooperation in complying with these guidelines will be most appreciated!


Submissions Deadline: June 3, 2013

Submit abstracts (ONLINE ONLY). Direct inquiries to Conference Chair: CFP@SmartGridRoadShow.com. Acceptance notifications will be sent to presenters by June 28th, 2013.

 

Exposition


If your company targets the rapidly emerging North American Smart Grid marketplace, this is your opportunity to broadcast your message to an intimate gathering of industry professionals eager to learn about how your products, systems and services can be applied to evolving Smart Grid Initiatives. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to contact us today. You can request a complete exhibitor prospectus by visiting the official conference website (www.SmartGridRoadShow.com) or by contacting Steven Desrochers, Conference Manager, at +1.888.332.3749 x222 (Steven@SmartGridRoadShow.com)

 

Sponsorships


Become a Smart Grid RoadShow sponsor and get extra visibility before, during and after the show. A variety of sponsorship packages are available, designed to deliver on your recognition objectives within your budgetary guidelines.

   Host Utility
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   Diamond Sponsor
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   Gold Sponsors
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   Silver Sponsor
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