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CFP: AW4city 2018, 4th International ACM Smart City Workshop: Enhancing Citizen Centricity with Web Applications

From: Leonidas Anthopoulos <lanthopo@teilar.gr>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:21:04 +0200
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AW4city 2018, 4th International ACM Smart City Workshop: Enhancing
Citizen Centricity with Web Applications

In conjunction with The Web Conference 2018 (WWW'18: 27th World Wide Web
International Conference) Lyon, France, April 23, 2018


Important Dates
Submissions due: Jan. 20th, 2018 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 14, 2018.
Workshop authors' registration and camera-ready papers: March 10, 2018
Workshop day: April 23, 2018

Workshop Objective
Following up the success of the past events at WWW2015, WWW2016 and
WWW2017, the 4th AW4City 2018 aims to keep on attracting a significant
international attention with regard to web applications for smart

The aim of this workshop is to address web-based application and Apps'
design and development in the smart city and urban context.  More
specifically, it focuses on innovative applications smart city component
and more specifically on the design and implementation of web-based
applications and Apps. This component is crucial, since it addresses all
the smart city dimensions:
*             Economy, since new types of entrepreneurship and
innovative business models appear in data, creative and climate
economies, and develop web applications and Apps.
*             Mobility, with regard to urban transportation (intelligent
transportation), distance working, job offering demonstration etc.
*             Environment, since applications enhance resource
management, transportation improvement, environmental monitoring etc.
*             Living, since applications enhance local life (i.e.,
e-learning, e-banking, e-commerce, e-tourism etc.).
*             People, since they concern applications' end users and
*             Governance, where open data and e-government applications
play crucial roles in smart city operation.

This year, the workshop will emphasize on the contribution of web
applications and Apps to citizen centricity. In the era of cities,
municipal leaders, service and utility providers are making an important
shift regarding thinking of people as customers and of customer
experience. This shift is not a simple task since it demands a
continuous service monitoring, assessment and improvement, which
normally is based on accurate data analysis and appears as a thinking
that makes government and providers more personal and responsive. In
this respect, this workshop aims to demonstrate how web applications and
Apps can enhance local service delivery and continuous monitoring and

Theoretical concepts, empirical evidence and selected case studies from
leading scholars and practitioners in the field showing the "big
picture" of smart cities and urban areas will be examined in this

This workshop aims at gathering researchers from the fields of smart
cities and web application development to think about the obstacles that
hurdle the leveraging of understanding and capturing of smart city
trends with regard web application development that interconnect
citizens, businesses and government in a smart city.

AW4City 2018 is timely, since an increasing criticism is being generated
that smart city represents an ambiguous urban utopia, which is supported
by the partnership of local governments with big technological vendors.
In this respect, articles can deliver a clearer view of smart city
reality, while innovative applications can strengthen the existence of
opportunities for new entrants in the smart city market. Moreover, most
standardization bodies evolve competitive standards for smart city
components and to this end, this workshop is expected to highlight
existing development and trends with regard to application development
(web-based, apps and end-to-end).

We target researchers from both industry and academia to join forces in
this exciting area. We intend to discuss the recent and significant
developments in the general areas of smart cities and web applications
and to promote cross-fertilization of techniques. In particular, we aim
at identifying trends and respective applications in smart cities; the
potential impact of smart city in web applications; techniques from
end-to-end solutions' or apps' development that will enable researchers
to understand the dynamic phenomena in smart cities, as well as specify
important directions for the research communities. Standards for web
applications' development in smart cities is interesting for several
areas such as sustainability, crisis management, marketing, security,
and interoperability. To address the above mentioned aspects, we solicit
the following topics (but not limited to):

*             Enhancing citizen/customer experience with Web
Applications and Apps;
*             Apps that support citizen engagement;
*             Smart City management systems;
*             Practices of Web applications and Apps in smart cities;
*             Theoretical foundations on Smart City applications and
*             Creative partnerships, creative industries and industry
4.0 in Smart City with a focus on application development (Internet
Economics and Monetization);
*             Pervasive Web and Mobility for Smart City emerging topics
(i.e., user behavior analytics, energy, water, waste, transportation
*             The role of government for smart city applications
development and standardization (i.e., promotion push, start-ups, open
*             Web Infrastructure standardization;
*             The role of standards on smart city data mining;
*             Smart city e-services for evaluation and benchmarking;
*             Smart city information quality and evolution in social
*             Ensuring security and privacy in Smart Cities: the role of
web applications and Apps.

