EAI SmartGIFT 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

Get the same full publication and indexing, enjoy EAI’s fair evaluation and recognition, present your paper to a global audience,
and experience virtual meetings live as well as on-demand from the safety and comfort of your home.

Due to the safety concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, EAI SmartGIFT 2021 will take place online in a live stream.

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November 26, 2021

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Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:


Smart grid related topics:

  • Artificial intelligence in smart grid
  • Data analytics, sensing, processing and communication techniques for smart grid
  • Decentralized decision making for smart grid
  • Distributed control and efficient optimization method for smart grid
  • Electric vehicle systems for smart grid
  • Energy storage technologies for smart grid
  • Flexibility and self-healing capability of smart grid
  • Management techniques for distributed energy generation and storage
  • Microgrid and islanding application and operation
  • Modelling and simulation of smart grid
  • Phishing analytic and system security for smart grid
  • Quality-of-Service (QoS), energy-efficiency, and fault tolerance in smart grid systems
  • Resilient and robust control for recovery of smart grid
  • Resource management of smart grid systems
  • Smart grid electricity markets
  • Smart grid infrastructural dependencies
  • Smart grid system architecture

Telecommunications related topics:

  • 5G and beyond enabling technologies, innovative applications  and services
  • Coexistence, convergence and interoperability mechanisms
  • Communication protocols for real-time data acquisition and remote control
  • Data models and communication-aware data management solutions
  • Internet of things for smart cities
  • Lightweight IP networking stacks for constrained devices
  • Machine learning / deep learning in telecommunications
  • Microwave and millimetre-wave passive and active devices
  • Multi-hop communication and mesh networking
  • Optical-wireless integration in backhaul and access networks
  • Physical / MAC layer protocols, low power link layer technologies (PLC and wireless)
  • Radio frequency based sensing and energy harvesting
  • Radiometric fingerprinting for security of wireless devices
  • Resource management and cross-layer optimization
  • Scalable network and system architecture (e.g., FAN, HAN, NAN and BAN)
  • Signal processing and coding techniques for energy related sensor information
  • Software defined wireless networks
  • V2X communication for autonomous connected vehicles

About SmartGIFT 2021

The conventional power grid refers to an electric grid as a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and more that deliver electricity from the power plant to residential or industrial buildings. With the development of digital technology, smart grid enables the smooth integration of centralised or distributed power generation, energy storage, transmission and distribution, and demand management. The benefits of smart grid include enhanced reliability and resilience, higher intelligence and optimized control, decentralized operation, higher operational efficiency, more efficient demand management, and better power quality. However, the large-scale deployment of smart grid without proper utilizations can cause new dimension of threats, particularly in critical infrastructures that are highly dependent on the availability of electricity.

Modern telecommunications play a vital role in the smart grid as many of its operations and applications require vast amount of information to be communicated between entities in real-time for timely monitoring and control. Beyond smart grid, telecommunications are also an important enabler of human-to-human, human-to-machine, and machine-to-machine connectivity in other smart systems such as smart buildings, transportation and healthcare. These connections and interactions between networked entities will make possible the seamless provision of a wide variety of new services that provide a way of life that is secure, convenient, comfortable, and sustainable in future smart cities.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Important dates

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 July 1 August 2021
Notification deadline
1 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
1 October 2021
Video submission deadline
5 November 2021
Start of Conference
24 November 2021
End of Conference
26 November 2021

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
18 August 30 September 2021
Notification deadline
15 October 2021
Camera-ready deadline
31 October 2021
Video submission deadline
5 November 2021

Previous SmartGIFT editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Beijing, People’s Republic of China
2018 – Auckland, New Zealand
2017 – London, Great Britain
2016 – Liverpool, Great Britain