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The 3rd International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA2016) http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/cccs/events/scctsa2016.aspx   co-located with the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC2016) December 6-9, 2016 | Tongji University | Shanghai, China | http://computing.derby.ac.uk/ucc2016/   Key topics: Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
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Cities provide ready and efficient access to facilities and amenities through shared civil infrastructures such as transportation and healthcare. Making such critical infrastructures resilient to sudden changes, e.g., caused by large-scale disasters, requires careful management of limited and varying resources. The rapidly growing big data from both physical sensors and social media in real-time suggest an unprecedented opportunity for information technology to enable increasing efficiency and effectiveness of adaptive resource management techniques in response to sharp changes in supply and/or demand on critical infrastructures. Within the general areas of resilient infrastructures and big data, this project will focus on the integration of heterogeneous Big Data and real-time analytics that will improve the adaptive management of resources when critical infrastructures are under stress. The integration of heterogeneous data sources is essential because many kinds of physical sensors and social media provide useful information on various critical infrastructures, particularly when they are under stress. This Research Coordination Network (RCN) will promote meetings and activities that stimulate and enable new research on integration of heterogeneous physical sensor data and social media for real-time big data analytics in support of resilient critical infrastructures such as transportation and healthcare in smart cities. As first example, the RCN will support participation from young faculty attending the Early Career Investigators' Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities (ECI-CPS) at CPSweek (April of each year) and young faculty attending the Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Cyber-physical Systems (BDACPS). As a second example, the RCN will support contributions to a Special Track on Big Data Analytics for Resilient Infrastructures at the IEEE Big Data Congress. As a third example, the RCN will support participation in International meetings organized by other countries, e.g., Japan's Big Data program by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The project will also maintain a repository of research resources. Concretely, the RCN will actively collect and make readily available public data sets (e.g., physical and social sensor data) and software tools (e.g., to support real-time big data analytics). The technologies and tools that arise from RCN-enabled research will be applied to socially and economically impactful areas such as reducing congestion and personalized healthcare in smart cities.
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Smart City Challenge

About The Challenge

The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million (funding subject to future appropriations) to one city to help it define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network.

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Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Smart City Challenge to create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.  The winning city will be awarded up to $40 million from the USDOT (funding subject to future appropriations) to implement bold, data-driven ideas by making transportation safer, easier, and more reliable. Additionally, Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc., has announced its intent to award up to $10 million to the USDOT winner of the Smart City Challenge. The winning city will need to work with Vulcan to secure this funding. The Smart City Challenge builds on the USDOT's Beyond Traffic draft report issued in February of 2015.  Beyond Traffic reveals that our nation's aging infrastructure is not equipped to deal with a dramatically growing population in new regions throughout the country and the need for increased mobility options in developing megaregions. This public-private collaboration represents the USDOT and Vulcan Inc.'s joint belief that creativity and innovation will be absolutely essential to meeting the significant transportation challenges of the future. Lessons learned from this competition will be used in other cities to improve networks nationwide and demonstrate a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption. The USDOT welcomes the participation of other entities who share the vision and goals in the Notice of Funding Opportunity found at https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity/nofo

"This is an opportunity for the winning city to define what it means to be a 'Smart City' when it comes to transportation.  We encourage cities to develop their own unique vision, partnerships and blueprints to demonstrate to the world what a fully integrated, forward-looking transportation network looks like," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "America can remain the global leader in maintaining the safest, most efficient system in the world: I am looking for mayors who share that belief to join us in pushing the boundaries of what is possible." The USDOT is kicking off its Smart City Challenge today by inviting cities to submit a high-level description of their vision of a SmartCity by February 4, 2016, consistent with the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The USDOT will then announce five finalists in March 2016, who will then compete for up to $40 million to be awarded to one city in June 2016. The Smart City Challenge will allow the selected city to demonstrate how advanced data, technologies, and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, and support economic vitality. The following are attributes of the ideal Smart City Challenge candidate:

  •  Mid-sized city with a population between approximately 200,000 and 850,000 people within city limits as of the 2010 Census;
  • A population density typical of a mid-sized city using 2010 Census data;
  • Represents a significant portion (more than 15 percent) of the overall population of its urban area using 2010 Census data;
  • An established public transportation system
  • An environment that is conducive to demonstrating proposed strategies;
  • Leadership and capacity to carry out the demonstration throughout he period of performance.

