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2nd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2016)
                       May 24/25, Tokyo, Japan
                       http://www.urbaniot.org

In-cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGSPATIAL
Published proceedings by Springer LNICST and ACM Digital Library.

Urb-IoT is a new conference that aims to explore these dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities.

The goal of the conference is to solicit original and inspiring research contributions from technology experts, designers, researchers, urban planners, and architects in academia and industry. Bringing together practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices, Urb-IoT 2016 seeks multi-disciplinary contributions 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.

Important Dates
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February 22 : Abstract Registration Deadline
February 29 : Submission Deadline (extended)
March 7     : Acceptance & Notification
March 21    : Camera Ready Deadline
May 24/25   : Conference Dates

Submit via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urbiot2016
Scope
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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 Things (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.

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

Urb-IoT was started at 2014 with more than 50 participants from various international countries, and with presentations of 15 accepted papers from 58 submissions. You can access past publication of the Urb-IoT in the ACM Digital Library: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2694768
In Urb-IoT 2016, we also expect to have great research and experiences papers on this field, and share and discuss our latest research issues and ideas with various participants leading this area.

Submissions
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All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with the appropriate expertise.  Research contributions will be selected on the basis of novelty, technical merit, and a clear presentation within a PC meeting based on multiple reviews. Submissions must clearly articulate how they relate to solve a particular problem in the scope of urban spaces. Contributions describing the role of IoT sensing and interpreting city scale signal are particularly of interest.

Submitted papers should be fully anonymized for review and must not exceed six (6) pages. They should formatted in the ACM Double Column format as pdf document (Details and template via the website, submit via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urbiot2016).

We also accept papers as notes that should not exceed three (3) pages and can be accompanied by posters and demonstrations. They provide researchers with an opportunity to present their latest, cutting-edge research. The same reviewing process will by applied.

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNICST conference proceeding by Springer publishing and are made digitally available via the ACM Digital Library.  Best papers will further be invited to the EIA endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things.

Program Committee
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Afra Mashhadi                 Bell Labs
Akhil Mathur                   Bell Labs
Akihito Sudo                    The University of Tokyo
Bashar Altakrouri            University of Luebeck
David Chu                        Microsoft Research
Fahim Kawsar                  Bell Labs
Florian Michahelles         Siemens Corporation
Gerd Kortuem                  Open University
Hitomi Takahashi             IBM Research - Tokyo
Junehwa Song                  KAIST
Kristof Van Laerhoven     University of Freiburg
Lawrence O'Gorman        Bell Labs
Licia Capra                        University College London
Masamichi Shimosaka      Tokyo Institute of Technology
Matthias Budde                Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Naonori Ueda                   NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Niwat Thepvilojanapong                Mie University
Petteri Nurmi                   Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Rodger Lea                       University of British Columbia, Canada
Sarah Gallacher               UCL
Shinichi Konomi               University of Tokyo
Stefan Van Der Spek        Delft University of Technology
Susanna Pirttikangas       University of Oulu
Tadashi Okoshi                Keio University
Ulf Blanke                        ETH Zürich
Yutaka Arakawa              Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Contacts:
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Takuro Yonezawa (General Chair)       Keio University, Japan
Kota Tsubouchi (TPC Co-Chair)         Yahoo! Japan Research, Japan
Till Riedel (TPC Co-Chair)            Till Riedel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Keynote Speakers
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- Professor Licia Capra (University College of London)
- Professor Ryosuke Shibasaki (The University of Tokyo)

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