1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS) (SMARTGREENS)

Venue: Porto

Location: Porto, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Apr 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 10, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jan 10, 2012
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Conference Name: 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS)

Venue: Porto, Portugal


Event Date: 19-20 April, 2012

SCOPE

The purpose of the 1st International Conference on10:21 02-12-2011 Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Grids, 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.


Conference Areas

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:
1. SMART GRIDS
2. ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
3. SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS


AREA 1: SMART GRIDS

Architectures for Smart Grids
Smart Grids Modeling
Smart Grid Specific Protocols
Scalable Infrastructures for Smart Grids
Standards for Smart Grids
Load Balancing in Smart Grids
Smart Grid Security and Reliability
Smart Grids and Renewable Technologies
Sensors for Smart Grids
Real-Time Systems
Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Smart Grids
Integration of Smart Appliances
Smart Cities
Smart Homes (Domotics)

AREA 2: ENERGY-AWARE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
Greener Systems Planning and Design
Energy-Efficient Transmission Technologies
Energy Monitoring
Virtualization for Reducing Power Consumption
Scheduling and Switching Power Supplies
Performance Evaluation of Green Computing Systems
Energy Profiling and Measurement
Renewable Energy Resources
Embedded Sensor Networks
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Energy Management Systems (EMS)

AREA 3: SUSTAINABLE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
Qos and Green Computing
Green Software Engineering Methodologies and Tools
Virtualization Impact for Green Computing
Pervasive Computing for Energy Efficiency
Green Data Centers
Green Architectures for Grids, Clouds and Clusters
Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
Sustainable Wireless Communication
Energy Efficient Network Hardware
Energy-Efficient Communication Protocols
Teleworking and Remote Collaboration
Education on Green Computing and Communications
Case Studies on Green Computing and Communications

Important Dates

Conference Date: 19 - 20 April, 2012
Regular Paper Submission: January 10, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): February 17, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: March 1, 2012


SMARTGREENS Secretariat

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal

Tel.:+351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 357 3118

e-mail: smartgreens.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.smartgreens.org

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