Slobodan Lukovic
Title: Dr
Country of residence: Switzerland
Institution: University of Lugano
Address: University of Lugano/Faculty of Informatics/ALaRI Via Giuseppe Buffi 13 CH-6904 Lugano, Switzerland
Date of birth: 24/08/1978
Early Stage Researcher: Yes
Sex: Male

I am a PostDoc fellow at University of Lugano (Switzerland, and my personal research is mostly geared toward implementation of divers aspects of SmartGrids including smart building integration. My work mostly constitutes of implementations of systems engineering approaches to design of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) architectures of Virtual Power Plants and Smart Storage Systems.
I have been involved in a number of low-carbon regions projects (more details at - ). It would be my great pleasure and honour to be involved my institution in Smart Energy Region COST Action as it is very much aligned with my research activities.

  • Luković, S., "Adapting Multi-Agent Systems Approach for Integration of Prosumers in Smart Grids", Proceedings of the IEEE Eurocon 2013, July, 2013. Massive deployment of distributed energy resources, predominately renewable, is expected to be a general trend in the near future. Integration of such elements in distribution grid represents one of key challenges that Smart Grids will have to face with. In this work we aim at bridging industrial and academic views on future trends in this field. We list main issues to be tackled and we propose a conceptual system-level solution based on Multi-Agent Systems. We show basic functionalities and structure for supporting ICT architecture.
  • Luković, S., and I. Kaitović, "Systems Engineering for Assessment of Virtual Power System Implementations", Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, vol. 412: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 667-676, 2013. In this work we present an adoption of systems engineering methodology for design and assessment of a Virtual Power System (VPS). The VPS has been defined as an aggregation of distributed energy resources, consumers and storages which can operate autonomously, and is presented to the power system as a single unit in technical and commercial terms. The complexity of these critical systems is tackled by means of systems engineering. We have applied our approach in scope of a research project AlpEnergy.
  • Luković, S., S. Vukmirović, I. Kaitović, and A. Erdeljan, "Virtual Metering for Virtual PHEV Aggregation", Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON2012), Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, March 25-28, 2012. Technically sustainable solutions for integration of (PH)EVs in Smart Grid emerge as an important concern. We discuss the need for introduction of Virtual Aggregations supported by implementation of Virtual Meters in power system structures. We advocate our proposal with an evaluation of scenarios based on realistic data. The structure and functionalities of the Virtual Aggregator, as well as proposed enhancements on the Smart Grid side, are presented.
  • Kaitović, I., and S. Luković, "Adoption of Model-Driven methodology to aggregations design in Power Grid", INDIN '11: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1–6, July 26-29, 2011. Economical and environmental concerns push toward novel solutions for sustainable, renewable and intelligent energy power grid, the Smart Grid. Very often, this includes aggregation of renewable resources and intelligent loads such as electrical vehicles. Such complex system involve a number of various stakeholders coming from different areas of expertise. Even so, on-going projects do not apply unique formal language. In order to better correlate the projects, model-driven methodology and SysML are proposed for system design.
  • Vukmirović, S., S. Luković, A. Erdeljan, and F. Kulić, "A Smart Metering Architecture as a step towards Smart Grid realization",Proceedings of the IEEE EnergyCon 2010, Bahrain, December 18-22, 2010. Emerging concept of Smart Grids aims at increasing visibility and controllability of electricity grids boosting their operational efficiency, enabling novel enhanced services to customers and utilities at a same time. Successful realization of this concept will in great part depend on efficient management of tremendous amounts of data to be gathered and processed in very short time periods. In this work we propose a novel smart metering architecture to manage data collected from deployed smart meters logically encapsulated in form of virtual meters. The metering infrastructure is structured in the form of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The architecture of Meter Data Management (MDM) system as well and its integration in Control Center structure of power system is described in details. The testing and verification of proposed solution is performed on data from power distribution company Vattenfall, Sweden.
  • Luković, S., I. Kaitović, M. Mura, and U. Bondi, "Virtual Power Plant as a bridge between Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grid", Proceedings of 43th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'43), Hawaii, USA, January, 2010. The liberalization of energy markets, especially in correlation with the Smart Grid concept development, requires adjusted legislation, new business models, energy stock exchanges establishment and many other advanced instruments. Realization of these features necessitates novel concepts to support such changes in the power system while granting security and reliability of supply. Such evolution poses new challenges to ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to bridge the gap between increased complexity of deregulated market and on the other side expected rapid growth of number of players in power systems. Increasing presence of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) implementations constitutes a further source of complexity. Bearing in mind ongoing and possible scenarios we aim to determinate the place and role of the novel Virtual Power Plants (VPP) concept, related to the Smart Grid structure. At the same time we introduce an innovative modeling approach as an instrument to determine actors and highlight their actual roles and interactions from different point of view, trying to pave the way for development of a common understanding platform for variety of stakeholders. The effectiveness of the proposed modeling concept is shown through a number of UML models representing system level description of VPP at different levels of abstraction.