Urb-IoT 2014 : The First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space
Call For Papers
Call for Paper
1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014)
October 27-28, Rome, Italy.
Urban spaces are the man made microcosms where a number of entities interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public safety, healthcare, education. The interplay between this multitude of connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material, and digital flows. By 2050 the world’s urban population is expected to grow by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding cities to enable planning for the future societal, economical and environmental well being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of Internet of Thing (IoT) technologies and the rise of so-called “Sensored Cities” are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that future. Although, there have been a number of deployment of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their implications has just scratched the surface.
Urb-IoT 2014 is a new conference that aims to explore these dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities. The goal of the conference is to solicit original and inspiring research contributions from technology experts, designers, researchers, urban planners, and architects in academia and industry. Bringing together practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices, Urb-IoT 2014 seeks multi-disciplinary contributions in the area of
Citizen Awareness and Engagement: Methods and studies for citizen involvement through participatory sensing or crowd-sourcing for urban tasks, as well as behavioural change of the citizen through awareness.
Urban Analytics: Understanding the massive digital traces created by IoT in the urban landscape through big data analytics.
IoT Applications and Services in Urban Context: Urban technologies and applications that challenge the state of the art and benefit citizens, decision and policy makers, and urban planners.
Topics are themed by urban space and include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring the pulse of the city
Fusion of heterogeneous urban sources
Understanding urban data using machine learning and mining techniques
Visual analytics of urban data
City as a platform
Participatory and crowd sourcing techniques
Incentification and gamification
Citizen and crowd influence and behavioural change
Data-driven urban planning and design
Crowd behaviour capturing and modelling
Urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems
Real time urban information systems
Context awareness in urban systems
Privacy and data protection
All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with the appropriate expertise. At least two members of the Program Committee and a set of external expert reviewers will review submitted papers. At a PC meeting, the committee will select the papers to be presented at Urb-IoT 2014. Research contributions will be selected on the basis of novelty, technical merit, and a clear presentation. Submissions must clearly articulate how they relate to solve a particular problem in the scope of urban spaces. Contributions describing the role of IoT in understanding urban dynamics as well as real world systems in sensing and interpreting city scale signal are particularly of interest.
Submitted papers for review must not exceed six (6) pages and should be in PDF and formatted in the ACM Double Column format. Urb-IoT 2014 adopts a double-blind process for submitted contributions. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission. Detailed format and submission instructions including style templates for MS Word and LaTex are provided at the conference website.
June 22 : Abstract Submission Deadline
June 28 : Paper Submission Deadline
August 15 : Acceptance Notification
September 10 : Camera Ready Deadline