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EAI SCITA 2020 : 2nd EAI Conference on Smart Societies, Infrastructure, Technologies and Applications


When Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020
Where Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 22, 2020
Notification Due Aug 3, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 4, 2020

Call For Papers


The global networking infrastructure supports a multitude of applications carrying increasingly large amount of traffic (i.e. big data) on the global networking infrastructure. The humanity has witnessed a rapid evolution of this global networking infrastructure: an infrastructure that was looking in the past for networked applications has evolved into an infrastructure struggling to meet the social, technological and business challenges posed by multitude of bandwidth hungry emerging applications.

Smart city applications are the latest, and most dominant and demanding applications to be supported by the global networking and computing infrastructure. Smart cities provide the state of the art approaches for urbanisation, having evolved from the developments carried out under the umbrella of knowledge-based economy, and subsequently under the notion of digital economy and intelligent economy. Smart cities encompass all aspects of modern day life, transportation, healthcare, entertainment, work, businesses, social interactions, and governance. Smart cities exploit physical and digital infrastructure, as well as the intellectual and social capital, for urban and social development. Technically, smart cities are complex systems of systems that rely on converged and ubiquitous infrastructures. The smart city phenomenon is driven by several interdependent trends including a pressing need for environmental sustainability, and peoples’ increasing demands for personalization, mobility and higher quality of life.

The notion of smart cities can be extended to smart societies; i.e. digitally-enabled, knowledge-based societies, aware of and working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability. Since knowledge, and human and social capital are at the heart of smart city and smart society developments, the role of education should extend beyond the mainstream “education for employment” scope. It should extend to the notion of social and collaborative governance where the society collaborates to train each other in maintaining its knowledge, moral fibre, operations, good practice, resilience, competitiveness, and for bringing innovation, and becoming a knowledge-based economy. The key to such efforts would be the creation of an ecosystem of digital infrastructures that are able to work together and enable dynamic real-time interactions between various smart city subsystems.

We define smart infrastructure as, “knowledge-based, collaborative, converged, ubiquitous, self-aware, adaptive, resilient, digitally-enabled, and self-governing foundational structure; comprising hard, soft, virtual, and digital facilities and systems, and intellectual and social capital; enabling social, environmental and economic sustainability; enabling innovation and competitiveness; facilitating personalization in all aspects of modern-day and future living, the aspects including transportation, healthcare, entertainment, work, businesses, social interactions, and governance; to meet societal, economic and other demands of organizations, cities or countries”. Smart infrastructure include Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and actuate. High performance computing (HPC), big data, artificial intelligence, cloud, fog, and edge computing, and 5G and other communication technologies will be needed to provide the necessary intelligence, storage, compute, and communication resources for the smart infrastructure.

This Summit SCITA 2020 will bring together decision makers, top researchers, industry executives and government officials to discuss directions of smarter societies research and development.

We name this summit SCITA, meaning “the sum of all the political, economic, technological, scientific, military, geographical, and psychological knowledge of the masses and of their representatives”.

Themes and Tracks:

• Smarter Society Applications (Healthcare, Mobility, disaster management…)
• Smart Infrastructure (distributed systems, HPC, Big Data, edge computing, 5G …)
• Social Capital Development and eGovernance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Crosscutting Themes


We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

• Smart and personalized healthcare systems for smart societies
• Smart transportation systems for smart societies
• Smart buildings, smart homes and smart energy grids
• Computational and artificial Intelligence applications for smart societies
• Big data applications for smart societies
• Mobile applications for smart societies
• Analytics for smart societies
• eGovernance for smart societies
• Social networks and media
• Modelling and analysis of smart society technologies, applications and systems
• High Performance computing infrastructure and applications for smart societies
• Artificial Intelligence methodologies, tools, software for smart societies infrastructure
• Internet and Web infrastructure for smart societies
• IoT based approaches for smart societies infrastructure
• Big data technologies for smart societies infrastructure
• Cloud, fog and edge computing for smart societies
• Studies focussed on communication networks for smart societies
• Information management for smart societies
• Security and privacy of smart society systems
• Innovation and entrepreneurship in smart society settings
• Software defined approaches for system design including networking and interactions
• Social capital development for smart societies
• Lifelong learning for smart societies
• Social capital development for smart societies
• eLearning and distance learning for smart societies
• Collaborative and social learning
• Social intervention methodologies
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Smart citizens
• Smart living and living spaces
• Smart environment
• Smart economy
• Smart Grid
• Industry 4.0
• Gen-Z, Compute Express Link (CXL), and similar developments to support smart cities
• Communication technologies for smart cities including 5G, 6G, V2X, etc.


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 best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

• Springer Journal on Wireless Networks (WINET) IF: 2.405
• Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal (IF: 2.390)

Additional publication opportunities:

• EAI Transactions series (Open Access)
• 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.
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.

General Chair

Patrick Demichel
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, France

Rashid Mehmood
King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia

About EAI
This event is organized by EAI (

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

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