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DASC 2022 : Third International Workshop on Data-Driven Smart Cities


When May 9, 2022 - May 9, 2022
Submission Deadline Jan 30, 2022
Categories    computer science   smart cities   data

Call For Papers

Third International Workshop on Data-Driven Smart Cities (DASC 2022), May 9th

Within 38th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2022), 9-12 May
VIRTUAL EVENT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Today, cities play a crucial role as the engines of the economy and centres of connectivity, knowledge, and services [1]. Based on the estimation from the United Nations, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050 [2]. Therefore, being the centres of growth and innovation, cities need to take responsibility for environment protection and citizens’ living comfort. In recent years, with the growing interest to Internet of Things (IoT), cities are getting equipped with ICT technologies to improve their efficiency and quality of life of their inhabitants, therefore transforming themselves into Smart cities [3].

There are different perspectives on the development of Smart cities. Some focus on integrating ICT into urban environments and on performing complex analytics, modelling, and optimization for cross-sector collaboration and better operational decisions; others on sustainability, wealth and comfort support and needs of people and community [4]. However, for all these cases, data is the key ingredient and enabler for the vision and realization of Smart cities. Therefore, there is a strong need to share the expertise to use the data in intelligent and efficient way to produce viable long-living solutions.

This workshop on Data-driven Smart Cities (DASC 2020) aims to gather professionals from municipalities, industry, and academia focusing on different aspects of Smart city. The purpose of the session is to discuss the latest scientific results and practical use cases, identify the opportunities and challenges of novel best methods and practices on data-driven Smart cities.

Therefore, the aims of this workshop are to:
- Bring researchers, municipalities, and industry experts together to discuss and share their experiences,
- Share the current and new research topics and ideas,
- Raise awareness on challenges and opportunities of smart data within city context,
- Increase collaboration among cities, research institutes, and industry.

The topics of this workshop include, but are not limited to:

Data management and infrastructures in the Smart city
- Data acquisition, pre-processing, and storage
- Data representations
- IoT solutions and frameworks
- Crowdsourcing and Mobile computing
- Data management frameworks and platforms
- Data security and privacy

Data processing and analytics for the Smart city
- Machine learning and data mining
- Batch and stream data processing
- Frameworks and platforms for data analysis
- Context- and situation-awareness
- Context modelling, reasoning, decision-making
- Personalization

Applications and use cases
- Real world applications and experiments
- Smart City Data Visualization, Augmented and Virtual reality
- Simulations

Submission details:
Accepted papers will be included into joint conference proceedings. Submissions should be 8 pages maximum, prepared with IEEE format (refer to workshop site for details). Contributions must present original, unpublished experiences and research, not submitted anywhere else. Only submissions in PDF are format are accepted. All the papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Important dates:
- Paper submission: January 30th, 2022 (23:59 CEST)
- Notification to authors: February 21st, 2022 (23:59 CEST)
- Camera Ready: March 11th, 2020
- Workshop date: May 9th, 2020

- Ekaterina Gilman (University of Oulu, Finland)
- Xiang Su (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; & University of Oulu, Finland)
- Theodoros Anagnostopoulos (ITMO University, Russia, University of West Attica, Greece)
- Hao Wang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

[1] European Union (2011) Cities of tomorrow. Challenges, visions, ways forward. Brussels.
[2] United Nations (2015) World urbanisation prospects. The 2014 revision. New York” Department of Economic and Societal Affairs
[3] Ahvenniemi H., Huovila A., Pinto-Seppä I., Airaksinen M. (2017) What are the differences between sustainable and smart cities?, Cities, vol. 60, pp. 234-245.
[4] V. Albino, U. Berardi, R. Dangelico (2015) Smart cities: Definitions, dimensions, performance, and initiatives, Journal of Urban Technology, 22 (1), pp. 3-21.

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