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Urb-IoT 2016 : 2nd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space


When May 24, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Where Tokyo
Submission Deadline Feb 29, 2016
Notification Due Mar 18, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 8, 2016
Categories    internet of things   mobility technologies   e-cities   urban analytics

Call For Papers


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 Things (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 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 2016 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.

Urb-IoT was started at 2014 with more than 50 participants from various international countries, and with presentations of 15 accepted papers from 58 submissions. You can access the publication in ACM Digital Library:
In Urb-IoT 2016, we also expect to have great research and experiences papers on this field, and share and discuss our latest research issues and ideas with various participants leading this area.


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
Smart cities
Real time urban information systems
Context awareness in urban systems
Privacy and data protection

Papers Submissions

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 2016. 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 Double Column format. Urb-IoT 2016 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.

Posters/Demonstrations Submissions

In addition to papers, we also have poster/demonstration session in the conference. Posters/Demonstration are also an important part of Urb-IoT program. They provide researchers with an opportunity to present their latest, cutting-edge research. Poster/Demonstration papers must not exceed three (3) pages with same format of the regular papers, and also will be reviewed by the program committee.


All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.
The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications:
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things
Accepted papers will be published in the Urb-IoT Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.
The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

Important Dates

February 29: Paper/Poster/Demonstration Submission Deadline
March 18: Acceptance & Notification
April 8: Camera Ready Deadline
Keynote Speaker

Professor Licia Capra (University College of London)
One more Keynote speaker will be announced soon.

Program Committees (Tentative)

Afra Mashhadi, Bell Labs
Florian Michahelles, Siemens Corporation
Akhil Mathur, Bell Labs
Niwat Thepvilojanapong, Mie University
Shinichi Konomi, University of Tokyo
Ulf Blanke, ETH Zürich
Sarah Gallacher, UCL
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Freiburg
Lawrence O'Gorman, Bell Labs
Masamichi Shimosaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Akihito Sudo, The University of Tokyo
Stefan Van Der Spek, Delft University of Technology
Licia Capra, University College London
Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University
Susanna Pirttikangas, University of Oulu
Hitomi Takahashi, IBM Research - Tokyo
Yutaka Arakawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs
Petteri Nurmi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Gerd Kortuem, Open University
Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada
Junehwa Song, KAIST
David Chu, Microsoft Research
Naonori Ueda, NTT Communication Science Laboratories

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