Dear colleague,

We would like to draw your attention to the call for papers of the 1st
International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014),
in-cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, SIGCHI, and SIGSPATIAL, and Technically
Co-Sponsored by IEEE ComSoC IoT TC and Co-located with IoT-360 Summit. *The
Urb-IoT 2014 proceeding will be published by ACM and will be included in
the ACM Digital Library*.

The conference will take place in Rome, Italy on October 27-28, 2014. *Abstract
submission is due on **June 15, 2014*** and the paper submission deadline
is **June 21, 2014**. The plain text CFP is listed below. For further
information, please visit:

Apologies to those of you who may have received this message multiple times.

Best regards,

Akhil Mathur, Bell Labs

Urb-IoT 2014 Publicity Chair


Call for Papers


1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014)

In-cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, SIGCHI, and SIGSPATIAL, and Technically
Co-Sponsored by IEEE ComSoC IoT TC and Co-located with IoT-360 Summit.
October 27-28, Rome, Italy.

Urban spaces are the man made microcosms where a number of entities
interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for
instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public
safety, healthcare, education. The interplay between this multitude of
connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material,
and digital flows. By 2050 the world’s urban population is expected to grow
by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding
cities to enable planning for the future societal, economical and
environmental well being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of
Internet of Thing (IoT) technologies and the rise of so-called “Sensored
Cities” are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that
future. Although, there have been a number of deployment of diverse IoT
systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their
implications has just scratched the surface.

Urb-IoT 2014 is a new and exciting conference that aims to explore these
dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new
science of cities.  The conference solicits original and inspiring research
contributions from technology experts, researchers, designers, urban
planners, and architects in academia and industry, and promises to offer a
perfect forum to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices primarily
in the area of:

Citizen Awareness and Engagement:  Methods and studies for citizen
involvement through participatory sensing or crowd-sourcing for urban
tasks, as well as behavioural change of the citizen through awareness.

Urban Analytics: Understanding the massive digital traces created by IoT in
the urban landscape through big data analytics.

IoT Applications and Services in Urban Context: Urban technologies and
applications that challenge the state of the art and benefit citizens,
decision and policy makers, and urban planners.

Topics are themed by urban space and include, but are not limited to:

Monitoring the pulse of the city
Fusion of heterogeneous urban sources
Understanding urban data using machine learning and mining techniques
Visual analytics of urban data
City as a platform
Participatory and crowd sourcing techniques
Incentification and gamification
Citizen and crowd influence and behavioural change
Data-driven urban planning and design
Crowd behaviour capturing and modelling
Urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems
Smart cities
Real time urban information systems
Context awareness in urban systems
Privacy and data protection

All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with the
appropriate expertise.  At least two members of the Program Committee and a
set of external expert reviewers will review submitted papers. At a PC
meeting, the committee will select the  papers to be presented at Urb-IoT
2014. Research contributions will be selected on the basis of novelty,
technical merit, and a clear presentation.  Submissions must clearly
articulate how they relate to solve a particular problem in the scope of
urban spaces. Contributions describing the role of IoT in understanding
urban dynamics as well as real world systems in sensing and interpreting
city scale signal are particularly of interest.

Submitted papers for review must not exceed six (6) pages and should be in
PDF and formatted in the ACM Double Column format.  Urb-IoT 2014  adopts a
double-blind process for submitted contributions. Authors' names and their
affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission.
Detailed format and submission instructions including style templates for
MS Word and LaTex are provided at the conference website.

The Urb-IoT 2014 proceeding will be published by ACM and will be included
in the ACM Digital Library. Best papers will be invited to publish in the
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems and EAI Endorsed Transactions
on Ubiquitous Environments.

Important Dates
June 15 : Abstract Submission Deadline
June 21 : Paper Submission Deadline
August 15 : Acceptance  Notification
September 10 : Camera Ready Deadline

General Chair
Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs, Belgium

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Ulf Blanke, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Afra Mashhadi, Bell Labs, Ireland

Keynote Speakers
Eric Paulos, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mischa Dohler, Kings College London, UK

Program Committee
Mirco Musolesi, Birmingham University, UK
Maja Vukovic, IBM, USA
Shin'ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, Germany
Alois Fersha, University of Linz, Austria
Licia Capra, UCL, UK
Sarah Galllacher, ICRI Cities & UCL, UK
Daqing Zhang, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Junehwa Song, KAIST, South Korea
Susanna Pirttikangas, Oulu University, Finland
Marta González, MIT, USA
Nic Lane, Microsoft Research, China
Takuro Yonezawa, Keio University, Japan
Niwat Thepvilojanapong, Mie University, Japan
Silvia Santini, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Polly Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Elizabeth Daly, IBM, Ireland
Stefan Van der Spek, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Alec Erath, ETH Future Cities Singapore, Singapore
Ilias Leontiadis, Telefonica, Spain
Johannes Schoening, Hasselt University, Belgium
Larry  O'Gorman, Bell Labs, USA
Petteri Nurmi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kristof Van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Gilles Privat, Orange, France
Florian Michahelles, Siemens, USA
Kota Tsubouchi, Yahoo Japan, Japan
David Chu, Microsoft Research, USA
Alexey Pozdnukhov, UC Berkeley, USA

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