IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
31 October – 3 November 2023 // Glasgow, Scotland

6G Communications for Sustainable Energy Management and Net-Zero

A net-zero community is a region where a balance between energy generation and consumption is met reliably by renewable energy resulting in zero greenhouse gas emissions. Considering the adverse environmental effects and limited availability of fossil fuels-based energy resources, and global plans of environmental sustainability at international platforms, such as CoP-26, there is a worldwide inclination towards the use of renewable resources. Renewable energy based microgrids, nano-grids supported by a low latency and reliable communications system is important in establishing net-zero communities and sustainable systems with unpredictable energy resources. 6G communications can also ensure seamless connectivity among renewable energy infrastructures, distributed smart grids, consumers and sellers through ground, air, or satellite communication modes, even providing coverage in remote areas. This workshop invites researchers from industry and academia to share their recent findings and views on 6G communications aimed for sustainable energy management and development of net-zero communities. is Topics investigating human behavior towards contributing to net-zero goal, acceptance of massive changes in energy usage and the motivation of end-users of technology to adopt practices for a clean environment are also invited.


Topics of Interest:

  • Potential topics include but are not limited to:
  • 6G-enabled communication protocols and networking standards for sustainable energy management in smart grids
  • Communication-aware data models and solutions for energy management and smart grids
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches for efficient networking towards net-zero energy balance
  • Security and trust models for communications among smart grids and energy systems
  • Edge computing and communication solutions for distributed smart grid networks
  • Powerline Communications for energy management
  • Strategic networking based solutions for dynamic pricing, resource scheduling and optimizing demand and supply
  • The application of latest 6G trends into energy systems such as reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, digital twins, blockchain based decentralized management etc.
  • 6G-enabled energy efficiency techniques based on user behavior
  • Human behavior towards sustainable energy management and clean environment
  • End-user acceptance of practices proposed to transition to net-zero
  • Real world pattern of energy consumption and saving
  • Human motivation to self-manage distributed renewable resources and nano-grids


Paper submission instruction:

Submissions must be original and must not duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other venue with formally published proceedings.

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgement or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Likewise, all submissions must follow the original IEEE format with a page limit of 6 pages (including references). It is strongly encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference and must make a full version of their paper available online. Therefore, each accepted paper must be presented by at least a registered author. Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2023
  • Submission of camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings: September 9, 2023
  • Workshop Date: One day between October 31 and Nov 3, 2023.



  • Dr. Ferheen Ayaz, University of Sussex, UK
  • Dr. Muhammad Ali Jamshed, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Dr. Aryan Kaushik, University of Sussex, UK
  • Dr. I. Safak Bayram, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, University of the West of Scotland, UK


Steering Committee

  • Prof. Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Prof. Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Prof. Maziar Nekovee, University of Sussex, UK
  • Prof. Sandra Dudley-McEvoy, London South Bank University, UK
  • Prof. Goran Strbac, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Riccardo Russo, University of Essex, UK
  • Prof. Sheina Orbell, University of Essex, UK


TPC Co-chairs

  • Dr. Khaled Rabie, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Dr. Xingwang Li, Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China
  • Dr. Galymzhan Nauryzbayev, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Dr. Zuneera Umair, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Haris Parvaiz, University of Essex, UK
  • Dr. Ali Nauman, Yeungnam University, South Korea
  • Denise Wallace, University of Essex, UK