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Enabling Low Carbon Energy Systems and Markets via Emerging Technologies, AI, Economic Mechanism and Policy

In the face of escalating climate concerns, the imperative for low carbon energy systems has never been greater. The dynamic interplay of energy technologies, market dynamics, and innovative policy frameworks, is increasingly influential in steering the trajectory of power and energy systems towards net zero. The urgency to mitigate carbon emissions has prompted nations worldwide to set ambitious CO2 reduction goals. Achieving these goals necessitates a profound transformation across the whole value chain of the energy sector, from generation, transmission, and distribution to consumption.

This special session invites researchers and and industry practitioners to engage in a vital discourse on the latest research breakthroughs and forward-looking trends in emerging technologies, AI, economic mechanisms and policies for zet zero energy systems and markets. We seek contributions that delve into innovative ICT technologies (such as 5G, blockchain, and data analysis), the role of artificial intelligence in net zero energy systems, economic mechanisms that incentivize investments and operations of low carbon energy resources, and the policy shifts essential for achieving net-zero targets.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• AI and machine learning models for energy consumption prediction and optimization;
• AI and machine learning models for enhancing the reliability and resilience of power systems;
• Reinforcement learning and deep learning for operating energy systems, microgrids, and virtual power plants with distributed energy resources;
• Integration strategies for distributed energy resources, such as solar PV, electric vehicles, batteries, and demand response, into existing power grids;
• Blockchain and other digital technologies for transparent and efficient P2P energy trading;
• Data analysis for energy consumption behaviours, anomaly detection, battery health diagnosis and grid state estimation;
• Cross-sectoral approaches to balancing energy supply, distribution, and demand for decarbonization;
• Emerging technologies, AI, economic mechanisms for multi-energy systems;
• Economic models that support the adoption and operation of clean energy resources;
• Policy analysis and frameworks that align with global carbon reduction commitments;
• Stakeholder analysis and engagement strategies in transitioning towards sustainable energy paradigms.

The special session aims to catalyse dialogue, exchange of ideas, and collaborative efforts that can propel the energy system and market towards a green and resilient future. We welcome full papers, case studies, and review articles that highlight the transformative potential of emerging technologies, advanced AI, economic mechanisms, and policy innovations in low carbon energy systems and markets.

Organizer: Hao Wang, Monash University, Australia
Organizer: Qisheng Huang, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen, China
Biography: Hao Wang is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University. His research interests are in the optimisation and AI techniques for sustainable power and energy systems towards net zero. He is also interested in economic mechanism design and business models in smart power grids. He is a recipient of the 2023 ARC DECRA Fellowship and the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Innovation Fellowship.
Biography: Qisheng Huang is currently an assistant professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. His research areas mainly concentrate on low-carbon electricity market design, power system economics, and power systems planning and operation using optimization and game theoretic tools.
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