Urban Development discussion flies to Japan

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.

The 2nd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2016) is going to take place in Tokyo, Japan on May 24-25, 2016 and aims to explore these dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities.

The Conference will host two keynote speeches given by Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan) and Prof. Licia Capra (University College London, UK). See also our interview with the General Chair of the Conference, Prof. Takuro Yonezawa (Keio University, Japan).
To see all the topics that will be discussed at Urb-IoT 2016, see the accepted papers.

Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the 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). 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.

Registration is open!

If you want more information about Urb-IoT 2016, visit the official website of the conference!