2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2013) (SMARTGREENS 2013)

Venue: Aachen

Location: Aachen, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 09, 2013 End Date/Time: May 10, 2013
Registration Date: Feb 08, 2013
Paper Submission Date: Nov 16, 2012
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Conference Name: 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS)

Venue: Aachen, Germany

Event Date: 9-10 May, 2013


The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on 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:


Real-Time Systems
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
Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Smart Grids
Integration of Smart Appliances
Smart Cities
Smart Homes (Domotics)


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)


Green Data Centers
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 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: 9 - 10 May, 2013

Regular Paper Submission: November 16, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): January 18, 2013
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 8, 2013

SMARTGREENS 2012 received 55 submissions, of which 15% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 35% were presented as short papers and 22% as posters.


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