Welcome to SmartGridComm 2014 !

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2014). SmartGridComm 2014 will take place in Venice, a fascinating and marvelous Italian city, on November 3-6, 2014. 

This event will provide a forum to discuss all aspects that are relevant to smart grid communication and information technologies, bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government institutions, with backgrounds in communication, energy, control, signal processing, and information systems to exchange ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share field trial experiences and lessons learned.

The evolution of today’s electricity grids into smart grids is a key element for the sustainable economic, environmental and societal growth worldwide. The migration to smarter grids requires the integration and exploitation of information and communication technologies. However, it is not obvious which communication technologies will be integrated into electricity grids and in what way. Communication systems need to be seen as part of a larger system of systems, including in particular energy, control, and information processing systems to support two-way energy flows, the automatic management of power outages, the integration of renewable energy sources and allowing the consumers to play an active role in energy production and consumption. The overlap of disciplines is part of the specific challenge and appeal of smart grid communications research and development.

SmartGridComm 2014 will feature an interesting technical program that will include keynote speakers, technical sessions, workshops and panels. The call for papers is open and we invite you to submit your paper contribution to one of the five symposia.


The General Co-Chairs, Andrea M. Tonello and Michele De Nigris

About the previous editions ...

A conference report about IEEE SmartGridComm 2010 was published in Nov. 2010 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine (see here) and one for IEEE SmartGridComm 2011 was published in December 2011 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine (see here). 
The published papers for the IEEE SmartGridComm conferences are available on ieeexplore.ieee.org. Find more info, including program & plenary presentations at the website of the previous IEEE SmartGriComm editions (click on the list).

IEEE SmartGridCom 2013

  • Attendees: 282 attendees
  • Accepted Papers: 135 out of 334 (40% of acceptance ratio)
  • Patrons: 5 and 1 local supporter

IEEE SmartGridCom 2012

  • Attendees: 369 attendees
  • Accepted Papers: 122 out of 276 (44% of acceptance ratio)
  • Patrons: 2 and 4 local supporter
  • Program Including: 2 Tutorials, 3 Forums, 3 Workshops, 11 Technical Symposia, 1 Student Video Competition
  • New Programming: Best Paper Award per track

IEEE SmartGridCom 2011

  • Attendees: 315 attendees
  • Accepted Papers: 105 out of 265 (40% of acceptance ratio)
  • Patrons: 9, 1 local supporter and 2 media partners
  • New Programming: 3 Tutorials, 2 Workshops, 1 Student Video Competition

IEEE SmartGridCom 2010

  • Attendees: 441 attendees 
  • Accepted Papers: 102 out of 255 (40% of acceptance ratio)
  • Technical Co-sponsorship: 11 IEEE Societies and 2 IEEE Councils

More information on Smart Grids

>> IEEE Smart Grid
>> Comsoc - IEEE SmartGridComm Conference
>> European Technology Platform for the Electricity Network of the Future
>> NIST Collaboration Wiki for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards
>> IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Smart Grid Communications
>> IEEE Technical Committee on Power Line Communications


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