CALL FOR PAPERS

For the conference, we are inviting proposals, technical and professional papers as well as posters and demos that discuss or depict applications in fields of e-Health, smart environment/cities, energy and engineering modelling. More detailed topics (but not limited to) are given below. Moreover, special topics of interest are organised as symposia.

Energy

Energy Efficiency and Assessment in Buildings/cities with Aplications
  • Integration of renewable energy in buildings and cities
  • Building retrofit and refurbishment
  • Business development and energy services for sustainable buildings and cities
  • Low energy architectures
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Highly-efficient insulation
  • HVAC systems in the building applications
  • Novel sustainable building materials and techniques
  • Passive heating and cooling
  • Sustainable energy management in buildings
  • Zero CO2 and energy plus buildings
  • Heating and ventilating control systems for reduced energy use
  • Building management systems
  • Low energy building technology
  • Low energy lighting systems
  • High-output light LED lighting systems
  • Passive solar heating systems.
  • Life cycle analysis methodologies
  • Tools and life cycle analysis
  • Triple-bottom-line analysis
  • Energy efficient lighting systems and regulation
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental impact assessment systems
  • Environmental Sustainability and Development
Power system operation and planning with smart energy networks
  • Smart grid technologies
  • Reliability and implications of smart grids for asset management
  • Smart grids for efficient integration of renewables and distributed generation
  • Large-scale modelling and smart integration of distributed energy sources
  • Impact of renewable and distributed generation on networks and security of supply
  • Imbalances caused by renewable energies and distributed generation
  • Generation and Demand forecasting, modelling and management
  • Modelling, analysis and operation of mixed AC-DC power systems
  • Impact of new technologies on the power system (FACTS/HVDC)
  • Electric vehicle and energy storage applications and system integration
  • System balancing, short-term reserve and ancillary services
  • Intelligent monitoring and outage management – self healing grids
  • Advanced metering, data acquisition and monitoring
  • State estimation and situational awareness
  • Stability analysis of future networks
  • Demand side management
  • Reversible hydro generation
Materials, fuels and power storage systems
  • Battery systems
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Advanced energy systems
  • Flywheel systems
  • Super-capacitors
  • Bio fuel
  • Grätzel cells
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Bio-mass generation schemes
  • Stirling cycle engines
  • Bio-fuelled diesel generators
  • Nanomaterials in energy applications
  • Biomaterials in energy applications
  • Electronic and magnetic materials
Renewable/clean energy sources and technologies with control and optimisation
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal systems
  • Micro-wind turbines
  • Horizontal and vertical axis aero-generators
  • On-site, off-grid, grid-supplemented generation systems
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) and micro-CHP systems
  • Smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems
  • High-efficiency switching systems
  • Highly-efficient voltage conversion systems
  • Novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage busses
Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Green Information Technology (IT) performance
  • Environmentally sustainable computing
  • Energy-efficient systems
  • Sustainable behaviour and ICT in homes and premises
  • Sustainable practices in intelligent buildings
  • Intelligent systems for sustainability
  • Smart, sustainable, and Economy systems
  • Processes and cloud computing
Policy perspective and governance on sustainability in energy and buildings
  • Environmental policy
  • Air pollution policy
  • Water pollution policy
  • Land management
  • Waste management
  • Biomass management
  • Social aspects
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Governance of sustainability in energy and buildings
  • Green economy and governance
  • Green energy and environment
  • Regional development
  • Financial and regulatory mechanisms models and tools

Engineering Modeling

Computational Electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic compatibility,
  • Antennas and propagation,
  • Microwaves,
  • Wireless Power Transfer,
  • Radar Systems,
  • Lightning Protection Systems,
  • RFiD
Advanced numerical methods
  • Advances in computational methods,
  • Large-scale problems,
  • Finite Element Method (FEM),
  • Finite Diference Method (FDM),
  • Boundary Element Methods (BEM),
  • Combined finite-discrete element method,
  • Method of Moments (MoM),
  • Hybrid methods
Computational mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid flow
  • Solid mechanics,
  • Damage mechanics and fracture,
  • Vibrations
Civil engineering
  • Numerical modelling of materials,
  • Numerical modelling of structures
  • Numerical modelling in polymer mechanic
  • Computational visualization in Engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamic
Industrial applications
  • Electric vehicles
  • Automotive applications
  • Urban transport
  • Corrosion problems
  • Process simulation
  • Fusion engineering
  • Nanotechnology
Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical applications and engineering solutions
  • Biomechanics
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Biomehatronics
Environmental modeling
  • Modeling of air pollution
  • Renewables
  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind turbines

