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

This workshop was co-located with the eighth Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)/Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2015.

About the workshop

The second Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA) workshop was from 7 December to 10 December 2015 in Limassol, Cyprus. The guest speaker was David Ludlow; he created an abstract for this workshop which can be read below. You can also view the schedule of the event.

Workshop abstract

This workshop discussed how the ICT (information communication technology) community have leapt at the opportunity to develop new sources of intelligence allied with new tools and methodologies for the use of this intelligence.

However, the user communities of urban planners have been mostly oblivious to the potentials of this new ICT dynamic and have not therefore effectively engaged, as they must, in the redesign of the governance systems operative in government agencies.

Download the full abstract.

Workshop chairs

Technical programme committee

  • Abdul Ghafoor  - National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 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
  • Agusti 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
  • Richard McClatchey – 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 AG, Germany
  • Thomas Rübsamen - Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Tomasz Wiktorski Wlodarczyk - University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Welington Manoel da Silva - Informatics Centrer Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Wolfgang Loibl – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Zeeshan Pervez - University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Zahid Anward - National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)  School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistan 

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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