Special Issue "Smart Grid - Issues and Solutions for Energy-disadvantaged Communities"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022
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Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman, Near East University, Turkey. Email: fadi.alturjman@neu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. Shahid Mumtaz, Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro, Portugal, Email: smumtaz@av.it.pt 
Prof. Dr. Chadi Altrjman, University of Waterloo, Canada. Email: cmfaltrjman@uwaterloo.ca


Millions of people have limited or no access to electrical energy. Scientists have been working on initiatives to address this issue, which is considered by many a human rights problem. This is not only a challenge for developing countries, but for remote areas in rich countries, such as arctic, island, and jungle communities. Thus, many governments and private institutions, as well as non-government organizations around the world are funding and working on a variety of initiatives to help communities in impoverished nations, especially at poor regions, develop clean and sustainable energy systems. This journal is also actively involved in addressing energy access issues through its special issues. This Special Issue (SI) will hence concentrate on discussing various relevant topics associated with how to bring green and sustainable electricity to energy-limited communities, based on the emerging revolution in Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors technology, to provide reliable and affordable electricity. IoT technologies provide a way of integrating and sharing a common communication/computing medium consisting of various types of sensors and actuators deployed in smart homes, utility grid, electrical vehicles, smart parking, and surveillance systems. Although there are many technical challenges associated with making this vision a reality, computing and communication issues play the key role that will be discussed in the proposed SI, because these inform and define the technical approaches and solutions for this important problem.


The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:


Smart grid telecommunications in green cities

Sensory design and implementation for greener grid

AI-driven solutions and computing paradigms in smart grid

Cloud-driven energy metering and load control

Neural Network for electricity analysis,

Green communication protocols for the smart grid

IoT-oriented designs and implementations for green cities

Security and privacy issues

Advanced electronics and on-chip networks for the grid.

Social networks and the grid

Economical and cost-effective solutions

Policies and optimized planning for greener environments

Energy-efficient models and analytical analysis

Smart grid, IoT, Green Computing, 6G, AI-IoT