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International Workshop on Smart Cities and Future Eco-Systems (SCaFEs 2018)


Nicola Capodieci, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, nicola.capodieci@unimore.it,
Roberto Cavicchioli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, roberto.cavicchioli@unimore.it,

Program Committee

Prof. Martina Maggio, University of Lund, Sweden, martina.maggio@control.lth.se
Prof. Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany, aiellom@ieee.org
Dr. Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy, bucchiarone@fbk.eu
Dr. Andrea Marongiu, University of Bologna, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Italy, a.marongiu@unibo.it
Dr. Nacho Sanudo Olmedo, University of Modena And Reggio Emilia, Italy, ignacio.sanudoolmedo@unimore.it
Dr. Danilo Pianini, University of Bologna, Italy, danilo.pianini@unibo.it
Dr. Elena Parmiggiani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, parmiggi@ntnu.no


Internet of Things and other distributed technologies within the context of smart cities are the main responsible for the rapid increase of sensors and distributed processing units able to obtain large volume of data. Such data empowers citizens, governmental institutions and the modern industry to participate in societies within pervasive and smart eco-systems of services and computing devices. This vision of future society brings a number of exciting challenges for the relevant research community: from a design perspective, novel approaches to software engineering in such distributed systems have to be devised and discussed. On a technical point of view, problems arise on finding both scalable and suitable algorithms able to leverage the distributed computing power to be orchestrated within large-scale smart cities.
On a societal level, proper investigations on the impact of such a connected environment is mandatory. This workshop aims to bring together experts from both academia and the industry for developing fruitful discussions with respect to problems and solutions for future smart societies. Interesting and novel results,as well as work in progress or position papers are welcome.


Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

– Big Data, data mining and analytics for smart eco-systems;
– Multi-Agent systems approaches and simulations for Smart Cities;
– Distributed and Adaptive design methodologies for Industry 4.0 and future societies;
– Machine learning in the context of Intelligent and future transportation;
– Safety, disaster response analysis and simulations for smart eco-systems;
– Security, trust, privacy and other legal aspects for pervasive IoT eco-systems;
– Gamification and role of the citizen for smart societies.

Invited speaker

Prof. Giacomo Cabri, Department of Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Organizing committee

Nicola Capodieci, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Roberto Cavicchioli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Micaela Verucchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gianluca Brilli, University of Modena And Reggio Emilia, Italy
Nacho Sanudo Olmedo, University of Modena And Reggio Emilia, Italy


Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers of the whole conference will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the ACM format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline: 14 September 2018
Notification deadline: 5 October 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 1 November 2018
Conference: November 28-30, 2018

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