11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'15)
Special Theme - Smart Living Cities, Big Data, Sustainable Development
November 01-03, 2015, Dubai, UAE

Technically Co-Sponsored by:
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The First Workshop on Technological Innovations Needed for Smart Cities

Workshop chairs:

Mariam Kiran, University of Bradford, UK

Samir Khan, University of Cranfield, UK

Tom Kirkham, STFC, UK

Workshop theme and call for papers:

The smart city initiative is largely ICT driven, with arguments that it will help with disaster recovery and energy optimization or better resource management in cities. With major industry players such as IBM, Google and even Governments continuously investing in a ‘smart city’ motto, we are merging software and hardware to come up with new innovations for Smart Cities. With political visions for urban areas being transformed into technology-oriented cities, it raises various concerns from all levels of risk, security, infrastructures and economy in order to provide all service issues in small and large scale cities. Most of these issues need a multi-disciplinary approach for policy makers, technologists, software developers, researchers and academics to work together to find optimum solutions for current resource management problems and how technologies can be used for bettering the society.

Various examples of Smart cities include Kyoto, Amsterdam, Hull and Copenhagen. These projects use huge amounts of Big Data; created and managed, but at the moment have little transparency on the kind of laws being programmed into the software used. Security laws, governance laws and monitoring of citizens using sensors with M2M connectivity have repercussions on the needs of what software and hardware can provide. Various technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), to enable various infrastructures to be interfaced with each other for communication through mobile connectivity, web services and sensors, Cloud computing, also a key ingredient and medium to enable smart city ICT and 4G or 5G can play huge role in making smart cities possible in the future. This workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary papers discussing how software, hardware, Cloud and IoT, and their current research needs that need to be addressed for transforming current cities into technology led smart cities.

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop aims to understand the multidisciplinary approaches needed to help solve the issues of Smart cities. Following are the key topics which range to multiple issues under smart cities.

Key topics: Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to)

  • Big data Processing and applications in Smart Cities

  • Cloud based technologies and applications in Smart Cities

  • Modelling and Simulation for Smart Cities

  • M2M connected devices and applications in Smart cities

  • Applications of Smart homes, buildings or energy grids

  • IoT applications in Smart Manufacturing

  • Interdisciplinary applications to Smart cities

  • Role of Crowd sourcing models in Smart cities

  • The relationship between cyber physical systems and Internet of Things in relation to smart cities

  • Security, threats and privacy aspects of Smart Cities

  • Smart health and policies

  • Sensor networks for large scale connectivity in Smart cities

  • Risks of smart cities and their reliability issues

  • Experimental test beds and simulations environments and case studies

Who should participate?

The workshop is suitable for academics, researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders engaged in smart city developments such as businesses, city councils and more. All kinds of industries with an interest in ICT innovative solutions for smart cities are very welcomed.

Paper submission guidelines:

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The workshop seeks original manuscripts (6 pages maximum in IEEE two-column format) or short papers of 4 pages in length that have not been previously published or is currently under review by other conferences or journals. Paper submission must be made through the conference management system EDAS following the instructions provided at http://www.it-innovations.ae/iit2015/Authors.html. Please choose this workshop when submitting your paper.

Technical Program Committee:

Mariam Kiran, University of Bradford

Tom Kirkham, STFC

Alex Peng, University of Sheffield

Tim O Farrell, University of Sheffield

Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth

Irfan Awan, University of Bradford

Bashir Mohammad, University of Bradford

Samir Khan, University of Cranfield

Important Dates:

Deadline of submission of papers: July 20th 2015

Notification sent to authors: August 20th 2015

Deadline for camera ready paper versions: September 1st 2015


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