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


The purpose of the 5th 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.


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:



  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • eMobility 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
  • eHealth 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


  • 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


  • 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


Paolo TentiUniversity of Padova, Italy
Giovanni GiulianiHP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy
Barbara PerniciPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Venkatesh PrasadFord Motor Company, United States


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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 23 - 25 April, 2016

Paper Submission: December 7, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 28, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 12, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 11, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 19, 2016 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 6, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 16, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 24, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 8, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 22, 2016 (expired)

Special Session MoMa-GreenSys
Paper Submission: January 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 11, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 18, 2016 (expired)

Special Session TEEC
Paper Submission: February 10, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 29, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 7, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Open Communications
Paper Submission: February 16, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 24, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 4, 2016 (expired)


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland


Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Carlos Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Jorge Barbosa, FEUP, Portugal
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Davide Careglio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Calin Ciufudean, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Antonio Fernández Anta, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Muhammad Hasan, Texas A&M University, United States
Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Lorenz Hilty, Empa, Switzerland
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Guoqiang Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Muhammad Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Shaobo Liu, Marvell Semiconductor, INC, United States
Rabi Mahapatra, Texas A&M University, United States
Sumita Mishra, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
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 Qu, University of Maryland, United States
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
Mark Sumner, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dan Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
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
Rüdiger Zarnekow, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States