First international workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications

This workshop was co-located with the seventh Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2014.

About the workshop

The first Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA) workshop was from 8 December to 11 December 2014 in London, UK. The guest speaker was Steve Strutt who created an abstract for this workshop which can be read below. You can also view the schedule of the event.

Workshop abstract

It is clear cloud, social and mobile innovation is changing the way people interact with and consume information in the urban environment. It is also changing their expectations on the types of services available, speed of access, relevance of information and the pace of change. Together these have major implications for the smarter city and on how the increasing expectations of citizens can be met.

This workshop explored the evolving world of cloud computing and the new delivery and business models that it enables as they relate to the citizen and smarter city. Though is this future world of interconnected devices and massive datasets sustainable? Along with the opportunities, new thinking will be necessary to address some of the challenges related to the explosion of mobile devices and data.

Workshop chairs

Programme committee chair

Technical programme committee

  • Abdul Ghafoor  - National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ahsan Ikram - XAD Communications, UK
  • Alexandre Alvaro - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
  • Andreas Menychtas - National Technical Unversity of Athens, Greece
  • Andy Hudson-Smith - The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK
  • Antorweep Chakrovorty - University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Aqusti Solanas - Rovira i Virgili University, Catalonia, Spain
  • Ashiq Anjum - University of Derby, UK
  • Christoph Reich - Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • David Manset - Gnúbila, France
  • Ian Brooks -  Environmental Technologies, iNet, 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 - UWE Bristol, UK
  • Martin Koehler - Austrian Institute of Technology, Mobility Department, Vienna, Austria
  • Michel Krämer - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Muhammad Atif - NCI, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Omer Rana - Cardiff University, UK
  • Saad Liaquat - UWE Bristol, UK
  • Susie Ruston - McAleer 21c, London, UK
  • Theresa A. Pardo - Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), USA
  • Theodor Foerster - SAP (Systems, applications, and products in data processing) AG, Germany
  • Thomas Rübsamen - Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk - University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Welington Manoel da Silva - Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Zeeshan Pervez - University of the West of Scotland, UK

Key topics

Topics of interest included (but were not limited to):

  • Smart mobility
  • Smart energy grids
  • Smart homes
  • Smart health
  • IoT
  • 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 (Building Information Modelling)
  • Connected living labs
  • Smart data security and privacy aspects

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