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1st CfP - AW4city 2019, 5th International ACM Smart City Workshop: Enhancing Urban Mobility with Web Applications

From: Leonidas Anthopoulos <lanthopo@teilar.gr>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:19:30 +0200
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CALL FOR PAPERS 

AW4city 2019, 5th International ACM Smart City Workshop: Enhancing Urban
Mobility with Web Applications 

In conjunction with The Web Conference (WWW'19): 29th World Wide Web
International Conference, San Francisco, May 13, 2019 

http://aw4city2019.wordpress.com 

Important Dates
-------------------------
Submissions due: Jan. 31st, 2019 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time
zone)
Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 14, 2019.
Camera-ready version due: Mar. 3, 2019.
Workshop authors' registration and camera-ready papers: Mar. 3, 2019
Workshop day: May 13, 2019 

Workshop Objective
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Following up the success of the past events at WWW2015, WWW2016, WWW2017
and WWW2018, the 5th AW4City 2019 aims to keep on attracting a
significant international attention with regard to web applications for
smart cities. 

This year, AW4City emphasizes on the contribution of web applications
and Apps to urban mobility. In the era of cities and under the UN 2030
Agenda for sustainable growth, cities are making an important shift
regarding thinking of compact cities and they develop sustainable
mobility plans. Issues like parking, traffic congestion and safety,
sharing transportation and smart parking are among the topics where
governments and the industry direct smart services, while data
collection and analysis enable government's fast -or even real-time-
decision-making for alternative transportation means' deliberation,
public transportation changes, urban planning etc., and new business
models appear that utilize platforms and data. Additionally, new types
of business in transportation appear (e.g., that utilize sensors and big
data), while things' transportation is another challenge that cities
have been started phasing. Τhis workshop aims to demonstrate how web
applications and Apps can enhance transportation services and urban
mobility in general. 

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. 

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 2019 is timely since sustainable transportation has been
addressed as one of the UN Agenda 2030 strategic goals, while ISO37120
and ISO37122 that certify city services focus on smart and sustainable
transportation too. Last but not least, customer satisfaction is being
measured real-time, while corresponding safety can be ensured with the
use of platforms (e.g., Uber and Lyft). All these issues are being
supported by data, the Web and Apps and it is important to focus on
future achievements. 

Additionally, an increasing criticism is that smart city represents an
ambiguous urban utopia, which is supported by the partnership of local
governments with big technological vendors. 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 mobility experience with Web Applications and Apps;
* Apps that support mobility, sharing, crowd-sourcing etc.;
* Smart City management systems with emphasis on mobility (e.g. parking;
traffic etc.);
* Mobility Practices of Web applications and Apps in smart cities;
* Theoretical foundations on Smart City applications and standards;
* 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 etc.)
* The role of mobility partners 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 data mining; 
* Smart city mobility e-services;
* Smart city information quality and evolution in social content;
* Ensuring mobility security and privacy in Smart Cities: the role of
web applications and Apps. 

Submission
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We welcome full research papers, research in progress, and discussion
papers. Full papers should be up to 10 pages long, including the
abstract and appendices. 

Discussion papers may be short (up to 6 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. 

Accepted refereed papers, must be presented at the conference by an
author who is registered to attend. Please be aware that the WWW 2019
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 via the Easychair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aw4city2019) or via e-mail (in
.doc/docx and .pdf format) to: lanthopo@teilar.gr  with the subject:
"AW4city 2019 proposal"
Details of the programme will be made available online. 
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
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The accepted papers will be included in the companion volume of
WWW2019'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
(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 10 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 2019
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 via Easychair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aw4city2019) or via e-mail (in
.doc/docx and .pdf format) to: lanthopo@teilar.gr with the subject:
"AW4city 2019 proposal" 

Details of the programme will be made available online. 

For any questions, please contact the Workshop chairs:
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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,
v.weerakkody@bradford.ac.uk 

Program Committee Members (tentative)
------------------------------ 

* Toru ISHIDA, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
* Sofia Toufic SHAWYRI, 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
* Alois PAULIN, Siemens, Vienna, Austria
* Sakano NARUTOSHI, Fujitsu, Japan
* Julia SEIXAS, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Vinay KANDPAL, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), India
* Gordon FELLER, Meeting of the Minds (meetingoftheminds.org)
* Soon Ae CHUN, City University New York (CUNY) 

* Amel ATTOUR, Universite Cote d'Azur, CNRS, GREDEG, Nice
* Ramy Ahmed FATHY, Senior IEEE
* Dirk AHLERS, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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