Workshop Program Smart Cities and Urban Computing

Smart Cities and Urban Computing (SmartCity 2017)
Monday, 1 May 2017 ● 08:30 – 17:30 ● Room: Atlanta 3-4
Cities around the world are currently under quick transition towards a low carbon environment, high quality of living, and resource efficient economy. Urban performance depends not only on the city's endowment of hard infrastructure, but also on the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure. There is a growing importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), social and environmental capital in profiling the competitiveness of cities.
Information and communication systems play a critical role in building smart cities and supporting comprehensive urban informatics. Extensive research is taking place on a wide range of enabling information and communication technologies, including cloud and network infrastructure, wireless and sensing technologies, mobile crowdsourcing, social networking, and big data analytics for smart cities. This brings together citizens and integrates technologies and services such as transportation, broadband communications, buildings, healthcare, and other utilities. Advanced communication and computing techniques can facilitate a participatory approach for achieving integrated solutions and creating novel applications to improve urban life and build a sustainable society.
The main purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers/academics/industries in the field of system, networking and communication to discuss major challenges, research problems, and potential applications to support smart cities and urban computing.
General Chairs:
Victor Leung (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Chunming Rong (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Technical Program Chairs:
Payam Barnaghi (University of Surrey, UK)
Fangming Liu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
08:30 – 10:00
Opening and Keynote Session
Keynote speaker: Dr Margaret Loper, (Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA)
Title: A Plethora of City Needs and IoT Technologies: Integration by Design
10:30 – 12:00
Smart Cities and Urban Computing I
Automated Density-Based Clustering of Spatial Urban Data for Interactive Data Exploration        
Erica Rosalina (RMIT University, Australia)  
Flora D Salim (RMIT University, Australia)   
Timos Sellis (Swinburne University, Australia)                                              
A Real-Subject Evaluation Trial for Location-Aware Smart Buildings 
Mahdi Inaya (North Carolina State University, USA)
Michael Meli (North Carolina State University, USA)           
Dimitrios Sikeridis (University of New Mexico, USA)           
Michael Devetsikiotis (University of New Mexico, USA)      
Energy Efficient Data Collection in Opportunistic Mobile Crowdsensing Architectures for Smart Cities  
Andrea Capponi (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) 
Claudio Fiandrino (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)          
Dzmitry Kliazovich (ExaMotive, Luxembourg)         
Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)   
Stefano Giordano (University of Pisa, Italy)              
Location-Centric Flow Flux for Improved Indoor Mobility Models        
Mimonah Al Qathrady (University of Florida, USA)  
Ahmed Helmy (University of Florida, USA)                                                  
13:30 – 15:00
Smart Cities and Urban Computing II
Characterizing and Classifying IoT Traffic in Smart Cities and Campuses     
Arunan Sivanathan (University of New South Wales, Australia)      
Daniel Sherratt (University of New South Wales, Australia) 
Hassan Habibi Gharakheili (University of New South Wales, Australia)      
Adam Radford (Cisco Systems, Australia)   
Chamith Wijenayake (University of New South Wales, Australia)   
Arun Vishwanath (IBM Research, Australia) 
Vijay Sivaraman (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Communication-based Collision Avoidance between Vulnerable Road Users and Cars Michele Segata (University of Trento, Italy)    
Romas Vijeikis (University of Trento, Italy)   
Renato Lo Cigno (University of Trento, Italy)                                    
BLESS: Bluetooth Low Energy Service Switching using SDN 
Mostafa Uddin (Bell Labs (Nokia), USA)      
Sarit Mukherjee (Bell Labs USA, USA)         
Hyunseok Chang (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)    
T. V Lakshman (Bell Labs, Nokia, USA)
On Optimizing Power Allocation and Power Splitting for MISO SWIPT Systems with Heterogeneous Users           
Haizhen Liu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)          
Yanrong Peng (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)     
Desheng Wang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)    
Xiaoqiang Ma (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)      
Yang Yang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)           
Yanyan Wu (South-Central University for Nationalities, P.R. China)                                               
15:30 – 17:00
Smart Cities and Urban Computing III
En Route: towards vehicular mobility scenario generation at scale    
Roozbeh Ketabi (University of Florida, USA)
Babak Alipour (University of Florida, USA)   
Ahmed Helmy (University of Florida, USA)  
Fine-Grained Ultrasound Range Finding for Mobile Devices: Sensing Way Beyond the 24 kHz Limit of Built-In Microphones        
Yuchi Chen (Simon Fraser University, Canada)       
Wei Gong (Simon Fraser University, Canada)         
Jiangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada) 
Yong Cui (Tsinghua University, P.R. China) 
Online Anomalous Vehicle Detection at the Edge Using Multidimensional SSA
Ning Chen (Binghamton University, USA)    
Zekun Yang (Binghamton University, USA) 
Yu Chen (Binghamton University, USA)       
Aleksey S. Polunchenko (Binghamton University, USA)     
Modeling Urban Trip Demands in Cloud-Commuting System: A Holistic Approach Guanxiong Liu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)    
Menghai Pan (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)          
Yanhua Li (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)   
Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, USA)           
Jun Luo (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, P.R. China)            
17:00 – 17:30
Panel on Smart City Experiences and Lesson Learned
Moderator: Edith Ngai (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Falko Dressler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Jiangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Margaret Loper (Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA)
Chunming Rong (University of Stavanger, Norway)