4th IEEE International Workshop on

Smart Circular Economy

May 30 - June 1, 2022

Marina Del Ray, LA, California

To be held in conjunction with IEEE DCOSS 2022


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2022 (extended)

Acceptance Notification: April 22nd, 2022

Camera Ready Submission Deadline : April 27th, 2022

Early Registration Deadline: TBA

Workshop Date: June 1st, 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning. We are optimistic the event will be held physically in LA but we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and a hybrid attendance format may be considered, if needed; in case of a hybrid format, every paper accepted for SmaCE 2022 (presented in person or virtually) will be published in the IEEE proceedings.


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 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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