Call for Papers IEEE Internet Computing - Special Issue on Smart Cities (deadline: 1st March 2013)

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Irene Celino

Dec 19, 2012, 3:53:30 AM12/19/12
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IEEE Internet Computing
Special Issue on Smart Cities

Smart cities are currently the investigation focus of a broad research community as well as the center of governments' and industries' innovation agendas. To address smart cities' multifaceted and cross-domain challenges, the Internet plays a fundamental role for communication, information sharing and processing, data transfer and analysis, and distributed computing. The rise of the Internet of Things and the large-scale adoption of Web technologies in urban environments have proved that Internet-based solutions can successfully address societal challenges. Still, holistic answers to open issues must face urban environments' intrinsic complexity.
This special issue seeks submissions about recent or ongoing research efforts and experiences in applying Internet technologies to realize the smart city vision. Appropriate topics include:
- spatial, temporal, and contextual city data representation, reasoning, search, exploration, services, analysis, and optimization;
- city data life cycles, including de-noising, cleansing, anonymization and privacy protection, fusion, interpretation, lifting, aggregation, and correlation;
- scalable processing of distributed, networked, dynamic, or heterogeneous city data;
- ubiquitous and pervasive city systems;
- social aspects of information systems, such as citizens as sensors, urban dynamics, and citizen participation in public life and decision-making; and
- innovative applications in public safety, commerce, transportation, resource management, and government, among others.

We discourage prospective authors from submitting purely speculative articles and invite original contributions presenting beyond state-of-the-art approaches and, whenever appropriate, field trial results showing Internet technologies' ability to deal with governance and citizen participation, competitiveness, and smart living, mobility, and sustainability.

Submission Instructions:

All submissions must be original manuscripts of fewer than 5,000 words, with each figure counting as 250 words, focused on Internet technologies and implementations. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IC's international readership - primarily system and software design engineers. We do not accept white papers, and we discourage strictly theoretical or mathematical papers. To submit a manuscript, please log on to ScholarOne ( to create or access an account, which you can use to log on to IC's Author Center and upload your submission.

Important dates:
- Brief description of the article you plan to submit to due: 15 February 2013 (optional but recommended)
- Final submissions due: 1 March 2013
- Publication date: November/December 2013

Questions? Contact Guest Editors Spyros Kotoulas and Irene Celino at

Irene Celino
CEFRIEL - ICT Institute Politecnico di Milano
Via Fucini, 2 - 20133 Milano (Italy)
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