Call for Papers

EAI SmartGIFT 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.
If the situation allows it, the event will take place in its original location with an option to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged.

Scope

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.

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Topics

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

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

Publication

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

SmartGIFT proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected 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:

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Abstracts of all authors who opt in to Community Review during submission will be published and available for Bidding here.

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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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