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UCMC 2015 : UCMC2015: 2nd International Workshop on Urban Computing and Modern Cities


When Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015
Where Corfu, Greece
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2015
Notification Due May 15, 2015
Final Version Due May 29, 2015
Categories    ubiquitous computing   mobile computing   computer science   software engineering

Call For Papers

------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS -----------------------------------

UCMC2015: 2nd International Workshop on Urban Computing and Modern Cities

2nd Int. Workshop on Urban Computing and Modern Cities at the 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications ( IISA 2015 ), July 06 – 08, 2015, Corfu, Greece


Paper submission: 05 May 2015
Acceptance notification: 15 May 2015
Camera ready: 29 May 2015
Conference Dates: 06 - 08 July 2015


The diffusion of ubiquitous computing into modern cities and the massive use of mobile devices have shifted researchers vision to explore new ideas about the modern cities. Many paradigms are presented applying ubiquitous and pervasive computing to urban spaces focusing on developing city network infrastructures, optimising traffic and transportation flows, lowering energy consumption, etc. Numerous new services are provided to citizens enhancing their daily routine. However, a city is not just infrastructure and services; a city is the people, the place and their interactions. Urban computing lies on the intersection of architecture, social interaction and design of computer systems for use in urban areas. The focus of this workshop is on the future of modern cities exploiting urban computing.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and cities’ stakeholders to discuss and share their ideas and contributions in diffusing urban computing into modern cities and to present their visions and set future directions for transforming modern cities into smart cities.


Middleware for urban computing
Context-aware systems for urban space
Intelligent transportation systems
Citizen mobility modeling, visualization and understanding
Urban application demos and visualizations
Urban computing for modern city modeling, planning and discovering regions of interest
Smart mobility
Urban mobility models (pedestrian and vehicular)
Public displays for modern cities
Modern city smart infrastructure for participation, wellbeing and sustainability
Bid city data linked and opened up
Digital tools and media connecting people and their experiences with the modern city
Urban computing innovative applications for story-telling, game activities, learning processes, artistic installations
Impact of urban computing in modern cities e.g. economical, social
Sociocultural challenges for smart cities
Case studies and best practices
Research challenges and vision


Instructions for Authors

Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the Submission of Papers which are placed on the Conference Web Site,

All papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must be registered in advance. Authors must submit paper through EasyChair online paper submission system

Note! During submission, when you reach the SELECT A TRACK page, you are kindly requested to select the appropriate WS (Workshop Session) "Urban Computing and Modern Cities"!

Workshop CO-CHAIRS

Eleni Christopoulou, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Dimitrios Ringas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
John Garofalakis, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Michail Stefanidakis, Ionian University, Greece



Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Greece
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Ionian University, Greece
Ivan Elhart, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Felipe Gil-Castiñeira, University of Vigo, Spain
Katia-Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Vassilis Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland
Irene Mavrommati, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Nemanja Memarovic, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Spiros Nikolopoulos, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Spyridon Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece
Konstantinos Stamos, University of Patras, Greece
Spyridon Veronikis, Corfu Municipality, Greece

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