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


The purpose of the 3rd 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:



  • Real-Time Systems
  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Smart Grids Modeling
  • Smart Grid Specific Protocols
  • Scalable Infrastructures 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 Homes (Domotics)
  • Interoperability and Strategies to Meet Communications Demands
  • Real Time Analytics and Self-Healing Grid Capability


  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Virtualization for Reducing Power Consumption
  • Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
  • Energy Profiling and Measurement
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Embedded Sensor Networks
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Driving Innovation in Energy Storage
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications


  • 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
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Energy Efficient Network Hardware
  • Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols
  • Case Studies on Green Computing and Communications
  • Educational Ecosystems
  • Ecological Monitoring, Analytics and Visualization
  • Low Power Wireless Communication Technologies


  • 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
  • Cloud Computing and Service Models for Smart City Solutions
  • eWork and eBusiness Applications
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • 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
  • Integrating Renewable Energy Sources into the Smart Cities Grid
  • Harvesting Energy with Customer Participation
  • Microgeneration
  • Frameworks and Models for Smart City Initiatives


Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Javier Vázquez-SalcedaKnowledge Engineering & Machine Learning Group, UPC, Spain
Arjan WargersE-laad, Netherlands


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.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital 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), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


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


Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland
Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany


Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland


Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Nour Ali, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Cosimo Anglano, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Peter Bosman, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
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
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, United States
Yeh-Ching Chung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Delia Ciullo, EURECOM, France
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Edward Curry, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Vincent Freeh, North Carolina State University, United States
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Saurabh Garg, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Rong Ge, Marquette University, United States
Hamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Oriol Gomis, CITCEA-UPC, ETS d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona, Spain
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
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Randy Katz, University of California Berkeley, United States
W. 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
Marco Levorato, University of California, Irvine, United States
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Shaobo Liu, Marvell Semiconductor, INC, United States
Jukka Manner, Aalto University, Finland
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Liam Moore, Tydnall National Institute, Ireland
Toan Nguyen, INRIA, France
Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Carlo Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, United States
Gang Quan, Florida International University, United States
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
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Mariya Sodenkamp, University of Bamberg, Germany
Norvald Stol, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Weiqiang Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dan Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Afshin Tafazzoli, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Sabu Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala, India
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Chi-Ying Tsui, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Rongliang Zhou, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Yayun Zhou, Siemens AG, Germany
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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