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Workshop on User Centric Smart Cities Services UCSC 2018 (Part II)

Paper Sessions
4:45 PM, Monday 4 Jun 2018 (1 hour 45 minutes)

One of the latest trends in the ICT world is to embed smart objects in cities, aiming to make them “smart”. Many cities around the world have already a strategy for applying “smart city” concepts with the inclusion of technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), others are in the process of drafting a strategy for this. The goal is to infuse “intelligent” behaviour in municipal environments, mainly for improving the services that are provided to the citizens and to improve efficiency. Already a multitude of devices in many cities are connected to the IoT and there are various projections about billions of devices that will be connected to the Internet in the near future.  

The societal challenges manifest themselves most clearly in cities: increasing and dense populations pose challenges regarding transportation, efficient resource usage, safety and also quality of life, and also the OECD sees “cities as the hub for data-driven innovation”. According to another recent study, “the city will require platforms which act as facilitators of digitalization and usage of data culminating in big data” and “the smart city will need to work with platforms on which data can be analysed and shared with other sources as well”. In that sense, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) could be instrumental in the use of abatement technologies that address energy consumption inefficiencies. 

This workshop to bring together experts from different EU projects, and others regions as Japan and Korea that are working in crosslayer issues in the areas of user-centric smart city solution based on IoT. The goal is to present the recent results to the research community, the industry and standardisation bodies and exchange ideas for joint research activities in the future. Finally, the threats of the IoT for the citizens will be identified analysed, discussing also how the results of the projects can help mitigating these threats. The technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Smart Cities, Smart Public Places, and Smart Environments  
  • Smart Home, and IoT-based Building Automation  
  • Smart Agriculture and Water Management  
  • Smart factories and Industry 4.0  
  • Case studies of new or existing IoT based Smart Cities  
  • Novel architectures, protocols, or applications that achieve both security and interoperability (usability)  
  • Testbeds, and experimental results in IoT domains  
  • Security and privacy challenges of interoperable and usable IoT  
  • Lightweight IoT security protocols and architectures  
  • Privacy enhancing and anonymization techniques in IoT  
  • Energy efficiency solution for IoT   

This workshop is supported by EU projects, ENTROPY, ARMOUR and ARIES 

1570438552 “Managing AAA in NFV/SDN-enabled IoT scenarios”: Alejandro Zarca, Dan Garcia, Jorge Bernal Bernabé and Jordi Ortiz (University of Murcia, Spain); Rafael Marin (OdinS, Spain); Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez (University of Murcia, Spain)

1570442711 “IoTCrawler: Browsing the Internet of Things”: Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez and Jose Santa (University of Murcia, Spain); Juan Antonio Martinez Navarro (Odin Solutons S.L., Spain); Josiane Xavier Parreira (Siemens AG Austria, Austria); Payam Barnaghi and Shirin Enshaeifar (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Michail Beliatis and Mirko Alexander Presser (Aarhus University, Denmark); Thorben Iggena (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany); Marten Fischer (University Osnabrueck, Germany); Ralf Tönjes (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany); Martin Strohbach (AGT Group (R&D) GmbH, Germany); Alessandro Sforzin and Hien Truong (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)

1570445087 “Detaching the design, development and execution of big data analysis processes: A case study based on energy and behavioral analítics”: Anastasios Zafeiropoulos (UBITECH & National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Eleni Fotopoulou (Ubitech Ltd, Greece); Aurora González-Vidal and Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez (University of Murcia, Spain)

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