IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
31 October – 3 November 2023 // Glasgow, Scotland

Workshop on Testbed and Digital Twin for Smart Grids

The deployment of information and communication technologies (ICT) in power systems has gained significant momentum in recent years due to the need for building more efficient, reliable, and sustainable smart grids. However, the integration of ICT into the power system is complex, involving multiple stakeholders, technologies, and infrastructure. To facilitate integration, testbeds have emerged as experimental platforms that mimic the behavior of the power system in a controlled environment. Testbeds enable researchers and engineers to test and validate advanced ICT and algorithms safely, without disrupting the real-world power system. Moreover, digital twins have become a promising tool for improving the planning, operation, and maintenance of the power system. Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical assets or processes that can simulate, analyze, and optimize the behavior of the system. For smart grids, digital twins can provide a way to model and optimize the power system's behavior in real-time, resulting in more accurate predictions and better decision-making.

Despite the potential benefits of testbeds and digital twins for smart grids, there are still several challenges that need to be addressed. For example, testbeds need to be designed and implemented in a way that is scalable, interoperable, and realistic. Digital twins need to be built using accurate data and models and need to be integrated with the physical infrastructure. Furthermore, the cybersecurity and resilience of testbeds and digital twins need to be ensured.

This workshop aims to address these challenges and opportunities by bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and insights on the design, implementation, and use of testbeds and digital twins for smart grids. By providing a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange, the workshop aims to accelerate the development and adoption of testbeds and digital twins for smart grids, and ultimately contribute to the development of more efficient, reliable, secure and sustainable power systems.

The regular papers must be submitted through EDAS. Please *email* the poster/demo proposals in PDF format the to workshop organizers (,, We welcome submission of poster/demo proposals for the already published work.


Topics of Interest

This workshop aims to cover various fields of application in the area of testbed and digital twin for smart grids. Thus, suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, implementation, and demonstration of smart grid testbeds and digital twins
  • Application of testbeds and digital twins for reliability, dependability, and efficiency of smart grid
  • Data management and visualization
  •  Artificial intelligence techniques in smart grid testbeds and digital twins
  • Cybersecurity and privacy of smart grid testbed and digital twins
  • Smart grid testbeds and digital twins for Cybersecurity (e.g, cyber range)
  •  Anomaly detection in smart grid testbeds and digital twins
  •  Blockchain for smart grid testbeds and digital twins
  • IoT-based digital twin for smart grid and cyber-physical systems  


Paper submission instruction:

Each submission must begin with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

Likewise, all submissions must follow the original IEEE format with a page limit of 6 pages (including references) for full paper. It is strongly encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX.

The workshop also features the demo and poster session and solicits proposals for the demo and poster presentation in person. Each proposal should be one page, including title, author/presenter names, affiliation, abstract, and mode of presentation. Presentation in this session will NOT be included in the proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference and must make a full version of their paper available online.  Therefore, each accepted paper must be presented by at least a registered author. Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: August 17, 2023 (Final)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: September 15, 2023
  • Submission of camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings: October 9, 2023
  • Workshop Date: One day between October 31 and Nov 3, 2023.



  • Daisuke Mashima, Illinois at Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  •  Xin Lou, Singapore Institute of Technology and Illinois at Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Subhash Lakshminarayana, University of Warwick, UK


TPC Members

  • Charalambos Konstantinou, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Ghada Elbez, KIT, Germany
  • Alexandru Stefanov, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Fei Teng, Imperial College, UK
  • Daisuke Mashima, Illinois at Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Xin Lou, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Jit Biswas, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Subhash Lakshminarayana, University of Warwick, UK
  • Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed, Newcastle University, UK
  • Pengfei Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, USA