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2nd International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2016)

                      May 24/25, Tokyo, Japan


In-cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGSPATIAL Published proceedings by Springer LNICST and ACM Digital Library.

Accepted papers list are now online:

Registration is now being opened:

Urb-IoT 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 2016 seeks multi-disciplinary contributions in the area of:

-          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.

Important Dates


May 24/25   : Conference Dates



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 Things (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.

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

* 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

Urb-IoT was started at 2014 with more than 50 participants from various international countries, and with presentations of 15 accepted papers from 58 submissions. You can access past publication of the Urb-IoT in the ACM Digital Library:

In Urb-IoT 2016, we also have great research and experiences papers on this field, and will share and discuss our latest research issues and ideas with various participants leading this area. Accepted papers/notes/posters/demos list is available from:

Program Committee


Afra Mashhadi                 Bell Labs

Akhil Mathur                   Bell Labs

Akihito Sudo                    The University of Tokyo

Bashar Altakrouri            University of Luebeck

David Chu                        Microsoft Research

Fahim Kawsar                  Bell Labs

Florian Michahelles         Siemens Corporation

Gerd Kortuem                  Open University

Hitomi Takahashi             IBM Research - Tokyo

Junehwa Song                  KAIST

Kristof Van Laerhoven     University of Freiburg

Lawrence O'Gorman        Bell Labs

Licia Capra                        University College London

Masamichi Shimosaka      Tokyo Institute of Technology

Matthias Budde                Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Naonori Ueda                   NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Niwat Thepvilojanapong                Mie University

Petteri Nurmi                   Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

Rodger Lea                       University of British Columbia, Canada

Sarah Gallacher               UCL

Shinichi Konomi               University of Tokyo

Stefan Van Der Spek        Delft University of Technology

Susanna Pirttikangas       University of Oulu

Tadashi Okoshi                Keio University

Ulf Blanke                        ETH Z├╝rich

Yutaka Arakawa              Nara Institute of Science and Technology



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Keynote Speakers


- Professor Licia Capra (University College of London)

- Professor Ryosuke Shibasaki (The University of Tokyo)

Youngki Lee
Assistant Professor, School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
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