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The purpose of the 10th 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:



  • 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


  • Data Economies for Smart Cities
  • Design-Enabled Innovation in 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


  • 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


  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart Infrastructures
  • Data Governance Approaches 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
  • Bio-degradabale sensors
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization


  • 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


Markus EisenhauerLuxemburg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Bart van AremTU Delft, Netherlands
Hesham RakhaCivil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States


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.


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


Conference Date: 28 - 30 April, 2021

Paper Submission: December 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2021 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 17, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 9, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 16, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Abstract Submission: March 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2021 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 11, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 3, 2021 (expired)


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Matthias JarkeRWTH Aachen, Germany
Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Cornel KleinCT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


Javier M. Aguiar, ETSIT, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo de Belén 15, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Laura Alcaide Muñoz, Business and Finance, University of Granada, Spain
Mahmoud Amin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manhattan College, United States
Carlos H. Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Blanca Caminero, Computing Systems, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ken Christensen, Computer Science and Engineering, 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 G. de Farias, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Venizelos Efthymiou, FOSS Reasearch Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Tullio Facchinetti, University of Pavia, Italy
Javier Faulin, Statistics and OR, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Ana Fernández Vilas, Information & Computing Lab, University of Vigo, Spain
Panos Fitsilis, Business Administration Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
Adrian Florea, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Romania
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Dept. of Network Design, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan
Andre Gradvohl, School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Adriana Grigorescu, Public Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Kerry J. Hinton, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hartmut Hinz, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany
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
Nicos Komninos, URENIO Research, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mani Krishna, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
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
Majid Moazzami, Electrical Engineering, Islamic Azad University- Najafabad Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hazlie Mokhlis, Electrical Engineering, University Malaya, Malaysia
Fabio Mottola, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ali Nabavi, University of Toronto, Canada
Elsa Negre, Paris-Dauphine University, France
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, R&D - Management Plane, Kaloom, Canada
Eva González Romera, Electrical, Electronics and Control Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain
Huasong Shan, American Technologies Corporation, United States
Hussain Shareef, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
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
Thomas I. Strasser, Energy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Afshin Tafazzoli, Global Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Alexandr Vasenev, ESI (TNO), Netherlands
Silvano Vergura, st E. Orabona, 4, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Sotirios Ziavras, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Ahmed F. Zobaa, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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