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SCUCA 2017 - 5th International Workshop on Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications (SCUCA 2017)



VenueHeraklion, Crete, Greece Greece



Topics/Call fo Papers

5th International Workshop on Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications (SCUCA 2017)
in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (IEEE ISCC 2017)
July 03, 2017
Heraklion, Crete, GREECE
Important Dates:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Acceptance Notification: April 17, 2017
Camera-Ready Deadline: April 24, 2017
About SCUCA 2017:
Cities and urban areas in general are experiencing immense growth in the last few years as they are the centers of economic activities. Regarding future trends, it is estimated that 93% of urban growth will occur in developing nations, with 80% of urban growth occurring in Asia and Africa. Urged by these observations, city halls and political decision makers are calling for urgent solutions to the growing problems caused by this increasing population concentration. Recent advances in information and communication technologies may stimulate new solutions towards the urbanization problems, and the mission of this workshop is to present recent achievements in ubiquitous computing from a smart cities perspective.
Smart city research mainly focuses on applying next-generation information technologies in daily activities, like embedding sensors and actuators in hospitals, power grids, roads, buildings, water systems, vehicles, and other objects forming the Internet of Things (IoT). A recent study identifies five industry sectors that are core to the development of smart cities: energy, water, transportation, buildings, and government.
This Workshop addresses the aforementioned issues by examining new technological developments, under the context of ubiquitous computing and smart environments, in the general areas of: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Mobile Communications, IoT architectures, data storage and handling, security and privacy, reliability and fault tolerance, risk analysis and service business models. Experiences from deployments and case studies related to the aforementioned subject areas are particularly welcome.
The Call for Papers covers (but is not limited to) the areas of:
Places of Living and Work:
* Multimedia pervasive computing for smart environments
* E-Health services in smart environments
* Smart applications for special user groups (e.g. people with disabilities)
* Personalized, transformable urban housing and farming
* Time-shifted, shared space-on-demand for collaborative work
* Sensing and algorithms to understand fine-grained human activity for responsive lighting, HVAC, health, energy conservation, water management, and communication in the home and workplace
Mobility Networks:
* Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the context of cooperative applications and services, vehicular networking for smart transportation
* Multi-modal mobility platforms
* Technologies and services for new urban vehicles
* Autonomous vehicle technology and vehicle-pedestrian interfaces
* Technologies for shared-use vehicle systems
* Assistive technologies
Social Networks and the City:
* New network-centric methods for managing reactive, data-driven city systems
* Social, multimedia and ubiquitous computing for smart cities
* Urban-scale serious games to shape use of resources such as shared-used mobility, variable-rate power, and flexible workspaces
* The development of exchange networks in order to obtain more stable, fair, and socially acceptable services
Urban Analysis and Modeling:
* Data-driven analysis of economic activity, human behavior, mobility patterns, resource consumption, etc. in order to inform an evidence-based process of designing new cities
* Parametric urban design tools to schematically define mobility nodes, streets, building massing, and location of resources to create nested compact urban cells (walkable neighborhoods)
* Definition of energy, mobility, water, food, and waste management models for urban areas
* Typology of streetscapes, pathways, mobility nodes, and responsive technologies for cities
Paper Submission:
Authors are invited to submit, via the EDAS system, full papers written in English, with a paper length of 6 printed pages, including figures, tables & references in IEEE double-column format. Submissions should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed for scientific quality by the Technical Program Committee. Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register at the regular rate (non-student), and present the paper. The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2017 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Workshop Chairs:
* Dr. Lambros Lambrinos
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (
* Dr. Chrysostomos Chrysostomou
Frederick University, Cyprus (
* Dr. Anastasios D. Doulamis
National Technical University of Athens, Greece (

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