History of PMAPS

 

The International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems fills a needed role in the power engineering community by providing a regular forum for engineers and scientists worldwide to interact around the common theme of power engineering decision problems under uncertainty. Looking back across all of the nine conferences, one sees a rich history of excellence. The following summarizes the series.

PMAPS was first held in June, 1986, in Toronto, Canada, organized by Samy Krishnasamy, of what was then Ontario Hydro. It was called the International Symposium on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems. There were about 75 papers presented, and about 180 attendees from 15 countries attended the Symposium. At that time a temporary International Council on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) was formed with members from North America, Europe and Asia. The purpose of the Council was to assist in the selection of venues for the conferences and to provide continuity.

The surprising large interest in attending the first symposium resulted in the second symposium, held in September 1988 in Oakland, California, organized by Samy Krishnasamy and Richard Kennon of the Electric Power Research Institute. There were 45 papers presented at the Oakland Symposium, with over 150 attendees.

The 3rd PMAPS Symposium (from then on it is called Conference) was held in July 1991, in London, England, organized by Professor Ron Allan and sponsored by IEE. There were 59 papers included in the proceedings.

The 4th PMAPS Conference was held in September 1994, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sponsored by Eletrobras and the World Energy Council. There were 71 papers included in the proceedings with about 150 attendees. Four tutorials were organized.

The 5th PMAPS Conference was held in September 1997, in Vancouver Canada, organized by Fred Turner of BC Hydro. There were 92 papers in the proceedings, and attendance was about 180. Also, 2 panel discussions and 1 tutorial were organized for this conference. Immediately after the fifth PMAPS in Vancouver, the PMAPS International Society was incorporated with Roy Billinton, Samy Krishnasamy and Fred Turner as directors. The PMAPS International Society is comprised of the directors, the local organizing committee chair of the immediately preceding conference, and the local organizing committee chair of the next conference.

The 6th PMAPS was held in September, 2000, in Madeira Island, Portugal, organized by Vladimiro Miranda of INESC Porto and the University of Porto. There were 100 papers included in the proceedings plus an additional 16 in a small parallel event called RIMAPS’2000 aimed at European young researchers. Professor Ron Allan was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 7th PMAPS was held in September, 2002, in Naples Italy, organized by Alfredo Testa of the University of Naples and Guido Carpinelli of the University of Cassino. There were 150 papers included in the proceedings; 3 tutorials and 9 special sessions were also organized for this conference. Professor Roy Billinton was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 8th PMAPS was held in September, 2004, in Ames, Iowa USA at the Iowa State University, organized by Jim McCalley of ISU. There were 173 papers included in the proceedings, and 3 tutorials, 2 workshops, and 11 special sessions were organized for the conference. The conference was attended by over 200 people. Dr. John Endrenyi was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 9th PMAPS was held in June, 2006, in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), organized by Lina Bertling. There were 192 papers from 35 countries included in the proceedings, and 3 tutorials, 6 workshops, and 38 special sessions were organized for the conference. The conference was attended by 318 people.

The 10th conference was hosted in Rincón, Puerto Rico, by the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez. There were 86 papers presented and 101 attendees from 30 countries. Professor Chanan Singh was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 11th conference, PMAPS2010, was organized by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Singapore Chapter, with the IEEE PES as the technical co-sponsor and the Nanyang Technological University & National University of Singapore as co-organizers. The conference received 184 full paper submissions, of which 137 have been accepted and scheduled for presentation. The full paper submissions came from 26 countries, and about 165 delegates have registered for the conference, of which about 64 are student delegates. Professor Armando M. Leite da Silva was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 12th conference, PMAPS2012, was held in Istanbul at Istanbul Technical University, organized by Aydogan Ozdemir. The conference received 312 full paper submissions, of which 197 have been scheduled for presentation. 177 papers were presented. 233 delegates and 45 accompaniers from 50 countries have registered for the conference. Professor Wenyuan Li was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

The 13th conference, PMAPS 2014, was held at Durham University, organised by Chris Dent. The conference received 139 full paper submissions, of which 102 were presented. 138 delegates and 7 accompaniers from 33 countries registered for the conference. Professor George Anders received the PMAPS Merit Award for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.

 

 

World Wide PMAPS 1988 - 2018

  • PMAPS 1988, Oakland, California. 45 presenters with over 150 attendees. Organized by Samy Krishnasamy and Richard Kennon of the Electric Power Research Institute.
  • PMAPS 1991, London, England. 59 papers. Organized by Professor Ron Allan and sponsored by IEE.
  • PMAPS 1994, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 150 attendees, 71 papers, 4 tutorials. Sponsored by Eletrobras and the World Energy Council.
  • PMAPS 1997, Vancouver, CA. 180 attendees, 92 papers, 2 panels, 1 tutorial. Organized by Fred Turner of BC Hydro.
  • PMAPS 2000, Madeira Island, Portugal. 100 papers with 16 additional papers in the parallel event, RIMAPS, geared toward young researchers. Organized by Vladimiro Miranda of INESC Porto and the University of Porto. Professor Ron Allan was recognized with a special honoring for his work in the development of probabilistic methods applied to power systems.
  • PMAPS 2002, Naples, Italy. 150 papers, 3 tutorials, 9 special sessions. Organized by Alfredo Testa of the University of Naples and Guido Carpinelli of the University of Cassino. Recognized Professor Roy Billinton.
  • PMAPS 2004, Ames, Iowa. 173 papers, 200 attendees, 11 special sessions, 3 tutorials, 2 workshops. Organized by Jim McCalley of ISU. Recognized Dr. John Endrenyi.
  • PMAPS 2006, Stockholm, Sweden. 318 attendees, 192 papers from 35 countries, 38 special sessions, 6 workshops, 3 tutorials. Organized by Lina Bertling, Royal Institute of Technology.
  • PMAPS 2008, Rincón, Puerto Rico. 101 attendees from 30 countries, 86 papers. Organized by  Agustin Irizarry Rivera, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez. Recognized Professor Chanan Singh.
  • PMAPS 2010, Singapore, Phillipines. Paper submissions from 26 countries, 165 attendees including a large percentage of students. Organized by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Singapore Chapter, with the IEEE PES as the technical co-sponsor and the Nanyang Technological University & National University of Singapore as co-organizers. Recognized Professor Armando M. Leite da Silva.
  • PMAPS 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. 233 attendees from 50 countries, 177 papers. Organized by Aydogan Ozdemir. Recognized Professor Wenyuan Li.
  • PMAPS 2014, Durham, England. 102 papers presented, 138 attendees from 33 countries. Organized by Chris Dent, Durham University. Professor George Anders received the PMAPS Merit Award
  • PMAPS 2016, Beijing, China. 177 papers presented, 230 attendees from 37 countries. Organized by Wenyuan Li, Chongqing University, Lin Cheng, Tsinghua. Professor Mahmoud Fotouhi Firouzabad received the PMAPS Merit Award.
  • PMAPS 2018, Boise, Idaho. 155 papers presented from 32 countries...

Theme of PMAPS

  • Probabilistic methods

  • Structural reliability

  • Risk analysis

  • Reliability prediction

  • Markov models

  • Smart grid

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