Feb 102023
 

 

The 23rd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications

The 23rd International Conference on

“Urban Space Accessibility and Mobilities”

USAM_2023

in conjunction with

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

Athens, Greece
http://www.iccsa.org/

 

Description

The purpose of the “USAM” workshop is to enhance discussions on the criteria and applications, methodologies and tools useful for identifying, evaluating, planning and designing inclusive, diverse and accessibility for all. Universal accessibility or ‘access for all’ is a key component of achieving sustainable development. Conventional transport and land use planning seek an improvement of accessibility without directly serving the real needs of individuals and groups. This leads to issues of transport disadvantage and mobility inequality that translates to lack of access or ability to access key functions and hampering development of social opportunities. These inequalities can manifest in fundamental forms such as lack of access to employment, education or services. Inequalities can also be more insidious such as perceived lack of safety by certain user groups due to their socio-demographic characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity and income levels) that prevent them from accessing parts of their cities and regions.

As transport networks have become increasingly complex and dynamic, intermodality and users specific schemes and policies are needed. The concept of universal accessibility is important for the realisation of urban space that is legitimate, vital and serves a wider demographic. This supports the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 5 (Gender equality). The workshop welcomes all interpretations of universal accessibility from exploration of the physical infrastructure,  psychological and cognitive accessibility and perceive and real safety of diverse user groups. The latest generation ITS technologies, such as innovative flexible services and real-time users’ information, Internet of Things, augmented reality, virtual reality and smart roads offers new paths of explorations. The widespread availability of user information and data is also another aspect to for further explorations.

Focusing on inclusive, diverse and universal accessibility, this workshop invites critical exploration (but not limited to) the following issues:

  1. Studying and recognizing the specificities and differences between the various user groups, identifying needs, opportunities and abilities and, challenging the ‘one size fits all’ approach of current transport policies;
  2. Analysis of spatial conditions necessary for design and creation of spaces, strategies and measures to promote universal accessibility;
  3. Tools and methods for integrated approaches for decision making to ensure spatial quality of public spaces, level of safety and security, contrasting urban degradation and how foster a comprehensive regeneration of urban spaces according to universal accessibility criteria;
  4. Supporting public system strategies in order to guarantee an optimal use of resources for the creation of overall present and future value in local communities;
  5. Promoting social inclusion and raising people’s well-being and autonomy also through the development of knowledge, methodologies, technological tools and advanced automation techniques.

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

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

Keywords: Accessibility, Mobilities, Safety, Urban space, Cities, Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Accessibility design, Cultural tourism accessibility, ITS, Innovative flexible services, Real-time information, Big-data.

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

 

Submission
Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Urban Space Accessibility and Mobilities” – USAM_2023)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.

 

Proceedings
Papers accepted to “USAM 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

3 April 2023: Deadline for full paper submission
16 April 2023: Notification of acceptance
7 May 2023: Early-bird registration ends  (hard deadline)
7 May 2023: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers  (hard deadline)
3-6 July, 2023ICCSA 2023 Conference

 

Organizers Information:

Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Matteo Ignaccolo, (DICAR, University of Catania)
Michela Tiboni, (DICATAM, University of Brescia)
Francesco Pinna, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Silvia Rossetti, (DIA, University of Parma)
Vincenza Torrisi, (DICAR, University of Catania),
Ilaria Delponte (University of Genoa)

 

Scientific Committee:

Mauro Coni, University of Cagliari, Italy

Martina Carra, University of Brescia, Italy

Barbara Caselli, University of Parma, Italy

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Ilaria Delponte, University of Genoa, Italy

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Matteo Ignaccolo, University of Catania, Italy

Francesca Maltinti, University of Cagliari, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

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

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Michela Tiboni, University of Brescia, Italy

Vincenza Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 102023
 

The 23rd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications

The 23rd International Conference on

Smart and Sustainable Island Communities

SSIC_2023

in conjunction with

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

Athens, Greece
http://www.iccsa.org/

 

Description

Development and territorial cohesion of island regions embrace tricky planning and policy issues that are closely related to the inherent structural problems such fragmented places exhibit. Dealing with these issues implies the need to feature, comprehend and properly manage island territories in a holistic and integrated way, taking into consideration both their spectacular and valuable natural and cultural assets, as well as the physical barriers and their impacts on the future development pathways of insular communities.
In handling islands’ inefficiencies but also prospects, this workshop aims to get insight into the strengths but also the structural weaknesses of various types of island regions; and explore the potential of technological developments and their applications for effectively handling such inefficiencies in these, largely neglected, European territories.
Focusing on the main strengths and weaknesses of insular territories as well as the current technological developments and their potential for coping with islands’ development lag, the concept of “Smart Islands” is explored by critically focusing on (but not limited to) the following issues:

[1]     Exploration of current national and international initiatives, knowledge and practice on the topic of smart islands’ development.
[2]     Identification of strengths and structural weaknesses of various types of island regions.
[3]     Exploration of the use of technological advances for establishing strong links among productive sectors in insular communities and creating value chains as a driving force for adding value to the economy and society of island territories.
[4]     Potential smart applications for serving environmental, societal and sectoral needs and goals of island regions, with special emphasis on smart governance and spatial data management for place-based decision-making and monitoring of spatial dynamics in island contexts.
[5]     Integrated participatory planning in island regions as essential tool for setting up effective strategies and related policy paths for sustainable and resilient resource management and more promising future development trails of island communities.
[6]     Delineation of practical or theoretical guidelines or strategies for establishing smartness in “fragile” insular spatial contexts, also in terms of mobility and distributive logistics.
[7]     Consideration of technology at the service of islands’ sustainability, resilience, cultural development, citizens’ empowerment and engagement, strengthening of identity and social ties, etc.

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

Keywords: Smart Islands, Smart Cities, Smart Regions, Smart governance, Smart Communities, Urban and regional growth, Open Data, Big Data, Cultural Heritage Management, Distributive Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Sustainability, 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 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

Submission
Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Smart and Sustainable Island Communities” – SSIC_2023)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.

 

Proceedings
Papers accepted to “SSIC 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

3 April 2023: Deadline for full paper submission
16 April 2023: Notification of acceptance
7 May 2023: Early-bird registration ends  (hard deadline)
7 May 2023: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers  (hard deadline)
3-6 July, 2023ICCSA 2023 Conference

 

Organizers Information:

Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Anastasia Stratigea, (National Technical University of Athens)
Yiota Theodora, (National Technical University of Athens)
Giulia Desogus, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)

 

 

Scientific Committee:

Federico Amato, University of Basilicata, Italy

Alessandro Aurigi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Margherita Azzari, University of Florence, Italy

Anna Maria Colavitti, University of Cagliari

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Federico Cugurullo,  Trinity College of Dublin

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Daniele La Rosa, University of Catania, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy

Yiota Theodora, National Technical University of Athens

Giulia Desogus, DICAAR, University of Cagliari

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Anastasia Stratigea,  National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

Yiota Theodora,  National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

Katharine Willis, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Claudia Yamu, University of Oslo Met

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy

Corrado Zoppi, University of Cagliari, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gen 212022
 

 

The 22nd International Conference on

Smart and Sustainable Island Communities”

SSIC_2022

in conjunction with

The 2022 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2022)
July 4th – July 7th 2022

Malaga, Spain
http://www.iccsa.org/

 

Description

Development and territorial cohesion of island regions embrace tricky planning and policy issues that are closely related to the inherent structural problems such fragmented places exhibit. Dealing with these issues implies the need to feature, comprehend and properly manage island territories in a holistic and integrated way, taking into consideration both their spectacular and valuable natural and cultural assets, as well as the physical barriers and their impacts on the future development pathways of insular communities.
In handling islands’ inefficiencies but also prospects, this workshop aims to get insight into the strengths but also the structural weaknesses of various types of island regions; and explore the potential of technological developments and their applications for effectively handling such inefficiencies in these, largely neglected, European territories.
Focusing on the main strengths and weaknesses of insular territories as well as the current technological developments and their potential for coping with islands’ development lag, the concept of “Smart Islands” is explored by critically focusing on (but not limited to) the following issues:

[1]     Exploration of current national and international initiatives, knowledge and practice on the topic of smart islands’ development.
[2]     Identification of strengths and structural weaknesses of various types of island regions.
[3]     Exploration of the use of technological advances for establishing strong links among productive sectors in insular communities and creating value chains as a driving force for adding value to the economy and society of island territories.
[4]     Potential smart applications for serving environmental, societal and sectoral needs and goals of island regions, with special emphasis on smart governance and spatial data management for place-based decision-making and monitoring of spatial dynamics in island contexts.
[5]     Integrated participatory planning in island regions as essential tool for setting up effective strategies and related policy paths for sustainable and resilient resource management and more promising future development trails of island communities.
[6]     Delineation of practical or theoretical guidelines or strategies for establishing smartness in “fragile” insular spatial contexts, also in terms of mobility and distributive logistics.
[7]     Consideration of technology at the service of islands’ sustainability, resilience, cultural development, citizens’ empowerment and engagement, strengthening of identity and social ties, etc.

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

Keywords: Smart Islands, Smart Cities, Smart Regions, Smart governance, Smart Communities, Urban and regional growth, Open Data, Big Data, Cultural Heritage Management, Distributive Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Sustainability, 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 2022.
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 (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

 

Submission
Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Smart and Sustainable Island Communities” – SSIC_2022)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.

 

Proceedings
Papers accepted to “SSIC 2022” 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

27 March 2022: Deadline for full paper submission
15 April 2022: Notification of acceptance
10 May 2022: Early-bird registration ends
10 May 2022: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
4-7 July, 2022ICCSA 2022 Conference

 

 

Organizers Information:

Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Anastasia Stratigea, (National Technical University of Athens)
Paola Zamperlin, (University of Pisa)
Francesco Scorza, (University of Basilicata)

 

 

Scientific Committee:

Federico Amato, University of Basilicata, Italy

Alessandro Aurigi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Margherita Azzari, University of Florence, Italy

Giuseppe Borruso, University of Trieste

Anna Maria Colavitti, University of Cagliari

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Federico Cugurullo,  Trinity College of Dublin

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Daniele La Rosa, University of Catania, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Anastasia Stratigea,  University of Athens – NTUA

Yiota Theodora,  University of Athens – NTUA

Katharine Willis, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Claudia Yamu, University of Oslo Met

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy

Corrado Zoppi, University of Cagliari, Italy

 

 

The 21st International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications – ICCSA 2021 – Cagliari, September 13 – 16, 2021

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Gen 092021
 

The 21st International Conference on

“Urban Space Accessibility and Safety”

USAS_2021

in conjunction with

The 2021 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2021)
September 13th – 16th 2021

Cagliari,
http://www.iccsa.org/

 

Description

The purpose of the “USAS” workshop is to collect papers on the criteria and applications, methodologies and tools useful to ensure the accessibility and safety of the urban space to all categories of users, with specific reference to the most disadvantaged people.

In fact, the concepts of “Accessibility and Safety” have assumed a fundamental importance for the use of urban space, becoming the basis of any good project and fundamental requirements in the implementation of good practices for using city’s places.

Talking about accessibility and safety implies referring to these concepts in its broadest sense, not only the physical ones, but also all their other forms, including psycho-cognitive accessibility and related safety.

Finally, the “accessibility and Safety” are based on the latest generation ITS technologies, such as innovative flexible services and real-time users’ information, augmented reality, virtual reality and smart roads.

Users’ information is also another aspect to derive the concept of accessibility and safety: transport networks have become increasingly complex and dynamic, intermodality is an indispensable new mobility paradigm and users need to be guided along their movements.

Accessibility also means demand segmentation: diversifying services, correlating different data sources and providing specific information with respect to different types of users and access devices.

Focusing on “accessibility and safety”, this workshop may critically explore (but is not limited) these relevant issues:

  1. Studying and recognizing the specificities and differences between the various categories of people with disabilities, identifying needs and, at the same time, widening the concept of disability to populations considered up to now as “able-bodied” (elderly, children, etc.);
  2. Analysis of the conditions for an independent life for people with disabilities, or for their self-determination, through the study of measures and strategies that give the possibility of living one’s life as or almost like any other person;
  3. Design and creation of spaces, strategies and measures to promote accessibility and safety;
  4. Highlighting how public spaces in cities favour quality and urban security, contrasting urban degradation and how foster a comprehensive regeneration of urban spaces according to accessibility and safety criteria;
  5. Supporting public system strategies in order to guarantee an optimal use of resources for the creation of overall present and future value in local communities;
  6. Promoting social inclusion and raising people well-being and autonomy also through the development of knowledge, methodologies, technological tools and advanced automation techniques.

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

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

 

Keywords: Accessibility, Safety, Urban space, Cities, Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Accessibility design, Cultural tourism accessibility, ITS, Innovative flexible services, Real-time information, Big-data.

 

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 2021.
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 (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

 

Submission
Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Urban Space Accessibility and Safety” – USAS_2021)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.

 

Proceedings
Papers accepted to “USAS 2021” 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

28 May 2021: Deadline for full paper submission
6 June 2021: Notification of acceptance
21 June 2021: Early-bird registration ends
28 June 2021: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
13-16 September, 2021ICCSA 2021 Conference

 

Organizers Information:

Francesco Pinna, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Claudia Yamu, (CASUS lab, University of Groningen)
Vincenza Torrisi, (DICAR, University of Catania)
Matteo Ignaccolo (DICAR, University of Catania)
Michela Tiboni (DICATAM, University of Brescia)
Silvia Rossetti (DIA, University of Parma)

 

Scientific Committee:

Anna Maria Colavitti, University of Cagliari

Mauro Coni, University of Cagliari, Italy

Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy

Matteo Ignaccolo, University of Catania, Italy

Francesca Maltinti, University of Cagliari, Italy

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy

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

Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy

Michela Tiboni, University of Brescia, Italy

Vincenza Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy

Claudia Yamu, University of Groningen

Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy

 

 

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