(Deadline Extended)

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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International Workshop on Computational Sustainability, Technologies and Applications (CoSTA'2017)
5-8 September 2017 - Porto
https://web.fe.up.pt/~epia2017/thematic-tracks/costa/
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SCOPE
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The more connected the world gets, the more data and information becomes available not only to monitor, but act upon the world and society. Addressing the needs of this society without burdening it is a complex task which requires different approaches. The field of computational sustainability although new in nomenclature has been applied in our society since the use of optimisation strategies and efficiency planning in computer science itself. Nevertheless, the current developments in the internet of things, smart-cities and intelligent environments propose new opportunities which can be used to the benefit of this society.
Topics that can address computational sustainability are characterised by the dimensions that they act upon. Taking the definition of Sustainability these are environment, economic and social. However, it not uncommon that applications span across dimensions such as human well-being, human behaviour and activity tracking, city transportation systems, city buildings management, renewable energy and energy efficiency. In order to achieve these solutions, approaches from computational sustainability often include machine learning, constraint reasoning and optimisation, sensor fusion, autonomous systems, among others.
This workshop has, as its main objective, to demonstrate new and original research on the topics related to computational sustainability applied to intelligent environments and smart-cities. Furthermore, techniques for design, assessment, monitoring and actuation to increase efficiency and optimisation are expected as general contributions.


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Topics of interest include, although are not limited to:
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Computational Sustainability;
Smart-Cities;
User-Awareness;
Information Diffusion;
Ubiquitous Computing;
Sensor Networks;
Energy Efficiency;
Planning and Scheduling;
Game Theory and Economic, Environmental and Social Paradigms;
Applications for Computational Sustainability;
Multi-agent Systems;
Human-Computation;

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Important Dates
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Paper submission: 1 May  2017 (Extended!)
Notification of acceptance:  31 May  2017
Camera Ready: 15  Jun 2017
Conference dates:  5-8 Sep  2017

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Submission Guidelines:
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Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (Springer LNCS), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2017 proceedings are indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

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Organizing Committee:
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Fábio Silva, University of Minho, Portugal (Contact Person email: fabiosilva ‘at’ di .uminho.pt)
Shin’ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Rui Costa, Ubiwhere, Portugal
Cesar Analide, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal

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