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Scope

Cities are extremely complex realities composed of multiple layers of highly dynamic flows of people, goods and digital exchanges. Urban IoT promises to deliver massive amounts of data and fundamentally change our understanding of these systems. This should have a very positive impact in the operation of many urban services, and lead to more resource-efficient and affordable infrastructures. However, the deployment of cutting edge IoT technology is not a solution just by itself. Its success depends on the ability to integrate the city fabric and become an integral part of urban services across multiple areas, such as mobility, buildings, utility, public safety, healthcare or education. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their full implications has just scratched the surface.

A new generation of IoT enabled services should explore the many opportunities being created by these technologies, but it will also have to address many novel challenges regarding infrastructure resilience and maintenance, how to transform data into actionable knowledge, how to involve citizens in the co-creation of new services, how to guarantee an equitable access to the new services, how to rethink and adapt current policies and processes to this new reality and ultimately, how to know if the potential benefits of these technologies are actually resulting in more value to promote the economic and social development of cities.

Specifically, because of COVID-19 pandemic, visions and challenges for smart cities are now being greatly and dynamically influenced and changed. Urb-IoT2020 also welcome ambitious papers such as visioning or recent data analysis papers that reflect current world issues.

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Topics

The Urban IoT conference is soliciting original and inspiring research contributions from technology experts, designers, researchers, urban planners, and architects in academia and industry, which describe experiences, best practices, case studies and new multi-disciplinary perspectives that challenge the current state of the art in the following topics:

  • Urban analytics
  • Real-time city monitoring
  • Machine learning techniques for urban data
  • City as a platform
  • IoT enabled infrastructures for the city
  • IoT deployments in public spaces
  • Participatory sensing and crowdsourcing sensing techniques
  • Empowering citizens with IoT enables services
  • Smartphone apps and IoT
  • Empowering citizens with actionable analytics
  • IoT Applications and Services in Urban Context
  • Context-awareness in urban systems
  • Privacy and data protection in public space
  • Internet of Things for Sustainable Development
  • Data-driven urban planning and design
  • Gamification and urban engagement
  • IoT infrastructures for Smart mobility
  • Smart cycling

Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue in:

All accepted authors will be eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

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Abstracts of all authors who opt in to Community Review during submission will be published and available for Bidding here.

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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Regular Papers: 10 – 20 pages
Short papers: 6 – 8 pages

Important dates

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
23 July 2020 3 August 2020
Notification deadline
3 September extended until 21 September 2020
Camera-ready deadline
9 November 2020
Video submission deadline
5 November 2020
Start of Conference
2 December 2020
End of Conference
4 December 2020

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
5 October 2020
Notification deadline
21 October 2020
Camera-ready deadline
9 November 2020
Video submission deadline
5 November 2020

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