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            Elsevier - Pervasive and  Mobile Computing

          Special Issue on Pervasive Urban Applications

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Over the past decade, the development of digital networks and
operations has produced an unprecedented wealth of information.
Handheld electronics, location devices, telecommunications networks,
and a wide assortment of tags and sensors are constantly producing a
rich stream of data reflecting various aspects of urban life. For
urban planners and designers, these accumulations of digital traces
are valuable sources of data in capturing the pulse of the city in an
astonishing degree of temporal and spatial detail. Yet this condition
of the hybrid city - which operates simultaneously in the digital and
physical realms - also poses difficult questions about privacy, scale,
and design, among many others. These questions must be addressed as we
move toward achieving an augmented, fine-grained understanding of how
the city functions - socially, economically and yes, even
psychologically.
This special issue aims to advance understanding of research
challenges and opportunities in applying the pervasive computing
paradigm to urban spaces. We are seeking multi-disciplinary
contributions that reveal interesting aspects about urban life and
exploit the digital traces to create novel urban applications that
benefit citizens, urban planners, and policy makers.
In this special issue, we are seeking high quality papers reporting
original research results on Pervasive Urban Applications with a
preference for works including evaluation studies based on empirical
data of actual urban environments. Relevant topics include (but are
not limited to):

- Pervasive computing applications for urban planning and design
- Mining of data collected from urban networks e.g. transportation,
energy
- Urban mobility and geo-localization
- Multi-source urban information integration
- Real-time urban information processing
- Knowledge representation and reasoning on city data
- Case studies and applications of mixed urban sensing and mining
- Analysis of social networks in urban space
- Middleware for mobile urban computing
- Context-aware systems for urban space
- Pervasive urban applications for smart cities
- Intelligent urban transportation systems
- Empirical evaluation of pervasive urban applications
- Wireless sensor networks, and social network sensing for pervasive
urban applications
- Security, privacy, reputation, and trust issues in urban computing
- Impact of pervasive technologies in urban space e.g. social,
economical, and psychological.

Submission process:

All submissions must be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as
published in the Journal website at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/pmc/.
Authors should select SI: Pervasive Urban Applications, from the
pull-down menu during the submission process. All contributions must
not have been previously published or be under consideration for
publication elsewhere. A submission based on one or more papers that
appeared elsewhere must have major value-added extensions over what
appeared previously (at least 33% new material). Authors are requested
to submit their relevant, previously published articles and a summary
document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2011
Final Notification: May 15, 2012


Guest Editors of the Special Issue:
Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland, [log in to unmask]
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy, [log in to unmask]
Dominik Dahlem, MIT, USA, [log in to unmask]
Giusy Di Lorenzo, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland, [log in to unmask]
Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Newcastle University, UK, [log in to unmask]

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