Complexity in Energy Systems

The ongoing energy transition, shifting energy production towards renewable and sustainable sources, poses several complex challenges to the energy system: Centralized generation is replaced by decentralized one; power balance is supported by demand side control actions; wind, photovoltaic and electromobility introduce additional fluctuations; and many more changes are taking place. These substantial changes involve many interacting and heterogeneous units, giving rise to emergent behavior and challenging for a complex system science perspective. In this interdisciplinary satellite, we bring together participants approaching these challenges from different backgrounds, including control theory, energy economics, statistical physics, machine learning and complex networks research.

This satellite conference is a part of CCS 2020.


Call for contributed talks:

We welcome talk contributions for the satellite Complexity in Energy Systems to be held within the Conference of Complex Systems 2020.

Submit your abstracts to Benjamin Schäfer or Frank Hellmann

Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 October 2020
  • Decision on abstracts: 6 November 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline: 16 November 2020
  • Satellite dates: 9-10 December 2020
  • Conference dates: 4-11 December 2020

Talk format:

  • Invited speakers: 30 min talk + 15 min question/breakout-sessions
  • Contributed: 20 min talk + 10 min questions/breakout-sessions

The satellite is organized by:

  • Benjamin Schäfer
  • Christian Beck
  • Frank Hellmann
  • Jürgen Kurths

Please contact us if you have any questions.