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SmartCity 2015 workshop

SAMRT CITY 2014 international workshop

The smart cities concept is becoming more and more attractive and more cities around the world are adopting the idea, as evidenced by the SmartCity Malta, Kochi SmartCity, and the project announced by the ruler of Dubai for a smart Dubai in 2014. Smart cities mandate is not to only maintain the quality of life of theirs residents and visitors, but also to improve it by leveraging the IT infrastructure and the novel communication technologies. Smart city is a model of efficiency, innovation, and ubiquitous access to a wide range of services. A city smartness can be assessed along several axes, including ‘smart living’, ‘smart economy’, ‘smart tourism’, ‘smart environment’, ‘smart mobility’, and ‘smart governance’.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for academics, researchers and practitioners from around the world to present their results and exchange ideas on recent developments, current research challenges, and future directions towards building cities of the future. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • Intelligent traffic management 
  • Smart and efficient energy management
  • E-government services
  • Using mobile devices to access/offer services
  • Sensor networks for large-scale urban zones
  • Enhancing individuals’ everyday life (e.g. health, education, …)
  • Security and privacy when using smart systems
  • Experimental testbeds and simulation environments
  • Mechanisms to automate and facilitate tourism operations (e.g. visa, flights, smart gates, restaurant services, …)
  • Communication technologies/systems for smart cities
  • Emergency response and event planning
  • Social networks and leveraging human resources in urban environments
  • Internet of things for smart cities
  • Smart buildings and urban planning
  • Environmental sustainability



 Papers are to be submitted electronically on the EDAS web site of the conference in PDF format.

 Submissions should be original and limited to 5 double-column pages, and should follow IEEE paper templates. Paper with more pages can be accepted however they need to be reduced to 5 pages for publication.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. 

Submission process

 Your paper must be printable in order to be accepted. The paper's cover page must include the following information:

  • Title of paper.
  • Authors' names and affiliations.
  • Contact author's name and address (both postal and electronic).
  • A short abstract.
  • Keywords.

In order to submit, you must first create an EDAS account. The EDAS system will e-mail you your password. Then you can login to EDAS using the password you have received by email. EDAS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

How to use EDAS to submit your paper:

  1.  Create an account in the EDAS system at
  2. Login to EDAS using your username and password (sent via email).
  3. Click on the "submit paper" image to submit a new paper, or select an existing submission to edit.
  4. Fill in the detail of the paper. You will be required to provide information for co-authors not already registered with the system. Choose as many topics as apply to your paper. Choose the submit button to register your paper.
  5. Upload your paper using the provided form. You may choose not to upload a file immediately. You may upload a new version of your file at any time (prior to submission deadline) by returning to the EDAS system. Once you login, a list of submitted papers will be made available. Click on the upload image to upload a new version of your paper.

After submission, reviews of your paper can be accessed from your submission list.

 If you have problems with the system, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Important Dates

  • April 30: Paper Due Date
  • May 30: Notification to Authors
  • June 15: Camera Ready Paper Due Date



Workshop Co-chairs

  • Fatna Belqasmi, Zayed University, UAE
  • Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Canada

TPC chair

  • Mohamad Badra, Zayed University, UAE

TPC Members:

  • Martin Adolph,    ITU, Switzerland
  • Bigomokero Bagula, University of Western Cape            , South Africa
  • Slimane Bah, Ecole Mohammadia des Ingenieurs (EMI), Morocco
  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Fatima Zahra Errounda, Concordia University, Canada
  • Alex Galis, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Hamid Harroud, Al Akawayn University, Morocco
  • Theo Kanter, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
  • Christian Makaya, IBM Research             , USA
  • Marco Zennaro, ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy



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