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SMGSSP 2017 : Smart Micro-Grid Systems Security and Privacy


When Nov 15, 2016 - Mar 31, 2018
Where Book (Springer)
Abstract Registration Due Nov 15, 2016
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2017
Notification Due Dec 15, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2017
Categories    privacy   security   smart micro-grids   cyber-physical systems

Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Book Title: "Smart Micro-Grid Systems Security and Privacy"
In Springer Book Series on “Advances in Information Security” (Series Ed. Jajodia, Sushil)


Smart grids offer a cost-effective approach to fair and equitable power provisioning in urban areas. Applying smart grids to rural and remote areas that have no and/or intermittent access to national power networks, can be both expensive and logistically challenging. Smart micro-grids offer a suitable alternative but much be architected to protect against energy theft and privacy violation attacks. Protecting against both aspects is important in guaranteeing grid usability, trust, and reliability which are needed to ensure grid stability.
For economic reasons, such smart micro-grid architectures are designed to rely on distributed energy sources coordinated via a communication network based on low cost processing power poor computational devices. As such, the micro-grid is reliant on an amorphous distributed model of users who agree to cooperate to share electricity. The absence of a central trusted grid monitoring and management facility therefore requires a shift in conceptualization from the standard grid model.
We welcome book chapter contributions centered (but not exclusively) on the following themes:

1. Smart Micro-Grid Architectures
2. Authentication and Authorization Models
3. Security and Privacy-Aware Resource Allocation
4. Trust-Centric Metering and Billing
5. Priority-Based Scheduling
6. Economic Models for Power Distribution
7. Attack Models and Countermeasures
8. Privacy Models

Important Dates:

October 15, 2016: Book Chapter Proposal
December 15, 2016: Accept/Reject Notification
June 15, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
August 15, 2017: Accept/Reject Notification
Sept. 15, 2017: Camera ready Submission
March 30, 2018: Final Print Version Available (Tentative)

Submission Procedure:

Chapter proposal submissions are invited from researchers and practionners on or before October 15, 2016. Proposals should be limited to between 1000-2000 words, explaining the mission and concerns of the chapter and how it fits into the general theme of the book.

Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. Please upload your proposal through easy chair using the following link: Your submission must be made on or before the due date specified. Submissions will be reviewed in a single-blind manner.

Notifications regarding the status of the chapter proposal will be made available to authors by December 15, 2016.

Based on accepted chapter proposals, chapter submissions will be accepted on or before June 15, 2017. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by 3 or more reviewers. Chapter submissions must be prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines ( and must not exceed 25 pages (LNCS style), including bibliography and any appendix. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. All chapter submission must be made through easy chair using the following link: Your submission must be made on or before the submission deadline and cannot be under review for any other conference, journal, or book during the entire time it is considered for the “Smart Micro-Grid System Security and Privacy” book. Submissions will be reviewed in a single-blind manner.

Book Editors:

• Anne Kayem, HPI, Germany
• Stephen Wolthusen, RHUL, UK and NTNU, Norway
• Christoph Meinel, HPI, Germany


- Norwegian Research Council
- South African National Research Foundation

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