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


AREA 1: SMART CITIES


  • Smart City Business Models
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • eMobility
  • eWork and eBusiness Applications
  • Supporting the Ageing Population
  • 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
  • Cloud Computing and Service Models for Smart City Solutions
  • Smart Sensor-Based Networks and Applications
  • Analytics for Smart Cities
  • 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

AREA 2: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Smart Grid Security and Reliability
  • 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
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • 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
  • Energy Storage

AREA 3: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS 


  • Wireless Systems and Neworks
  • Security and Privacy
  • Wearable Computing
  • Green Data Centers
  • Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
  • Ecological Monitoring, Analytics and Visualization
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Qos and Green Computing
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Embedded Sensor Networks
  • Pervasive Embedded Systems
  • 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
  • Low Power Communication Technologies
  • Green Software Engineering Methodologies and Tools
  • Virtualization Impact for Green Computing
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Álvaro OliveiraUFRN – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Paolo TraversoCenter for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy
Rudolf GiffingerInstitute of Spatial Planning, TU Wien, Austria
Andrés MonzónUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Alberto BroggiVisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy

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 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that  revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book.
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.
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 Sustainable Cities and Society Journal .
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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 20 - 22 May, 2015

Paper Submission: January 6, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 11, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 25, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 12, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 12, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 25, 2015 (expired)

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: January 8, 2015 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 13, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 26, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 8, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 21, 2015 (expired)

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)

Demos
Demo Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)

Panels
Panel Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)

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

VENUE

Our conference will take place at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, this 4 star Venue was considered Portugal’s leading conference hotel.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

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

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Jorge Barbosa, FEUP, Portugal
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Olivier Camp, MODESTE/ESEO, France
Davide Careglio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Yeh-Ching Chung, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Calin Ciufudean, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys AB, Sweden
Vincent Freeh, North Carolina State University, United States
Rong Ge, Marquette University, United States
Hamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
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
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Yingtao Jiang, University of Nevada las Vegas, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Mohammed Khatib, NEC Laboratories America, United States
Seong-Cheol Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
W. Kling, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Shaobo Liu, Marvell Semiconductor, INC, United States
Thomas Ludwig, University of Hamburg, Germany
Jukka Manner, Aalto University, Finland
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Toan Nguyen, INRIA, France
Andreas Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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
Milan Prodanovic, Instituto Imdea Energía, Spain
Gang Quan, Florida International University, United States
Eva González Romera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Enrique Romero-Cadaval, University of Extremadura, Spain
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Norvald Stol, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Dan Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Afshin Tafazzoli, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Jorge Vasconcelos, NEWES, New Energy Solutions, Portugal
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Alex Weddell, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Yinlong Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Yayun Zhou, Siemens AG, Germany
Rongliang Zhou, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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