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CfC: SMART CITY EMERGENCE: CASES FROM AROUND THE WORLD (ElSevier Volume)

From: Leonidas Anthopoulos <lanthopo@teilar.gr>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:48:13 +0300
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CALL FOR SELECTED CASES 

Proposal Submission: 15th August 2018 

Full Chapter Submission: 15th October 2018 

SMART CITY EMERGENCE: CASES FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

a Book Edited by 

DR. LEONIDAS G. ANTHOPOULOS 

TEI of Thessaly, Greece 

to be published by ELSEVIER, TRANSPORTATION AND SMART CITIES BOOK SERIES


 	* INTRODUCTION

Smart city evolves as a dominant market that attracts significant
scientific and industrial attention, while almost all cities want or
self-claim to be smart. Nevertheless, an increasing argument questions
the smart city potential, claiming that it is mostly the outcome of
big-vendors' technological "push" and marketing efforts, which is the
primary question that this book aims to answer: _is smart city a utopia
or has it become a reality under a methodological process?_ In this
respect, this book uses the case study research methodology to answer
this question: it demonstrates several smart city cases around the
world, with the homogenous approach that follows the owner's (city's)
point of view and the project manager's perspective (PMBOK knowledge
areas) to analyze how a smart city is being conceptualized and
implemented, while the corresponding technological artefacts and the
theoretical context are being explained. 

Moreover, this book aims to demonstrate how smart cities are being
evolved -in terms of both technology and business- around the world from
the owner's (city's) point view and the project manager's perspective. 

This call seeks for successful smart city cases around the world. Only
some selected cases will be included, mainly coming from (but not
limited to) U.S.A., Australia and Asia. 

 	* OBJECTIVES

This volume aims to gather knowledge on the cutting-edge smart city
approaches that aim to systematically support the reader to: 

 	* understand the challenges that a city faces and adopts the smart
city context;
 	* separate the reality from utopia with regard to what smart city is;
 	* access timely information from scholars, vendors and governments
about the smart city progress in several cases;
 	* compare how the smart city evolves in different countries and
continents, and cities of different size, community and economy;
 	* connect pieces from theory with tangible achievements in practice;
 	* Understand how a smart city is being developed and how smart
services are being deployed.

 	* INTENDED AUDIENCE AND POTENTIAL USES

_ _ 

_This book is useful to many groups of readers:_ 

 	* _LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, PUBLIC MANAGERS AND POLITICIANS__ can understand
how easy or hard is to develop a smart city, what they must respect or
avoid according to the presented experiences or they can compare their
case with others;_
 	* _UNDERGRADUATE, MA AND PHD STUDENTS__ in urban studies, IT,
engineering, public administration and business administration etc. can
understand the smart city context from extremely useful examples and
theoretical considerations (definitions and reflections that lie behind
practice) that are missing from literature and are hard to locate;_
 	* _RESEARCHERS __can connect the pieces regarding theory and practice
and can realize how smart services can be deployed;_
 	* _MANAGERS AND INDIVIDUALS __can realize how a smart city can be
implemented from the owner's (city's) point of view and from the project
manager's perspective;_
 	* _ENTREPRENEURS AND PRACTITIONERS __can understand what types of
innovation is being developed in smart cities around the world, which of
them really works in practice and what are the corresponding barriers
and constraints with regard to their development._

 	* RECOMMENDED STRUCTURE

The book intends to include specific smart city stories around the
world. Emphasis will be given to cases FROM U.S.A., AUSTRALIA AND ASIA.
Contributors should present their cases in 4 sections: _Each contributed
chapter is analyzed in 4 sections: a) introduction with a brief summary
of the case; b) background with an illustration of the theoretical
context that lies behind the presented case; c) the case study, analyzed
in the PMBOK's knowledge areas and a discussion of the fringes; and d)
conclusions with the learning outcomes of the chapter._ 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before AUGUST
15, 2018, a 1-page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. 

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by AUGUST 31, 2018 about
the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters
are expected to be submitted by OCTOBER 15, 2018. All submitted chapters
will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. 

PUBLISHER 

This book is scheduled to be published by ELSEVIER, publisher of the
TRANSPORTATION AND SMART CITIES BOOK SERIES1 book series. This
publication is anticipated to be released in the end of 2018. 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES 

AUGUST 15, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline 

AUGUST 31, 2018: Notification of Proposal Acceptance 

OCTOBER 15, 2018: Full Chapter Submission 

NOVEMBER 1, 2018: Notification of Chapter Acceptance along with Reviewer
Comments 

DECEMBER 1, 2018: Final Chapter Submission along with signed Copyright
Agreement 

1
http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/elseviers-new-smart-cities-book-series-launched/


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded ELECTRONICALLY (submissions
in Word format) to: 

Dr. Leonidas G. Anthopoulos 

TEI of Thessaly, Greece 

lanthopo@teilar.gr 

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