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


The purpose of the 2nd 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.


Avaliable soon.


Ivona BrandićTU Wien Favoritenstr. 9-11, Vienna UT, Austria
Andreas PfeifferAm Backes 16, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bettina SchäferRWTH Aachen University, Germany


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.


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 ( 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 .


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Karl-Heinz KrempelsComputer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Brian Donnellaninnovation value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland
João MartinsUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Jose A. Aguado, Electrical engineering , Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Javier M. Aguiar, ETSIT, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo de Belén 15, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Kamal Al-Haddad, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Nour Ali, CEM, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Seddik Bacha, , France
Luca Benini, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Siegfried Benkner, Scientific Computing, University of Vienna, Austria
Grzegorz Benysek, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Simona Bernardi, Department of Computer Science and System Engineering, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Riccardo Bettati, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States
Peter Bosman, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Jean-Yves L. Boudec, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Anthony L. Brooks, Medialogy - Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Yu Cai, School of Technology, Michigan Technological University, United States
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Olivier Camp, Computer Science, Graduate School of Electronics of the West, France
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Davide Careglio, Computer Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Tien-Fu Chen, Dept. of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jinjun Chen, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ken Christensen, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, United States
Yeh-Ching Chung, Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Bruno Ciciani, Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Delia Ciullo, Independent Researcher, France
Ayse K. Coskun, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, United States
Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Aty Edris, , United States
Tomaso Erseghe, Department of Information Enginnering, University of Padova, Italy
Serge Fdida, Independent Researcher, France
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Computer Science, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Saurabh Garg, IBM Research Australia, Australia
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Kayhan Z. Ghafoor, Software Eng., Koya University, Malaysia
Hamid Gharavi, Advanced Network Technologies Division , National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Zonghua Gu, s, Zhejiang University, China
Josep Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark
Thomas Hacker, Purdue University, United States
Armin Haller, Information Engineering Lab,, Australia
Muhammad Hasan, ETID, Texas A&M University, United States
Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University, Greece
Lorenz Hilty, , Switzerland
Helmut Hlavacs, Entertainment Computing, University of Vienna, Austria
Weisheng Hu, Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Karin A. Hummel, , Switzerland
Filip Idzikowski, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Marija Ilic, Independent Researcher, United States
Pertti Järventausta, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Zhenhua Jiang, Independent Researcher, United States
Yasin Kabalci, Elektronik ve Otomasyon Bolumu Nigde - TURKEY, Nigde Universitesi, Turkey
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Fahim Kawsar, Independent Researcher, Belgium
Mohammed G. Khatib, NEC Laboratories America, United States
Hongseok Kim, Electronic Engineering, Sogang University, Korea, Republic of
Dzmitry Kliazovich, , Luxembourg
W. L. Kling, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
George Koutitas, School of Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, Greece
Mani Krishna, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Grigoriou Lampraki 126, University of Piraeus, Greece
Craig Lee, Independent Researcher, United States
Laurent Lefèvre, Independent Researcher, France
Marco Levorato, School of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, United States
Jiayin Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Marco Liserre, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marco Listanti, DIET, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Shaobo Liu, Independent Researcher, United States
David Lizcano, Departamento de Ingeniería en Informática,, Spain
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Department of Communications, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Priya Mahadevan, Independent Researcher, United States
Prabhat K. Mahanti, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Jukka Manner, Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland
Ian Marshall, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Paolo Mattavelli, ECE Department, CPES – Virginia Tech, United States
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Shirley Moore, , United States
Daniel Mosse, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Toan Nguyen, Projet OPALE,, France
Bruce Nordman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Hamed Okhravi, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Schütze Oliver, Dep. de Computacion, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Sri Parameswaran, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mario Pickavet, Department of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University – IBBT, Belgium
Jean-Marc Pierson, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, France
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Kameshwar Poolla, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, United States
Radu Prodan, Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Meikang Qiu, University of Kentucky, United States
Gang Quan, ECE, Florida International University, United States
Gianluca Rizzo, University of Applied Sciences HES-SO, Switzerland
Ivan Rodero, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, United States
Eva González Romera, Electrical, Electronics and Control Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain
Enrique Romero-Cadaval, Dpt.Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain
Rubén Cuevas Rumín, Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Konstantinos Samdanis, , Germany
Satoshi Sekiguchi, Independent Researcher, Japan
Sandra Sendra, Escola Politécnica Sup. de Gandia, Departamento de comunicaciones, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Bo Sheng, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Pierluigi Siano, Department of Industrial Engeneering, University of Salerno, Italy
Jose Soler, Networks Technology & Service Platforms, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Adrian Stoica, Advanced Robotic Controls,, United States
Norvald Stol, Department of telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electric Department , Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Weiqiang Sun, EE, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dan K. Sung, Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Makoto Suzuki, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Afshin Tafazzoli, Global Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, Computer Science and Communications Research Unit,, Luxembourg
Emilia Tantar, , Luxembourg
Paolo Tenti, Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Sabu M. Thampi, School of Computer Science/IT, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala, India
Jorge Vasconcelos, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Dmitri Vinnikov, Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Nikolai Voropai, Energy Systems Institute, SB RAS, Russian Federation
Chen Wang, Independent Researcher, Australia
Haifeng Wang, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Hung-Yu Wei, Independent Researcher, Taiwan, Republic of China
Carlos B. Westphall, Informatics and Statistics, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Jin Xiao, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, Republic of
Yinlong Xu, Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Chan Yeob Yeun, Independent Researcher, United Arab Emirates
Xinghuo Yu, Independent Researcher, Australia
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Yunquan Zhang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wei Zhang, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Rongliang Zhou, Sustainable Ecosystem Research Group, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Albert Zomaya, School of IT, University of Sydney, Australia
Moshe Zukerman, Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Moshe Zukerman, EE Dept., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong