Feb 112023


The 23rd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications

The 23rd International Conference on

“Conversations South-North on climate change adaptation towards smarter and more sustainable cities”


in conjunction with

The 2023 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2023)
July 3rd – July 6th 2023

Athens, Greece



Government agencies responsible for climate change and waste management worldwide are challenged by minimising urban pollution. The task of minimising pollution requires an understanding of their sources, distribution patterns and accumulation zones, at global level. In fact, a South-North “virtual corridor” is envisaged for a knowledge exchange on how various regions of the globe understand the relationship between Climate Change and smart and sustainable cities.

The objective of this workshop focuses on tools, practices and approaches related to climate change adaptation towards smarter and more sustainable cities, and, in particular, on how the advanced use of remote sensing, satellite imagery, participatory mapping, citizens science and future ecosystems modelling can assist in building a more a smart and sustainable city.

Focusing on the link between climate change and cities transition on climate change adaptation, the workshop by critically focus on (but not limited to) the following issues:

  1. Exploring the nexus between waste, climate change and future ecosystems by considering the similarities and differences between the South and the North of the world.
  2. Presenting the concept of sustainability, resilience, and climate change adaptation in the South and North of the world in urban and region world contexts.
  3. Investigating how the advanced use of remote sensing may help in the transition of resilient cities into intelligent, wise, and sustainable communities.
  4. Climate Change mapping and modelling, as well as preserving river and ocean pollution.
  5. Building urban resilience and urban smartness in cities through participatory mapping, citizen science and/or other tools, practices, and approaches.
  6. Exploring strategies cities can implement to stimulate the circular economy from collected plastic waste.
  7. Challenges and opportunities in climate change adaptation.

Given the focus of the Conference on Computational Science issues, the workshop welcomes contributions on ICT and computational aspects, proposals, and applications from a wide variety of scholars on the above-mentioned issues.

Engineers, Geologists, Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects, Geographers and Economic Geographers, Environmental Engineers, among others are welcome to contribute.

Keywords: Climate Change, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Smart governance, Urban Resilience, Participatory Mapping, Citizen Science, Open Data, Big Data, Sustainability, Urban and Regional Planning, Pollution in riverine and marine environments, Effects that climate change has on the waste management infrastructure, Challenges, and opportunities for innovation cities

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 May 2023.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (12 to 18 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 (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

download the template


Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Conversations South-North on climate change adaptation towards smarter and more sustainable cities” – CLAPS_2023)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.


Papers accepted to “CLAPS 2023” 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

April 20, 2023: Deadline for full paper submission
April 30, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
May 12, 2023: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Paper (hard deadline)
May 12, 2023: Registration ends (hard deadline).
July 3-6, 2023: ICCSA 2023 Conference in Athens, Greece


Organizers Information:

Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Cristina Trois, (School of Engineering, University of kwaZulu-Natal, Durban)
Claudia Loggia, (School of Built Environment & Development Studies, University of kwaZulu-Natal)
John Östh, (Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, OsloMet, Oslo)
Mauro Coni, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Alessio Satta, (President of MEDSEA)


Scientific Committee:

Mauro Coni, University of Cagliari, Italy

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Ilaria Delponte, University of Genoa, Italy

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Claudia Loggia, School of Built Environment & Development Studies, University of kwaZulu-Natal

Francesca Maltinti, University of Cagliari, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

John Östh, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, OsloMet, Oslo

Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Mariano Pernetti, University of Campania, Italy

Francesco Pinna, University of Cagliari, Italy

Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy

Silvia Rossetti, University of Parma, Italy

Alessio Satta, President of MEDSEA, Italy

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Michela Tiboni, University of Brescia, Italy

Cristina Trois, School of Engineering, University of kwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy






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