SmartCity: Smart Cities and Urban Computing



Scope of workshop

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 informatics. We are expected to share new findings, exchange ideas, discuss research challenges and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Application, deployment, testbed, and experiment experiences in smart cities
  • Big data for urban informatics
  • Cloud computing and network infrastructure that supports smart cities
  • Cellular networking in smart cities
  • Delay tolerant networks and systems for urban data collection
  • E-health systems
  • Environment and urban monitoring
  • Enabling wireless and mobile technologies for smart cities
  • Fault tolerance, reliability and survivability in smart systems
  • Green computing, networking and energy efficiency
  • Human mobility modeling and analytics
  • Mobile crowdsourcing for urban analytics
  • QoS and QoE of smart city systems, applications, and services
  • Sensing and IoT for smart cities
  • Social computing and networks
  • Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) in smart city environment
  • Smart grid
  • Smart transportation
  • Smart buildings
  • Safety, security, and privacy for smart cities
  • Smartphone and mobile systems and applications
  • Vehicular networks

Publication Opportunity in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

Selected high-quality papers may be invited to be fast-tracked for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing.