CFP: FIRST IEEE International Workshop On GlObal Trends in SMART Cities (goSMART)

CFP: FIRST IEEE International Workshop On GlObal Trends in SMART Cities (goSMART) (in conjunction with IEEE LCN 2012) Clearwater, Florida, USA

22-25 October 2012


More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas today. The current trend of unprecedented migration from rural areas to urban centers is expected to continue in the near future. This increasing urbanization has placed continuous and increasing pressure upon infrastructure, residential and commercial properties, and social communities. Cities of the future can be models of environmental efficiency, because increased density and better management reduce the cost of service delivery, promote innovation, and enable prosperity through economic development.

The goSMART workshop will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss and exchange ideas on recent developments, current research challenges and future directions in the use of networking, communications, IT systems, applications and service to realize smart communities of the future.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

- sensor networks for large-scale urban sensing

- smart grid and efficient energy management

- deployment issues for smart infrastructure in urban areas

- traffic management and efficiency

- mechanisms to measure quality of life of communities

- participatory sensing for smart cities

- security and privacy implications

- methods to reduce carbon footprint of cities

- mechanisms for motivating behavior change towards sustainability

- experimental testbeds and simulation environments

- smart clouds for management of large-scale data

- service delivery and logistics planning

Submitted papers will be reviewed by three independent experts in the field. Proceedings of the workshop will be published together with those of IEEE LCN, and will be available in digital format from the IEEE Explore Digital Library.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop or journal. Full papers should be restricted to 8 camera-ready pages (in 10 pt font, double column, US letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches, IEEE format), including text, figures and references. Authors should use only standard fonts, i.e. Times Roman, Courier, Symbol, Helvetica or equivalent. Papers must be submitted electronically via EDAS. All papers must include title, complete contact information of all authors, abstract and up to 5 keywords on the cover page. The corresponding author must be clearly identified.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 12 May 2012

Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2012 Camera-Ready Deadline: 28 July 2012

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Satoko Itaya, NEC C&C Innovation Research Laboratories, Japan

Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Stefan Aust, NEC Communication Systems, Japan

Standing Committee:

Shinichi Doi, NEC C&C Innovation Research Laboratories, Japan

Chun-Tung Chou, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Peter Davis, Telecognix Corporation, Japan

Contact: Dr Slaven Marusic

Phone: +61 3 83444966

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