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2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies

March 27–28, 2017 | London, Great Britain

Workshop Proposal for 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies (SMARTGIFT)

By Professor Peter Chong Professor and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand Email:

Length of the proposed workshop

Half-day workshop (2 technical presentation sessions to cover 10 to 12 papers)

Title of the workshop

Wireless Communications and Networking Technologies for Connected Smart Grids - Services and Applications

Scope and Motivation

The transition from wireline communications & networking technologies to wireless communications & networking technologies with traditional smart grids systems aims to provide a reliable, secure and privacy, cost-effective and resilient smart grid systems and services. For future Connected Smart Grids (CSG), wireless technologies play a key role to cooperate with existing communications & networking technologies to ensure stringent end-to-end QoS requirements, support a wide-range of real-time interactive multimedia applications other than power and energy, and give customer-centric and system-wide benefits. The scope of this workshop is to address the key challenges and innovations of employing wireless communications & networking technologies to support future connected smart grids services and applications.

Reasons for the workshop

Future connected smart grids not only optimize distributed electricity generation or the usage of renewable sources, but also promote the use of smart devices such as smart home devices, smart building and even smart transportation. That requires further research on advanced wireless communications and networking technologies to ensure the continuous streams of data collection, distribution and analysis coming different sources, smart meters, sensors, measurement units, and smart phones located at everywhere. This workshop will give an opportunity for researchers to gain insights into key challenges, understanding and design criteria of employing wireless technologies to develop and implement future smart grids related services and applications.

Call for Papers

This half-day workshop is organized in conjunction with SMARTGIFT 2017 in London UK between March 27 and 28 2017. This workshops aims to promote the discussion and research ideas sharing on wireless technologies to apply for future connected smart grids services and applications. This workshop welcomes relevant papers submission from both industry and academia. We encourage submission including original technical and scientific research results as well as implementation and demonstration of real-world smart grid services and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to

  • Physical and MAC layer protocols, low power link layer technologies
  • Interference assessment and mitigation
  • Resource management and cross-layer optimization
  • Capacity and network planning, resource and service discovery
  • Multi-hop communication and mesh networking
  • Scalable network and system architecture (e.g., FAN, HAN, NAN and BAN)
  • Communication protocols optimized for (real-time) information collection and control applications
  • Data models and communication-aware data management solutions for Smart Metering and Smart Grids
  • Coexistence, convergence and interoperability mechanism
  • Secure and resilient cyber-physical and communication architectures
  • Smart Grid Networks, Reliability and Recovery
  • Satellite applications in Smart grid
  • Smart Grid Communication & Networking implementations
  • Multicast and secure multicast for the Smart Grids
  • Precision time synchronization protocols for the Smart Grids
  • Machine-to-machine communications in smart grid
  • Wireless networks for smart grid applications
  • Wireless sensor networks for smart grid
  • Potential methods for sensor and actuator networking for smart grid
  • Scalable routing protocols
  • Reliable routing in lossy environments
  • User privacy and routing trade-offs
  • QoS and security trade-offs in routing
  • Interoperability, standardization and node heterogeneity in routing

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section).

Presentations delivered during the workshops are based on papers that have been selected through peer- review process. Accepted workshop papers are included in the Conference Proceedings. Best workshop paper publications may be included in various Transactions or other journals.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: 8 January 2017

Notification of acceptance: 20 January 2017

Camera ready: 13 February 2017

Workshop date: 27 March 2017

Tentative Workshop Organizing Committee and Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Peter Chong, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Dr. Tom Moir, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Technical Program Co-chairs
  • Dr. Boon Chong Seet, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Dr. He Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China Publicity Co-Chairs
  • Dr. Ramon Zamora, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Dr. Hakilo Sabit, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Dr. Kin K Chow, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK