calendar175Important Dates

  • September 2nd (Extended) August 18th 2016 (PST): Abstract Submission Deadline
  • September 5th (Extended) August 25th 2016 (PST): Full paper submission
  • September 29th September 15th, 2016 (PST): Acceptance Notification
  • October 14th, 2016 (PST): Camera-ready Due
  • December 13th, 2016 : Workshop Day

    The workshop will be structured as an interactive event, intended to be a forum to share experiences about smart city technologies and its applications. The day will combine a mix of short presentations with discussions and panels sessions. The main topics of the workshop can be categorized as:

    • Smart City Systems, Middleware and Networking: Smart Cities offer unique problems for systems and middleware researchers. A combination of highly distributed, loosely coupled and deeply heterogeneous infrastructure often operating as vertically integrated silos requires a system of systems approach. When coupled with a focus on participatory and user-in-the-loop citizen engagement, researchers are forced to re-examine key aspects of the system design. The workshop will explore technologies and deployment experiences aiming to offer lessons and best practices for future research.
    • Smart City Data Collection and Analysis: New types of data collection and analysis technologies/methodologies are required to create people/citizen-centric services. Specifically, not only existing participatory sensing and opportunistic sensing, but also other types of new sensing approaches will be discussed in this workshop. Then the challenge is to develop data analysis technologies including interpolation (predicting in space) and extrapolation (predicting in time), that are suitable for large scale city data sets.
    • Smart City Application and Field Experiences: Smart city applications need to be validated in real-world environments involving citizens in the entire application development chain: from the identification of use cases, technical requirements and citizens insights to the evaluation and validation of those applications by the citizens themselves. The workshop welcomes papers sharing results of smart city applications and experimentations performed at city scale, in particular with real user involvement. We also encourage work whose approach understands that cities are places where people live, enjoy and work and ICT is there to increase the quality of their life.

    Some of the key words that describe our focus include:

    • Communication Protocols
    • Mobility Management
    • Internet of Things in Cities
    • Middleware Technologies
    • Security and Privacy
    • Cloud computing integration
    • Testbeds, deployments and experiments
    • Open Data
    • Measurement
    • Crowd Sensing
    • Data Fusion and Analysis
    • Tools and Algorithms
    • City Context Recognition and Visualization
    • City Applications
    • Citizen Health and Lifestyle Enhancement
    • Safety and Disaster Management


    The papers in all the categories should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the international technical program committee. Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the electronic submission system at EasyChair. All papers should be no longer than 6 pages and in the standard ACM format. To prepare review process, authors are encouraged to submit abstraction before paper submission via Easychair.

    How do I submit a paper in Easychair ? (abstract deadline: Sep.2nd Aug.18th, paper deadline: Sep.5th Aug.25th)

    1. Go to Easychair
    2. Login or sign up as new user
    3. Click the ‘New Submission’ link and follow the instructions
    4. (At abstract submission phase) You can finish the submission without paper PDF.
    5. (At paper submission phase) You can add PDF file to submitted abstract.