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IoT-Co-Created-SmartCities 2016 : Workshop on IoT as driver for the Co-Created Smart City


When Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016
Submission Deadline Aug 25, 2016
Notification Due Sep 30, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2016
Categories    IOT   smart city   co-creation

Call For Papers

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged in ever more communities, and is now beginning to make traction in Maker (self-taught tinkerers) oriented communities as well. Similar movements are happening in the Smart City domain, and it is now interesting to look at how the two terms collide. A natural consequence is that it is important to investigate how IoT tools and enablers are actually being developed and used by diverse communities. IoT is no longer for the selected few, since Makers, and even non-tech people are engaging with IoT on a daily basis (in the Smart City), and they want to be able to exploit the endless possibilities that lie within this domain. The term developer is no longer describing an exclusive group of people, with special competencies or technical backgrounds. The definition of a developer is broadening, and anyone can more or less see themselves as Smart City application creators. This shift can be seen when looking at communities like Arduino and Processing. These communities have made technology widely accessible, and now most people can develop rather complex systems with minimum efforts. The natural question is then to ask how we can develop IoT tools that foster usage on different levels without excluding experts or Makers. If IoT tools are too simple experts will not use them, and freedom is lost. If tools are too complex, Makers cannot use them.

In this session the focus is on co-creating smart cities. This domain is relevant since cities worldwide are rapidly changing into smart interconnected systems, both from a technological and a mindset perspective. Cities are being instrumented with new technologies every day, and citizens are trying to keep up with the new abilities technology brings to the table. Now that cities are becoming intertwined complex ecosystems, it is time to investigate how to empower citizens to take active part in shaping the Smart City through IoT.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Developing citizen centric IoT solutions
• Creating citizen engagement through IoT
• Maker community developments within IoT
• Decreasing the complexity in building IoT applications
• Making IoT infrastructures easily accessible
• Experimenting in the smart city through IoT
• Novel IoT developer tools targeted Maker communities
• User friendly IoT tools for making sense of data
• Motivate citizens through Incentivation and reward mechanisms
• Managing and modelling community behavior

Purpose of the workshop is the presentation of different views on co-creation and citizen driven IoT development in Smart Cities. The aim is to develop a joint understanding of common success stories and differences based on regional and cultural differences and approaches. Emphasis will be put on how to enable citizens, and primarily Makers, to utilize IoT tools and infrastructures.

•Lasse Steenbock Vestergaard, Alexandra Instituttet A/S, Denmark,
•Evangelos Theodoridis, Intel Labs Europe, UK,
•Luis Muñoz, University of Cantabria, Spain,

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