Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cyber-Physical-Social System in Energy

Frontiers in Energy, is a peer-reviewed international journal launched by Higher Education Press, Chinese Academy of Engineering and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It aims to promote rapid communication and dialogue among the researchers, scientists, engineers and policy makers working in the areas of energy and power engineering in China and abroad. FIE has been indexed by SCI, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, CSCD, etc., attracting a large readership both domestic and international and owning a high impact factor.

A cyber-physical-social system emphasizes the interaction among the physical world, cyber world, and social world. In the field of energy, with the in-depth integration of different energy systems and the fast development of Internet of Things technologies, the information system and human behavior have made a remarkable impact on energy system planning and operation; thus, the cyber-physical-social system in energy has attracted more attention nowadays. To facilitate the reliable and efficient operation of energy systems, it is necessary to collect data on generalized physical environment and human behavior, and make decisions considering the interactions between different systems. The objective of this special issue is to disseminate state-of-the-art R&D results on cyber-physical-social systems in energy and bring together researchers from both academia and industry to foster interactions among stakeholders. We seek original papers that offer novel research contributions. The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrated energy system
  • Cyber-physical system in energy
  • Power Internet of Things
  • Electricity and carbon markets
  • Application of artificial intelligence to energy system
  • Application of data-driven methods to energy system
  • Game theory and its application in energy system

Guest Editors

Yusheng XUE, State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China

Zheng YAN, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Nian LIU, North China Electric Power University, China

Xiaoyuan XU, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Important dates:

Oct. 30th, 2020: Deadline for the submission of extended abstract (Please submit to,,

Nov. 30th, 2020: Completion for first-round of reviews

Jan. 30th, 2021: Deadline for full paper submission

Jul. 30th, 2021: Final notification of authors

Online submission:

Full papers should be prepared based upon the editorial and formatting guidelines provided in the instructions for authors for Frontiers in Energy, which can be accessed from the website:

For more information, please contact:

Xiaoyuan XU (

Nian LIU (