Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Special Issues (Call for Papers)

Special Issue on Resilient Control of Cyber Physical Power and Energy Systems

Guest Editors:

Veronica Adetola Masoud Abbaszadeh Quanyan Zhu
Thomas Edgar Craig Rieger Roy Sandip
Sai Pushpak Nandanoori    

Our power and energy systems are becoming more and more integrated and interconnected. The
increasing integration of edge devices and dependence on cyber infrastructure provides both the
potential for benefits and risks. The integration is enabling more dynamic and flexible control paradigms
while at the same time increasing the cyber-attack surface and uncertainty of behavior. Control
methodology in this new world must be designed for resilience and must have the ability to withstand,
react, and respond to both physical faults and cyber-induced threats. Understanding system resilience
under adverse conditions requires studying control performance and how cyber infrastructure can
integrate with and support the overall resilience of control applications.
This special issue aims to capture the state of the art in device-and system-level control methods for
assured power and energy system resilience and cutting-edge methods to measure, predict and validate
CPS resilience performance. Application areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Smart grid
  • Power generation and transmission systems
  • Microgrids
    • Energy storage
    • Distributed energy resources
    • Grid edge technologies

Topics relevant to the special issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Modeling of processes under adverse conditions for resilient control
  • Resilience performance metrics and their applications to control problems
  • Distributed control methods that guarantee system-wide resilience
  • Data-driven resilient estimation and control methods deployable at the device- or system-level
  • Adaptive estimation, control, and coordination methods with situational awareness
  • Robust control of networked systems promoting resilience while accounting for inherent uncertainties
  • Experimental methodology to assess and/or validate control system resilience
  • Uncertainty quantification around ‘black swan’ / extreme low occurrent events
  • Benchmark datasets and resilient control test case scenarios
  • Experimental evaluation of system resilience

All papers submitted to the special issue will be subjected to peer review in accordance
with the established practices of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Only

Regular Papers may be submitted to, and will be considered for, the special issue. Manuscripts
submitted to TCST for inclusion in the special issue will be handled by a panel of Guest Editors,
and screened for compliance with the scope of the special issue, as detailed in the Call for Papers.
Manuscripts that are deemed unsuitable for the special issue will be returned to the authors and may not
be resubmitted or considered for publication outside the special issue without approval from the Editor-
in-Chief. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts via the Transactions submission portal

  • Submission Site Opens: October 1, 2022
  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Notification of Final Decision: May 31, 2023
  • Final Manuscript Submissions: September 30, 2023
  • Special Issue Publication (online): December 2023
Special issue on Resilient Control of Cyber Physical Power and Energy Systems



Special Issue on State-of-the-art Applications of Model Predictive Control

Guest Editors

Fabrizio Dabbene

Mark Cannon

Mohammadreza Chamanbaz

Alf Isaksson

Martina Mammarella

Davide Raimondo

Advancements in computing hardware and refinements of numerical solvers for convex optimization problems have prompted a burst of interest in the utilization of Model Predictive Control (MPC) to a myriad challenging control problems and scenarios. Undoubtedly, the tremendous success enjoyed by model-predictive controllers across a wide variety of industrial and technological settings is ascribable to the potential for optimizing performance while guaranteeing systems constraints satisfaction via recursive online optimization. This unique capability represents a most appealing feature in contexts where autonomy, safety, reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness are important or essential requirements. Fueled by the growing success of MPC as a powerful and versatile tool, both in traditional and unconventional control domains, this special issue aims at providing a comprehensive snapshot of the state of the art of advanced applications of Model Predictive Control. On one hand, emphasis will be given to highlighting the benefits provided by the MPC techniques within the context of a given technological problem; on the other hand, to unveiling the challenges encountered when implementing novel theoretical findings to problems with stringent performance specifications and constraints. Within the special issue, the reader will be presented with demanding applications where different MPC techniques have been developed or tailored to achieve the required objectives while abiding by available computational resources. Topics relevant to the special issue include (but are not limited to) the following application areas:


Agriculture 4.0



Chemical Process

Building and Facility Automation

Embedded Systems

Energy Systems



Marine Systems


Power Converters and Batteries


Water Systems

Submitted articles are expected to present advancements in the MPC design and practice, driven by the specific needs of the considered applications. Off-the-shelf applications of standard MPC schemes with no added value will not be considered. Experimental validation of the proposed design is preferable, but numerical validation based on realistic simulation environments may be also considered. Only Regular Papers may be submitted to the special issue. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts via the Transactions submission portal  at

Deadlines Extended

  • Submission Site Opens: January 1, 2022
  • Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2022
  • Notification of Final Decision: March 15, 2023
  • Final Manuscript Submissions: April 15, 2023
  • Special Issue Publication: Autumn 2023

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