Special Sessions

Special Session proposals are invited; these should include title, synopsis, at least one confirmed attendee (who will have to cover their conference registration and travel costs). Special Sessions typically have an extended introduction or overview presentation. Proposals should be sent to the attention of the Special Session Chair.

Special Sessions Chair:
Alessandro Depari

Deadline: September 15, 2017

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Special Session #1: Sensing technologies for a Smarter City

Organizers: Stefano Rinaldi, Ph.D. (University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy): stefano.rinaldi@unibs.it

Synopsis: A Smart City is a set of strategies based on the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for improving the management of city assets. Smart cities should be considered as systems of people interacting each other through flows of energy, materials, services and funds to achieve sustainable economic development, resilience, and high quality of life. These flows and interactions become smart through a strategic use of ICT infrastructure and services in a process of transparent urban planning and management that is responsive to the social and economic needs of society. The target is to create a widespread network of sensors that can be used to measure, control and manage the flows of energy, people and services in Smart Cities, using existing technologies and infrastructures. The relevant challenges include device interoperability, data integrity, cyber-security, node identification, network self-organization and management, user privacy, user interface, data storage, and data processing. 

The aim of this Special Session is to investigate the challenges of sensing technologies for Smart City applications, including (but not limited to) urban security, smart energy and smart grids, smart buildings, smart metering, intelligent transportation systems, and environmental monitoring.

Submissions are welcomed on (but not limited to):
•    Internet of Things
•    Cyber Physical Systems
•    Cloud-based computing for control system
•    Distributed computing and fog computing
•    Ambient assisted living
•    Smart sensors
•    Cognitive Buildings
•    Communication infrastructure for sensors
•    Applications of sensor networks to smart cities
•    Autonomous sensors
•    Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN)
•    Wake-up Radios (WUR)
•    Energy harvesting systems
•    Wearable and mobile sensors and systems
•    Network self-organization
•    Heterogeneous networks
•    Traditional and e-vehicle communications: vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communication system

To submit to a Special Session, click here and select the Special Session you would like to submit to as your Topic.