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UNET 2016 : CFP - Special Session on SMART CITIES AND URBAN INFORMATICS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT at Unet'16

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Link: http://unet-conf.org/Sessions/Session1.php
 
When May 30, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016
Where Casablanca
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2016
Notification Due Apr 15, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2016
Categories    smart cities   cloud computing   internet of things   data integration
 

Call For Papers

** Please forward to anyone who might be interested **
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CALL FOR PAPERS for the Special Session on

*SMART CITIES AND URBAN INFORMATICS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT*

at

The Second International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNET’16),
Casablanca, Morocco, May 30 - June 1st, 2016
http://www.unet-conf.org

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As a result of urban growth and migration waves, cities around the world are experiencing tremendous pressure as their infrastructures have to cope with increasing demand for supply on water, energy, transportation, healthcare, education, and safety. Digital Technologies play a critical role in reducing costs, improving the quality of services delivered to citizens, balancing budgets, and enhancing the efficiency of various city systems.
Extensive research is being carried out on smart cities’ enabling digital technologies including cloud and network infrastructures, Internet of things (IoT) and sensing technologies, data integration and big data analytics, social networking, and mobile crowdsourcing. Integrative solutions and advanced computing techniques can facilitate creating novel applications and value-added services to improve urban life and build a sustainable society.
This special session aims to bring together researchers/academics/industries in the field of networking and communication, data integration, and service-oriented computing to discuss research problems, challenges, applications, and services to support smart cities and urban informatics.

Themes of this special session include but are not limited to:

· Cloud computing and network infrastructures to support smart cities

· Advanced communication systems and approaches for smart cities

· Enabling wireless and mobile technologies for smart cities

· Sensing and IoT for smart cities

· QoS of smart city systems, applications, and services

· Service innovation and design to support smart cities

· Application, deployment, test-bed, and experiences in smart cities

· Management, configuration and deployment of smart city infrastructure

· Big data acquisition, preprocessing, data storage and management for urban informatics

· Data privacy and security issues in smart cities

· Smart data for social entrepreneurship and community engagement

· Smart E-health systems

· Smart transportation

· Energy aware systems and technologies

· Mobile crowdsourcing for urban analytics



Special Session Chair:
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Elarbi Badidi (CIT, UAE University)



Publications
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All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by SPRINGER.



Important dates:
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Submission Due: March 31, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2016

Camera-Ready Due: April 25, 2016



Paper Format and Submission:
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Format: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Submission instructions: http://www.unet-conf.org

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