2nd International Workshop on Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications
SCUCA 2014

in conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications


IEEE WiMob 2014

October 8, 2014
Larnaca, Cyprus

Call for Papers

Cities and urban areas in general are experiencing immense growth in the last few years as they are the centers of economic activities. Regarding future trends, it is estimated that 93% of urban growth will occur in developing nations, with 80% of urban growth occurring in Asia and Africa. Urged by these observations, city halls and political decision makers are calling for urgent solutions to the growing problems caused by this increasing population concentration. Recent advances in information and communication technologies may stimulate new solutions towards the urbanization problems, and the mission of this workshop is to present recent achievements in ubiquitous computing from a smart cities perspective.

Smart city research mainly focuses on applying next-generation information technologies in daily activities, like embedding sensors and actuators in hospitals, power grids, roads, buildings, water systems, vehicles, and other objects forming the Internet of Things (IoT). A recent study identifies five industry sectors that are core to the development of smart cities: energy, water, transportation, buildings, and government.

This Workshop addresses the aforementioned issues by examining new technological developments, under the context of ubiquitous computing and smart environments, in the general areas of: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Mobile Communications, IoT architectures, data storage and handling, security and privacy, reliability and fault tolerance, risk analysis and service business models. Experiences from deployments and case studies related to the aforementioned subject areas are particularly welcome.

The Call for Papers covers (but is not limited to) the areas of:

Places of Living and Work

  • Multimedia pervasive computing for smart environments
  • E-Health services in smart environments
  • Smart applications for special user groups (e.g. people with disabilities)
  • Personalized, transformable urban housing and farming
  • Time-shifted, shared space-on-demand for collaborative work
  • Sensing and algorithms to understand fine-grained human activity for responsive lighting, HVAC, health, energy conservation, and communication in the home and workplace

Mobility Networks:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the context of cooperative applications and services, vehicular networking for smart transportation
  • Multi-modal mobility recommendation engines
  • Technologies and services for new urban vehicles such as electric scooters, automobiles, bike-lane vehicles, etc.
  • Autonomous vehicle technology and vehicle-pedestrian interfaces
  • Technologies for shared-use vehicle systems
  • Electronic parking systems

Electronic and Social Networks:

  • New network-centric methods for managing reactive, data-driven city systems
  • Social, multimedia and ubiquitous computing for smart cities
  • Urban-scale serious games to shape use of resources such as shared-used mobility, variable-rate power, and flexible workspaces
  • The development of exchange networks in order to obtain more stable, fair, and socially acceptable services

Urban Analysis and Modeling:

  • Data-driven analysis of economic activity, human behavior, mobility patterns, resource consumption, etc. in order to inform an evidence-based process of designing new cities
  • Parametric urban design tools to schematically define mobility nodes, streets, building massing, and location of resources to create nested compact urban cells (walkable neighborhoods)
  • Urban energy, mobility, water, food, and waste simulator for new, post-oil cities
  • Typology of streetscapes, pathways, mobility nodes, and responsive technologies for cities

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