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Call for Papers

SMARTGREENS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.

Green Computing is nowadays one of the major challenges for most IT organizations that involve medium and large scale distributed infrastructures like Grids, Clouds and Clusters. The conference will focus on solutions for all aspects of green computing such as energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction and cooling management. The tradeoffs between energy efficiency and performance have become key challenges that must be addressed in both, distributed and traditional performance-oriented infrastructures. Particularly relevant is the so-called Smart Grid technology, seeking to optimize distributed electricity generation, especially from renewable sources, and to promote the use of smart devices (including smart home and new vehicular energy approaches) that require further research on distributed communications, energy storage and integrations of various sources of energy.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SMARTGREENS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the SMARTGREENS conference website.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
2. SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
3. SMART CITIES


AREA 1: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Virtualization for Reducing Power Consumption
  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications
  • Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
  • Energy Profiling and Measurement
  • Harvesting Energy
  • Energy-Aware Process Optimisation
  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Microgeneration
  • Smart Energy Storage

AREA 2: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS


  • Wireless Systems and Networks
  • Security and Privacy
  • Wearable Computing
  • Green Data Centers
  • Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Qos and Green Computing
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Embedded Sensor Networks
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)
  • Educational Ecosystems
  • Green Computing and Education
  • Case Studies on Green Computing and Communications
  • Interoperability
  • Energy Efficient Network Hardware
  • Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols
  • Internet of Things
  • Green Software Engineering Methodologies and Tools
  • Virtualization Impact for Green Computing
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms

AREA 3: SMART CITIES


  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • e-Mobility and Smart Transport
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization
  • User-Centred and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • e-Health systems
  • Smart Sensor-Based Networks and Applications
  • Big Data and Urban Data Analytics
  • IS Architecture Designs and Platforms for Smart Cities
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Frameworks and models for Smart City Initiatives
  • Safety, Security, and Privacy for Smart Cities

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jeff MccannDELL, Ireland
Gerard SmitUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
João BarrosVeniam, Portugal

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).

A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Journal of Smart Cities

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A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of  Springer's Computing Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 22 - 24 April, 2017

Paper Submission: December 15, 2016 (extended)
Authors Notification:
February 14, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 23, 2017

Paper Submission: January 24, 2017
Authors Notification:
February 27, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2017

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017

Workshop TEEC
Paper Submission: January 17, 2017
Authors Notification: February 2, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: February 16, 2017

Workshop GreenLife
Paper Submission: January 19, 2017
Authors Notification: February 6, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: February 20, 2017

Workshop WICSPIT
Paper Submission: January 17, 2017
Authors Notification: February 2, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: February 16, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 21, 2017
Authors Notification: March 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 17, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: February 2, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017

Demos
Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017

Panels
Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: February 21, 2017
Authors Notification: March 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 17, 2017

SECRETARIAT

SMARTGREENS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org

VENUE

Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Eugene A. Feinberg, Stony Brook University - New York, United States
Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Zeeshan Ahmed, The Jackson Laboratory, United States
Nour Ali, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Jordi Arjona Aroca, Bell Labs, Nokia Ireland, Ireland
Mikael Asplund, Linköping University, Sweden
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Davide Careglio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ana Carolina Riekstin, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Mohamed Cheriet, Ecole de technologie supérieure , University of Quebec, Canada
Bong Jun Choi, The State University of New York Korea, Korea, Republic of
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, United States
Calin Ciufudean, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Thomas Dandres, CIRAIG, Canada
Margot Deruyck, Ghent University - iMinds - WAVES, Belgium
Yong Ding, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Venizelos Efthymiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Wilfried Elmenreich, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Tullio Facchinetti, University of Pavia, Italy
Manuel Gameiro da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
BELA GENGE, University of Targu Mures, Romania
Hamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Christopher Gniady, University of Arizona, United States
Oriol Gomis, CITCEA-UPC, ETS d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona, Spain
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Piyush Harsh, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Muhammad Hasan, Texas A&M University, United States
Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Ligang He, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Carlos Henggeler Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Lorenz Hilty, Empa, Switzerland
Hartmut Hinz, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Guoqiang Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ahmed Ihlal, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Iskandar Ishak, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Imad Jawhar, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Randy Katz, University of California Berkeley, United States
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Victor Kurbatsky, Energy Systems Institute, Russian Federation
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Christopher H. T. Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Sandro Leuchter, Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Faa-Jeng Lin, National Central University, Taiwan
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Marco Lützenberger, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Rabi Mahapatra, Texas A&M University, United States
Javad Majrouhi Sardroud, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Daisuke Mashima, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Sumita Mishra, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Nicolas Montavont, Telecom Bretagne, France
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, United States
HASSINE MOUNGLA, University of Paris Descartes, France
Elsa NEGRE, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Anna Nikina, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Cathryn Peoples, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - IPS, Portugal
Philip Pong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Evangelos Pournaras, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Manuel Prieto-Matias, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, United States
Gang Quan, Florida International University, United States
Gianluca Rizzo, University of Applied Sciences HES-SO, Switzerland
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, United States
Eva González Romera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Enrique Romero-Cadaval, University of Extremadura, Spain
Dimitri Schuurman, imec - MICT - Ghent University, Belgium
Sidi-Mohammed Senouci, University of Bourgogne, France
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Norvald Stol, NTNU, Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Mark Sumner, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dan Keun Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Afshin Tafazzoli, , Spain
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala, India
Ramona Trestian, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Suleyman Uludag, The University of Michigan - Flint, United States
Athina Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece
Silvano Vergura, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Ping Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Frank Wang, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Yinlong Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Chan Yeob Yeun, KUSTAR
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Yayun Zhou, Siemens AG, Germany
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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