Due to shortages of energy resources, "smart grid" technology has been promoted rapidly as a solution for issues of energy depletion, limited natural resources and global warming. These "smart grids" aim to provide electricity to end-users through a two-way digital technology that controls end-users' devices to save power in a much more easy and simple way. That is, end-users will be able to allow the smart grid to remotely control all selected devices in their home conveniently and easily in accordance with tracks of all electricity flowing in monitoring systems. To realize the technology’s advantages, appropriate and novel middleware, architectures and applications are required to construct a smart grid.
In view of this, this special issue aims to seek original research papers and review articles and expects to enhance the state-of-the-art in context-aware systems and intelligent middleware to solve the various problems and challenges in designing a smart grid.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to following:
- Context-aware monitoring systems for smart grid
- Intelligent agents in smart grid
- Context-aware heterogeneous smart grid systems
- Intelligent control systems for optimization of management for smart grid
- Intelligent middleware for integration of devices for smart grid
- Middleware-based development of applications and services for smart grid
- Other context-aware system and intelligent middleware for smart grid
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 March, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 May, 2011
Submission of final revised paper: 15 June, 2011