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


March 25-30, 2012 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

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  • Colocated with other events as part of InfoSys 2012
  • Posters will be presented during the conference
  • A Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work
  • A Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages
Submission (full paper) Nov 5 November 27, 2011
Notification Dec 30, 2011 January 2, 2012
Registration January 18, 2012
Camera ready January 18, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-61208-189-2

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

All tracks/topics 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


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