AwareCities’16 is held on March 14th, 2016 as a full-day pre-conference workshop at PerCom 2016. 

Aware Cities’16 location is at South Wharf Room at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf (opposite The Star). Ground Floor of Accenture Building, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009.

AwareCities’16 will feature 2 keynote presentations by Prof. Archan Misra and Prof Sajal Das and 10 workshop paper presentations. The full program can be found here.

The panel discussion at 4.30 pm will feature a timely and relevant discussion topic on “The What and How of a Smart City or an Aware City”, with an exciting array of panel members: Archan Misra, Mahbub Hassan, Judy Kay, Flora Salim, chaired by Seng W. Loke.

The First International Workshop on Context-Aware Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Systems focuses on context-aware or data-driven smart cities and smart Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

This workshop is affiliated with IEEE PerCom 2016, held in Sydney (Australia),  March 14-18, 2016.

There have been tremendous emerging developments in sensor and context-driven and IoT-enabled (Internet of Things) smart cities and transportation, with applications for citizens, local authorities, communities, businesses,  and town planners.

Fleets of smart cars can be a distributed computational and sensing resource. Also, increasingly large crowds of people are being equipped with sensor-rich mobile and wearable devices, yielding Big Data arising from such environments, e.g., GPS data and social activity data, which can facilitate wide-scale crowdsensing and crowdsourcing, contributing towards data acquisition in smart city applications. With such data, both centralized analytics and decentralized analytics could play a key role in data sense-making and decision making. Also, such analysis can be combined with data from increasingly deployed fixed sensors or IoT infrastructure in the city.

Context-aware applications in the smart city are numerous, from transportation, energy, safety to low-carbon living. There are many context reasoning and data acquisition, analytics and knowledge management issues in ITS and smart cities, such as architectural and algorithmic issues, incentive mechanisms, energy-efficiency, data verification, cost-efficiency, urban data issues, data privacy and security, to name a few.

The outcome will be a collection of key papers in the area, providing a summary of current state-of-the-art as well as identifying directions for key research directions. We also hope to produce a post-workshop position paper providing a summary perspective and future directions for work in the area. A community of researchers and practitioners will also be created and nurtured via this workshop.


Important Dates

Workshops Papers due by:                  November 27, 2015 December 11, 2015
Workshops Paper notification due by:     January 2, 2016 January 8, 2016
Workshops camera ready due by:             January 15, 2016
Author registration due by:                        January 15, 2016