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


The purpose of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Grids, 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.


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:



  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Smart Grids Modeling
  • Smart Grid Specific Protocols
  • Scalable Infrastructures for Smart Grids
  • Standards for Smart Grids
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Smart Grid Security and Reliability
  • Smart Grids and Renewable Technologies
  • Sensors for Smart Grids
  • Real-time Systems
  • Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Smart Grids
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)


  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Energy-Efficient Transmission Technologies
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Virtualization for Reducing Power Consumption
  • Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
  • Performance Evaluation of Green Computing Systems
  • Energy Profiling and Measurement
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Embedded Sensor Networks
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)


  • Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
  • Qos and Green Computing
  • Green Software Engineering Methodologies and Tools
  • Virtualization Impact for Green Computing
  • Pervasive Computing for Energy Efficiency
  • Green Data Centers
  • Green Architectures for Grids, Clouds and Clusters
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Sustainable Wireless Communication
  • Energy Efficient Network Hardware
  • Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols
  • Teleworking and Remote Collaboration
  • Education on Green Computing and Communications
  • Case Studies on Green Computing and Communications


Nikos HatziargyriouNational Technical University, Greece
David M BoundyIntel Labs Europe, Ireland

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:

  • Regular Paper Submission
    A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

  • Position Paper Submission
    A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 357 3118
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland
João Peças LopesINESC TEC / Universidade do Porto, Portugal
João MartinsUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Jose A. Aguado, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Ilkay Altintas, University of California San Diego, United States
Cosimo Anglano, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Seddik Bacha, Grenoble Electrical Engineering laboratory, France
Anastasios Bakirtzis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Grzegorz Benysek, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Academia General Militar, Spain
Jean-Yves Le Boudec, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
José M. Alcaraz Calero, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Spain
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Olivier Camp, MODESTE/ESEO, France
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Rui Castro, Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Samarjit Chakraborty, Technische Universität München, Germany
Li-Pin Chang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yuan Chen, HP Labs, United States
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tien-Fu Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Ioana Ciuciu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Delia Ciullo, EURECOM, France
Edward Curry, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Evangelos Dialynas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Tharam S. Dillon, Debii, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Dominique Dudkowski, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
Lan-Rong Dung, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Aty Edris, Exponent, United States
Liqun Fu, The Chinese University of HongKong, Hong Kong
Hongliang Gao, Intel Coporation, United States
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Saurabh Garg, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Asif Gill, The University of Sydney, Australia
Sameh Gobriel, Intel Research, United States
Zonghua Gu, Zhejiang University, China
Josep Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark
Song Guo, University of Aizu, Japan
Thomas Hacker, Purdue University, United States
Armin Haller, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Muhammad Hasan, Texas A&M University, United States
Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Ligang He, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Lorenz Hilty, Empa, Switzerland
Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna, Austria
Chin Keong Ho, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
Efthymios Housos, University of Patras, Greece
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Nick Jenkins, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Zhenhua Jiang, GE Global Research, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs, Belgium
Mohammed G. Khatib, NEC Laboratories America, United States
Himanshu Khurana, Honeywell Corporation, United States
Hongseok Kim, Sogang University, Korea, Republic of
Ayse Kivilcim Coskun, Boston University, United States
Dzmitry Kliazovich, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
W. L. Kling, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
George Koutitas, International Hellenic University, Greece
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Laurent Lefèvre, INRIA, University of Lyon, France
Marco Levorato, University of California, Irvine, United States
Jiayin Li, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, United States
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Guangdeng Liao, University of California Riverside, United States
Marco Liserre, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Shaobo Liu, Marvell Semiconductor, INC, United States
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Seng Loke, La Trobe University, Australia
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Ying Lu, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University, United States
Thomas Ludwig, University of Hamburg, Germany
Rabi Mahapatra, Texas A&M University, United States
Ian Marshall, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Paolo Mattavelli, CPES – Virginia Tech, United States
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
José Merseguer, Centro Politécnico Superior, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Hiroyuki Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Surya Nepal, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Toan Nguyen, INRIA, France
Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Hamed Okhravi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Mario Pickavet, Ghent University – IBBT, Belgium
Jean-Marc Pierson, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, France
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Sabri Pllana, Universität Wien, Austria
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Judy Qiu, Indiana University, United States
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
Michele Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
Rubén Cuevas Rumín, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Lalitha Sankar, Princeton University, United States
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Sandra Sendra, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Jose Soler, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Adrian Stoica, NASA-JPL, United States
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Dan Keun Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Wei Tan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pravin Varaiya, University of California at Berkeley, United States
Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Nikolai Voropai, Energy Systems Institute, SB RAS, Russian Federation
Cho-Li Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Haifeng Wang, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Chen Wang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Indra Widjaja, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, United States
Yinlong Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Xinghuo Yu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Techology, Australia
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Wei Zhang, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Yunquan Zhang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yongxin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, Koya University, Malaysia
Moshe Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong