Smart Cities and Urban Computing (SmartCity 2017)
Monday, 1 May 2017 ● 09:00 – 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.

Title: A Plethora of City Needs and IoT Technologies: Integration by Design

Abstract: The urban environment is becoming increasingly more connected and complex. In the coming decades, we will be surrounded by billions of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, devices and machines. Cities and urban areas that benefit from the IoT are commonly referred to as Smart Cities. These Smart Cities intend to address a wide range of needs, all competing for finite resources, with countless IoT technologies.  As a result, an overarching approach, i.e., “integration by design”, is required.  Emphasis must be put on systems engineering in planning and deploying technology; data availability and re-use; and development of robust models and simulations. As importantly, this integration cannot be made in a vacuum, and must take into account critical issues such as security, trust and privacy. The more technology a city uses, the more vulnerable to cyber-attacks it becomes. It may be said that the smartest cities face the highest risks. My talk will address the plethora of city needs and IoT technologies, highlighting some of the research Georgia Tech is doing in smart cities.

Speaker Biography:  Dr. Margaret Loper has a PhD in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She currently serves as the Chief Scientist of the Information and Communications Lab and the Chief Technologist for the Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT). She has worked at GTRI since 1985, where her work has focused on modeling and simulation  research, specifically focused on parallel and distributed systems.  She has led projects on compliance testing and federation testing, as well as the interoperability of live, virtual and constructive systems. Dr. Loper teaches simulation courses for both academic and professional education, and she has written a book on how modeling and simulation is used in systems engineering. Dr. Loper is leading a GTRI strategic initiative on the Internet of Things as applied to Smart Cities.  Her current research is in the area of computational trust algorithms for machine-to-machine communications.  She is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and is currently serving as Chair of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Simulation and Modeling (SIGSIM).
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 – 17:45
Panel on Smart City Experiences and Lesson Learned
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
Moderator: Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden