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EAI International Conference on Smart Cities as Socio-Technical Systems

November 29–30, 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

EAI International Conference on Smart Cities as Socio-Technical Systems

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Motivation


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 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 socio-technical systems is required in order to address the multi-dimensional challenges in the unified and efficient way.


Objectives

The first international Smart City system conference on modelling, control, optimization, planning and management of complex socio-technical 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, optimisation, 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 programmes 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 system. Resilience, security and vulnerability  (Session A):

• system of systems concepts, resilience and vulnerability;

• socio-technical systems’ concepts, vulnerability assessment, resilience;

• systems of systems’ vulnerability;

• critical infrastructure, transport, environmental and health monitoring networks as socio-technical systems of systems.

• systems of systems’ security;

 

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

• socio-technical 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;

 

Modelling and simulations (Session C):

• modelling, simulation, and prototyping of complex socio-technical 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;

 

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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.

Accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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