We welcome full research papers, research in progress, and discussion
papers. Full papers should be up to 6 pages long (max 5000 words),
including the abstract and appendices. Discussion papers may be short
(up to 4 pages), but should clearly and distinctly address one or more
issues pertinent to Smart City research including research methods and
quality as well as focus of studies. Papers should be designed to
support in-depth discussions of one of these issues during the workshop.
Although it is a half-day event, the workshop papers will be clustered
and each session will discuss a small set of papers focusing on similar
or related issues.

Submission Guidelines
The accepted papers will be included in the companion volume of
WWW2018's proceeding, which will be published by ACM and included in the
ACM Digital Library.

All submitted papers must be:
-              written in English;
-              contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
-              be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings
template (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) with a
font size no smaller than 9pt;
-              be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any
platform), and formatted for US Letter size. Files in Postscript (ps) or
any other format will not be accepted. Authors should submit a
.doc/.docx too to the workshop's chairs.
-              occupy no more than six pages, including the abstract,
references, and appendices

It is the authors responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere
strictly to the required format.

Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines may be rejected
without review.

All submissions must be entered into the reviewing system. Each
submission will be reviewed by the workshop co-chairs and at least one
external reviewer. More details regarding WWW2018 conference can be
found on https://www2018.thewebconf.org/

Extended version of accepted articles are possible to be selected and
included in a special issue with relevant theme of International Journal
of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA), International
Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) or some other relative
journals (i.e., Journal of Knowledge Economy (JKEC) and Journal of
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JoI) published by Springer).

Accepted refereed papers, must be presented at the conference by an
author who is registered to attend. Please be aware that the WWW 2018
organizers will require at least one registration per paper published in
either the main Proceedings or in the Companion volume. At the time of
submission of the final camera-ready copy, authors will have to indicate
the already registered person for that publication. We strongly
encourage at least one author of every paper to register by the
early-bird deadline so that session chairs can make plans for its

Please submit your papers via WWW2018 easychair or via e-mail (in
.doc/docx and .pdf format) to: lanthopo@teilar.gr  with the subject:
"AW4city 2018 proposal"

Details of the programme will be made available online.

For any questions, please contact the Workshop chairs:
Leonidas ANTHOPOULOS, Associate Professor, University of Applied Science
(TEI) of Thessaly, Greece, lanthopo@teilar.gr

Marijn JANSSEN, Professor, Delft University of Technology, The
Netherlands, M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl

Vishanth WEERAKKODY, Professor, University of Bradford, United Kingdom,

Program Committee Members (tentative)

* Toru Ishida, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
* Sofia Toufic Shwayri, University of California at Berkeley
* Nicolas Douay, MCF Paris 7 / UMR Geographie-Cites / LabEx DynamiTe
* Beth Coleman, University of Waterloo, Director of City as Platform
* Arthur Riel, The World Bank, Washington, U.S.A.
* Cristina Maria Bueti, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
* Christopher G. Reddick, The University of Texas at San Antonio, U.S.A.
* Markus Rittenbruch, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Flora Salim, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
* Mag. Michael Sachs, Zentrum fur E-Governance, Donau-Universitat Krems.
* Stephen Cohen, Microsoft, USA
* Nikolaos Mavridis, NCFSR Demokritos, Greece
* Alois Paulin, TUWien, Vienna, Austria. 
Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos
Associate Professor
Business School
University of Applied Science (TEI) of Thessaly
TEI of Thessaly, 411 10 Larissa, Greece
tel/fax: +30 2410 684570
LinkedIn profile: https://linkedin.com/in/leonidasanthopoulos 
Associate Editor, International Journal of Public Administration in the 
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