Smart Cities and the IoT, together with sustainability and circular economy, form a significant part of the current research landscape, as regards large-scale systems and applications. As regards pervasive computing and the respective challenges in this space, several challenges have emerged during the last few years when designing and applying these systems in domains like energy, sustainability and smart transportation, especially when discussing their cross-section. Recent advancements in fields like the digital twin have brought forth additional challenges and opportunities in the pervasive computing space, especially when having in mind the point of view of smart cities as “system of systems”. In most cases, a multi-disciplinary approach is required for designing and implementing systems for smart circular cities, and such aspects are at the core of this workshop.
The aim of this workshop is to collect works from academia and industry reporting original, previously unpublished research, addressing technologies, systems, applications and services in the Smart and Circular Cities domain. In addition, novel approaches combining advances in IoT, Edge and Cloud computing, circularity and sustainability, Industry 4.0 are also within the scope of this workshop.
Overall, the workshop aims to address the following topics:
Resilient smart and circular cities
Applications of AI for smart cities
Citizen science and education-related aspects related to smart cities and circular economy
Data management, open data and knowledge extraction in smart and circular cities
Digital Twins and their application in smart and circular cities and sustainability
Distributed Ledger Technologies and the smart city ecosystem
IoT, edge/fog and cloud computing for smart and circular cities
People-centric systems and crowdsensing solutions in smart cities
Smart Cities as a system of systems
Smart city pilots/applications and related studies
Smart City Governance issues
Smart City Safety, Security and Privacy issues
Standardization, interoperability, regulation and legal matters in the smart city framework
Studies on behavioral change aspects for sustainability
Tools and techniques for urban co-creation
We expect researchers, members of the industry and public entities, including municipalities, working on smart cities, the IoT, aspects of applied research on the circular economy, among other groups, will be interested to share their research and findings with the greater IEEE community.
The workshop is organized in collaboration with the recently established IEEE Special Technical Community (STC) on Smart and Circular Cities (https://smartcircularcity.isi.gr/, https://stc.computer.org/sacs/). The STC aims to address technologies, systems, applications, and services in the Smart and Circular Cities domain and become a strong committee in the field, enabling the IEEE Computer Society to become a leading authority in the field. We also welcome papers on novel applications or environments that have a strong Smart City component, especially if those novel applications and environments challenge existing ideas and design techniques.