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


March 24 - 29, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal

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  • Colocated with other events part of InfoSys 2013
  • 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) October 29 November 21, 2012
Notification Dec 17 Dec 21, 2012
Registration January 1 January 17, 2013
Camera ready January 1 January 24, 2013

ISSN: 2308-412X
ISBN: 978-1-61208-259-2

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
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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