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Proposal Submission Deadline (extended): July 15, 2015

         Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, 
         the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design

The idea of spreading computing ubiquitously and integrating it in the
context of “the real world” has driven the developments of innovative
systems during the last 25 years. Today, people interact with
computing systems in various kinds of spaces including rooms, houses,
buildings, streets, neighborhoods, and cities, using smartphones,
public displays, internet of things, and so on. We are now going
beyond the last decade's conception of smart cities and urban
computation and towards a deeper level of symbiosis among smart
citizens, internet of things, and ambient spaces. Earlier efforts
focused on convenience and efficiency by for example inferring simple
patterns and controlling resources. As computers become less and less
visible physically and mentally as Mark Weiser predicted, computing
pervades deeper into the complex web of people, spaces, objects and
practices opening up a new frontier for creating livable and enjoyable
environments for citizens.

This book will be about new perspectives of ubiquitous computing in
urban spaces in this context. What can influence the shaping of such
perspectives are not only recent technological developments such as
crowd sensing, internet of things, and data-centric computing but the
confluence of ideas and critiques from all kinds of disciplines that
have a stake in making ubiquitous spaces livable and enjoyable for
citizens. The book will be structured according to the three
fundamental components of urban environments, i.e., people, things,
and spaces, as well as the two important challenges for cities in the
21st century, i.e., resilience and sustainability.

[Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:]
Smart Citizens

  civic engagement
  participatory design & planning
  citizen science

  crowdsourcing and gamification

  volunteered geographic information
  learning and behavioral change

  sharing economy

  open data
Internet of Things

  smart objects

  data-centric environments


  intelligent monitoring and control

  tangible and embodied interactions
  distributed intelligence

  real-world deployments

  open hardware, prototyping and DIY
Ambient Spaces
  ambient media

  augmented reality
  pervasive displays

  responsive environments

  interactive architectures

  locative media and games

  spatial, cultural and geographical contexts
Resilience and Sustainability

  social media and crowdsourcing in disasters
  resilient infrastructures

  smart voluntary action

  community cohesion and mutual support

  social capital

  public health and safety

  energy and environmental sustainability

  economical sustainability
Theoretical and Critical Reflections 

  critiques of smart cities and urban computing
  different visions of the future

  integration of people, things, and spaces

  politics of surveillance and analytics

  perils of ubiquitous computing in urban spaces

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global in 2016. 

[Important Dates]
July 15, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline 
July 30, 2015: Notification of Acceptance 
September 15, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

November 15, 2015: Review Results Returned

January 15, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification 
January 31, 2016: Final Chapter Submission

[Additional details can be found at]

[Inquiries to the Editors]
Shin’ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo) 
George Roussos (University of London)
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