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ISAP proudly makes available to participants the possibility to update their knowledge in important topics!


Tutorials take place on Saturday 12, September 2012, from 9:00 to 12:30.The venue for the tutorials will be the INESC TEC building, inside the FEUP campus (venue of the conference).

The fee for attending to 1 tutorial is 75€ if you register through the website (100€ on-site registration, if places are still available). This fee is not included in the Conference fee.

The alternative morning tutorials are:

The Registration in the tutorials can be made here.


Tutorial 1: "Smart Grids made intelligent: from concepts to actual implementation"

by J. Peças Lopes & team

The concept of Smart Grid goes beyond smart metering, and also beyond micro-grids. These are nevertheless two components of the big picture.

This tutorial will provide a review from models to reality, as implemented namely in the Smart City in Portugal. Some of the problems addressed:

1) Smart Grids: Concepts, architectures, components, communications (including microgeraneration, microgrids, smart metering,...)
2) Smart Grids as an enabler for EV integration (Concepts, impacts, management and control architectures)
3) State estimation in LV grids by exploiting distributed information
4) Micro wind and solar PV forecasts for managing distribution grids.

Tutorial 2: "Intelligent Systems, Swarms and Information Theory"

by Vladimiro Miranda & team

Intelligent systems interact with the reality and the decisions they generate must derive from any form of internal mapping that they build of the same reality.

This tutorial will update its attendees on the use of advanced concepts in Information Theoretic Learning (ITL) to train and build better intelligent systems. Some of the problems addressed: Information Entropy, Correntropy, Mutual Information and training of Neural Networks and autoencoders with ITL criteria; latest developments in Evolutionary Particle Swarms (EPSO and DEEPSO) and their use as optimizers for ITL criteria; transformer fault diagnosis systems with autoencoders; basics of Information Theoretic State Estimation.

Tutorial 3: "From data to knowledge: Data mining techniques in smart grids and electricity markets"

by Zita Vale & team

Data regarding power system and electricity markets operation are sources of precious knowledge enabling increased efficiency in smart grids. With an increasing number of installed smart meters and PMUs the volume of available data is rapidly increasing and requiring adequate techniques to discover relevant knowledge in the available data sets. 

This tutorial addresses the key topics concerning data mining techniques to enable efficient knowledge discovery in the scope of power systems and electricity markets, including:

- Data treatment, data management, and data analysis 

Data Mining: Concepts, techniques, clustering and classification

- Case studies and applications: hands-on session.