Call for Papers – Special Session on 5G for smart cities and smart grids

Smart cities and smart grids are twin concepts  since both integrate advanced information and communication technology (ICT) towards enhanced automation and digitalization. This allows the participation of green communities in modern governance of the city and their active involvement towards the sustainability of the power grid. The evolution in wireless technology and especially the 5th Generation wireless communication (5G) is an essential enabler for faster digitalization and for empowering communities in smart cities as well as for enhancing the deployment of advanced automation, monitoring and control systems in smart grids. Features such as portability, guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), economy of scale for the proposed solutions even in crowded, or remote, or less accessible areas makes 5G a technology of choice for plethora of grid and smart cities’ related applications.

The theme of this special session is focused on 5G technology and cloud native solutions for smart grids and smart cities applications.The theme of this special session is focused on 5G technology and cloud native solutions for smart grids and smart cities applications.

The technical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • 5G-enabled network applications (NetApps) for advanced monitoring and control of smart grids
  • 5G-enabled IoT for advanced monitoring and control applications for smart cities and smart grids (e.g., renewable distributed energy resources, active participation of green energy communities in real-time balancing markets, etc)
  • advanced measurement systems for smart grids and smart cities applications  
  • cloud native solutions and chaining of virtual network functions (VNF) for NetApps serving smart cities and smart grids
  • innovative architectures for development, testing and validation of NetApps
  • digital twin frameworks for 5G-enabled testing and validation of solutions for smart grids and smart cities
  • 5G edge computing for offload devices computational burden

Deadline for submission: 1st of July 2022

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • 5G technology and cloud native solutions for smart grids and smart cities application

Full papers should describe novel research contributions with evaluation results and are limited to 7 pages. Short papers, limited in length to four (4) pages, should be more visionary in nature and are meant to discuss new challenges and visions, highlight early research results, and explore novel research directions.

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication, should be written in English and formatted according to IEEE Template. Each submitted paper will pass through the standard IEEE peer-review process and, if accepted and presented at the Conference, will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Paper contests will include a Conference Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.

The conference organizers are currently negotiating a number of special issues with high-quality journals. More information will be available on the conference website.

Please note that one AUTHOR Conference Registration covers up to TWO accepted papers.

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