On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to attend the 2016 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2016), which is jointly organized by Tsinghua University and Chongqing University in China. The PMAPS 2016 will be held in Beijing, October 16-20, 2016.
The theme of the PMAPS 2016 is “Shaping the Future of Probabilistic Applications”. 184 papers from 29 countries will be presented at the conference including 98 student papers. 131 reviewers participated in the paper review process. The experts in the PMAPS fields across the world will attend the conference. The plenary session, 4 panel and invited paper sessions and 41 regular paper sessions will provide a platform for the attendees to demonstrate their achievements and exchange their ideas. We will also organize a whole day’s tutorial on October 16, 2016, which will benefit those who want to acquire basic and advanced knowledge in power system reliability. We are pleased to see that a considerable number of students from different countries have expressed their significant interests in the PMAPS fields. To acknowledge and encourage the excellence of students in the areas of probabilistic methods applied to power systems, the “Best Student Paper Awards” are established at the 2016 PMAPS conference. The official title of the awards will be announced at the awarding ceremony.
Your attendance will not only help you acquire useful information, meet old friends and establish new networks, but also greatly enhance the success of the conference. A technical tour to a big micro-grid project site and a Great Wall tour will give you long time lasting memories.
We want to express our sincere thankfulness to the authors, paper reviewers, session chairs, organizing committee members and all volunteers for their contributions. Special thanks go to the board directors of the PMAPS International Society for their guidance.
We believe that the PMAPS 2016 will be your unforgettable and pleasant experience.
Wenyuan Li and Lin Cheng
Co-chairs of the 2016 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems
July 8, 2016