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CALL FOR PAPERS
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International Workshop on Citizen-Centric Smart Cities Services (CCSCS'2020)
June 22-23, 2020 - Madrid - Spain
http://islab.di.uminho.pt/CCSCS2020/
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SCOPE
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Smart Cities can be considered as a new paradigm or a concept that is emerging all over the world as a necessary and unavoidable response to the constant urban population growth and associated technical, material, social, and organizational problems, in order to improve the quality of life of their citizens, and to provide a more economic competitive, sustainable and livable city. The recent development of important technologies, such as low power miniature sensing devices, high-speed wireless and wired communication networks, and high-performance computing systems, enables the creation of new possibilities and capabilities, fostering the opportunities for smart city realizations.

Intelligent solutions to the referred problems, intended to control pervasive computing systems, such as citizen-aware intelligent environments, will help and contribute to the construction of a sustainable smart city, providing value-added, intelligent, adaptive, context-aware, user-centric and sustainability services, with realizations such as smart home/smart building, smart energy, smart mobility, smart parking, smart health or citizen’s well-being, that is, providing smart services intended to be more efficient, with reduced resource consumptions and promoting the well-being and good quality of life of their citizens, without neglecting the benefits of a citizen sensor. With the citizen as an active and proactive actor of the Internet of Things, reliable and definitive solutions for problematics such as Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users, among others, could finally emerge.

The purpose of this workshop is to gather and present new and original research towards citizen-centric solutions within the ambit of intelligent environments and smart cities, capable of active context awareness, automatically changing their functioning in response to discovered context, enabling that way the improvement not only of city efficiencies, but also citizen’s quality of life. For example, solutions for efficient and sustainable consumption of energy, capable of informing citizens about their resource consumptions and of recommending behavior changes, trying to engage and persuade them towards more efficient consumption profiles; smart health solutions, offering the personalization of medical services in a city context according to citizen’s individual needs and preferences, as well as to changing environments; or solutions for problematics among Road Safety, a main issue of concern in Smart Cities, allowing, for example, bi-directional and understandable communication between citizens, vehicles and infrastructures (things), with the major goal of enhancing people’s safety, prevent accidents and save lives.


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Topics of interest include, although are not limited to:
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Services and Applications for Smart Cities
User-centric Systems and Solutions
Energy Efficiency
Smart Health
Intelligent Systems
Ambient Intelligence
Context-Aware Computing
Computational Sustainability
Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
Sensors and Actuators
Affective Computing
Multi-agent Systems
Internet of Things
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Open Data and Big Data Analytics
Mobile Computing
Privacy
Legal issues on Smart-Cities
Smart-City standards and regulation
Internet of People
Road Safety

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Important Dates
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Paper submission: 25th March 2020 
Notification of acceptance:  25th April 2020
Camera Ready:   1st May 2020
Conference dates:   22th-23th June 2020

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Submission Guidelines:
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Authors wishing to participate in this event should format their papers according to the IOS Press style, with a length of at least 6 but no more than 10 pages. Latex and Word templates can be found in http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors.

All papers accepted for publication in this Workshop will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.

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Organizing Committee:
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Fábio Silva, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal 
Héctor Alaiz Moretón, University of Leon, Spain
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal

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