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Please consider to contribute and/or forward to the appropriate groups the
following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to

The submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2013.


*Intelligent Users / Intelligent Cities International Workshop*,
held together with the 9th International Conference on Intelligent
Environments IE'13 (

*Important Dates*
Workshop Paper Submission: April 30, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2013
Camera Ready: May 30, 2013
Workshop Dates: July 16-17, 2013

For submission instructions:
Poster to print:


*Invited Speakers*
Prof. Sasa Lada, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Film & TV Commercial Director, Athens, Greece

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


*Aims and Scope*
As cinema works like a mediator between history, urban and social
transformations, the film-screen has become the mirror of modern life. At
the same time, the cinematic city imitates urban living; the city is
described not only by its physical parts (places), but also by the human
activities (going to work, eating etc.), public events (festivals,
demonstrations etc.) and the intelligent systems depicted (mobile phones,
sensors, antennas etc.).
Movies, as well as architecture, create a narrative, a set of rules, a
paradigm. However, there is a structure in every image, scene, or movie, as
nothing is placed accidentally. Through a scene by scene analysis,
highlighting the details that form the visual result, attempting to find
the raw data of the filmic text constructs, the plot, the zeitgeist of the
protagonist, the way he or she moves, experiences and inhabits the urban
space, the sound, the light of the city, we try to experience the sensation
of the urban space.
In other words, documenting and analyzing the data provides a new
vocabulary and set of tools to reinvent the physical space. The result is
not an architectural object or a new movie but the narrative itself; a way
of thinking on intelligent environments and a way of thinking on
This workshop focuses on user behavior and familiarization with intelligent
systems as well as the latters’ integration within the urban space. In
particular, it will try to identify techniques, which, through the
examination of the characteristics of the user of the smart city, will make
relevant and reasonable the way the city is transformed into the smart and
augmented city of the future. The main goal is to examine how computing
weaves its way through the urban environment and the everyday life of the

*Topics of Interest*
We seek regular papers (e.g., long, short, position papers), artwork (e.g.,
video submissions) on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Who is the user of the smart city? Who are we designing for? Who is
consuming architecture and technology?
- How are intelligent technologies and environments portrayed in the arts
(e.g., futuristic cinema, literature, installations, artworks)?
- How do users perceive data flows in filmed representations of intelligent
cities and settings?
- How does the viewer perceive digitally enhanced environments?
- Cinema as Simulation: a field to test theories, stimulate thoughts and
ideas, experiment on the concept of ‘intelligent cities’.
- The intelligent city as the result of a bottom-up approach (populated by
intelligent users) or that of a top-down approach (crafted by intelligent
- Can cinema ‘create’ intelligent users, and familiarize them with smart
- Computing at the periphery of human living: can Science Fiction act as a
window to things to come?
- Are intelligent users intelligent enough: Technology adoption ‘as seen on
TV’ or for actual needs fulfillment?

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