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IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications


October 4 – 6, 2010
National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA


Developing the Smart Grid has become an urgent global priority as its economic, environmental, and societal benefit will be enjoyed by generations to
come. Information and communications technologies are at the core of the Smart Grid vision as they will empower today’s power grid with the capability of
supporting two-way energy and information flow, isolating and restoring power
outages more quickly, facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources
into the grid and empowering the consumer with tools for optimizing their energy

The 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) is centered on all communications aspects that are relevant to the Smart Grid and aims at bringing together researchers from Academia, Industry, and National Labs to exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share field trial experiences and
lessons learnt.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions (standard two-column IEEE format and up to 6 pages) on all aspects of Smart Grid Communications, including but not limited to:

  • Cyber and Physical Security and Privacy
  • Electrical Transportation
  • Virtual Power Plants, Distributed Generation, Microgrids, Renewables and
  • HAN, IAN, BAN, FAN and NAN (wireless and wired PHY/MACs, mesh, HEMS, BACnet, etc.)
  • Networking for Smart Grid (IETF, 6LoWPAN, ROLL, IPv4/IPv6, etc.)
  • Wide-area Monitoring and Control (NASPInet, SCADA, DNP3, fault-detection and localization, sensing, etc.)
  • Architectures and Models for the Smart Grid
  • Smart/Virtual Metering, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing
  • Standardization, Interoperability and Coexistence
  • The whole picture: sense, communicate, compute, control
  • Information and communications theory for power systems
  • Field trials, deployments, and lessons learnt
  • Regulatory issues and their impact on communications aspects

Important dates
Paper Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: July 19, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Due: Aug. 1, 2010
Author Registration Deadline: Aug. 1, 2010

General co-chairs
George Arnold, NIST, USA
Stefano Galli, Panasonic R&D, USA


Fred Baker, Cisco, USA
Hamid Gharavi, NIST, USA
Simon Haykin, McMaster University, Canada