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UDS 2020 : First International Conference on Urban Data Science


When Jan 20, 2020 - Jan 21, 2020
Where Chennai, India
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2019
Notification Due Nov 1, 2019
Final Version Due Nov 10, 2019
Categories    smart cities   big data   IOT   data science

Call For Papers

Urban areas continue to be the centers of human activities and remain the loci of resource and service consumption, economic transactions, and innovation. Projections in parts of the world point to rapid urban growth. Other areas of the urbanized world are experiencing population decline, reduced revenues, concentrated poverty, and higher demands for services. Whether growing or shrinking, cities and metropolitan areas face challenges of infrastructure, public health, transportation, public safety, and environmental sustainability, to name but a few. To address some of these challenges, the cities of today are increasingly leveraging advanced computing and communication technologies as well as big data analytics under the umbrella of smart cities and urban informatics. Extensive research is taking place in a wide range of relevant research areas to address some of these emerging challenges. Smart City initiative is of global importance especially undertaken by cities in US, India, multiple EU countries, and UAE governments in recent times.

In this backdrop, we are pleased to announce the first international conference focused on urban data science and smart cities. The conference aims to gather researchers, practitioners, and subject matter experts from academia, industry, and city administration to address a number of research themes arising out of building future smart cities.

The conference is naturally expected to be multi-disciplinary, drawing experts in data science, social sciences, cloud and distributed computing, urban sustainability, public policy, and software engineering. Participants are expected to share new findings, discuss current and future urban challenges, exchange ideas, discuss potential collaborative opportunities, and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

Internet of Things (IoT):

Smart sensors
Energy saving schemes for IoT devices
Test bed and experiment experiences in cities.
Big Data and Analytics:

Big data for urban informatics
Systems for urban data collection
Human mobility modeling and analytics.
Software Engineering:

Software engineering for urban applications
Wireless protocols for IoT devices
Cloud computing and network infrastructure that supports smart cities.
Social Science and Public Policy:

Using data to promote healthy cities
Public administration and big data
Access and usability of data for citizens
Using data analytics for poverty reduction interventions.

AI and deep learning models for traffic and other infrastructure management
Environment and urban monitoring
Mobile crowdsourcing
Smart transportation
Smart energy and water meters
Smart buildings and Emergency response/disaster management.


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers, position papers, and successful case studies or implementations in practice. Submissions must be at most 16 pages (all inclusive) in Springer LNCS series format ( Submission website address:


The conference will be held in the IC & SR Building, Near Gajendra Circle, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036, India.

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Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Peter Edwards, University of Aberdeen, UK
Christopher Homen, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Dharanipragada Janakiram, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (General Chair)
M Ann Howard, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Sriram Kailasam, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
Raghu Krishnapuram, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Praeep Kumar Murikannaiah Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA
Betty Purwandari, University of Indonesia
Naveen Sharma, Rochester Institute of Technology (Chair)
Srinath Srinivasa, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India (Co-chair)
Asha Subramanian, Public Affairs Center, India
Vijay Srinivas Agneeswaran, Walmart Labs (Panels Chair)


Dharanipragada Janakiram, IIT Madras
Naveen Sharma, Rochester Institute of Technology
Manish parashar, Rutgers University
M Ann Howard, Rochester Institute of Technology
Soundar Rajan Tirupatikumara, Penn State
Gopal S Pingali, IBM India
Chokchai Box Leangsuksun, Louisiana Tech University

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