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------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS -----------------


Int. Workshop at the Symposium on Smart Cities during the 9th International 
Conference on 
Intelligent Environments IE'13 (, 
July 16-19, 2013, Athens, Greece

INVITED Keynote Speaker

Prof. Timo Ojala 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
Director, MediaTeam Oulu research group


Paper submission due: Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Author notification: Tuesday, 15 May 2013
Camera-ready due: Wednesday, 30 May 2013
Conference Dates: 16-17 July 2013


The diffusion of ubiquitous computing into modern cities and the massive 
use of mobile devices have shifted researchers vision to explore ideas 
about the cities of tomorrow; terms as “smarter cities”, “iphone city”, 
“sentient city”, “digital cities” have emerged. There is a wealth of paradigms 
applying ubiquitous and pervasive computing to urban spaces focusing 
on developing city network infrastructures, optimising traffic and 
transportation flows, lowering energy consumption, etc. 
These works emphasise on providing new services to citizens and 
enhancing their daily routine. However, a city is not just infrastructure and
 services; all modern cities share the same infrastructure and offer similar 
facilities, still, each and every one has evolved a unique character, 
depicted in every neighborhood’s architecture and monuments. 
Cities are the people that inhabit them, their memories, stories, concerns 
and the culture that develops through their social interaction.

As urban computing lies on the intersection of architecture, social interaction
 and design of computer systems for use in urban areas, it does not plan 
the city of the future but it allows people to interact with their cities in 
novel ways aiming to shape and decide the future of the city. The 
focus of this workshop is on the social and cultural aspects of the smart city. 
In particular, we seek to study how urban computing alters the city, the 
perception of people about the city, the communication among people and 
the social and cultural impact on the city and on city life.

The goal of this workshop is to define what is a “sociable smart city” and 
how this vision can be realized. The issues and questions that we will 
try to answer include:

-How do we see a “sociable smart city”?
-How ICT infrastructure of a smart city can enhance participation, 
wellbeing and sustainability?
-Can digital technologies enable citizens to act on collectively shared issues?
-Can local knowledge be transformed into collective one in an urban context?
-How big data about a wide range of urban processes can be opened up and 
exploited to reveal shared issues, processes and patterns?
-How can a smart city assist citizens to develop a shared sense of belonging 
and responsibility?
-How urban computing enables story-telling, game activities, learning 
processes, artistic installations?
-What digital tools and media can be designed to connect people and 
their experiences with the city?
-How social media can organise citizens into collective goals?
-What processes can be developed to assist regeneration of urban areas?


The workshop solicits two types of original papers: 
- (a) full papers (10-12 pages) and 
- (b) short papers (4-6 pages) such as work-in-progress or position-papers. 
Visionary and position papers are encouraged.  

All contributions must be submitted as PDF files. The workshop accepts 
manuscripts in IOS-Press format 
Submitted papers must not substantially duplicate previously published work 
or have been submitted in parallel to any journal, conference or workshop 
with proceedings. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two 
reviewers and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and 
quality of presentation by the Program Committee. All accepted submissions 
must be presented during the workshop.

All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a 
volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed)
 of IOS-Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.


Eleni Christopoulou, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics,
University of Patras, 
Greece | [log in to unmask]
Dimitrios Ringas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
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John Garofalakis, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, 
University of Patras, Greece


Florian Alt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Carlos Bento, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research, Ireland
Irene Celino, CEFRIEL – ICT Institute Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute and 
Press “Diophantus”, Greece
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Ionian University, Greece
Ivan Elhart, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Felipe Gil-Castiñeira, University of Vigo, Spain
Vassilis Kostakos, University of Oulu, Finland
Cristina López Bravo, University of Vigo, Spain
Irene Mavrommati, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Nemanja Memarovic, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece
Timo Ojala, University of Oulu, Finland
Santi Phithakkitnukoon, The Open University, United Kingdom
Anna Sachinopoulou, University of Oulu, Finland
Michail Stefanidakis, Ionian University, Greece
Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia, China


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