The term “smart city” has recently re-emerged in the recent with a focus on data analytics facilitated through the Internet of Things technology (IOT) . IOT is often defined as an intertwined network of objects that act as independent or semi-independent operational agents that interact with their environment and each other. The Internet of Things pulls together research from different areas such as embedded systems, ubiquitous computing and large scale data analytics. Research in IOT and applications of IOT in the domain of smart cities has led to theories and methodologies to 1) collect data from the broader city environment and community and any phenomenon that is linked with them, and 2) analyze data using intelligent data analytics techniques to deliver knowledge and actionable insight; 3) deploy the right socio-technical solutions to fulfil the objective of smart cities, i.e., improve the quality of citizens’ life.
The international conference on smart cities and internet of things aims at providing a platform for reputed researchers, scientists, engineers, and technicians from all over the world to present their latest ideas and innovations on smart cities and internet of things. The conference includes following topics but
Case studies of applying the notion of Internet of Things in the domain of smart cities.
Predictive modeling based on data collected from different smart city domains, e.g., transportation prediction, parking prediction, energy consumption prediction.
Newly developed IoT middleware or applying existing IoT middleware in the domain of smart cities
Developing edge processing devices and techniques for managing data collection and distributed computing in smart cities & Developing streaming techniques for the domain of Internet of Things and smart cities
User modeling and smart cities, e.g., predicting users’ daily activities including recurring actions and usage of city services and proposing actions to improve user experience and energy saving.
Innovative network communication and IoT protocols suited for the domain of smart cities.
Tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their
knowledge and skills on the topic of smart cities and internet of things. Tutorials may focus on
introductory internet of things and smart cities topics, such as main streams in internet of things,
how to develop IOT devices, or on IOT middleware, application of IOT in the domain of smart cities,
practical implication of employing IOT in smart cities.
Tutorials will be held during the first day of the conference in full-day or half-day sessions.
A tutorial proposal consists of two pages describing the topic, the plan for conducting the tutorial, and the backgrounds of the presenters and the tutorial:
The Topic section should include the title, goals, and intended audience of the tutorial (practical vs. academic; beginner vs. advanced). The topic should be described in detail, stressing its importance and timeliness.
The Plan section should include: a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times and length of the tutorial (half-day/full-day); a detailed description of what the tutorial will cover; a justification of the tutorial for SCIOT2018; an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted; and a link to sample material or notes, especially if the topic is being proposed for the first time.
The Presenters’ Backgrounds section should include relevant biographical information and summaries of the presenters’ technical presentation and tutorial experience.
The Tutorial Background section should include a description of where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and any evaluations that were done.