The power grids of the future come into reality by enabling intelligent communication across sensing, measurement, and control layers of the existing power systems.
Measurements become a core part of the grid and new challenging problems have to be dealt with and solved related, but not restricted to: the incomplete knowledge arising from the uncertainties associated not only to the instruments but also to the system model; data relevance and security aspects; the new real time paradigm seen from a smart grid perspective; data compression versus information lost; synchronized measurements of dynamic quantities while preserving the phasor paradigm; measurement quality definitions used for planning the future grids; the need of a new generation of instrument transformers as input converters for last generation measurement and control devices; standards and calibration procedures crossing the borders of power engineering and metrology science and (why not?) on "smart metering" dictionary around the world .
This conference is aimed at finding coordinated answers to these new challenges through the contributions of all "smart grid‐ers". Authors are invited to submit their papers and help make this conference another example of professional bridge across engineers and user communities.