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Akhil Mathur <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:26:56 +0530
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Dear colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to the call for papers of the first
International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014). The
conference will take place in Rome, Italy on October 27-28, 2014.

Abstract submission is due on **June 15, 2014** and the paper submission
deadline is **June 21, 2014**. The plain text CFP is listed below. For
further information visit:

Apologies to those of you who may have received this message multiple times.

Best regards,

Akhil Mathur, Bell Labs

Urb-IoT 2014 Publicity Chair



Call for Papers


1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014)

October 27-28, Rome, Italy.



Urban spaces are the man made microcosms where a number of entities
interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for
instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public
safety, healthcare, education. The interplay between this multitude of
connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material,
and digital flows. By 2050 the world's urban population is expected to grow
by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding
cities to enable planning for the future societal, economical and
environmental well being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of
Internet of Thing (IoT) technologies and the rise of so-called "Sensored
Cities" are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that
future. Although, there have been a number of deployment of diverse IoT
systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their
implications has just scratched the surface.

Urb-IoT 2014 is a new conference that aims to explore these dynamics within
the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities.
The goal of the conference is to solicit original and inspiring research
contributions from technology experts, designers, researchers, urban
planners, and architects in academia and industry. Bringing together
practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, experiences, and best
practices, Urb-IoT 2014 seeks multi-disciplinary contributions in the area

Citizen Awareness and Engagement:  Methods and studies for citizen
involvement through participatory sensing or crowd-sourcing for urban
tasks, as well as behavioural change of the citizen through awareness.

Urban Analytics: Understanding the massive digital traces created by IoT in
the urban landscape through big data analytics.

IoT Applications and Services in Urban Context: Urban technologies and
applications that challenge the state of the art and benefit citizens,
decision and policy makers, and urban planners.



Topics are themed by urban space and include, but are not limited

Monitoring the pulse of the city

Fusion of heterogeneous urban sources

Understanding urban data using machine learning and mining techniques

Visual analytics of urban data

City as a platform

Participatory and crowd sourcing techniques

Incentification and gamification

Citizen and crowd influence and behavioural change

Data-driven urban planning and design

Crowd behaviour capturing and modelling

Urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems

Smart cities

Real time urban information systems

Context awareness in urban systems

Privacy and data protection



All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with the
appropriate expertise.  At least two members of the Program Committee and a
set of external expert reviewers will review submitted papers. At a PC
meeting, the committee will select the  papers to be presented at Urb-IoT
2014. Research contributions will be selected on the basis of novelty,
technical merit, and a clear presentation.  Submissions must clearly
articulate how they relate to solve a particular problem in the scope of
urban spaces.  Contributions describing the role of IoT in understanding
urban dynamics as well as real world systems in sensing and interpreting
city scale signal are particularly of interest.

Submitted papers for review must not exceed six (6) pages and should be in
PDF and formatted in the ACM Double Column format.  Urb-IoT 2014  adopts a
double-blind process for submitted contributions. Authors' names and their
affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission.
Detailed format and submission instructions including style templates for
MS Word and LaTex are provided at the conference website.

Important Dates


June 15 : Abstract Submission Deadline

June 21 : Paper Submission Deadline

August 15 : Acceptance  Notification

September 10 : Camera Ready Deadline

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