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WSCIA, a workshop on Smart City Infrastructure and Applications in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, is to provide a direction for coming era of smart city.

Workshop date is 6th November 2016.

- The paper submission due date was extended to 5th July 2016 (Closed).
- Workshop program was updated.

The venue is the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour. Details of the venue are described at the conference webpage (click here).

Overview and scope of this workshop

It is said that half of the world population is living in cities in 2013, half of the population of Asia will be living in cities by 2020, half of the population of Africa will be living in cities by 2035, and population in cities is expected to grow from 3.6 Billion to 6.3 Billion by 2050. Megacities are impressive but represent only 9.9% (13.6% in 2025). Over 50% of urbanization involves cities of less than 500 thousand people. This trend toward urbanization will bring us problems in transport, housing, health and well-being, water and energy supply, pollution, resilience, and crime. It is required to give assists in technological innovation for achieving desired urbanization.

Numerous attempts are made to solve these problems, especially reducing carbon-dioxide emission or promoting renewable energy is the primary topic. Nowadays, smart grid, smart community, smart city, and other new approaches have been proposed as practical solutions of these attempts, which is not limited to the energy or emission problem. Smart city is an area-limited integrated implementation of smart infrastructures, such as smart grid, smart transportation, smart medical services, smart water, and smart government. These smart infrastructures use information and communication technology (ICT) to be a "smart" infrastructure for improving its functions and economic efficiency. Namely, smart city requires interdisciplinary alliances, and among them, ICT shows a big potential for the solutions. Smart city grows as an aggregation of the solutions by integrating concerning infrastructures and ICT. It works as the platform for supporting the desired urbanization.

From the viewpoint of ICT, Smart city generates massive data. The data is transmitted to service providers, and the service providers compute the data for changing to smart city services. In this computation, the unified format or description of data and computing processes is indispensable for the penetration of smart city services. Namely, an application-oriented common platform of smart city is really required. The needs of this platform are universal. Internet of Things (IoT) as the fusion of sensors and applications by using the sensed data needs standards to integrate distributed huge variety of things with sensors. Cloud systems, providing smart city services using the data, should introduce the standards for handling the broad variety of data. These key technologies will be concentrated in a smart city platform.

This workshop aims to promote a discussion of the newest trends for providing a ground-breaking initiative by gathering experts and exchanging valuable experience or knowledge in smart infrastructures and concerning technologies, such as data engineering, all aspects of prediction, design, operation and validation of concerning systems.

Form of the Workshop

This workshop is organized as a full-day workshop.

The workshop will have a single track for regular papers.


Workshop program was organized.NEW
Acceptance notification was issued.NEW
Submission site was closed.
Submission deadline was extedned to 5th.
Webinar information was added.
Important date was determined.
Web site was released.
The workshop proposal was accepted.

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