Cross-disciplinary subjects on smart grids that relate to energy generation, transmission, distribution, and delivery as well as theories, technologies, design, policies, and implementation of smart grids. Smart sensing, communication, and control in energy systems; advanced metering infrastructure; energy management in buildings and home automation; smart grid applications to plug-in vehicles and low-carbon transportation alternatives; cyber and physical security systems; microgrids and distributed energy resources; demand response and real time pricing and intelligent and outage management systems.