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International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy


Special Issue on: "Advanced Techniques Applied to Power System Protection"

Guest Editor: Dr. Ahmed F. Zobaa, Cairo University, Egypt

Guest Associate Editors:
Dr. Jose C. M. Vieira, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Dr. Mario Oleskovicz, School of Engineering of Sao Carlos - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Walmir Freitas, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Protection systems play a fundamental role in guaranteeing the integrity and safe operation of any electrical energy system. The first protection systems were developed based on electromechanical devices employing movable parts. In a later period of development, solid-state based devices with discrete electronic components were also introduced. Although both types of devices are still widely utilised in on-operation protection systems, they are currently being replaced by microprocessor-based relays, known generically as digital or numerical relays.

The usage of digital relays has permitted that many new techniques be developed and implemented. As a consequence, protection systems are facing a very dynamic period. Modern protection systems, indeed, are truely integrated systems, consisting of communication, numerical processing, measurement and logical systems. Moreover, intelligent techniques such as evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy systems and neural networks have been widely employed for protection schemes in single equipment and power system areas. Such a scenario, which joins digital hardware with communication technologies and intelligent techniques, creates a challenging environment where protection specialists can use these elements to develop novel protection philosophies and techniques, aiming at a fast, reliable and economic protection system.

Subject Coverage
The objective of this special issue is to provide a means for the publication and interchange of information, on an international basis, on advanced techniques applied to electric power protection system.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Intelligent techniques (e.g. neural networks, genetic algorithms, etc) applied to protection systems
  • Adaptive relaying
  • Communication systems dedicated to protection systems
  • Advanced signal processing techniques applied to protection systems
  • Multi-agent based protection systems
  • Wide-area protection systems based on broadband communications and time synchronous systems
  • Application of phasor measurement units (PMU) to protection systems
  • Development of unified protocols dedicated to protection systems
  • Fault location techniques

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper and proposal submission: 30 October 2007

Notification of acceptance: 30 December 2007

Revised manuscript submission: 15 February 2008

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2008

Final paper: 15 April 2008