[ecoop-info] CFP: ETFA 2017, Special Session on Emerging Technologies and Solutions for Smart Buildings [Deadline 12 March]

Michele Albano michele.albano at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 19:43:38 CET 2017

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                            IEEE ETFA 2017
                  22nd IEEE International Conference on
               Emerging Technologies And Factory Automation

                          Special Session on:
          Emerging Technologies and Solutions for Smart Buildings


                         September 12-15, 2017
                            Limassol, Cyprus

 ***** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 12, 2017  *****

This Special Session aims to bring together researchers and designers
from different domains (Computer Science, Energy and Automation) for
sharing novel ideas, exploring state of the art challenges,
investigating ground-breaking designs, concepts and solutions for the
next generation of Smart Buildings. The Building Automation and
Control Systems (BACSs) involving control, monitoring, networking,
data processing and information technologies (IT), appear as mature
technologies. Still, there are many recent advancements in the BACSs
research including adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), energy
harvesting, cloud computing and big data, as well as their inclusion
in Smart Grid. It is therefore a widely recognized challenge to
coordinate, integrate, and interoperate the emerging technologies with
legacy ones. Key part of this process is the IoT, as a unifying and
catalysing technology for the success of the new generation of the
BACSs, increasing safety and comfort in buildings while improving
their energy management and efficiency.

This special session will be focusing on (but not limited to) the
following topics:
- Applications and case studies on building and home automation
- New paradigms and trends in the BACS organization
- The BACSs for Smart Grid and Smart City applications
- Event-driven and time-triggered architectures in the BACS
- The best practices in the BACS design
- Internet of Things (IoT) in the BACS
- A Building Internet of Things (BIoT) - web based management in
building control and monitoring systems
- Building Energy Management Systems with the BACSs and IoT technologies
- Active Demand Response and Energy Management in commercial and
residential buildings
- Integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into the BACS
- Security and privacy aspects while integrating the BACS with Smart
Grid, Smart City or cloud services
- Distributed control networks for residential buildings (Smart Homes)
- Interoperable technologies for buildings
- Wireless communication and sensor technologies in the BACS
- Performance analyses
- Consumer grade electronics for the BACS
- Smart Factories and new smart applications

The working language of the conference is English. Papers are limited
to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according
to the instructions contained in the Conference web site.

Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the
authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration
form and a registration fee payment proof. All conference attendees,
including authors and session chairpersons, must pay the conference
registration fee, and their travel expenses.

The ETFA2017 Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude a
paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if the
paper is not presented at the conference.

- Manuscript submission deadline: March 12, 2017
- Notification for acceptance: May 15, 2017
- Deadline for final manuscript: July 2, 2017
- Conference: September 12-15, 2017

For further information, please visit the conference website at:
http://wfcs2017.org/ or contact the conference organizers:
Andrzej Ożadowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow,
Poland, ozadow at agh.edu.pl
Jakub Grela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland,
jgrela at agh.edu.pl
Lukasz Wisniewski, Institute Industrial IT/OWL University, Lemgo,
Germany, lukasz.wisniewski at hs-owl.de
Georgios Lilis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland,
georgios.lilis at epfl.ch
Michele Albano, CISTER Research Unit, Polytechnic Institute of Porto,
Porto, Portugal, mialb at isep.ipp.pt
Stefan Seifried, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria,
stefan.seifried at tuwien.ac.at

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