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S2CT 2015: second call for papers, deadline May 31st

The International Conference on Smart Sustainable City Technologies (S2CT 2015) will take place in Toronto, Canada on October 13–14, 2015 and will be co-located with the SmartCity 360 Summit.

S2CT 2015 conference is dedicated to the role of open access platforms, and research and development on sustainable smart city ecosystems. Latest outcome of these enabling technologies will offer plenty of opportunities for policy-makers, research institutes and business to learn, share, and collect experience and best practices of using ICT to plan and operate sustainable urban communities. Scientific results, design concepts and technical solutions will be presented, as well as approaches, and professional experiences.

Topics of interest:

  • enabling ICT platforms for sustainable smart city;
  • sustainable communication in urban environment;
  • open access network in future sustainable cities;
  • open data platforms, management, and exploration for sustainable development;
  • smart technologies, their role and application in smart cities;
  • sustainable architectures, models and development of smart city ecosystems;
  • ICT in emissions quantification and life-cycle assessment of city services;
  • green ICT services in smart city;
  • testbeds for sustainable smart cities;
  • modeling human behavior in smart sustainable cities;
  • smart city ecosystem modeling, standards and protocols;
  • ICT-based disaster response and recovery.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Complex Systems.

 

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: May 31st 2015
Acceptance Notification: July 15th 2015
Camera-ready deadline: August 15th 2015
Find more details here.

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Smartcity360 2015 summit: the challenge of the new cities and citizens

Only six months left till SMART CITY 360, the first international summit about technology and innovation applied to smart cities!

SMART CITY 360 brings together researchers, industry and urban leaders to discuss the crucial issues around smart cities and mobility. The Summit will take place simultaneously in Bratislava, Slovakia and Toronto, Canada, on 13-16 October 2015 and consists of three tracks: TechnologyInnovation and Community.

The objective is to provide a platform for international scientific cooperation, presentation of scientific output, linking research and practice community-based and popularization of topics Smart Cities and mobility in Central Europe and North America.

The day before the opening and the official start, 12 co-located scientific conferences that give a space to selected scientific researches will start. Each of the one or two-days conferences will have a separate organizational and scientific team. The following events will take place in Bratislava: SmartCityCom, ECARS, MobilityFoF, Sustainable MoG, CivicTech and DanubeRegionMobility. The appointments in Toronto will be with: SUMS, SGSC, SWIT-Health, 5GiSC, S2CT and BigDASC.

More than 100 speakers from all around the world, representing both industry and academy, have already confirmed their participation – including leaders of IBM, Ericsson, Qatar Foundation, SAVI, GENI, or Italian Create-NET. Furthermore, EAI partners with various governmental and regional bodies, including I-Canada Alliance, Slovak University of Technology, or Toronto University, in order to ensure the top quality of the event in Slovakia as well as in Canada. SMART CITY 360 will also welcome representatives of various cities, among others Bratislava, Toronto, Montreal, Vienna and Barcelona.

Furthermore, Mr. Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner of Energy Union, will patronize the event.

If you are ready to meet leaders of innovative technology companies, or you are a manager focused on the world’s most innovative examples of smart city development, get involved!

Find more info about the SMART CITY 360 Summit and the co-located conferences here and follow us on Twitter!

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MOBI Danube 2015: submit your paper!

The International Conference on Mobility Opportunities in Danube Region (MOBI Danube 2015) will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October 13–14, 2015 and will be co-located with the Smart City 360 Summit.

MOBI Danube 2015 will be chaired by Prof. George Teodorescu (Coordinator of the Danubius Innovation Alliance, Institute for Integral Innovation).

Mobility in the Danube region is as such the core of the European mobility. Major infrastructure platforms, vehicles, people and freight are flowing through an area, which just 25 years ago was still a solid barrier between systems, ideologies, mobility patterns, standards and mentalities.

The tidal wave of changes, brought by opening the West-East links and reconnecting the Europe ends meets the energetic technologic developments in data exchange and communication networking, implementation of A.I., vehicle design as well as new patterns of behavior in business and society induced by social media and recent breakthrough in virtual presence.

All these changes request a comprehensive reflection toward the actual mobility problems, chances and challenges for a better understanding of emerging of options and risks, but first of all for inspiring a new outline.

The 2015 Conference MOBI Danube is an invitation for addressing these domains, building up an outline vision as a base for an integrative strategy of mobility in the Danube Region.

The sections of the Conference will be:

  • mobility Patterns changes in Danube Region;
  • IoT  and A.I consequences on transportation and technology;
  • social media, Virtual Presence and mobility behavior;
  • reducing impact of mobility on Urban image and life quality;
  • challenges to Vehicle Design.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: June 15th 2015

Acceptance Notification: July 31st 2015

Camera-ready deadline: August 31st 2015

Find more details here.

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ECARS 2015 accepts your paper until June 15th!

The First International Conference on E-mobility and Emerging Vehicular Technology (ECARS) will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 13, 2015.

