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Dear Colleagues,
* We apologize if you receive this CFP more than once.
* PLEASE CIRCULATE this CFP among your colleagues and students.


in conjunction with

11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology
Special Theme - Smart Living Cities, Big Data, Sustainable Development
November 01-03, 2015, Dubai, UAE

The smart city initiative is largely ICT driven, with arguments that it
will help with disaster recovery and energy optimization or better resource
management in cities. With major industry players such as IBM, Google and
even Governments continuously investing in a ‘smart city’ motto, we are
merging software and hardware to come up with new innovations for Smart
Cities. With political visions for urban areas being transformed into
technology-oriented cities, it raises various concerns from all levels of
risk, security, infrastructures and economy in order to provide all service
issues in small and large scale cities. Most of these issues need a
multi-disciplinary approach for policy makers, technologists, software
developers, researchers and academics to work together to find optimum
solutions for current resource management problems and how technologies can
be used for bettering the society.

Various examples of Smart cities include Kyoto, Amsterdam, Hull and
Copenhagen. These projects use huge amounts of Big Data; created and
managed, but at the moment have little transparency on the kind of laws
being programmed into the software used. Security laws, governance laws and
monitoring of citizens using sensors with M2M connectivity have
repercussions on the needs of what software and hardware can provide.
Various technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), to enable various
infrastructures to be interfaced with each other for communication through
mobile connectivity, web services and sensors, Cloud computing, also a key
ingredient and medium to enable smart city ICT and 4G or 5G can play huge
role in making smart cities possible in the future. This workshop aims to
bring together interdisciplinary papers discussing how software, hardware,
Cloud and IoT, and their current research needs that need to be addressed
for transforming current cities into technology led smart cities.
Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop aims to understand the multidisciplinary approaches needed to
help solve the issues of Smart cities. Following are the key topics which
range to multiple issues under smart cities.
Key topics: Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to)


   Big data Processing and applications in Smart Cities

   Cloud based technologies and applications in Smart Cities

   Modelling and Simulation for Smart Cities

   M2M connected devices and applications in Smart cities

   Applications of Smart homes, buildings or energy grids

   IoT applications in Smart Manufacturing

   Interdisciplinary applications to Smart cities

   Role of Crowd sourcing models in Smart cities

   The relationship between cyber physical systems and Internet of Things
   in relation to smart cities

   Security, threats and privacy aspects of Smart Cities

   Smart health and policies

   Sensor networks for large scale connectivity in Smart cities

   Risks of smart cities and their reliability issues

   Experimental test beds and simulations environments and case studies

Who should participate?

The workshop is suitable for academics, researchers, practitioners, and
stakeholders engaged in smart city developments such as businesses, city
councils and more. All kinds of industries with an interest in ICT
innovative solutions for smart cities are very welcomed.
Paper submission guidelines:

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results
and experience. The workshop seeks original manuscripts (6 pages maximum in
IEEE two-column format) or short papers of 4 pages in length that have not
been previously published or is currently under review by other conferences
or journals. Paper submission must be made through the conference
management system EDAS following the instructions provided at
<> Please choose this
workshop when submitting your paper.
Important Dates:

Deadline of submission of papers: *July 20th 2015*

Notification sent to authors: *August* *20th 2015*

Deadline for camera ready paper versions: *September 1st 2015*

*Any questions contact: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>*

Dr. Mariam Kiran
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

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