Smart Environment/ Cities

Theories and Models

  • Artificial and Computational Intelligence
  • Citizen engagement and smart governance
  • Digital city and smart growth
  • Environmental capital reduction
  • Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction
  • Reliability, Privacy and Trust
  • Internet of Things, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist safety; mobility systems
  • Smart city theory, modeling and simulation

Technology, Methodologies and Tools

  • Agent Technologies
  • Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies
  • Development Processes and Tools
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities
  • Networking and Communication
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • Sensors and Actuators

Applications

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Mobility Support
  • Robotic Companions
  • Energy Effiency
  • Intelligent vehicle-to-infrastructure integration
  • Support for Productive Collaborations
  • Technology Supported Education
  • Smart city for Special Needs
  • Smart economy development
  • Smart environment and policy development
  • Smart Farming
  • Smart health and emergency management
  • Smart home and smart buildings
  • Smart manufacturing and logistics
  • Smart mobility and transportation

Systems and Infrastructures

  • Architecture and Design
  • Environmental monitoring technologies
  • Intelligent and Smart Spaces
  • Safety and security systems
  • Satellite systems
  • Smart integrated grids
  • Smart traffic system operations
  • System Architecture and Middleware for Intelligent Environments

Evaluation and Corpora

  • Evaluation Paradigms and Campaigns
  • Data Acquisition, Labelling and Data Sets
  • User Studies and Trials
  • Smart city Implementation

Internet of Things

  • Applications for the Internet of Things
  • Novel quality requirements and their enforcement mechanisms
  • Cloud back-ends and resource management for IoT applications
  • Reliability, security, timeliness, and robustness considerations in IoT systems
  • IoT-motivated cyber-physical, Industrial Internet, and/or embedded system challenges
  • Social computing and human-in-the-loop issues
  • Sensing, control, and actuation in IoT architectures
  • Novel protocols and network abstractions
  • Data streaming architectures
  • Analytic foundations and theory of the Internet of Things
  • Privacy challenges
  • Industrial deployment experiences, case studies, and lessons learned
  • Evaluation and testbeds

Internet technologies and applications

  • Ad-hoc networks
  • Big data/Big connectivity
  • Data-mining
  • Distributed systems/High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • e-Business/e-Commerce, e-Learning/e-Society
  • Grid Computing
  • Internet applications and Services
  • Internet hardware and software with algorithms and optimization
  • Internet technologies
  • Music and audio
  • Protocols and standards
  • Robotics
  • Satellite technologies
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • System/s failure
  • TrafficTraffic policies/Traffic shaping
  • Visualisation
  • Wireless networks

e-Health

Medical, Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic prescription
  • Data preprocessing, cleansing, management and mining
  • Data quality assessment and improvement
  • Medical imaging
  • Computer-aided detection, hypothesis generation and diagnosis
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evolutionary and longitudinal patient and disease models
  • Clinical workflow
  • Medication adherence and health monitoring
  • Smart health and big data
Devices
  • High-confidence medical devices
  • Integration of medical devices with e-Health
  • Medical device interoperability
  • Wearable devices
  • In/on/around-body sensors and actuators
  • Biosensors at the micro/nano-scale
  • Smart garments/textiles
  • Wireless energy transfer
  • Energy harvesting
Communications and Networking
  • Communication/network infrastructures, architectures and protocols for e-Health
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Proximity-based communication, group communication and social networks
  • Power-efficient communication
  • Ultra wideband communication
  • Delay-tolerant, fault-tolerant and reliable communication
  • Cognitive communication for medical bands
  • In-hospital networking, body area networking and cloud-integrated networking
  • Software-defined networks and network management
  • Nanoscale/molecular communications
  • Network coding and error detection/correction
Signal/Data Processing and Systems
  • Context awareness and situation awareness
  • Image/video processing and computer/robot vision
  • Internet of things, Ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
  • Augmented reality and human-computer interaction
  • Motion detection and activity recognition
  • User modeling and personalization
  • Robotics for e-Health
  • Computing/storage infrastructures for e-Health such as clouds and virtualization
  • Software, systems and performance engineering for e-Health
Services and Applications
  • e-Health services/applications for physical and mental health; for example, in acute care, chronic care, mental health care, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation, prosthetics, elderly/nursing care, smart homes and hospitals, and rural/wilderness practice
  • e-Health services/applications for sports and exercise; for example, in training prescription and feedback, concussion detection/monitoring, life-logging and fitness monitoring
  • e-Health services/applications for public health; for example, disease prevention, pandemic preparedness, epidemiological interventions and smart cities
  • e-Health services/applications for extreme environments; for example, in fire fighting, disaster response, evacuation assistance, medical triage, space travel/exploration, deep diving and deep sea exploration
  • Quality of experience (QoE) with e-Health services/applications
  • Security, privacy and trust for e-Health services/applications
  • Emerging cloud-based services/applications including health clouds/grids