IEEE International Conference on Smart Grids, Power and Advanced Control Engineering (ICSPACE2017) was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Global Academy of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India in association with IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES), Bangalore Chapter & IEEE Bangalore Section, as the Technical Sponsor during 17 – 19 August 2017. This conference was designed to deliberate on technological advances in Smart grids, Power and Control Engineering. These three areas have major applications in Electrical Engineering. Participation from both industry and academia made the conference a vibrant and successful event. The participants were academicians, researchers, renowned engineers and scientists.

As a part of the conference a pre – conference tutorial was organized on 17th August 2017 for formal learning and it has created a platform to interact and exchange ideas. The pre-conference tutorials were, “Power Grid Technologies for an energy system with electricity generation from renewable energy sources and new solutions for energy storage and integration of electrical vehicles” by Dr. Lina Bertlng Tjernberg, Professor, KTH Royal Institute, Sweden and “Power swing phenomenon and Out of step protection design considerations” by Dr. Nagaraja R, MD, PRDC, Bengaluru. The conference was a blend of keynote address, plenary sessions, panel discussions and paper presentations and has attracted good number of research papers from across the globe presented.