Special Session on “Technologies and solutions for Smart Homes and Smart Grids” (SHSG).

Tuesday May 16

The objective of this Special Section is to present and discuss the recent advances in the interdisciplinary research areas encompassing smart homes, smart grids and related technologies. This special section will bring together researchers from diverse fields and specializations, such as computer science, communications engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and specialists in areas related to smart homes and smart grids. In this special section, we invite researchers from academia, industry, and government to discuss challenging ideas, novel research contributions, demonstration results, and standardization efforts on the technologies for smart homes, smart grids and related areas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Smart, Micro and Nano Grids Development
  • Safety and Power electronics in Smart, Micro and Nano Grids
  • Storage Systems and DGs integration for Smart, Micro and Nano Grids
  • Cyber Security, Big Data Analysis and Large Scale Data analytics for Smart Home and Smart Grids
  • Parallel/Distributed Algorithms Solutions for Smart Homes and Smart Grids
  • Demand Response, Management and Forecasting
  • Energy Brokering, Business Models, Prosumers Aggregation
  • Cloud and Fog Computing architectures and solutions
  • Internet of Things technologies and solutions for Smart Homes and Smart Grids
  • Agent-based and self-organizing solutions for Smart Homes and Smart Grids
This Special Session is also supported by the Project “DOMUS-Cooperative Energy Brokerage Services financed by National Operational Program for Development and Competitiveness 2007-2013”.


The submission of papers accompanied by demos and prototypes is encouraged. Demos and prototypes will be presented in an area intended expressly for the temporary exhibition. If you intend to send a demo or prototype, please send an email to the organizers of the special session.

Special Session Program

h 10:30

Session 1A


Yilin Huang, Hanna Hasselqvist, Giacomo Poderi, Sanja Scepanovic, Filip Kis, Cristian Bogdan, Martijn Warnier Warnier and Frances Brazier. YouPower: An Open Source Platform for Community-Oriented Smart Grid User Engagement


Ladislav Vrbský, Marcelino Silva Da Silva, Diego Lisboa Cardoso and Carlos Renato Lisboa Francęs. Clustering Techniques for Data Network Planning in Smart Grids


Nedim Tutkun, Furkan Ungoren and Bisar Alpagut. Improved load shifting and valley filling strategies in demand side management in a nano scale off-grid wind-PV system in remote areas


Alessandro Burgio, Daniele Menniti, Nicola Sorrentino, Anna Pinnarelli, Pasquale Vizza and Nedim Tutkun. Prosumers with Batteries-Photovoltaic System: Comparison of Two Stategies for Imbalance Reduction


Alessandro Burgio, Angel Bayod-Rújula, José Antonio Dominguez-Navarro, José María Yusta-Loyo, Daniele Menniti, Luca Mendicino, Anna Pinnarelli and Nicola Sorrentino. Prosumers in the regulatory framework of two EU members: Italy and Spain


L. Martirano, R. Araneo, A. Ruvio, Z. Leonowicz, J. Rezmer. A microgrid with PV production and energy storage for an University Building

h 14:00

Session 2A


Hanna Kavalionak, Emanuele Carlini, Alessandro Lulli, Giuseppe Amato, Claudio Gennaro, Carlo Meghini and Laura Ricci. A prediction-based distributed tracking protocol for video surveillance


Alessandro Burgio, Andrea Giordano, Andrea Angelo Manno, Carlo Mastroianni, Daniele Menniti, Anna Pinnarelli, Luigi Scarcello, Nicola Sorrentino and Maria Stillo. An IoT Approach for Smart Energy Districts


Erion Elmasllari and Amro Al-Akkad. Smart energy systems in private households: Behaviors, needs, expectations, and concerns


Grazia Belli, Giovanni Brusco, Alessandro Burgio, Daniele Menniti, Anna Pinnarelli and Nicola Sorrentino. An energy management model for energetic communities of Smart Homes: the Power Cloud

h 16:00

Session 3A


Daniela Renga, Michela Meo and Muhammad Ali. WiFi offloading for enhanced interaction with the Smart Grid in green mobile networks


José Antonio Dominguez-Navarro, Angel Antonio Bayod-Rújula, José María Yusta-Loyo, José Luis Bernal-Agustín, Rodolfo Dufo, Jesús Sergio Artal-Sevil and Alberto Coronado. Local electrical market based on a multi-agent system


Marica Amadeo, Antonella Molinaro, Stefano Yuri Paratore, Albino Altomare, Andrea Giordano and Carlo Mastroianni. A Cloud of Things Framework for Smart Home Services based on Information Centric Networking


Islam Bayram and Muammer Koc. Demand Side Management for Peak Reduction and PV Integration in Qatar



Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.
Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through easychair at:
Please, during the submission process specify this Special Session as topic SS6 - SHSG in easychair.

Accepted Papers

All submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the International Program Committee and the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance or rejection. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference (an author could present maximum two (2) papers) and will be published in the conference Proceedings.

Important Dates

January 31, 2017 Paper submission due (Extended and firm deadline)
February 28, 2017 Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017 Camera-ready copy due

Special Session Organizers

Dr. Carlo Mastroianni
Dr. Andrea Giordano
Dr. Alessandro Burgio
Dr. Grazia Belli
University of Calabria, Italy

All enquiries about the special session should be sent to any of the Special Session Organizers or to the General Conference Chair, Prof. Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy: g.fortino@unical.it