Ago 042019

Chiara Garau presents 2 papers entitled (i) “Smart City Governance and Children’s Rights: Perspectives and Findings from Literature on Natural Elements Influencing Children’s Activities Within Public Spaces” (co-authored with Alfonso Annunziata and David Vale); and (ii) “Smart Islands: A Systematic Review on Urban Policies and Smart Governance” (co-authored with Giulia Desogus and Pasquale Mistretta).

Nov 302018

 The 19th International Conference on

“Is a smart city really smart?”


in conjunction with

The 2019 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2019)
July 1st – July 4th 2019

Saint Petersburg University,



Smart-city inventiveness is rapidly influencing the processes of urban development.This shift and the consequent impact in many areas (population growth, mobility, energy, healthcare, technology, etc.) has motivated public administrators and stakeholders to foresee, plan, and integratethe existing facilities of cities and communities in order to improve individual and collective well-being.
These new ongoing processes aims to facilitate good urban strategies, policies, and short and long-term actions, by triggering a greater economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Focusing on urban government and smart city inventiveness, this workshop may critically explore (but is not limited) these relevant issues:
1) How to expand the knowledge of the political machinery that is behind the conceptualisation, implementation and development of so-called smart cities.
2) How can we govern current and future urban trends, enhancing the dynamic synergies between the materialand immaterial data of a city (big data, IoT/IoE, sensor networks, blockchain,etc.)
3) How can we govern the urban and regional relationships without compromising urban-land synergies (between the city and the territory), also in term of mobility and of distributive logistics.
4) How to investigate on appropriated governance models and tools in order to trigger virtuous behaviours, suitable in dynamic cities.
5) How and if ‘smart city policies’ have impact on the city and regional economies and make cities competitive at national and international level
6) Reflect on the relations between advance technology (ICT in particular) and human – place relations in to-date urban environment
7) How can we govern the urban and regional relationships between advanced technology and metamorphosis smart city (competitiveness, cohesion, conservation, …)
8) Reflect on the relations between advance technology and the hyper strategic planning in the smart city
Keywords: Smart cities, Smart governance, Open Data, Urban growth, Big Data, IoT/IoE, Distributive Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Sustainability, Hyper Strategic Planning, Competitiveness, Cohesion, Conservation, Urban and Regional Planning.
Each paper will be independently reviewed by 3 programme committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place on April 2019.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).
Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes
Authors Guideline
Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it.The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher’s web site( implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
papers should be submitted at:
please don’t forget to select ” Is a smart city really smart? Models, solutions, proposals for an effective urban and social development SMART-CITIES” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.
Papers accepted to Is a smart city really smart? Models, solutions, proposals for an effective urban and social development SMART-CITIES” will be published in the ICCSA Conference proceedings, in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, with doi, indexed by WOS, Scopus and DBLP.
Important dates
15 March 2019: Deadline for full paper submission
31 March 2019: Notification of acceptance
6 May 2019: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
2-5 July, 2019ICCSA 2019 Conference

Organizers Information:

Chiara Garau – (University of Cagliari)
Paola Zamperlin – (University of Florence)
Ginevra Balletto – (University of Cagliari)
Giuseppe Borruso – (University of Trieste)
Beniamino Murgante – (University of Basilicata)


Program Committee:

Federico Amato, University of Basilicata, Italy

Alessandro Aurigi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Margherita Azzari, University of Florence, Italy

Ginevra Balletto, University of Cagliari, Italy

Giuseppe Borruso, University of Trieste

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Federico Cugurullo,  University of Dublin, Ireland

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Francesco Pinna, University of Cagliari, Italy

Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Anastasia Stratigea,  University of Athens – NTUA

Katharine Willis, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy

Corrado Zoppi, University of Cagliari, Italy


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