The 4th International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA 2017)

Co-located with the 10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC2017), 5-8 December 2017, Austin, Texas, USA

ICT is becoming increasingly pervasive to urban environments and providing the necessary basis for sustainability and resilience of the smart future cities. ICT as the prime enabler for smart cities transforms application specific data into useful information and knowledge. From the ICT perspective, the possibility of realisation of smart cities is being enabled by smarter hardware (smart phones, sensor nets, smart household appliances, etc.), which can organise in an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and thus become a major source of ever increasing user and environment specific data. Use of cloud computing can be considered as common platform as service for managing cross-departmental city data and providing necessary computation power to generate required integrated information intelligence for decision making and policy development.

ICT tools for a smart city often deal with different application domains e.g. land use, transport, energy, and rarely provide an integrated information perspective to deal with sustainability and socioeconomic growth of the city. Smart cities can benefit from such data (often open data) and information using Big, and often real-time cross-thematic, data collection, processing, integration and sharing through inter-operable services deployed in a Cloud environment. However, such information utilisation requires appropriate software tools, services and technologies to collect, store, analyse and visualise large amounts of data from the city environment, citizens and various departments and agencies at city scale to generate new knowledge and support decision making.

In the above context, the real value of smart city data is gained by new knowledge generation and by performing context based data processing and analytics using various data mining, machine learning or statistical methods. This becomes challenging when applied to large scale or real time data and hence requires appropriate tools and techniques to be applied in a Cloud environment to process and generate required information. In addition, privacy and security issues must be dealt to avoid sharing intrusive details of participants. This workshop invites original research papers providing insights into smart cities needs, processes and frameworks using Cloud based software technologies and applications. Also, contributions related to use of cloud, big data, real-time processing, IoTs are encouraged.

Who should participate? This workshop will be suitable for academics, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders who are engaged in business of smart cities i.e. either providing ICT services or smart solutions or city administrations who are interested in innovative ICT solutions to enable them to transform their internal administrative processes, manage urban environment and lifecycle of big data collected from cities and use it intelligently for urban governance and decision making.

Important dates

  • Manuscript submission due: 25 July 2017.
  • Notification of acceptance: 10 September 2017.
  • Final camera ready manuscript due: 30 September 2017 (as per main conference deadline).
  • Early registration deadline: as per UCC deadline.
  • Late registration deadline: As per UCC guidelines.

General workshop chair

Programme chair

Publicity chair

Technical Programme Committee

  • Abdul Ghafoor - Acreo Swedish ICT, Kista, Sweden
  • Agusti Solanas - Rovira i Virgili University, Catalonia, Spain
  • Ahsan Ikram – Gloucestershire University, UK
  • Alexandre Alvaro - Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) - Sorocaba Brazil
  • Andreas Menychtas - National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Andy Hudson-Smith - The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK
  • Antorweep Chakrovorty - University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Ashiq Anjum - University of Derby, UK
  • Christoph Reich - Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • David Manset - Gnúbila, France
  • Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Ian Brooks - UWE, Bristol, UK
  • Jens Dambruch - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Jiangfeng Zhan - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Kamran Munir – University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Martin Koehler – University of Manchester, UK
  • Michel Krämer - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Muhammad Atif - NCI, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Muhammad Tahir – National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (Fast-NU), Karachi, Pakistan
  • Omer Rana - Cardiff University, UK
  • Richard McClatchey – University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Susie Ruston McAleer - 21c, London, UK
  • Theodor Foerster, SAP AG, Germany
  • Theresa A. Pardo - Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), USA
  • Tomasz Wiktorski Wlodarczyk - University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Welington Manoel da Silva - Informatics Center - Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
  • Wolfgang Loibl – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Zeeshan Pervez - University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Zahid Anwar - SEECS, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan

Key topics: Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Energy Grids
  • Smart Homes
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart and Intelligent Urban Data Analytics
  • Context Aware systems for Smart Cities
  • Smart Cities Big data management
  • Smart Cities Data Analytics
  • Data Harmonisation, Integration and Processing
  • Smart Urban Governance
  • Software Technologies for Smart Cities
  • Environmental modelling and applications
  • Smart cities cross-thematic applications
  • Public participation and crowd sourcing
  • Smart buildings and BIM
  • Connected Living Labs
  • Smart data security and privacy aspects

Submissions that offer position statements, theoretical and industrial perspectives, lessons learned, comparisons, evaluations and technical contributions to smart future cities and role of clouds are also welcome.

Paper submission guidelines:

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to six pages, following the guidelines from the UCC website. Additional pages may be purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval by the proceedings chair. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference and workshop, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. The proceedings will be published and will be made online through the IEEE Digital Library/Xplore.

All papers should be submitted online using EasyChair link.

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