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Call for Papers

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

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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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
2. SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS
3. SMART CITIES AND SMART BUILDINGS
4. DEMOS AND USE-CASES
5. SMART AND DIGITAL SERVICES


AREA 1: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES


  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • 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
  • Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
  • Energy Profiling and Measurement
  • Energy-Aware Process Optimisation
  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Microgeneration
  • Smart Energy Storage
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)

AREA 2: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS


  • 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

AREA 3: SMART CITIES AND SMART BUILDINGS


  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Safety, Security, and Privacy for Smart Cities
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Smart Buildings
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • eMobility 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
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • 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

AREA 4: DEMOS AND USE-CASES


  • Technologies Demos Used in Smart Cities
  • Case Studies
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Visualization Tools
  • Optimization Approaches
  • eVehicles Demos
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Experiments
  • Software Tools

AREA 5: SMART AND DIGITAL 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SMARTGREENS 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2020

Paper Submission: December 13, 2019
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020

Paper Submission: January 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 18, 2020

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

SECRETARIAT

SMARTGREENS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org

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