ECARS 2015 will be chaired by Peppino Fazio (Università della Calabria, Italy) and will be co-located with the SmartCity360 Summit.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart automobiles (i.e. (non-)hybrid engines, self-parking systems, self-monitoring, self-reporting, non-intrusive inspection and testing methods, low-carbon driving, electric cars, etc.);
  • Smart recharging strategies for optimizing power-grids performance;
  • Standardization on the international and European base;
  • Algorithms or protocols for reducing pollutions and travel costs;
  • Security and safety of self-driven vehicles (i.e. eCall system – time and lives saved);
  • Recharging stations, energy supply for automobiles;
  • Batteries management optimization;
  • Distributed Energy Resources optimization;
  • Wired and Wireless technologies integration (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HomePLUG, etc.);
  • CAN/FlexRay advances and enhancements;
  • IN-Vehicle Ethernet communications;
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworking for Electric-Vehicles (EVs);
  • Charging stations reservation strategies and Prediction-Based EV charging.

Accepted papers will be published in the ECARS Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The 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. Best Papers will be considered for publication in the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (MONET).

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 ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline: June 15th, 2015

Notification deadline: July 31, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: August 31, 2015

Find more info here.

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SmartCityCom 2015: submit your paper!

The first International Conference on Social Innovation and Community Aspects of Smart Cities will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 13–14, 2015. The conferences, chaired by Dr. Daniela Špirková – Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, will be co-located with the EAI’s international SmartCity360 Summit.

SmartCityCom 2015 will focus on Energy efficiency, indoor environment and economical aspects with a number of topics of interest such as Smart Innovations for sustainable Cities development, Global requirements and individual needs in Smart Cities, Cities knowledge management, Green buildings and Cities and many more.

Accepted papers will be published in the 5GiSC Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The 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. 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 ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline: 31 May 2015

Notification deadline: 15 July 2015

Camera-ready deadline: 15 August 2015

See more detailed info at the conference webpage.

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5GiSC 2015: submit your paper!

The 5G in Smart Cities (5GiSC) conference focuses on utilizing the 5G technologies for making our urban environment more sustainable, increasing quality of life and efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness while meeting the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.

This year,  5GiSC will to take place on October 13-4, 2015 in Toronto, Canada and will be co-located with the SmartCity360 Summit. The latest outcomes of these enabling technologies will offer plenty of opportunities for policy-makers, decision makers, researchers and implementers  to learn, share, and collect experiences and best practices on the use of 5G to plan and operate sustainable urban communities. Scientific results, design concepts and technical solutions will be presented, as well as approaches, and professional experiences.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile and Communications and Applications.

Participation in this event will give attendees the unique opportunity to be exposed to all technical scientific aspects of Smart City related topic areas at co-located conferences, as well as be able to have full access to the Smart City market place and business aspects in practice at the Smart City 360 Summit.

check here the wide range of topics to be discussed at the conference.

Important dates

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline: 31 May 2015
Notification deadline: 15 July 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 15 August 2015
Start of Conference: 13 October 2015
End of Conference: 14 October 2015
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SmartCity360° – an opportunity for international participation by Chairing technical opening events!

EAI’s SmartCity360 Summit is the first international Smart Cities Summit taking place in Europe and North America simultaneously, sponsored by EAI and i-Canada Alliance. It will be a platform for exchanging views, expert opinions, from research to market. The European part of the Summit will be held October 13-16 in Bratislava, Slovakia open by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission.

EAI’s unique Innovation Summits bring best research ideas to be presented, community evalutaed and presented for virtual acceleration, through a dozen technical conferences held in Toronto and Bratislava.

Two of these, the International Conference on E-mobility, Self-driving Cars and Automation, and the International Conference on City, Data Analytics and Visualization in Civic Technology, are open for community proposals to Chair the conference. These will be held together with ten already established events covering all aspects of SmartCities research. Do not miss this opportunity to actively participate and influence the direction of international research!

In anticipation of this year’s conferences, we proudly continue to bring you samples of high-quality research by remarkable individuals from EAI’s Community. We hope the latter inspire you to look forward to the future of EAI, and the future of innovation within ICT at large.

 We have interviewed the General Chairs of two of EAI’s upcoming conferences to find out what these events will focus on, how they will reflect the present, and help shape the future of research within their respective fields.

 Context-based and usable security hold great potential for the next years’ most exciting research topics, as affirmed by Dr. Stephan Sigg. With Dr. Sigg,General Chair MobiCASE 2015, we also discussed new privacy trends for the upcoming future in the age of pervasive computing.

The importance to connect researchers and industry was the key topic of our interview  with Dr. Chan-Hyun Youn, General Chair of CloudComp 2015. Dr, Youn confirmed that CloudComp 2015 will host institutions for technical demonstrations and exhibitions during the conference.

 Make sure to read the great news that have been announced at CeBIT 2015, where we were representing FI-ADOPT project as well as the second issue of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Context-Aware Systems and Applications. The journal is full of original ideas about how Context-Aware is going to shape computing and communication, and has been made available to you through EUDL.

Stay on top of latest developments within ICT, and be part of its future!

 Prof. Imrich Chlamtac, EAI President

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SWIT-Health 2015: now accepting papers!

