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

ENERGY 2018

May 20, 2018 to May 24, 2018 - Nice, France

Deadlines

Submission

Jan 03, 2018

Notification

Mar 07, 2018

Registration

Mar 21, 2018

Camera ready

Apr 02, 2018

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Affiliated Journals

ENERGY 2018 - The Eighth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies

May 20, 2018 - May 24, 2018

ENERGY 2018: Call for Papers

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 2018 continues the 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 solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

ENERGY 2018 conference tracks:

Trends in energy fields

Redundancy of conventional energy measurements; Visualization for time power varying data; Power transient stability margins; Disturbance propagation in power systems; Short-term electrical load prediction; Monitoring residential settings; Solar and wind data analytics; Smart batteries; Controlled charging for e-mobility; Home energy predictions; Vehicle-to-grid scheduling; Electricity pricing models; Energy cluster formation; Green building energy analytics; Active power management; Pervasive energy services; Consumer behavior models; Energy saving; Appliance monitoring; User’s cognitive load; Energy consumption models for wearable/implantable devices; Microgrid and smartgrid management; Pricing for energy shared storage; Energy-efficient datacenters; Sustainable data centers; Emerging power markets; Energy-aware cooling and heating models; Flexible loads with dependencies; Electricity accessibility; Energy-efficient transportation; Solar-powered vehicles/drones; Plug-in hybrid vehicles; Shared energy models; Rechargeable energy-storage devices; Residential and industrial electrical loads

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


Deadlines:

Submission

Jan 03, 2018

Notification

Mar 07, 2018

Registration

Mar 21, 2018

Camera ready

Apr 02, 2018

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

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.

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

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions 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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution 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.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. 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. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorial slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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 slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

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