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The purpose of the 9th 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
  • Safety, Security, and Privacy for Smart Cities
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Smart City Service Catalogues
  • User-Centred and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • 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


  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • eMobility and Smart Transport
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Smart Sensor Networks
  • Integration Approaches and Interoperability Standards
  • Data Governance Approaches and Standards
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart Infrastructures
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Infrastructures
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services


  • Mobility Services
  • Socio-Technical Integration and Stakeholder Involvement
  • Research and Innovation in Creative Industries
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Service Architectures
  • Digital Social Networks
  • Digital Service Innovation
  • Digital Transformation for Public Sectors
  • Data Services
  • Service Adoption and Technology Transfer
  • Service Design
  • Digitalized Manufacturing Systems
  • Living-Labs & Open-Innovation
  • Design-Enabled Innovation in Cities
  • Simulation of Business Models and Architectures


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Power Consumption
  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications
  • 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


  • Wireless Systems and Networks
  • 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
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)
  • 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
  • Security and Privacy


Lukas KrammerSiemens, Austria
Tolga BektasUniversity of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom
Matthias JarkeRWTH Aachen, Germany


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 24, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 13, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 7, 2020 (expired)


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Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Cornel KleinCT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


Hamdy A. Ziedan, Assiut University, Egypt
Mohamed Abbas, Unit of Solar Equipments Development UDES/CDER, Algeria
Javier M. Aguiar, ETSIT, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo de Belén 15, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Carlos H. Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Simona Bernardi, Department of Computer Science and System Engineering, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Lasse Berntzen, School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Nik Bessis, Department of Computing, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Riccardo Bettati, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States
Lorenzo Bottaccioli, DAUIN, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Blanca Caminero, Computing Systems, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Lin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ken Christensen, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, United States
Calin H. Ciufudean, Computers, Automatics and Electronics, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Wanyang Dai, Nanjing University, China
Cléver Ricardo G. de Farias, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Margot Deruyck, Information Technology , IMEC - WAVES - Ghent University, Belgium
Paloma Díaz, Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Lan-Rong Dung, Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Venizelos Efthymiou, FOSS Reasearch Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Rania El-Gazzar, Department of Strategy and Finance, University College of Southeast Norway, Norway
Tullio Facchinetti, University of Pavia, Italy
Adrian Florea, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Romania
Hossam Gaber, energy systems and nuclear science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Computer Science, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Bela Genge, Informatics, University of Targu Mures, Romania
Kayhan Z. Ghafoor, Software Eng., Koya University, Malaysia
Hamid Gharavi, Advanced Network Technologies Division , National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Christopher Gniady, Computer Science, University of Arizona, United States
Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt, Institutt for elektro, IT og kybernetikk, Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge, Norway
Andre Gradvohl, School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Adriana Grigorescu, Public Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University, Greece
Kerry J. Hinton, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hartmut Hinz, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany
Filip Idzikowski, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Muhammad A. Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Iskandar Ishak, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Thantirige S. Jayawardane, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa,, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Bo N. Jørgensen, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller instituttet, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Seong-Cheol Kim, Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Nicos Komninos, URENIO Research, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mani Krishna, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Sisil Kumarawadu, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Grigoriou Lampraki 126, University of Piraeus, Greece
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Faculty of Engineering, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Faa-Jeng Lin, Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Marco Listanti, DIET, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Michela Longo, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marcin Luckner, Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prabhat K. Mahanti, Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Rabi Mahapatra, Computer Science and Engg, Texas A&M University, United States
Annapaola Marconi, Smart Cities and Communities, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, Italy
Giaoutzi Maria, Dept of Geography and Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Daisuke Mashima, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
Jacek Maslankowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
Rafael Mayo, Departament de Enginyeria i Ciencia dels Computadors, Jaume I University, Spain
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Nicolas Montavont, SRCD, IMT Atlantique, France
Daniel Mosse, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Elsa Negre, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Florin C. Nemtanu, Independent Researcher, Romania
Damir Novosel, Quanta Technology, United States
Carlo A. Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Edoardo Patti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Cathryn Peoples, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Andreas Pfeiffer, Am Backes 16, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Philip Pong, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Manuel Prieto-Matias, Computer Architecture, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, United States
Gang Quan, ECE, Florida International University, United States
Ana Carolina Riekstin, R&D - Management Plane, Kaloom, Canada
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
Huasong Shan, American Technologies Corporation, United States
Gerard Smit, Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Nirmal K. Srivastava, Chemical Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, India
Norvald Stol, Department of telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Afshin Tafazzoli, Global Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Paolo Tenti, Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
Lefteri Tsoukalas, Purdue University, United States
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
Alexandr Vasenev, ESI (TNO), Netherlands
Silvano Vergura, st E. Orabona, 4, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Igor Wojnicki, EAIiIB, KIS, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Qiuwei Wu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Yayun Zhou, CT RTC AUC MST-DE, Siemens AG, Germany
Sotirios Ziavras, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States