3rd IEEE International Workshop on

Smart Circular Economy

July 14-16, 2021


To be held in conjunction with IEEE DCOSS 2021


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline (extended): May 21st, 2021

Acceptance Notification: June 11th, 2021

Camera Ready Submission Deadline : June 18, 2021 (firm, no extensions)

Early Registration Deadline: July 5th, 2021

Workshop Date: July 14th - 16th, 2021

Due to the evolution of the health pandemic, the event will be held fully on-line. This will not impact the publication of the SmaCE 2021 proceedings and accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore Proceedings. The virtual program will include live sessions of invited speakers and author presentations, possibly supplemented by online material such as the papers, presentation slides and videos.

The SmaCE 2021 Programme has been announced.

The User Guide with details on how to register and attend the virtual event can be found here.


Circular Economy is a paradigm for sustainable growth that envisions the transformation of how modern societies design, produce and consume goods and services towards a regenerative economic cycle. Future and emerging technologies, such as 5G, the blockchain, and crowdsourced sensing systems, along with innovative models and paradigms, such as the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and community networks, will play an important role in the transition to Circular Economy by enabling and facilitating, among others, digitization (efficient asset management, open data, etc.) and collaboration (co-innovation, shared value creation, etc.).

Smart Circular Economy is an international workshop focusing on the role of ICT as an enabler for Circular Economy. This workshop brings together scientists, researchers as well as relevant stakeholders from the industry and local communities to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research lying in the intersection of ICT and Circular Economy.

  • Accepted and presented papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and all major publication indexes (DBLP, Scopus, etc.).

  • The best paper will be invited to appear in the "Emerging Trends in Wireless Sensor Networks" Special Issue of the MDPI/Sensors journal (no fees incurred) - link.

  • The SmaCE community is also encouraged to submit to the Smart Circular Economy Research Topic of Frontiers in Sustainability - link.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures for collecting and curating data generated by distributed, heterogeneous smart assets.

  • Technology enablers for Circular Economy – Internet of Things, 5G, Software Defined Networks, Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning and other.

  • Smart Infrastructure – Smart Grid, Utility Networks (water, gas, waste, etc.), Transport Networks and other.

  • Crowdsensing, Internet of Things and Participatory Sensing, Crowdsourced Systems and Architectures

  • The Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies for Smart Circular Economy - asset tracking, smart contracts, micro-transactions, etc.

  • Experiences and lessons learnt from real-life case studies and deployments.

  • Applications of Smart Circular Economy technologies in verticals such as healthcare, transportation, energy, citizen safety, and other.

  • Interdependency between Digital and Physical Networks; e.g. communication and utility networks.

  • Data-driven business models, Open Innovation, Co-creation and shared value creation

  • RFID, NFC and other technologies for asset management

  • Low-Power Networks – LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT, IPv6-enabled IoT, Industrial IoT

  • Smart services and service provisioning

  • Requirements engineering for Circular Economy

  • Security, Privacy and Trust for Smart Circular Economy

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