IEEE International Workshop on Security, Reliability, and Resilience in Wireless Sensor Networks and Smart Grid (SRR 2020)


As the next-generation electric power system, Smart Grid can provide efficient, reliable, and safe energy automation service with two-way communications for power generation, transmission, and distribution. To this end, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been recognized as a promising technology to facilitate the monitoring, communication and control in Smart Grid.

Challenges remain unsolved in deployment and operation of WSNs for Smart Grid. First of all, heterogeneous network topologies in energy distribution network bring technical challenges in design and management of the sensor networks. Second, how to measure and analyze the traffic of WSN in order to manage WSN more effectively still need to be studied. Third, quality of service necessities for smart grid environment causes challenges for big data transmission optimization in WSN. Forth, how to protect WSNs reliability and enhance system resilience in various environments is one of the bottlenecks which are restricting the large scale WSNs application currently. Finally, resource constraints of WSNs increase security, safety and resilience concerns related to their utilization in Smart Grid.

In light of those challenges, this special collection intends to bring together state-of-art research and developments in topology management, transmission optimization, resource allocation, traffic analysis and measurement, security, safety and reliability of wireless sensor networks for Smart Grid. Therefore, we organize the workshop in the 20th IEEE International Conference on Quality, Reliability, and Security (QRS 2020), from December 11-14 in Macau, China. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles comprehensive review articles, short papers as well as doctoral research papers that seek to understand the various techniques addressing those challenges and providing future improvements for the security, reliability and resilience of WSN systems in Smart Grid.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Traffic analysis and management of WSN and Smart Grid
  • Emerging technologies in topology management in WSN and Smart Grid
  • Effective transmission protocols in WSN and Smart Grid
  • Performance analysis of TCP variants for big data collection in WSN and Smart Grid
  • Emerging technologies in big data transmission in WSN and Smart Grid
  • Case studies in efficient big data transmission in WSN and Smart Grid
  • Malware Detection and Analysis in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Physical- Layer Security modeling and validation technology of WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Demand Side Management in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Security and privacy management of WSN for Smart Grid
  • Traffic analysis and management of WSN and Smart Grid
  • Distributed Renewable Energies in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Theory and System in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Attack and Defense Theory and System in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Fault diagnose for WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Security, Reliability and Resilience Analysis Technology in WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Optimization Methods in Reliability of WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Maintenance Modeling and Analysis of WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Warranty Modeling and Analysis of WSNs and Smart Grid
  • Security, Safety and Reliability of WSNs and Smart Grid


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare their papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Chairs

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Yun Lin

Harbin Engineering University

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Guan Gui

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

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Jingchao Li

Shanghai Dianji University

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Yang Liu

Beijing Institute of Astronautical Systems Engineering

Program Committee

Jicheng JiaHarbin Engineering University
Xueli JieHarbin Engineering University
Ao LiHarbin University of Science and Technology
Jingchao LiShanghai Dianji University
Jibo ShiHarbin Engineering University
Weijian WangHarbin Engineering University
Yu YanHarbin Engineering University
Yulong YingShanghai University of Electric Power
Haoran ZhaHarbin Engineering University
Sicheng ZhangHarbin Engineering University
Xiao ZhangHarbin Engineering University

Previous SRR

  • SRR 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • SRR 2018 - Lisbon (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • SRR 2017 - Prague (in conjunction with QRS 2017)