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


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.


Avaliable soon.


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


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 ( 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 .


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)

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)

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2015 (expired)


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


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


Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland
Karl-Heinz KrempelsComputer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Cornel KleinCT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany
Brian Donnellaninnovation value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Javier M. Aguiar, ETSIT, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo de Belén 15, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Jorge Barbosa, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Siegfried Benkner, Scientific Computing, University of Vienna, Austria
Dumitru Burdescu, Software Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Blanca Caminero, Computing Systems, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Olivier Camp, Computer Science, Graduate School of Electronics of the West, France
Davide Careglio, Computer Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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
Calin H. Ciufudean, Computers, Automatics and Electronics, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Econoving international Chair on Eco-innovations, 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, Computer Science, North Carolina State University, United States
Rong Ge, Marquette University, United States
Hamid Gharavi, Advanced Network Technologies Division , National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
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
Ligang He, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Seongsoo Hong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Filip Idzikowski, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Pertti Järventausta, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Yingtao Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nevada las Vegas, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Mohammed G. Khatib, NEC Laboratories America, United States
Seong-Cheol Kim, Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
W. L. Kling, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Mani Krishna, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Craig Lee, Independent Researcher, United States
Marco Listanti, DIET, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Shaobo Liu, Independent Researcher, United States
Thomas Ludwig, Scientific Computing, University of Hamburg, Germany
Jukka Manner, Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland
Ningfang Mi, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Toan Nguyen, Projet OPALE,, France
Andreas Pfeiffer, Am Backes 16, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Pierluigi Plebani, Dip. Elettronica Ed Informazione, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Radu Prodan, Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Milan Prodanovic, Independent Researcher, Spain
Gang Quan, ECE, Florida International 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
Bo Sheng, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Norvald Stol, Department of telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electric Department , Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Dan K. Sung, Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Afshin Tafazzoli, Global Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Paolo Tenti, Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
Jorge Vasconcelos, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Alex S. Weddell, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Igor Wojnicki, EAIiIB, KIS, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Yinlong Xu, Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Qi Yu, Independent Researcher, United States
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Yayun Zhou, CT RTC AUC MST-DE, Siemens AG, Germany
Rongliang Zhou, Sustainable Ecosystem Research Group, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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