"Transformative innovation takes ambitious support from both the government and the private sector. That's why we're partnering with the DOT to inspire innovative, scalable, proof-of-concept solutions to address some of our planet's most urgent challenges," said Vulcan President and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Bennett.  "We hope that together we can spur change by demonstrating what is possible through replicable models." Applicants are invited to submit ideas - designed to address or enhance community needs - across a range of innovation and data-driven platforms. Critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility are especially encouraged for review. Specifically, these innovations will connect people, vehicles, public transportation, and infrastructure through ITS, sharing economy, and other technologies that improve the way Americans move, whether it be to drop off kids at school, pick up their groceries, get to work, and receive critical services. Secretary Foxx will host a national webcast on December 8, and a Smart City Forum will be web streamed on December 15 to discuss this funding opportunity, the application requirements, and the award selection process, and to answer relevant questions from interested parties. Participation in the webinars is not mandatory to submit an application under this solicitation. To view the December 8 webcast, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity. To register for the forum, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity/smartcitiesforum

The first round of applications is due February 4, 2016. Cities interested in applying should visit this website to learn more.To learn more about the Smart City Challenge or to explore joining as a partner organization, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity

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CPSSC 2016
1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in the Context of Smart Cities 23 February 2016 | Vienna, Austria | @SE2016
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EMSIG Autumn School 2015 Embedded Systems Special Interest Group (http://www.emsig.net/) is together with IDEA4CPS (http://www.idea4cps.dk/) organizing a five day Autumn School on Embedded Systems.
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We would like to cordially invite you to contribute a book chapter to a forthcoming book entitled "Smart Cities: Foundations and Principles" which will be published by Wiley (https://smartcitiesbook.wordpress.com/).

Motivated by growing global needs to create more comfortable urban spaces as world urbanization continues to grow as the global population is expected to double by 2050, Smart Cities are emerging as a priority for research and development across the world. Smart cities open up significant opportunities in several areas, such as economic growth, health, wellness, energy efficiency, and transportation, to promote the sustainable development of cities. However, smart cities pose many research challenges spanning multiple disciplines. Fundamental research is needed to achieve effective integration of networked computing systems, physical devices, data sources, and infrastructure to have a major impact on quality of life within the city. 
We are pleased to announce a peer-reviewed book on smart cities particularly to understand the foundations and principles spanning multiple disciplines for addressing the challenges posted by this emerging concept, and promote collaborations among engineers, social scientists, and educators, for the development of smart cities.

Call for Chapters 
Chapter Proposal Submission by September 15, 2015.

Submission Procedure 
Please email your abstract (max. 500 words) by September 15, 2015 to smartcities.wiley@gmail.com and indicate the specific chapter where your work best fits or propose your own topic relevant to smart cities.

The list of chapters is available at: https://smartcitiesbook.wordpress.com/chapters/. Any other topics relevant to smart cities are welcome too.

Please provide the following points in your proposals/abstracts: 

  1. Title of the contribution
  2. Title of the chapter (of the tentative TOC) if the contribution refers to one of them
  3. Name of author, co-authors, institution, email-address
  4. Content/mission of the proposed article.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified and sent chapter guidelines.

Important Dates 
Author Confirmation and Abstract Submission: September 15, 2015 
Abstract Review and Suggestions Returned: September 30, 2015 
Full Chapter Submission by: December 31, 2015 
Full Chapter Review and Suggestions Returned: March 1, 2016 
Final Chapter Submission: May 1, 2016 
Anticipated Publication Date: July 1, 2016

Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA (Houbing.Song@mail.wvu.edu
Ravi Srinivasan, University of Florida, USA (sravi@ufl.edu
Tamim Sookoor, G2, Inc., USA (tamim.sookoor@g2-inc.com
Sabina Jeschke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (sabina.jeschke@ima-zlw-ifu.rwth-aachen.de)

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