Technologies for Smart Cities 2016

FGCT 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

First Workshop on “Technologies for Smart Cities”

Colocated with the Fifth International Conference on the Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2016) Luton, (near London). UK August 17-19, 2016 www.socio.org.uk/fgct (Technically co-sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland)

Smart cities enable improved and more efficient traditional networks and services using  digital and telecommunication technologies for the benefit of inhabitants and community. Smart technologies transform the disparate data collected from machines, embedded systems, and sensors around the city, turning it into valued information that helps make the community safe, economically viable and more efficient. Using this information can help drive improvements to the way we manage our services. Smartly interconnected platforms make it easier for people to securely connect and share vital information in real time. This powerful capability supports intelligent action in the moment and better-informed decision making for the long term.

Thus technologies play a signicant role in the transformation of smart cities. The proposed workshop will address such technologies, including but not limited to the following:

Networks and Advanced Communications, Cloud, Mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security and Privacy, Open-data initiatives, Parking apps, Dynamic kiosks for real-time information, Mobile payments, Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, Self Service Models, Smart Applications, Intelligent Transport Systems.

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Submission of Papers: 10 June, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 1 July, 2016

Camera Ready: 1 August, 2016

Registration: 1 August, 2016

Conference Dates: 17-19 August, 2016

The selected papers after extension and modification will be published in many peer reviewed and indexed journals:

Journal of Computer and System Sciences/ (ISI/Scopus)
Journal of Digital Information Management (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus and EI Indexed)  Decision Analytics
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Journal of Electrical Systems
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Chair: Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Programme Chairs: Carsten Maple, University of Bedfordshire UK, Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire UK, Hathairat Ketmaneechairat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand.

Submissions at http://www.socio.org.uk/fgct/paper-submission/

Conference email: fgct@socio.org.uk

 

 

Funding Opportunity: Engineering and Built Environment Visiting Professorships

Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes applications from all areas within Engineering. We encourage applications from minority and under-represented groups in engineering, especially from women. The visiting professors scheme  supports the appointment of senior industrial engineers as Visiting Professors at UK universities.         This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professor to  enhance student learning, enhance the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates, deliver face to face teaching and mentoring at the host university.  The scheme is now open for applications with a deadline of 4pm Monday 23rd May 2016. This year the Happold Foundation has provided additional funding to support one additional Visiting Professor in the Built Environment.

For further information see: http://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/schemes-for-people-in-industry/visiting-professors-in-innovation