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AW4city 2017 3rd ACM International Smart City Workshop in Perth, Australia - Web Applications and Smart Cities: Enhancing Livability with Web Applications for smart cities

From: Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos <lanthopo@teilar.gr>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:36:29 +0200
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AW4city 2017, 3rd International ACM Smart City Workshop: Enhancing
Livability with Web Applications for smart cities

In conjunction with WWW'17: 25th World Wide Web International Conference 

Perth, Australia, April 3, 2017


Workshop Objective


Following up the success of past events at WWW2015 and WWW2016, AW4City 2017
aims to keep on attracting a significant international attention with regard
to web applications for smart cities.


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

.             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 city livability. Livability stands for local
quality of life and citizen satisfaction in terms of education, environment,
stability, healthcare, and infrastructure. Livable Melbourne for instance,
is the outcome of a development, policy and planning path, while today is
the showpiece, the workplace, and the venue for the young and restless to
play. In this respect, this workshop aims to demonstrate how web
applications and Apps can enhance city's quality of life and citizen
satisfaction (i.e., from smart service delivery; from transactions with the
local government and utilities; from the existence of local online gaming,
training, entertainment, business etc.).


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 workshop. 


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 2017 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. 


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):


.             Theoretical foundations on Smart City applications and

.             Smart City management systems;

.             Practices of Web applications and Apps in smart cities;

.             Creative partnerships and creative industries in Smart City
(Internet Economics and Monetization);

.             Pervasive Web and Mobility for Smart City emerging topics
(i.e., energy, water, waste, transportation etc.)

.             The role of government for smart city applications development
and standardization (i.e., promotion push, start-ups, open data);

.             Web Infrastructure standardization;

.             The role of standards on smart city web 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





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 WWW2017's
proceeding, which will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital


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 WWW2017 conference can be found on


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 2016 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 presentation.


Please submit your papers (in .doc/docx and .pdf format) to:
lanthopo@teilar.gr  with the subject: "AW4city 2017 proposal"


Details of the programme will be made available online.


Important Dates


Submissions due: Jan. 8th, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 9, 2017.

Workshop authors' registration and camera-ready papers: Feb. 17, 2017

Workshop day: April 3, 2017


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,


Vishanth WEERAKKODY, Professor, Brunel Business School, Brunel University
London Uxbridge, United Kingdom, vishanth.weerakkody@brunel.ac.uk


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.
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