PSCC 2020 with more than 400 participants from all over the world

For the first time since 1963, the year the first edition the PSCC – Power Systems Computation Conference – took place, the event was organised and held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. INESC TEC organised the conference, one of the most important world events in the field of energy systems, with close to 450 participants attending.

For this edition of PSCC 2020, 225 papers were accepted for presentation, from a total of 1.142 abstracts and 739 complete papers submitted. During five days (June 29 to July 3), more than 400 people gathered throughout the day, in different time zones, to watch tutorials and article presentations.

The researchers Alex Coronati, Carla Gonçalves, Carlos Moreira, Clara Gouveia, João Catalão, João Peças Lopes, José Gouveia, José Ricardo Andrade, Justino Rodrigues, Laura Cavalcante, Leonel Carvalho and Ricardo Bessa, from the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), and João Gama, researcher at the Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Laboratory (LIAAD), were represented at this conference, with nine articles presented. The INESC TEC researchers presented and discussed several themes at this international forum: planning of distribution networks, statistical and machine learning methods for forecasting wind power and residual forecasting for market curves.

João Peças Lopes, Associate Director of INESC TEC and Chair of the PSCC 2020 Local Organising Committee, closed the conference by pointing out the success of this edition, and presenting the city of Porto – which will host the next edition of the PSCC, between the June 27 and July 1, 2022. João Peças Lopes will also act as the Chair of the Local Organising Committee of the upcoming edition.

The PSCC, which takes place every two years, is an international forum for the regular exchange of knowledge and experience on the latest developments in the field of computing in energy systems.

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The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC, UP-FEUP and UP-FEP

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