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ECS: Smart Grid laboratory

2nd Workshop CONTEST

2nd International Workshop on Connecting All Things for Enabling Smart Cities (CONTEST), in conjunction with VTC2017-Spring, 4–7 June 2017, Sydney, Australia

As a key initiative for promoting the quality of living and resource efficient economy, the smart city concept has attracted much attention in both academia and industry. Information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly advanced communication techniques, play a critical role in facilitating intelligent collection and utilization of heterogeneous data from deployed equipment throughout cities. The major challenges in this area have included: low energy consumption requirement, limited radio frequency bandwidth, low-latency requirement and cost-effective requirement.

This workshop aims to address these challenges and enhance international collaborations by disseminating cutting-edge research results. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Smart grid communications
  • Green Communications and Networks
  • Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Vehicular Communication Networks
  • Positioning, Localization and Navigation
  • Green computing
  • Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Energy harvesting technologies and communications
  • Antennas design and propagation
  • Safety, security, and privacy for smart Cities
  • Internet of things platform and theory
  • Ultra-dense network
  • Interference management and alignment
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Wireless power and information transfer
  • Novel network architecture design
  • Wireless Networks and Security
  • Future Trends and Emerging Technologies
  • Resource-efficient cross-layer optimization
  • Cooperative communications
  • Duplexing methods

General Chair

Technical Programme Chair

  • Yi Qian, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Publicity Chair

  • John S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK

Workshop Steering Committee

  • A. Nallanathan, King’s College London;
  • Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University;
  • Yan Zhang, University of Oslo;
  • Cheng-Xiang Wang, Heriot Watt University;
  • Richard Yu, Carleton University.

Information for Authors

Submissions are open:

Submission requirements: 5-page full paper. Up to 2 additional pages are allowed with the purchase of additional page charges in the amount of $100 USD per additional page at the time of registration and final paper submission. Papers should follow the IEEE conference template:

Submission deadline:

15th January 2017

Acceptance notice by:

1st March 2017

Camera-ready paper by:

1st April 2017

Workshop date and place:

4th or 7th June 2017 in Sydney, Australia