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Workshop on
"People Centered Smart Territories: Design, Learning and Analytics"
Bologna (Italy) - 16 October 2013

co-located at
Smart City Exhibition 2013


Co-promoted by:
• Dept. of Educational Science and Technologies, ISIM_Lab - Tor Vergata 
University of Rome
• Forum PA
• International Observatory on Smart City Learning

Organized by:
• Gianni Dominici (Forum PA)
• Carlo Giovannella (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata & Creative Industries 
Consorzio Roma Ricerche)


• September 10 - Deadline for the submission of extended abstract and/or 
position papers (no extension is expected)
• September 20 - Notification of acceptance
• September 30 - Camera-ready paper due
• October 5 - Registration deadline


The workshop is intended to promote the diffusion of a "People Centered 
Smart Territories" vision, i.e. a socially-oriented and inclusive 
bottom-up vision driven by a 'person in place' centered design approach 
that focus on persons who, as well known, are driven by motivations and 
expectations, desires, needs and, moreover, have their own styles.
It is pretty obvious that the challenge is to support the harmonious and 
continuous development of all experiential dimensions relevant to 
individuals, to the community of belonging and to the contexts of reference.

Because of this we think that it is important to offer a 'place' where 
meet, compare and discuss "People Centered" experiences that have been 
supported by the smartness of the territories.

Central to this purpose are:
• the dissemination of an adequate design literacy and an open access to 
strategies and methodologies that may support the development of "People 
Centered Smart Territories"
• the support to the development of learning paths that will prove more 
effective in engaging and stimulating social innovation and, as well, in 
keeping the persistence of individuals and communities in the so-called 
state of "flow", which is essential in order to achieve and maintain the 
leadership of creativity and innovation
• the ability to perform a multidimensional and holistic monitoring of 
the transformation the territories are undergoing to become smart and, 
as well, their ability to support the expectations of individuals and 
communities of reference, within the framework of a sustainable development.

All this justifies the three key words contained by the workshop title:
Design - Learning - Analytics

- strategies, approaches and methodologies to design and support the 
development of "People Centered Smart Territories"
- concepts and case studies related to the "People Centered Smart 
Territories" vision (e.g.: support to small smart communities, social 
inclusion, learning, etc.)
- monitoring, analytics and benchmarking of the dimensions relevant to 
define the smartness of "People Centered Smart Territories"

Please submit your extended abstract or position paper (2 pages) using 
the IxD&A submission system at:
(send a copy also to the email of the workshop organizers using the 
contact email address)

Contributions should be written accordingly to the IxD&A Journal 
guidelines for authors

Since the duration of the workshop is half day, only a limited number of 
contributions will be selected for presentation.
All contributions will be blindly peer-reviewed by two members of the 
Program Committee.

An extended version of the selected paper (max 14 pages) will be 
published in a special issue of the IxD&A Journal (ISSN 1826-9745) - 
Spring 2014

• Ignacio Aedo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
• Mauro Annunziato (ENEA, Rome, Italy)
• Paolo Boscolo (Comune di Prato & Major Cities of Europe, Italy)
• Rosa Maria Bottino (ITD - CNR, Genoa, Italy)
• Joseph Blat (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain)
• Giordano Bruno (ISIA, Roma, Italy)
• Dimitrios Charitos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 
• Adrian Cheok (City University of London, UK)
• Grazia Concilio (Dip. Architettura e sudi Urbani, Politecnico, Milan, 
• Monica Divitini (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 
Trondheim, Norway)
• Marcus Foth (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
• Mohamed Jemni (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
• Alke Martens (Rostock University, Germany)
• Patrizia Marti (TuE, The Netherland & University of Siena, Italy)
• Malcolm McCullough (University of Michigan, USA)
• Maria Prezioso (Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy)
• Francesca Rizzo (Dip. Design, Politecnico, Milan, Italy)
• Chiara Rossitto (Stockholm University, Sweden)
• Marcus Specht (OU, Netherland)
• Imran Zualkernan (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

and others to be confirmed

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