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


The purpose of the 7th 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
  • Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
  • Energy Profiling and Measurement
  • Harvesting Energy
  • Energy-Aware Process Optimisation
  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Microgeneration
  • Smart Energy Storage
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Virtualization for Reducing Power Consumption
  • Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications


  • Wireless Systems and Networks
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)
  • Educational Ecosystems
  • Green Computing and Education
  • 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
  • Virtualization Impact for Green Computing
  • Security and Privacy
  • 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
  • Embedded Sensor Networks


  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • e-Health systems
  • 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
  • Safety, Security, and Privacy for Smart Cities
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Smart Buildings
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • e-Mobility and Smart Transport
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization
  • User-Centred and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change


  • Technologies Demos used in Smart Cities
  • Case Studies
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Visualization Tools
  • Optimization approaches
  • E-Vehicles demos
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Educational Systems and demos
  • Experiments
  • Software Tools


Miguel A. SoteloUniversidad de Alcalá, Spain
David PrendergastTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Uwe Plank-WiedenbeckBauhaus-Universität Weimar, 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 CD-ROM 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 16 - 18 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 30, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 30, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018

Open Communications
Paper Submission: January 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 26, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: February 7, 2018

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: January 23, 2018
Authors Notification: January 31, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: June 11, 2018


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Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland


Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany
Brian DonnellanMaynooth University, Ireland


Imran A. Zualkernan, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Naveed Arshad, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Nastaran Asadi Zanjani, EPFL, Switzerland
Tanvi Banerjee, Wright State University, United States
Ahcene Bendjoudi, DTISI, CERIST Research Center, Algiers, Algeria
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Academia General Militar, Spain
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Eugen Borcoci, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Davide Careglio, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ana Carolina Riekstin, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida, United States
Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Calin Ciufudean, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
Amélie Coulbaut-Lazzarini, Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Georges Da Costa, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Paloma Díaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Brian Donnellan, NUIM, Ireland
Lan-Rong Dung, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Essam E. Khalil, Cairo University, Egypt
Venizelos Efthymiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Rania El-Gazzar, University College of Southeast Norway, Norway
Tullio Facchinetti, University of Pavia, Italy
Komla Folly, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Vincent Freeh, North Carolina State University, United States
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
BELA GENGE, University of Targu Mures, Romania
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Giovanni Giuliani, HPE Italy, Italy
Christopher Gniady, University of Arizona, United States
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Huaqun Guo, Institute for Infocomm Research A*STAR, Singapore
Tahir Hanif, Simplex Project Management Limited, United Kingdom
Piyush Harsh, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Muhammad Hasan, Texas A&M University, United States
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Ligang He, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Carlos Henggeler Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Kerry Hinton, Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications University of Melbourne, Australia
Hartmut Hinz, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Filip Idzikowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Iskandar Ishak, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Sesil KOUTRA, UMONS, Belgium
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Victor Kurbatsky, Energy Systems Institute, Russian Federation
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Christopher H. T. Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Yann-Hang Lee, Arizona State University, United States
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Michela Longo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marcin Luckner, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Marco Lützenberger, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prabhat Mahanti, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Rabi Mahapatra, Texas A&M University, United States
Javad Majrouhi Sardroud, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Daisuke Mashima, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
Rafael Mayo, Jaume I University, Spain
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Sumita Mishra, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Elsa NEGRE, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Edoardo Patti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marco Pau, E.ON Energy Research Center - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Cathryn Peoples, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Andreas Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Philip Pong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Evangelos Pournaras, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Manuel Prieto-Matias, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, United States
Gang Quan, Florida International University, United States
Iván Razo-Zapata, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, United States
Eva González Romera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Enrique Romero-Cadaval, University of Extremadura, Spain
Charlie Sheridan, Intel Labs Europe, Ireland
Gerard Smit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jignesh Solanki, West Virginia University, United States
Norvald Stol, NTNU, Norway
Ryszard Strzelecki, Electrotechnical Institute, Poland
Vaibhav Sundriyal, ODU Research Foundation, United States
Afshin Tafazzoli, , Spain
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Ramona Trestian, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Suleyman Uludag, The University of Michigan - Flint, United States
Athina Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece
Alexandr Vasenev, TNO, Netherlands
Silvano Vergura, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Dmitri Vinnikov, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Yinlong Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Jian Yang, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Yayun Zhou, Siemens AG, Germany
Rongliang Zhou, HP Labs, Palo Alto, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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