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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 7th 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. ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
2. SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS
3. SMART CITIES AND SMART BUILDINGS
4. DEMOS AND USE-CASES


AREA 1: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • 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
  • 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

AREA 2: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS


  • Wireless Systems and 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
  • Security and Privacy
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
  • 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

AREA 3: SMART CITIES AND SMART BUILDINGS


  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • e-Health 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
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Smart Buildings
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • e-Mobility 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

AREA 4: DEMOS AND USE-CASES


  • Technologies Demos used in Smart Cities
  • Case Studies
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Visualization Tools
  • Optimization approaches
  • E-Vehicles demos
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Educational Systems and demos
  • Experiments
  • Software Tools

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SMARTGREENS 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

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 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending) .
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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 16 - 18 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 16, 2017
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2018

Paper Submission: November 22, 2017
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018

Open Communications
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

SECRETARIAT

SMARTGREENS Secretariat
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/

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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