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18th Intelligent Systems Applications to Power Systems Conference and Debate

SESSIONS: The ISAP sessions will take place in Building B (main building) of FEUP - entrance through the main door of FEUP, rooms at the end of the main long corridor.


WELCOME RECEPTION, SUNDAY 13: in the Palácio do Freixo National Monument! information available here.

CONFERENCE DINNER, Tuesday 15: cruise on the Douro River - details available here.

TECHNICAL VISITS: information available!

FINAL PROGRAMME: now available!

First Keynote Speaker announced:

Prof. JC Principe, University of Florida, USA

KEYNOTE: Are Cognitive Architectures Useful for Power System Applications?


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The power systems community of scientists and engineers needs, requires, demands a serious debate on the potential and contradictions of this triangle: intelligent techniques vs. clever implementations vs. smart systems.

Intelligent tools in power systems: is this an objective, a tool, a vision or a dream?

It is now clear that what we call “intelligent systems” is no longer a narrow band of specialized techniques but a multidisciplinary construct. The power systems community must build high-speed bridges with other communities, to evolve.

The complexity of the problems addressed in the power industry, can it be addressed in any other way? Is it true that the smart grids is communications and computer science, with power and energy as a collateral effect?

This must be discussed, and ISAP is the adequate forum.

Welcome therefore to the ISAP 2015 Conference and Debate, organized by INESC TEC and the ISAP Society.

ISAP is a well-established forum of scientific and technical discussion, aiming at fostering the widespread application of intelligent tools and techniques to the power system network and business. At the same time, ISAP collects from the industrial experience the demanding challenges that push forward new research and eventually new solutions.

INESC TEC is an R&D institute whose mission is to act as interface between the Academia and the Industry, promoting the full range of activities from knowledge generation to technology transfer and valorization. At INESC TEC two research centers are leaders in both areas encompassed by ISAP: CPES, the Centre for Power and Energy Systems, and LIAAD, the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Aid. There is thus a perfect matching between the expertise of INESC TEC and the areas of concern of ISAP.

The venue in the city of Porto, in Portugal, offers you the discovery of a secluded jewel in the set of touristic destinations: a medieval centre, astonishing baroque churches, amazing façades in Portuguese tiles (azulejos),  5 bridges between 60 and 70 meters above the water level (2 from Gustav Eiffel and 2 world records in concrete) and a breathtaking landscape on both riversides, exquisite Portuguese cuisine and the old Port wine cellars.

Together with this, you will get familiar with INESC TEC, an important actor in the Portuguese Science and Technology community, powered by its associates: the University of Porto and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, together with the priviledged partners University of Minho and University UTAD.