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Special Issue "Energy Efficiency in Smart Homes and Grids"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Grids and Microgrids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 January 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Anna Fensel

Department of Computer Science, Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: Semantic Technology; Knowledge Graphs; Explainable AI; Data Value Chain; Social Web
Guest Editor
Dr. Juan Miguel Gómez Berbís

Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: Semantic Technologies; Semantic IoT; Blockchain; Enterprise Knowledge Graphs; Business Formal Methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

This Special Issue focuses on advancements in the energy efficiency of smart homes and smart grids. This encompasses smart homes, smart grids, smart cities and villages, ICT solutions for efficient energy consumption, as well as energy production and distribution. This Special Issue is especially interested in receiving high quality, unpublished submissions that focus on advancing the technologies for sensor infrastructures, knowledge management and engineering, as well as user engagement: in particular, energy savings should take place without a decrease in residents’ quality of life. We are interested in back-end technologies, such as for the predictive maintenance and optimization of energy distribution and consumption, as well as in front-end technologies, such as end user interfaces, gamification and techniques facilitating behavior change. Further, data are playing an increasingly important role in energy efficiency, and are gaining a leading role in various domains, such as future building certification, smart grid and meter management, and predictive maintenance. Specifically, we are looking into the combination of machine learning and semantic techniques, for example, combining them in order to create high-quality knowledge graphs in the energy efficiency domain for smart homes and smart grids.

Dr. Anna Fensel
Dr. Juan Miguel Gómez Berbís
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Intelligent Cyber–Physical ICT Infrastructures: Smart Home, Smart Village, Smart City
  • Smart Homes and Energy Efficiency
  • Semantics and Ontologies for Smart Homes and Smart Grids
  • Smart Home and Smart Grid Data Management with Knowledge Graphs
  • Smart Metering
  • Building Information Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Energy Grids
  • Energy Efficient Data Centers
  • RFID and Sensors, Intelligent Sensors
  • Embedded Computing Systems
  • Cloud Computing in Smart Home Technology
  • Machine Learning for Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Data Collection and Processing
  • Energy Data Repository and Management in Cloud
  • Smart Building and City Data Management
  • Semantic Rules, Policies and Context-Awareness in Smart Buildings
  • Behavioral Change in Smart Cities
  • Gaming for Energy Saving
  • Energy Efficiency Education
  • Ambient Intelligence, Human–Computer/ Human–Machine/ Human–Device Interface
  • Physical and Conceptual Modeling of Cyber-Physical Environments
  • Human Factors, Ethics and Usability
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Concerns
  • Smart Management of Home Appliances
  • Management of Home Energy Concerns
  • Context Awareness and Autonomous Computing
  • Residential Networks and Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Social, Policy, Privacy, Security Concerns
  • Middleware Design and Support for Smart Home
  • Guidelines and Policy for Future Energy Efficiency Building Certification
  • Innovative Smart Home Applications and Services
  • Smart Environment Monitoring and Control

Published Papers

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