5th International Scientific and Technical Conference

01/06/2015 - 05/06/2015
Sochi - RU

Organisation : Russian National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (RNC CIGRE), JSC System Operator of the United Power System (SO-UPS) and JSC Russian Relay Engineering Research Institute (VNIIR)

Actual Trends in Development of Power System Relay Protection and Automation

About the Conference

RZA-2015_First Announcement_eng (pdf, 5MB)

5th International scientific and technical conference ‘Actual trends in development of Power System Relay Protection and Automation’ will take place on 1–5 June 2015, in Sochi (Russia).

The conference is aimed at discussing the current state and development perspectives of the Power System Protection, Automation and Emergency Control (RPA) systems. It should identify principal trends and methods of improving performance and increasing reliability of RPA on the basis of state-of-the-industry achievements and experience accumulated by international leading experts and Russian professionals in this area, as well as represented in the activities of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) Study Committee B5 ‘Relay Protection and Automation’ and RNC CIGRE B5 Sub-Committee.

The organizers of the conference are Russian National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (RNC CIGRE), JSC System Operator of the United Power System (SO-UPS) and JSC Russian Relay Engineering Research Institute (VNIIR).

The conference is supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and CIGRE Study Committee B5 ‘Relay Protection and Automation’.

The conference is biennial, and it has become traditional. In 2007 it was hold in Cheboksary, in 2009 in Moscow, in 2011 in Saint-Petersburg, in 2013 in Yekaterinburg.


The organizers welcome various energy sector professionals to participate in the Conference:

  • Professionals from the power industry companies and organizations that run RPA technical complexes,
  • Professionals from the leading research and development centers, engineering institutions and manufactures of RPA equipment,
  • Representatives of the specialized departments of the universities and higher education institutions.


Key topics of the Conference
  • Relay protection and automation for the next generation of electric power systems
  • Specific features of RPA for networks with distributed generation
  • The IEC 61850 Standard implementation practices
  • New generation of Smart Substations
  • Remote access and RPA cyber security issues
  • Ways of improving technical characteristics and reliability of RPA systems
  • Current trends in emergency and performance control systems development
  • WAMPAC application practices and development issues
  • Issues related to the implementation, operation and maintenance of the RPA systems based on the modern IEDs platforms


Organizing Committee


N. Shulginov (JSC SO UPS, Russia)


A. Dyakov (RNC CIGRE, Russia)

G. Nudelman (JSC VNIIR, Russia)

E. Kruchina (JSC SO UPS, Russia)


Program Committee

Chairman:_. Zhukov (JSC SO UPS Russia)

Secretary:J. Zakonjšek (CIGRE SC B5/Relarte Ltd., Slovenia)


A. Apostolov (PAC World, USA)

P. Lee (Myongji University, Korea)

V. Terzija (University of Manchester, UK)

R. Loken (CIGRE SC B5/ Norway)

I. Patriota de Siqueira (CIGRE SC B5/ Brazil)

J. M. Ordacgi Filho (ONS, Brazil)

P. Crossley (University of Manchester, UK)

G. Nudelman (JSC VNIIR, Russia)

А. Podshivalin (LLC RC Bresler, Russia)

N. Doni (LLC EKRA, Russia)

V. Vorobjev (JSC SO UPS, Russia)

E. Satsuk (JSC SO UPS, Russia)

А. Lisicyn (JSC NIIPT, Russia)

А. Voloshin (NRI MEI, Russia)

А. Nebera (LLC RTSoft, Russia)


Speeches and Abstracts

Submitted abstracts should be of 400 words maximum and should in addition contain the following information about the author:

  • organization,
  • position,
  • email and post addresses,
  • phone numbers.

The abstract sample is available at conference website

The papers will be selected and included in the conference program upon the review of the abstracts.

The authors will be duly notified about their paper acceptance.


Dates and Deadlines

November, 1 2014

Deadline for abstracts submission

December, 1 2014

Authors’ notification about abstracts acceptance

February, 15 2015

Deadline for full papers submission

March, 15 2015

Authors’ notification about full papers acceptance and if required papers revision

April, 15 2015

Final paper submission

May, 15 2015

Deadline for the participants’ Registration


Registration fees

If paid before April, 1 2015– 400 euros

If paid from April, 1 2015 to May, 15 2015– 500 euros


Language of the Conference

Conference official languages:Russian and English.



Conference host city

Sochi is the biggest resort in Russia. It stretches 145 km across Black Sea coastline and is ranked second in the world and first in Europe. Subtropical Sochi is located in the bottom of the Caucasian ridges that rise up to 3000 meters.

In Sochi it is possible to combine vacation on the beach with mountain skiing: in the high mountain village Krasnaya Polyana snow can be found till July. Spas in Matsesta, Agura and Hosta river valleys make Sochi famous as the balneal resort.

Sochi Black Sea region is remarkable for the landscape diversity. The major part of the city area is occupied by Caucasian biosphere reserve and Sochi National Park. One of the main landmarks is the spectacular botanic garden ‘Dendrarium’, with about 1500 species of plants gathered from the different parts of planet. Relic plants in yew and boxwood bosquet located on the slopes of Akhun mountain are more than 2000 years old.

Sochi is also well-known for its historical objects and churches that date back to the VII–XIII centuries.

In 2014 Sochi hosted XXII Winter Olympics for which a number of sport, infrastructure and electric power facilities have been constructed.


Conference Secretariat

7–3 Kitaigorodskiy proezd, Moscow 109074 Russia

Contact person: Elizaveta Fedotova

Phone: +7(499) 788–19–38

Cell: +7(926) 296–27–38


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