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

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The purpose of the 2nd 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.

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


AREA 1: SMART GRIDS


  • Real-time Systems
  • 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
  • Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Smart Grids
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)

AREA 2: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • 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)

AREA 3: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS


  • Green Data Centers
  • 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 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

AREA 4: SMART CITIES


  • User-Centred and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • Assessing Value and Impact of Smart Cities
  • Cloud Computing and Service Models for Smart City Solutions
  • e-Work and e-Business Applications
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Mechanisms to Measure Quality of Life in Smart Cities
  • Security and Privacy Implications
  • Service Delivery and Logistics Planning for Smart Cities
  • Standardisation and Open Interfaces of Smart City Systems, Platforms and Applications
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • Smart Sensor-Based Networks and Applications
  • IS Architecture Designs and Platforms for Smart Cities
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Ivona BrandićVienna UT, Austria
Andreas PfeifferRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bettina SchäferRWTH Aachen University, Germany


PAPER SUBMISSION

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. 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".

Camera-ready:
After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

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 on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

SMARTGREENS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland
João MartinsUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jose A. Aguado, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Kamal Al-Haddad, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Nour Ali, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Seddik Bacha, Grenoble Electrical Engineering laboratory, France
Luca Benini, University of Bologna, Italy
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Grzegorz Benysek, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Academia General Militar, Spain
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Peter Bosman, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
Jean-Yves Le Boudec, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Anthony Lewis Brooks, Aalborg University, Denmark
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Olivier Camp, MODESTE/ESEO, France
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Davide Careglio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Tien-Fu Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, United States
Yeh-Ching Chung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Delia Ciullo, EURECOM, France
Edward Curry, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Aty Edris, Exponent, United States
Tomaso Erseghe, University of Padova, Italy
Serge Fdida, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Saurabh Garg, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Hamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Zonghua Gu, Zhejiang University, China
Josep Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark
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
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Lorenz Hilty, Empa, Switzerland
Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna, Austria
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Marija Ilic, CMU, United States
Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Zhenhua Jiang, GE Global Research, United States
Yasin KABALCI, Nigde Universitesi, Turkey
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs, Belgium
Mohammed G. Khatib, NEC Laboratories America, 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
Marco Liserre, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Shaobo Liu, Marvell Semiconductor, INC, United States
David Lizcano, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, UDIMA, Spain
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Priya Mahadevan, Palo Alto Research Center, United States
Prabhat K. Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jukka Manner, Aalto University, Finland
Ian Marshall, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Paolo Mattavelli, CPES – Virginia Tech, United States
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Shirley Moore, University of Tennessee, United States
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, United States
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
Sri Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
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
Kameshwar Poolla, University of California at Berkeley, United States
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Meikang Qiu, University of Kentucky, 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
Rubén Cuevas Rumín, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST, Japan
Sandra Sendra, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Jose Soler, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Adrian Stoica, NASA-JPL, United States
Norvald Stol, NTNU, Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Weiqiang Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dan Keun Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Makoto Suzuki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Afshin Tafazzoli, , Spain
Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala, India
Jorge Vasconcelos, NEWES, New Energy Solutions, Portugal
Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Nikolai Voropai, Energy Systems Institute, SB RAS, Russian Federation
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
Jin Xiao, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, Republic of
Yinlong Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Chan Yeob Yeun, KUSTAR, United Arab Emirates
Xinghuo Yu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Techology, Australia
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Yunquan Zhang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wei Zhang, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Rongliang Zhou, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, Koya University, Malaysia
Moshe Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Moshe Zukerman, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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