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Carlo Giovannella <[log in to unmask]>
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IxD&A Special issue on
"People Centered Smart Territories: Design, Learning and Analytics"
Spring 2014
(ISSN 1826-9745) - (e-ISSN 2283-2998)
to follow the homonymous workshop
hold at the
Smart City Exhibition 2013

Guest editors:
• Gianni Dominici (Forum PA)
• Carlo Giovannella (Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata & Creative Industries 
Consorzio Roma Ricerche)


• Deadline: 28 February
• Notification to the authors: 15 March, 2015
• Deadline for submission of the final camera ready version of accepted 
papers: 10 April 2014
• Publication of the special issue: end of April 2014


The special issue is intended to promote the diffusion of a "People 
Centered Smart Territories" vision, i.e. a socially-oriented and 
inclusive bottom-up vision driven by a 'person in place' centered design 
approach that focus on persons who, as well known, are driven by 
motivations and expectations, desires, needs and, moreover, have their 
own styles.
It is pretty obvious that the challenge is to support the harmonious and 
continuous development of all experiential dimensions relevant to 
individuals, to the community of belonging and to the contexts of reference.

Because of this we think that it is important to offer a 'place' where 
meet, compare and discuss "People Centered" experiences that have been 
supported by the smartness of the territories.

Central to this purpose are:
• the dissemination of an adequate design literacy and an open access to 
strategies and methodologies that may support the development of "People 
Centered Smart Territories"
• the support to the development of learning paths that will prove more 
effective in engaging and stimulating social innovation and, as well, in 
keeping the persistence of individuals and communities in the so-called 
state of "flow", which is essential in order to achieve and maintain the 
leadership of creativity and innovation
• the ability to perform a multidimensional and holistic monitoring of 
the transformation the territories are undergoing to become smart and, 
as well, their ability to support the expectations of individuals and 
communities of reference, within the framework of a sustainable development.

All this justifies the three key words contained by the workshop title:
Design - Learning - Analytics

- strategies, approaches and methodologies to design and support the 
development of "People Centered Smart Territories"
- concepts and case studies related to the "People Centered Smart 
Territories" vision (e.g.: support to small smart communities, social 
inclusion, learning, etc.)
- monitoring, analytics and benchmarking of the dimensions relevant to 
define the smartness of "People Centered Smart Territories"

Please submit your paper (8-14 pages) using the IxD&A submission system at:
(send a copy also to the email of the contact email address, see below)

Contributions should be written accordingly to the IxD&A Journal 
guidelines for authors

All contributions will be blindly peer-reviewed by two members of the 
Workshop Program Committee and of the Editorial Board.
The selected papers will join the restricted number of contributions 
that have been already selected among those presented at the workshop.

• Ignacio Aedo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
• Mauro Annunziato (ENEA, Rome, Italy)
• Thomas Binder (Danish Center for Design Research, Danmark)
• Paolo Boscolo (Comune di Prato & Major Cities of Europe, Italy)
• Rosa Maria Bottino (ITD - CNR, Genoa, Italy)
• Joseph Blat (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain)
• Giordano Bruno (ISIA, Roma, Italy)
• Dimitrios Charitos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 
• Adrian Cheok (City University of London, UK)
• Grazia Concilio (Dip. Architettura e sudi Urbani, Politecnico, Milan, 
• Monica Divitini (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 
Trondheim, Norway)
• Marcus Foth (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
• Mohamed Jemni (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
• Alke Martens (Rostock University, Germany)
• Patrizia Marti (TuE, The Netherland & University of Siena, Italy)
• Malcolm McCullough (University of Michigan, USA)
• Alvaro Oliveira (Alfamicro, Lisbon, Portugal)
• Maria Prezioso (Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy)
• Francesca Rizzo (Dip. Design, Politecnico, Milan, Italy)
• Chiara Rossitto (Stockholm University, Sweden)
• Marcus Specht (OU, Netherland)
• Imran Zualkernan (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Contact email address:
info [at]

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