Call for Papers

August, 4-8, 2017

San Francisco, Bay Area


2nd Workshop on Smart and Sustainable City
organized in association with The IEEE Smart World Congress 2017
August, 4-8, 2017, San Francisco, Bay Area
The future smart and sustainable cities need to solve many challenges at different levels: social, political, environmental, economical and technical. Cities around the world are becoming connected cities, becoming ground of experiments for different actors such as industries and public administrations, but also a new object of the urban policies. The use of Information and Communication Technologies is growing every day in the north as well as in the south, in rich countries as well as in poor countries; yet humans, society and environment have to be kept in the loop. A multidisciplinary approach of Smart Cities challenges is therefore mandatory to ensure that citizens are at the center, and actors engaged in the various experiments involved in different projects.
This year, the main topic of the workshop on Smart and Sustainable Cities will focus on the roles of citizens and inhabitants or end-users in the challenges of future smart and sustainable cities and their impacts at different levels, from social dimension to technological innovations. The role of this categories changes radically with the massive use of new technologies. Yesterday, the end-user was only a passive user. Nowadays, the inhabitants, the citizens, the workers are discreet actors of the Smart and Sustainable City. The different projects developed by the municipalities or the big economic and industrial actors require the transformation from passive users to discreet actors.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers/academics/industries from different disciplines to discuss smart and sustainable cities applications, from their societal and technological impacts to their design and deployment. Multi- and inter-disciplinary works written with a broad interdisciplinary audience in mind are appreciated.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Application, deployment, testbed, and experiences in smart cities
  • Participation of citizens, occupants’ behavior
  • Simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability and to achieve resource saving in sociotechnical Smart City systems
  • Novel self-adaptive management solutions for large scale systems
  • Ethics, quality of life and quality of services in smart cities
  • Social computing and networks
  • Safety, security, and privacy for smart cities
  • Green networking and energy efficiency
  • Human mobility modeling and analytics
  • Urban spaces and policies
  • Innovative techniques enabling interactions in smart and sustainable cities
  • Smart mobility, buildings, energy and grids