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The First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies


May 22-27, 2011 - Venice/Mestre, Italy

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There is a perceived need for a fundamental transformation in IP communications, energy-aware technologies and the way all energy sources are integrated. This is accelerated by the complexity of smart devices, the need for special interfaces for an easy and remote access, and the new achievements in energy production.  Smart Grid technologies promote ways to enhance efficiency and reliability of the electric grid, while addressing increasing demand and incorporating more renewable and distributed electricity generation. The adoption of data centers, penetration of new energy resources, large dissemination of smart sensing and control devices, including smart home, and new vehicular energy approaches demand a new position for distributed communications, energy storage, and integration of varii sources of energy.

ENERGY 2011 is an inaugural event considering Green approaches for Smart Grids and IT-aware technologies. It addresses fundamentals, technologies, hardware and software needed support, and applications and challenges.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Fundamentals in Smart Grids

Architectures for Smart Grids
Smart Grids Modeling
Middleware for Smart Grids
Energy-efficient communication for Smart Grid infrastructures
Smart Grid Specific Protocols (DNP3, ICCP)
Scalable infrastructures for Smart Grids
Service-oriented architectures for Smart Grids
Standards for Smart Grids
Implementation and projects on Smart Grids
Innovations on Smart Grids

Green communications

Energy-efficient communication protocols and power management
Green communications (energy efficient modulation, coding, resource allocation)
Optimization of energy-efficient protocols/algorithms
Cross-layer optimization techniques for efficient energy consumption
Energy-efficient scheduling algorithms
Voltage and frequency scaled networks protocols
Energy-efficient transmission technologies
Energy-efficient protocols/algorithms in physical and IP layers
Energy-efficient radio resource management and routing
Hardware energy-efficiency systems
Virtualization techniques for energy efficiency
Simulation/modeling tools for energy efficient solutions

Green computation

Energy-efficient service provisioning
Energy-efficient networking
Technology as Green Enablers (Grid, Cloud, Data Centers, Virtualization)
Energy-efficient methodologies for infrastructure
Cooling/heating efficient energy
Power distribution
Green service life cycle

Energy efficiency planning

Green performance metrics
Energy and performance profiling
Energy consumption and energy efficiency analysis
Energy demand prediction for appliances in industrial and home environments
Green certificates
Green maturity models

Energy-aware vehicular technologies

Alternative vehicular energy
Hybrid car energy and new battery technologies
Smart charging infrastructure
New forms of energy storage
Integration of electric vehicles and battery technology
Monitoring and sense-and-control of charging
Energy-aware vehicular sensor networks
Pricing models for charging stations, roaming across territories
Systems and computing for electric vehicle
Car energy optimization
Pricing models for charging stations

Smart Grids technologies

Sensors for Smart Grids
Wireless communications and networks for the Smart Grid last mile
Transport layer mechanisms for Smart Grids
IP interoperability in the Smart Grid
Multicast and secure multicast for the Smart Grids
Intelligent electronic devices (IED) for Smart Grids
Precision time synchronization protocols for the Smart Grids

Smart Grids Transmission Infrastructure

High Voltage DC (HVDC)
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
Automatic Correction Substations
Phasor Measurement Units (PMU)
Optical Sensors (OS)

Smart Grids management and control

AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure)
QoS, latency and reliability in Smart Grids
Security (including wireless, wire-line, broadband over power lines) in Smart Grids
Data aggregation, privacy considerations, and network data anonymization
Mobility issues in Smart Grids
Demand - response with dynamic pricing on a real-time in Smart Grids
Intelligent status monitoring in Smart Grids
Fault tolerance and disaster recovery in Smart Grids
Load balancing in Smart Grids
Dynamic discovery in Smart Grids

Software for Smart Grids

Management software for Smart Grids
End-User software application for Smart-grids
Firmware for Smart devices
Smart Grid modeling applications

Smart Grids applications

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Energy Management Systems (EMS)
Demand Response Control
Meter Data Management System (MDMS)
Home Area Networking (HAN) technologies with smart meters
Wind energy integration in Smart Grids
Disseminating power grid status information in Smart Grids
Solar, wind and energy storage integration in Smart Grids
Business issues for Smart Grids
Resilient operations against physical and cyber attacks, and natural disasters
Power quality operations in a digital economy
Anticipation and responses to system disturbances in a self-healing manner applications

Smart Grids and social infrastructure challenges

Utilities and transportation assets
Smart Grid efficiency, security and reliability
Smart Grids and renewable technologies
Enabling active participation by consumers
Accommodate all generation and storage options
Enable new products, services, and markets
Optimize asset utilization and operating efficiency
Legislation on Smart Grid

Advanced IT energy-aware technologies

Communications, sensors, wireless, mobility
Integration of consumer with utility's infrastructure
Automation, including billing and monitoring (smart meter integration)
User interfaces (e.g., personal mobile devices)
Appliance integration of smart appliances (communications interfaces, data formats)
Integration of customer perception and response
Integration of solar technologies
Integration of wind mill technologies
Energy storage integration - battery, hydro, mechanical
Renewable energy - energy source integration models
Sensors use for energy management

Challenges in Smart Grids and IT-energy aware technologies

Scaling up
Cyber-infrastructure and cyber-security - technologies, models
Open-systems wireless and communications interface software
Security of information technology
Governments and corporation visions
Social perception and support
Standardizing approach


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

To accommodate a large number of demands, we extend the submission deadline.
Submission (full paper) January 10, 2011 January 25, 2011
Notification March 1, 2011 March 5,2011
Registration March 20, 2011
Camera ready March 20, 2011

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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