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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 RakhaVirginia 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 (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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (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

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 2, 2021
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021

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

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021

Abstract Submission: March 2, 2021
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021


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


Matthias JarkeRWTH Aachen, Germany
Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany


Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Salem Al-Agtash, Santa Clara University, United States
Laura Alcaide Muñoz, University Of Granada, Spain
Ikbal Ali, Jamia Malia Islamia, India
Mahmoud Amin, Manhattan College, United States
Carlos Antunes, DEEC - University of Coimbra / INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Francisco José Bellido, University Of Córdoba, Spain
Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University, United States
Subhashish Bhattacharya, North Carolina State University, United States
Blanca Caminero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Hassan Chizari, University Of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Ken Christensen, 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 de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Margot Deruyck, IMEC - WAVES - Ghent University, Belgium
Vahid Disfani, The University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga, United States
Venizelos Efthymiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Tullio Facchinetti, University of Pavia, Italy
Javier Faulin, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Ana Fernández Vilas, University of Vigo, Spain
Panos Fitsilis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Adrian Florea, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Romania
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Meiji University, Japan
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Adriana Grigorescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece
Kerry Hinton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Hartmut Hinz, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Germany
Iskandar Ishak, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Jasrul Jamani Jamian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Richard Jiang, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Bo Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jai Kang, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP, Germany
Asim Kaygusuz, Inonu University Malatya, Turkey
Shafiuzzaman Khan Khadem, International Energy Research Centre, Ireland
Nicos Komninos, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mani Krishna, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Marco Listanti, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Michela Longo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nuno Lopes, , Portugal
Zheng Ma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Annapaola Marconi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, Italy
Giaoutzi Maria, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, United States
Majid Moazzami, Islamic Azad University- Najafabad Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hazlie Mokhlis, University Malaya, Malaysia
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Fabio Mottola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Aljo Mujčić, University Of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
ALI NABAVI, University of Toronto, Canada
Elsa Negre, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Kim Choon Ng, King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology, Saudi Arabia
Roumen Nikolov, University Of Library Studies And Information Technologies, Bulgaria
Carlo Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Thanasis Papaioannou, AUEB Research Center, Greece
Edoardo Patti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Philip Pong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Edy Portmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Manuel Prieto-Matias, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, United States
Gang Quan, Florida International University, United States
Nasrudin Abd Rahim, University Of Malaya, Malaysia
Ana Carolina Riekstin, Kaloom, Canada
Eva González Romera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Huasong Shan, JD.com American Technologies Corporation, United States
Hussain Shareef, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Yogesh C. Sharma, Indian Institute Of Technology, Bhu, India
Gerard Smit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Nirmal Srivastava, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, India, India
Norvald Stol, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Thomas Strasser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Umashankar Subramaniam, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
Afshin Tafazzoli, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Sudeep Tanwar, , India
Paolo Tenti, University of Padova, Italy
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Sudhanshu Tyagi, Thapar Institute Of Engineering And Technology, India
Alexandr Vasenev, ESI (TNO), Netherlands
Radu Vasiu, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
Ottorino Veneri, Institute of Sciences and Technologies for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (STEMS), Italy
Silvano Vergura, Polythechnic University of Bari, Italy
Zhifang Wang, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Qiuwei Wu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Alireza Zakariazadeh, University Of Science And Technology Of Mazandaran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Ahmed Zobaa, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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