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Intelligent Transportation Systems and Smart Mobility (EUROCAST2017)

Call For Papers

We live in an era of major societal and technological changes. Recent demographic trends generate new challenges for cities making an efficient and sustainable management of services and resources more than ever necessary. Cities must transform and become “Smart Cities” to cope with these challenges. According to ([1]), a city may be called ‘smart’ “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic growth and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory government”. A Smart City is a city’s response to that challenges raised by technological evolution and namely ICT development and penetration. Scattered sensors and technological devices do not make a city smart - rather, it is the city’s structure, dynamics, and the implications of the technology on improvement in the wealth and quality of life of its citizens ([2]).

A central element that requires consideration is mobility. Many scientific and political fora have called for a brand new way of thinking about mobility, based on four important pillars. Safety, Environmental sustainability, Social equity and Economic sustainability are the driving forces of the change we will see for good in the next decades.

The concept of ‘Smart Mobility’ is an essential part of the ‘Smart City’ paradigm, that has so far been understood as a fusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with Transportation. However, this is only a simplistic notion of what ‘Smart Mobility’ really needs to be. In this workshop we will extend that vision and explore from traffic modelling and management to transportation electrification, human factors and autonomous driving, in a holistic and human centered approach. To do so we will work to have contributions from reputed scientists coming from all of the aspects of the proposed theme.

This Workshop was meant as a continuation and renewal of two past traditional EUROCAST Workshops, namely "Traffic Behavior, Modelling and Optimization" and "Mobile and Autonomous Transportation Systems".

[1] Schaffers, H., Komninos, N., Pallot, M., Trousse, B., Nilsson, M., & Oliveira, A. (2011). Smart Cities and the Future Internet: Towards Cooperation Frameworks for Open Innovation. Future internet assembly, 6656(31), 431-446.
[2] Komninos, N. (2008). Intelligent cities and globalisation of innovation networks. Routledge.

EUROCASE 2017

Venue

Museo Elder de la Ciencia
Las Palmas de Gran

Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Paper Submission and Publication

  • Prospective authors are invited to submit contributions presenting original current research and ideas. An International Program Committee will analyze and review the works according to quality of presentation, relevance and potential contribution.
  • Accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in a pre-Conference volume with ISBN.
  • It is anticipated that the final selected full papers will be published in line with prior EUROCAST meetings (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences)
  • Selected full final papers for publication will be required before 30th of April 2017
  • LNCS format instructions can be found here

Important Dates

  • Extended Abstract Submissions: 31st of October 2016
    (2 pages, Springer LNCS format)
  • Acceptance Notification: 1st of December 2016
  • Camera-ready Manuscript Submission: 30th of April 2017
  • Workshop / Conference Dates: 19th - 24th of February 2017

Organizing Committee

This workshop is organized by:

  • Javier J. Sanchez-Medina (ULPGC)
  • Hilmi Berk Celikoglu (Tech. Uni. of Istanbul)
  • Leopoldo Acosta-Sanchez (University of La Laguna)