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MTYMEX 2017 calls for participants

MTYMEX 2017, EAI International Conference on Smart Technology, will take place in  Monterrey, Mexico on 24-26 May 2017.

The aim of the EAI International Conference on Smart Technology is to bring together the academic, research and private sectors working on applications and smart devices for e-health and smart cities.

The conference is divided into 3 main areas: usage of smart technology in healthcare usage of smart technology for smart society and usage of smart technology FI-Artificial Intelligence– Intelligent solutions for optimization. Topics such as sensors and devices and integration and internet of things, intelligent interfaces, smart mobility and evolutionary computing will be discussed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Usage of Smart Technology in Healthcare:

  • Full health coverage; prevention, diagnosing, treatment and monitoring
  • Data mining, knowledge discovery and big data
  • Safety and privacy
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Sensors and devices; integration and internet of things

Usage of Smart Technology for Smart Society:

  • Energy (Smart city lighting, submetering, smart home, etc.)
  • Smart Interfaces
  • Usabilidad(UX,HCI)
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality ( urban services and Training
  • Smart mobility
  • Smart devices

Usage of Smart Technology- FI-Artificial Intelligence– Smart Solutions for optimization

  • Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Genetic algorithms


The Conference is proud to welcome 3 great keynote speakers: Don Marinelli (Columbia University, New York), Sergio Savaresi (Politécnico di Milano) and Prof. Emilio Luque (University Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain).

Accepted papers will be submitted for publication by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as EAI ‘s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Besides, recommended authors will be considered for inclusion in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet.

Important dates:

  • Notification and Registration opens:  15 March 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline:  14 April 2017
For more information about MTYMEX 2017, visit the official website of the Conference.
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Submit your paper to 4S4D 2017!

4S4D 2018 – 1st EAI Conference on SmartCities and Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development will take place in Accra, Ghana on 15–16  January 2018.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from industry and academia to discuss critical problems and promising directions for energy, computer, telecommunication, mobile application systems in Africa.

The  topics  of  interest  for  this  conference  include:

  • Energy as a Grand Challenge in Africa,
  • Critical needs, potential solutions,
  • Relevant technologies,
  • Cross-cutting fundamentals,
  • The African Context for Innovation in Systems,
  • Implications of the lack of legacy systems,
  • Infrastructure for R&D status and needs,
  • Relevance of current and future demographics,
  • Market drivers,
  • Developing a Research Ecosystem for Energy Systems in Africa,
  • Models  for effective collaboration,
  • Capacity status and efficient development,
  • Models for viable and sustainable funding.

Interested in the conference topics? Do not miss a chance to read the interview with Prof. McBagonluri! We are pleased to announce 4S4D keynote speaker Prof. Syed Zain Khan (Professor of the Practice of ICT).
All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the EAI Endorsed Publications.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 August 2017
Notification deadline: 15 October 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 15 November 2017

For further information about 4S4D 2018, visit the official website.

How to make sitting on a train more like sitting at a bar

Depending on where you live, travelling to work via commuter rails can indeed be a tedious experience. Imagine you just hopped on a morning train and there is nowhere to stand without bumping into each other, let alone sit. Overcrowded trains is a problem that goes hand in hand with the trend of moving to urban areas, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Apart from all the people boarded on a train, the interior design — particularly the seats which take too much space — is a major contributor to the crammed nature of trains.
To tackle this issue, designers from PriestmanGoode developed two seating solutions to not only give passengers more breathing space — increasing the car capacity up to 30% — but also improve the overall comfort and travelling experience on public transport networks. Redesigned in the image of bar stools, these seats encourage a more upright posture that frees up space.

“If you have people sort of sitting in the old traditional way with legs sitting out in front, it takes up a lot of space. In some networks they take seats out, so it’s like cattle trucks. But someone could be on these for three hours, so you need seats. Therefore as designers, we need to innovate to help alleviate the problem and improve passenger experience.” says Paul Priestman, a head designer and co-founder of design firm PriestmanGoode.

The first design is called the Horizon. These benches sit slightly higher than your typical train car seat, creating more space underneath for luggage. Their staggered seat design offsets the riders on each bench by a few inches, to keep their shoulders from bumping. Individual seats are furnished with bag hooks for personal belongings, eliminating the need for luggage racks. With foot rests to accommodate passengers of different heights, USB charging bars and tables for tablets and mobile devices to boot, Horizon seats could increase commuter car capacity by 20 to 30 percent.

By comparison, the Island Bay is an adaptable seating solution projected to increase the car capacity by just 15-20 percent. It sports a double seat layout — folded up, the seats offer accommodation during high density peak time. During off-peak, they can be folded down and serve as traditional seats. There is also a double purpose table/window seat mounted on the wall between the two facing seats, ready to accommodate another potential passenger. On top of that, affixed to the aisle-facing side of each bench is another elevated seat gives previously standing passengers a more comfortable position.

Horizon and Island Bay can be installed on new or existing trains and trams, meaning that it could be just a year away from hitting the market. It is likely that train operators would choose to include a combination of these seats alongside regular seats, to ensure that all passengers are comfortably catered for. All in all, boarding a train resembling a bar inside could foreshadow much more pleasant commuting times on the horizon.