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EAI International Conference on Smart Cities as Socio-Technical Systems

November 29–30, 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

Call for Papers

29-30 November 2017

Helsinki, Finland




Bearing in mind that cities are usually autonomous, highly dynamic in nature, having multi-dimensional policy making environment and large scale of the system composition, the assurance of the system sustainability, reliability, security, and quality of services have become an ever-challenging process. This becomes evident by considering the several different sectors involved such as energy, transport, retail, healthcare, public services, and banking. In the context of Smart Cities, an advanced platform for sociotechnical systems is required in order to address the multi-dimensional challenges in the unified and efficient way.


The first international Smart City system conference on modelling, control, optimization, planning and management of complex sociotechnical systems aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards’ developers, policy makers and students interested in future Smart Cities multidisciplinary research in the fields of system sciences. It also aims to foster the transfer of research results into practical implementations such as simulation tools, decision support, and situation awareness systems.
The conference brings together researchers from different areas such as complex networks and systems, system dynamics, adaptive systems, agent-based simulation, computational social science, risk analysis, decision science, operational research, computer intelligence, systems’ modelling and semantics to create a multidisciplinary knowledge platform for Smart Cities’ resilience, sustainability, protection and risk management, decision support, and vulnerability assessment.
The conference will help to identify the gaps in the existing research knowledge and the areas for future multidisciplinary collaboration. It will also help to create new projects and develop a roadmap for future research and development.
The follow-up exhibition will provide opportunities to present software tools (decision support, optimization, simulation, situation awareness, planning, etc) and to participate in matchmaking meetings to discuss new partnership and collaboration opportunities between academia, industry and cities’ authorities. The follow-up co-creation seminars will provide opportunities to discuss and apply research results to concrete regional programs with the participation of cities, regions, and industry.


Topics of interest 

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review for any other confrere or journal in the following but not limited to, topic areas:

Systems of a system. Resilience, security, and vulnerability  (Session A):

• the system of systems concepts, resilience, and vulnerability;

• sociotechnical systems’ concepts, vulnerability assessment, resilience;

• systems of systems’ vulnerability;

• critical infrastructure, transport, environmental and health monitoring networks as sociotechnical systems of systems.

• systems of systems’ security;


Urban socio-technical systems, management, monitoring, decision support and situational  awareness   (Session B):

• sociotechnical urban and regional systems;

• decision science and technologies for city planning and management;

• interfaces to experimental platforms and Urban Living Labs for data collection and validation of models;


Modeling and simulations (Session C):

• modeling, simulation, and prototyping of complex sociotechnical systems of systems

• system dynamics applicable to city resilience and urban metabolism;

• agent-based simulation applicable to city resilience and urban metabolism;


Operations, optimization, and algorithms (Session D):

• operational research;

• optimization methods and algorithms;

• adaptive fault tolerant control;



Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 July 2017
Notification and Registration opens
4 September 2017
Camera-ready deadline
1 October 2017

Highlights and Publications:


The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Engineering Index (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

Accepted authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications