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Please find below the call for papers for the 3rd EAI International
Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (
*SmartGIFT*) 2018 to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 23–25 April, 2018.
The submission deadline is *1 Dec 2017*.


-          Keynote speakers: Professor Soung Chang Liew (FIEEE), Chinese
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and Professor Tek Tjing Lie, Auckland
University of Technology, New Zealand

-          Special issue on *Mobile and Wireless Technologies for
Sustainable Mobility and Transportation System* with AIMS Electronic


*Call for Papers - 3rd EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and
Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (SmartGIFT)*

SmartGift 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, 23–25 April, 2018 


The smart grid is the next generation electrical grid, which will enable
the smart integration of conventional, renewable and 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 will 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.

*Topics of interest include but not limited to:*

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

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


- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), a
leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of
innovation in the field of ICT.

- All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available
through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific

- The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing by: EI, ISI
Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus,
CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library

*- Keynote Speakers*

        Professor Soung Chang Liew, FIEEE, Department of Information
Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

        Professor Tek Tjing Lie, Deputy Head of School of Engineering,
Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New

- Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed






Papers should be submitted through EAI Confy system, and have to comply
with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section). For more information
and to submit your paper, please visit the submission page.


Submission Deadline:
                 1 December 2017

Notification Deadline / Registration Opens:                        25
January 2018

Camera-ready Deadline:
     7 March 2018

              23-25 April 2018

***Organizing Committee***

General Chair

Dr. Peter Chong, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

General Co-Chairs

Dr. Boon Chong Seet, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand;

Dr. Michael Chai, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Xuejun Li, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand;

Dr. Faraz Hasan, Massey University, New Zealand

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