The first International Conference on Smart Wearable Devices and IoT for Health and Wellbeing Applications – SWIT-Health addresses the technical issues and latest developments in smart wearable devices and IoT technologies for health and wellbeing applications. SWIT-Health will be chaired by Dr. Benny Lo and will be co-located with the SmartCity360 Summit on October 2015.

The conference is now open for submissions on a wide range of topics such as wearable sensor development, IoT, ergonomics, biocompatibility and design, wireless Communication and Networking and many more.

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy’ system at Confy, and have to comply with the format (see Author’s kit section). Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation and submission are available on the conference website.

Accepted papers will be published in the SWIT-Health 2015 Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The 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.

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 ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates

 Full Paper Submission deadline

31 May 2015

Notification deadline

15 July 2015

Camera-ready deadline

15 August 2015

Start of Conference

13 October 2015

See the full Call for Papers here.

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S2CT is now accepting papers!

S2CT (Smart Sustainable City Technologies) conference focuses on utilizing the transformational power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for making our urban environment more sustainable, increasing quality of life and efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness while meeting the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.

This year, S2CT 2015 will be collocated with Smart City 360 Summit at Toronto, Canada, from October 13-16, and dedicated to the role of open access platforms, and research and development on sustainable smart city ecosystems. Latest outcome of these enabling technologies will offer plenty of opportunities for policy-makers, research institutes and business to learn, share, and collect experience and best practices of using ICT to plan and operate sustainable urban communities. Scientific results, design concepts and technical solutions will be presented, as well as approaches, and professional experiences.

Highlights

  • Participation in this event will give attendees the unique opportunity to be exposed to all technical scientific aspects of Smart City related topic areas at co-located conferences, as well as be able to have full access to the Smart City market place and business aspects in practice at the Smart City 360 Summit.
  • All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Complex Systems.

 

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 May 2015
Notification deadline
15 July 2015
Camera-ready deadline
15 August 2015
Start of Conference
13 October 2015

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Dr. Lo, SWIT-Health 2015: 'Smart watches could transform our lives'

Apart from being a Hamlyn Fellow, and a Non-Clinical Lecturer in Medical Robotics at the Department of Surgery and Cancer in the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, Dr. Benny Lo also acts as the Programmer Manager of the EPSRC Programme grant, ESPRIT, and is a member of the management committee of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He is one of the pioneers in Body Sensor Networks (BSN) research, the foundation of which he helped build through the development of the platform technologies, such as the BSN development kit, introduction of novel sensors, approaches and theories for different pervasive applications. His  current research focuses on pervasive sensing and Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and their applications in healthcare, sports and wellbeing. He also organizes conferences and tutorials, and is the General Chair of SWIT-Health 2015, the first edition of the International Conference on Smart Wearable Devices and IoT for Health and Wellbeing Applications, co-located with the SmartCity360 summit that will be held in Toronto. We talked to him about the conference and the future of the field.

What will the main focus of the first edition of SWIT-Health be?

The first SWIT-Health will mainly focus on some of the key topics related to smart wearable sensing and IoT for health and wellbeing applications, such as behavioural profiling, and wireless communication and networking. Although recent research has demonstrated how wearable and IoT technologies can potentially reshape the future of healthcare, there are still many challenges yet to be addressed before the technologies can be translated into clinical practice and generate the anticipated impacts in healthcare. The first SWIT-Health conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers and healthcare practitioners to showcase their latest research and development, and share their ideas in these fast-growing areas.

Dr. Benny Lo, General Chair of SWIT-Health 2015
Dr. Benny Lo, General Chair of SWIT-Health 2015

EAI conferences strive to help researchers and practitioners collaborate. From your experience, what is the relationship between academia and industry like within the field of smart wearables and IOT?

Both academia and industry have been working on smart wearables and IoT related technologies for many years. Given the potential of these technologies in transforming the overstretched healthcare services, EC has funded numerous industrial and academia collaborative projects, some of which have spun-off into very successful companies. With the recent growing interests from the industry in smart wearable and IoT, there will be increasing industry-initiated collaboration with the academia.

What do you see as the most prominent trends within this field for the near future?

Following the Moore’s Law, smart wearables and IoT devices will become smaller and more intelligent. At the same time, the cost of the devices will continue to drop, which will make the devices more accessible. With the growing number of devices and users, enormous volume of health and wellbeing related information could be generated, which could potentially lead to a better understanding of human physiology, disease progress, drugs responses, and so on. This vast amount of continuous health information could enable the transformation of current reactive patient care to preventative care. On the other hand, the miniaturised devices could also enable the realisation of personalised care and facilitate more effective treatments.

What is your opinion on smart watches and where they will fit in our lives? Is it just temporary hype or will they become a popular and important tool, for our health, well-being, and more?

Over the years, many companies have attempted to introduce intelligent watches into the consumer market, but the results often fall behind expectation. Given the recent advances in low-power wireless network and pervasive sensing technologies, the recent smart watches have much more functions than just telling time, and their abilities to monitor one’s health and wellbeing have made the devices very attractive. With an intuitive user interface and some unique functions, smart watches could potentially become a popular and important tool not just for our health and wellbeing, but they could potentially transform our daily lives, similar to the how smartphones did.