The 23rd International Conference on
“Specifics of smart cities development in Europe“
in conjunction with
The 2023 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2023)
July 3rd – July 6th 2023
Invention of smart cities is rapidly influencing the processes of urban development. This shift and the consequent impact in many areas (population growth, mobility, energy, healthcare, technology, culture, etc.) have motivated public administrators and stakeholders to foresee, plan, and integrate the existing facilities of cities and communities in order to improve individual and collective well-being.
These new ongoing processes aim to facilitate good urban strategies, policies, and short- and long-term actions, by triggering 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.
- How to expand the knowledge of the political machinery that is behind the conceptualisation, implementation, and development of so-called smart cities.
- How can we govern current and future urban trends, enhancing the dynamic synergies between the material and immaterial data of a city (big data, IoT/IoE, sensor networks, blockchain, etc.)
- What are the specifics in the development of smart cities in European countries and beyond.
- How can we develop smart and open governance as a new stage of local governance.
- How can we govern the urban and regional relationships without compromising urban-land synergies (between the city and the territory).
- How to investigate appropriate governance models and tools in order to trigger virtuous behaviours, suitable in dynamic cities, and how to balance the new tools based on IT and the classical governance tools.
- How to reflect the behavioural economics in development of smart cities and co-creation and co-production of public services.
- How and if ‘smart city policies’ have an impact on the city and regional economies and make cities competitive at the national and international levels.
- How to integrate the various approaches to local development with aim to strength the resilience of the cities.
- Reflect on the relations between advance technology (ICT in particular) and human – place relations in the current urban environment
- How can we govern the urban and regional relationships between advanced technology and smart city metamorphosis (competitiveness, cohesion, conservation, resilience…)
- Reflect on the relations between advance technology and the hyper strategic planning in the smart city
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 cities, Smart governance, Open Data, Urban growth, Participation, Big Data, IoT/IoE, 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 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
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.
Papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
Please don’t forget to select “Specifics of smart cities development in Europe” – SPEED_2023)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.
Papers accepted to “SPEED 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.
16 April 2023: Notification of acceptance
7 May 2023: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers (hard deadline)
3-6 July, 2023: ICCSA 2023 Conference
Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Katarína Vitálišová, (Matej Bel University, Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia)
Paolo Nesi, (Disit Lab, University of Florence)
Anna Vaňová, (Matej Bel University, Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia)
Kamila Borseková, (Matej Bel University, Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia)
Paola Zamperlin, (University of Pisa)
Federico Amato, University of Basilicata, Italy
Alessandro Aurigi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Margherita Azzari, University of Florence, Italy
Kamila Borseková, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Anna Maria Colavitti, University of Cagliari
Gerardo Carpentieri, University of Naples Federico II
Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy
Federico Cugurullo, Trinity College of Dublin
Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
Paolo Nesi, Disit Lab, University of Florence
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
Claudia Yamu, University of Oslo Met
Anna Vaňová, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Katarína Vitálišová, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Paola Zamperlin, University of Pisa, Italy
Corrado Zoppi, University of Cagliari, Italy