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Bologna, Italy 40121

Fill out the Room Reservation form and email to carlton@monifhotels.it

The Royal Hotel Carlton, located in the heart of Bologna, beside the pedestrian area, has recently been significantly renovated and is at the highest level among Bolognese hotels. The structure, of the highest quality both for its elegance and professionalism, holds 237 rooms, a conference centre with unquestionably ample space, an exclusive wellness centre with a gym and covered pool and reserved garage parking with 400 places, all surrounded by a large garden.

Guests are welcomed in the spacious foyer, with its elegant and refined finishing touches, by the professionalism of the staff, and encounter the characteristically hospitable and efficient climate of all Monrif Hotels.
The corner areas of the foyer, divided into reserved alcoves, are the ideal places to relax or discuss business with the greatest privacy in a remarkable setting.

A business centre and Wi-Fi connectivity, in all public areas, are available for guests.

Negotiated Rates:

Double room single use: Euro 135,00 per room per night
Double room double occupancy:  Euro 155,00 per room per night

VAT 10% and buffet breakfast included

Reservation Form will be available shortly.



General Co-Chairs
Alessandro Ferrero
Wanda Reder

Technical Program Committee Members
Mihaela Albu
Raouf Boutaba
Antonello Monti
Ray Sterrit
Elias Kyriakides

*Others to be confirmed

Local Organizers
Lorenzo Peretto
Alberto Borghetti
Maria Gabriella Masi
Gaetano Pasini
Roberto Tinarelli













Registration now open!

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.

  Till 22 October 2011
Advance Registration
After 22 October 2011
Late and On-Site Registration
IEEE Member 550 600
Non-Member 700 750
Student, IEEE Life-Member 250 300

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.

To qualify for student rates, a copy of the student identification card or an equivalent declaration signed by the institution must be provided with the registration form. No exception.

Member and non-member conference registration fees include entrance to all sessions, one copy of the CD-ROM proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, and banquet dinner.

Student and IEEE Life Member registration includes one copy of the CD-ROM proceedings, entrance to all sessions and coffee breaks.

The following additional items can be also purchased and must be paid in US dollars:

  Through 22 October 2011
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Member (each copy) 50
Additional CD-ROM Conference Proceedings - Non-Member (each copy) 60
Additional Lunch Ticket (each) 30
Additional Banquet Ticket (each) 75


Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the Proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if a full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 22 October 2011 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper: they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.


Conference registration will not be refunded (in full or partially) if it is required to cover the publication expenses of an accepted paper - no exception, even in the case of denied VISA.

Lunch and banquet tickets that are included in the registration fees will not be refunded if not used.


Upon successful registration, a confirmation email will be sent to the registrant. If there is a problem with your registration, you will be contacted directly by the SMFG Conference Administrator. For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the ROSE Conference Administrator. We would like to remind you that the other organizers have absolutely no information about your registration: therefore, we warmly recommend that you do not waste your time in contacting them.

SMFG 2011 Conference Administrator
Lauren Pasquarelli

Author Instructions


Author Instructions

Final Instructions

*The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

Final Paper Appearance

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by October 15, 2011. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Rachel Edmunds, SMFG 2011 Administrator.


3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: smfg11x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS
4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by October 22, 2011.

1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

2. Upload your paper.
Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the SMFG 2011 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.

4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?

Contact the IEEE SMFG 2011 Conference Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Welcome to SMFG 2011


The power grids of the future come into reality by enabling intelligent communication across sensing, measurement, and control layers of the existing power systems.

Measurements become a core part of the grid and new challenging problems have to be dealt with and solved related, but not restricted to: the incomplete knowledge arising from the uncertainties associated not only to the instruments but also to the system model; data relevance and security aspects; the new real time paradigm seen from a smart grid perspective; data compression versus information lost; synchronized measurements of dynamic quantities while preserving the phasor paradigm; measurement quality definitions used for planning the future grids; the need of a new generation of instrument transformers as input converters for last generation measurement and control devices; standards and calibration procedures crossing the borders of power engineering and metrology science and (why not?) on "smart metering" dictionary around the world .

This conference is aimed at finding coordinated answers to these new challenges through the contributions of all "smart grid‐ers". Authors are invited to submit their papers and help make this conference another example of professional bridge across engineers and user communities.