Call for Workshops


The Conference Organizing Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Workshops at the EAI SMARTGIFT 2023. We have two proposed workshops with envisioned topics (see below) and we are searching for one more workshop suggestion.

Workshop 1) Next-generation intelligent agent cluster scheduling technology Innovative IoT for Smart Cities and AI- Driven Energy Ecosystems

Workshop Program Chairs: Cong Zhang
Envisioned Workshop Topics:
 a) Next-Generation Intelligent Agent Cluster Scheduling Technology: Overview and Significance of Intelligent Agent Cluster Scheduling, Challenges and Solutions in the Current Landscape, Future Trends and Research Directions.
b) Innovative IoT for Smart Cities and AI-Driven Energy Ecosystems:  Integrating IoT in Urban Planning and Development. Smart Infrastructure and IoT. Data Security and Privacy in Smart City and AI-Driven Energy Ecosystems Solutions. Industry 4.0 applications and Best Practices and Case Studies.

Workshop 2) Large Model Technology and beyond enabling technologies, innovative applications and services

Workshop program chairs: Lu Li
Envisioned Workshop Topics:
a) Key Architecture and Techniques for Advancing General Artificial Intelligence:
Explore the current main development of large models (model architecture, optimization techniques, etc.), breakthroughs in technical innovation for achieving general AI capabilities, future trends and research directions of general artificial intelligence.
b) Innovative Applications and Product Services Based on Large Models: Elements for implementing large model technologies, approaches and business models for providing large model capabilities as services, innovative application scenarios and product services based on large models, as well as the transformations and challenges that large models bring to traditional industries.

Workshop 3) Equitable, Resilient and Clean Energy for Grid-Interactive Communities

Workshop program chairs: Yi Fang, Mohsen Ghafouri, Hohyun Lee and Jun Yan
Distributed energy resources (DERs) have tremendous potential to transform operators and users toward more clean and resilient energy supplies by harvesting and distributing various renewable energies tailored to the profiles of distinctive local communities. An equitable and user-centric market is essential in this transformation. New designs, mechanisms, and technologies are needed to establish a DER-based, self-sustaining clean energy ecosystem at the edge of power grids for a diverse spectrum of communities and stakeholders. In this workshop, we welcome original technical submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Equitable access to energy resources, affordability, and environmental impact
  • AI applications to assess and address issues of equity and justice in the energy domain
  • Energy System Control of Grid Interactive Building
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Social Justice in energy Market
  • Energy Economy
  • Energy Equity and Environmental Justice
  • Energy Communities and Local Initiatives
  • Community-based Clean Energy
  • Grid edge technologies for community-based energy
  • Demand/Load Flexibility in Grid-Interactive Communities
  • Packetized Energy Management and Transactions
  • Community Energy Resilience in Climate Change
  • integrated Community Energy Systems

Deadline for Workshop Proposals for all is on NOV 10, 2023

The workshops should encourage information flow between all the participants, for example, through collective or small group discussions. We therefore encourage having an international team of organizers for a workshop who are from different institutions and represent a variety of perspectives. We aim for a balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes.

Proposal content

  • Workshop title
  • Abstract (less than 200 words)
  • Name, affiliation, and e-mail address for each organizer
  • Identification of the primary contact person(s)
  • Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has been organized in the past at some EAI conference or other conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
  • Topics and scope: These should be within or close to the scope covered by the main conference, as mentioned above.
  • Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop objectives.
  • Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as well), publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues, and more.
  • Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Indicate a program committee to help with the organization/review process.
  • Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers’ background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific workshop topic.

Workshop selection

We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organisers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions. In order to promote vivid discussions with more participants to the workshops, EAI will provide Workshop Organisers with one free registration to the Workshop for each 10 papers submitted to their workshop.

The criteria for assessment will include:

  • Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
  • Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
  • Overall quality of contribution
  • Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees

Workshop publication

Accepted and presented papers will be published alongside the main conference proceedings as a sub-section/chapter. Paper formats should, therefore, correspond to the templates of the publisher of the main conference.

Workshop chairs are invited to engage journals and further publication opportunities.

Proposal submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted in a maximum of 4 pages in PDF format, single-spaced via Confy+