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Armir Bujari <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:55:00 +0200
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GOODTECHS 2018 - 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and  
Technologies for Social Good
November 28-30, 2018
Bologna, Italy
Published and indexed by ACM

|   Scope    |
By social good we refer to a “good” or a service that benefits the  
largest number of people in the largest possible way. Some classic  
examples of social goods are, of course, healthcare, safety,  
environment, democracy, and human rights, but we can add to this  
classic list even communication, art, entertainment and much more.

In this context, the popularity of portable computing devices, like  
smartphones, tablets, or smart watches combined with the emergence of  
many other small smart objects with computational, sensing and  
communication capabilities coupled with the popularity of social  
networks and new human-technology interaction paradigms is creating  
unprecedented opportunities for each of us to do something useful,  
ranging from a single person to the whole world. Furthermore, Internet  
of Things, Smart-cities, distributed sensing and Fog computing are  
representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a  
dynamic and globally cooperative infrastructure built upon objects’  
intelligence and self-configuring capabilities. These connected  
objects are finding their way into our pockets, vehicles, urban areas  
and infrastructure, thus becoming the very texture of our society and  
providing us the possibility, but also the responsibility, to shape it.

In GOODTECHS we are hence interested in experiences with the design,  
implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects  
and technologies for social good. Clearly, we are not considering only  
the so called first world as the scenario for this evolution; we also  
refer to those areas where ICT is currently less widespread, hoping  
that it may represent a societal development opportunity rather than a  
source for further divide.

|  Topics    |
Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished  
papers in the following, but not limited to topic areas:

* App concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
* Blockchain for social good
* Communication between mobile devices
* Content Distribution
* E-learning solutions
* Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
* Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
* Deployment and field-testing
* Digital tools for art and feelings
* Environment sensing, monitoring and preservation
* Experimental results of communication testbeds
* Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
* Health and social care
* Human-object interaction
* ICT for development
* Mobile service architectures and frameworks
* Mobility and handover management
* New application scenarios for vehicular communications
* Pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
* Platforms and frameworks for mobile devices
* Privacy issues and solutions
* Protocol design, testing and verification
* Security issues, architectures and solutions
* Smart cities and transportation
* Smart economy solutions: e-banking, e-business
* Smart governance and e-administration
* Smart living and E-health
* Technology addressing the digital divide

| Publication |
All registered papers will be published by ACM and made available  
through the ACM Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing  
services, ACM, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, CrossRef, Google Scholar,  
DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited  
to submit an extended version to:

* Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal
* Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) Journal

and EAI Transactions including:

* EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems
* EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games

| Paper submission |
Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system  
(, and have to comply with the Springer  
format (see Author’s kit section at

| Best Paper Award |
The program committee will select three of the accepted papers as the  
“GOODTECHS 2018” Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards. The  
winners will be announced during the conference.

| Important dates  |

Paper Submission deadline: September 3, 2018 (firm)
Notification deadline: October 1, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: November 1, 2018
Start of Conference: November 28, 2018
End of Conference: November 30, 2018
Armir Bujari, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
University of Padua
Department of Mathematics
Via Trieste, 63
35121, Padua, Italy

Phone: +39 049 827 1476

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