Other Calls

Call for Special Sessions
As part of the IEEE SmartGridComm 2016 technical programme, a limited number of high quality Special Sessions will offer insight into new or emerging topics of interest to the smart grid communications research community. Special Sessions will be intermixed with regular sessions during the conference and they will consist of 5 oral presentations.
The organizing committee welcomes special session proposals, which should contain the following information:
  • A topical title for the special session and the names of the organizers; 
  • A description of why and how the session will be organized (200 words);
  • The symposium where the special session proposal is submitted to;
  • The titles, authors (plus affiliations), and short abstracts (100 words each) of 4 or 5 papers to be included in the special session; 
  • Brief biographies of the session organizer(s) and their contact information; 
  • Any other relevant information.
If you are interested in proposing a special session, please contact Prof. Abbas Jamalipour.

Call for Tutorial Proposals  

IEEE SmartGridComm 2016 will be hosting a small number of half-day tutorials to be held on Sunday 6 November 2016, and proposals are invited for tutorials in areas relevant to the conference. Proposals should be submitted in a PDF file for review.
Please address questions to the Tutorials Co-Chairs, Prof. Guoqiang Mao and Prof. Mahbub Hassan.
Each tutorial proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:
*   Title of the tutorial
*   Length of the tutorial: Half-day
*   Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the instructor(s)
*   A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness
*   An outline of the tutorial content, including its tentative schedule
*   Planned format of the tutorial, such as lecture or hands-on
*   If appropriate, a description of past versions of the tutorial, including number of attendees, etc.
Proposals should be submitted by email to the Tutorials Co-Chairs with the subject of “Tutorial Proposal Submission-SmartGridComm2016”.
*   Proposal Deadline: 1 April 2016
*   Notification of Selection: 1 July 2016

Call for Workshop Proposals

SmartGridComm 2016 will be hosting a number of workshops on the first day of the conference. The conference invites the submission of workshop proposals. Workshops should focus on current and future topics of particular interest to the community on the latest technical and business issues on smart grid communications and networking, such as two-way energy and information flow, faster fault isolation and power outages restoration, renewable energy integration, cyber security, micro-grid, energy internet, demand side management, distributed monitoring and control, and consumer energy optimization tools. Workshops should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Please address questions to Workshops Co-Chairs Jamil Khan, Jamil.Khan@newcastle.edu.au and Yonghui Li, yonghui.li@sydney.edu.au.

Workshop Proposal Format
Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:
  • Title of the workshop
  • Length of the workshop: Half or Full-day
  • Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the organizers
  • A brief description (1 page max) of the technical issues that the workshop will address,    emphasizing its timeliness
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers
  • Planned format of the workshop, such as number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels etc.
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  • A draft call for papers
  • The workshop website address (if available at the time of the proposal- will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

Accepted workshops must follow usual IEEE peer-review process and paper format, similar to those used in the main conference. Accepted workshop papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Accepted workshop organizers may host an external webpage to publicize their workshop, which can be linked from the main conference webpage.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposals should be submitted through email to the Workshops co-chairs with as subject [Smartgridcomm-2016-Workshops].

Workshop Preparation and Organization Timeline
  • Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2016
  • Notification of Selection: May 15, 2016
  • Website for each workshop on: May 25, 2016
  • Deadline for workshop paper submission: June 15, 2016
  • Acceptance/rejection announcement: August 1, 2016
  • Website showing technical program: September 1, 2016
  • Final workshop papers due: September 30, 2016