IEEE PerAwareCity 2018 : Vaskar Raychoudhury
Call For Papers
IEEE PerAwareCity 2018 – Third IEEE International Workshop on
Pervasive Context-Aware Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems
"Smarter Cities for Better Social Good"
Co-located with IEEE PerCom 2018, March 19-23
March 19, 2018 Athens, Greece
SCOPE AND OVERVIEW
Nearly 60% of the world population lives in urban areas. So, majority of the planet’s resources are consumed in cities. As a consequence, applications targeting urban areas can positively impact a significant fraction of the population Context-aware applications in the smart city are numerous, from transportation, energy, safety to low-carbon living.
The ongoing advances in Pervasive Computing and Wireless Communication technology have delivered interesting hardware platforms that are suitable for city-scale infrastructure deployments and networking. Also, novel techniques even using Aritificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are now available for intelligent (real time) analytics and decision making by processing streaming sensor data collected from the surrounding environment. Fleets of smart cars can be distributed computational and sensing resource along with increasingly large crowds of people equipped with sensor-rich mobile and wearable devices, which can facilitate wide-scale crowd-sensing and crowdsourcing.
This workshop will focus on bringing together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City domain. All the architectural, networking and decision making aspects will be investigated and discussed. Underlying structure of Smart City systems, including different possible architectural models such as peer-to-peer, location based, server oriented, and hybrid models will be studied. Almost all smart city related problems, which are important for the societal welfare, and could potentially be solved using AI techniques, can be presented in this workshop by researchers from industry and academia. In general, we want to focus on solutions of the following questions: (a) how to design city-scale smart systems with autonomous coordination capabilities; (b) how to develop intelligent decision making abilities in emergency and safety-critical systems or during medium and large-scale disasters, and (c) how to handle real-time conditions innovate computing technology for diverse societal applications to improve the human experience. We also hope to produce a post-workshop position paper providing a summary perspective and future directions for work in the area. A community of researchers and practitioners will also be created and nurtured via this workshop.
Therefore PerAwareCity solicits papers addressing relevant topics, including - but not limited to - the following:
• Smart City systems and platforms
• Experiences from real-world experiments and deployments
• Smart City applications, e.g. smart traffic management, smart healthcare, smart grid, smart waste management, Pollution control and management, Environmental sustainability, Water quality monitoring, Criminal activity profiling, etc.
• Crowdsourcing and human computation
• Internet of Things, Web and Linked Data technologies for Smart Cities
• Big data in Smart City, Smart City Intelligent Data Processing
• Cyber-physical systems and society
• End user involvement, acceptance and user support aspects
• Participatory sensing and processing
• Sensor, Actuators and their networking in Smart Cities
• Safety, security and privacy for Smart City applications
• Scalability of Smart City systems and beyond (Smart Regions / Countries)
• Adaptable, recoverable, and fault tolerant Smart City systems
• Management, configuration, and deployment of Smart City infrastructures, Smart Infrastructure Health Monitoring
We also welcome papers on novel applications or environments that have a strong Smart City component, especially if those novel applications and environments challenge existing ideas and design techniques.
PAPER FORMAT AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers must be original contributions that are unpublished and are not currently under consideration for publication by other venues. Submissions are limited to a maximum length of 6 pages and must adhere to IEEE format (2 column, 10 pt font) using the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. Each accepted workshop paper requires a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops only). Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).
Submission Deadline: November 11, 2017
Acceptance Notification: December 23, 2017
Submission of camera-ready: January 12, 2018
Vaskar Raychoudhury, IIT, Roorkee, India
Seng W. Loke, Deakin University, Australia
Flora Salim, RMIT University, Australia