IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
25–28 October 2021 // Aachen, Germany
Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference

Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm) will be held in Aachen in 25-28 October 2021. Located in the heart of Europe, IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 will exhibit an exciting technical program, complete with 4 Symposia highlighting recent progress in all major areas of communications, control, and computing technologies for smart grids. IEEE SmartGridComm 2021 will also feature high-quality Tutorials and Workshops, Industry Panels and Exhibitions, as well as Keynotes from prominent research and industry leaders.

As part of the conference, we solicit proposals for half-day or full-day workshops.

Organization and Submission Procedure

The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics of particular interest to the conference attendees not specifically covered in the main symposiums. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussions.

Proposal submissions should be sent to the Workshops Chair by email as a PDF file attachment with the subject of SmartGridComm2021 Workshop Proposal.

Priority will be given to proposals that not only address an exciting topic but also promise a creative format likely to generate lively interactions and foster new ideas. Examples include bringing practitioners and researchers together, as well as facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions that can lead to high impact and transformative research. All accepted workshops should implement peer-reviews of accepted papers. Papers will be added to the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Proposals Deadline: 15 March 2021 15 May 2021, 23:59 (AOE) (Extended Deadline)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 5 April 2021 01 June 2021 (Extended Deadline)

Proposal Template

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

  1. Title of the workshop
  2. Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)
  3. Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  4. A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words per person)
  5. Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  6. Planned format of the workshop, including
    • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day, and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of the workshop
    • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels (and panel formats) etc.
    • Plan for the review of the refereed papers according to the ComSoc's academic best-practices
    • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged and will be given particular consideration.
  7. Draft Call for Papers
  8. A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  9. The workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  10. If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, the number of attendees, etc.


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