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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 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. SMART AND DIGITAL SERVICES
3. SMART CITIES
4. SMART INFRASTRUCTURES AND SMART BUILDINGS
5. SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS


AREA 1: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Power Consumption
  • Energy-Aware Process Optimisation
  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Smart Energy Storage
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Power System Modeling and Simulation
  • Power Grids

AREA 2: SMART AND DIGITAL SERVICES


  • Data Economies for Smart Cities
  • Digital Service Innovation for Cities
  • Digital Service Platforms for Rural Areas
  • Digital Social Networks for Citizen engagement
  • Smart, local manufacturing systems
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Research and Innovation in Creative Industries
  • Service Architectures
  • Simulation of Business Models
  • Socio-Technical Integration and Stakeholder Involvement

AREA 3: SMART CITIES


  • Big Data and Urban Data Analytics
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Frameworks and Models for Smart City Initiatives
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Safety, Security, and Trustworthiness for Smart Cities
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)
  • User-Centred and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities

AREA 4: SMART INFRASTRUCTURES AND SMART BUILDINGS


  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart Infrastructures
  • Data Governance and Ownership
  • Open Innovation and Standards
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Integration Approaches and Interoperability Standards
  • AI-driven approaches for smart buildings
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Infrastructures
  • Smart Sensor Networks and Applications
  • Sustainable (e.g. bio-degradable) Hardware
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization

AREA 5: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS


  • Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
  • Green Computing and Green Communication Networks
  • Energy Efficient Hardware and Communication Protocols
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
  • Green Software Engineering Methodologies and Tools
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Internet of Things for Sustainability
  • Energy-efficient Wireless Systems and Networks

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SMARTGREENS 2022 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 27 - 29 April, 2022

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
February 3, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 17, 2022

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2022

SECRETARIAT

SMARTGREENS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: https://smartgreens.scitevents.org

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Matthias JarkeRWTH Aachen, Germany

PROGRAM CHAIR

Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Carlos Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, United States
Chia-chi Chu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Wanyang Dai, Nanjing University, China
Cléver Ricardo de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Venizelos Efthymiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Adrian Florea, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Romania
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Meiji University, Japan
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Kerry Hinton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Annapaola Marconi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, Italy
Hazlie Mokhlis, University Malaya, Malaysia
Thanasis Papaioannou, AUEB Research Center, Greece
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Philip Pong, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Ana Carolina Riekstin, Kaloom, Canada
Eva González Romera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Yogesh C. Sharma, Indian Institute Of Technology, Bhu, India
Gerard Smit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Nirmal Srivastava, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, India, India
Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Afshin Tafazzoli, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Alexandr Vasenev, ESI (TNO), Netherlands
Silvano Vergura, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Zhifang Wang, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany

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