EAI Urb-IoT 2020 : 5th EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space
Call For Papers
Cities are extremely complex realities composed of multiple layers of highly dynamic flows of people, goods and digital exchanges. Urban IoT promises to deliver massive amounts of data and fundamentally change our understanding of these systems. This should have a very positive impact in the operation of many urban services, and lead to more resource-efficient and affordable infrastructures. However, the deployment of cutting edge IoT technology is not a solution just by itself. Its success depends on the ability to integrate the city fabric and become an integral part of urban services across multiple areas, such as mobility, buildings, utility, public safety, healthcare or education. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their full implications has just scratched the surface.
A new generation of IoT enabled services should explore the many opportunities being created by these technologies, but it will also have to address many novel challenges regarding infrastructure resilience and maintenance, how to transform data into actionable knowledge, how to involve citizens in the co-creation of new services, how to guarantee an equitable access to the new services, how to rethink and adapt current policies and processes to this new reality and ultimately, how to know if the potential benefits of these technologies are actually resulting in more value to promote the economic and social development of cities.
The Urban IoT conference is soliciting original and inspiring research contributions from technology experts, designers, researchers, urban planners, and architects in academia and industry, which describe experiences, best practices, case studies and new multi-disciplinary perspectives that challenge the current state of the art in the following topics:
• Urban analytics
• Real-time city monitoring
• Machine learning techniques for urban data
• City as a platform
• IoT enabled infrastructures for the city
• IoT deployments in public spaces
• Participatory sensing and crowdsourcing sensing techniques
• Empowering citizens with IoT enables services
• Smartphone apps and IoT
• Empowering citizens with actionable analytics
• IoT Applications and Services in Urban Context
• Context-awareness in urban systems
• Privacy and data protection in public space
• Internet of Things for Sustainable Development
• Data-driven urban planning and design
• Gamification and urban engagement
• IoT infrastructures for Smart mobility
• Smart cycling
All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.
Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue in:
• Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal (IF: 2.390)
• Springer Wireless Networks (WINET) Journal (IF: 2.405)
All accepted authors will be eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
• EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things (Open Access)
• EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities (Open Access)
Additional publication opportunities:
• EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series
Instructions for paper submission
Papers should be in English.
Regular papers should be 10 – 20 pages in length and short papers: 6 – 8 pages.
Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.
University of Minho, Portugal
This event is organized by EAI (www.eai.eu).
EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities