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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, 1 May 2013 (Deadline extended)
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
-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


Sociable Smart City (
Intelligent Users, Intelligent Cities
Transport Services for Smart Cities

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