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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 Engineering




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 libraries.

- 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 (EUDL).

- 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 Zealand

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








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

Conference:                                                                               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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