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2nd IEEE International Workshop on Smart Computing for Smart Cities (SC2)

in conjunction with

21st IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks

07 June, 2021

Virtual Event

Call for papers

Smart computing has a big role to play in the development of the smart cities. The advanced networking paradigms such as programmable and virtual networks, growth in communication technologies like 5G, and use of advanced computing infrastructure such as fog/edge/cloud computing can all contribute in the applications related to smart cities. With the penetration of Internet of things (IoT) devices in smart city applications, smart computing has become all the more relevant in terms of managing and processing the data. The applications in smart cities can be computing-intensive, network-intensive, disk-intensive, data-intensive etc. which requires different solution sets in order to effectively solve the issues pertaining to these applications. The computing and communication aspects in smart computing are of great relevance in the wider domain of smart cities which consists of smart metering, smart homes, smart building, smart industries, connected vehicles, and tackles various problems ranging from data reporting to providing smart services.

Hence, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the broad area of smart cities using smart computing. The focus of the workshop will be on theoratical and experimental components of communication, networking and system-oriented techniques that tackle challenges in smart cities using smart computing. Therefore, in this workshop, the researchers working on emerging problems on different sectors of the smart cities can share their latest results, gather new problems from communication, networking and data analytics perspectives.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 22nd International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM) - Core Rank A - during 07 - 11 June, 2021 in Pisa, Italy. All accepted workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Xplore), showing their affiliation with IEEE WoWMoM. The extended versions of the accepted workshop papers would be considered for publication in Special Issue in IET Smart Cities (would be reviewed to be within the journal quality).


Previously unpublished contributions in smart computing methodologies derived by experimental and theoretical communication, networking and data analytics techniques for the Smart Cities are solicited including (but not limited to):

  • Data analytics in smart cities
  • Resource management using smart computing for smart cities
  • Network management in smart cities
  • Novel communication architectures for smart city applications
  • Increasing resilience and scalability in smart city-based computing paradigms
  • Analytical applications for improving security in smart cities
  • Improving quality of service in smart cities using smart computing
  • Self-healing and optimization techniques for the communication infrastructure for ensuring sustainability in smart cities
  • Prototypes and testbeds implementing smart computing to test various solutions in smart cities
  • Smart fog/edge/cloud-based service solutions for Internet of things in smart cities
  • Network load management in smart cities
  • Machine learning for smart computing
  • Analysis of computation requirements for smart city-based applications
  • Trust management between various devices in smart computing
  • Data processing in smart computing for automation of applications in smart cities
  • Committee

    Workshop Chairs

  • Dr. Anish Jindal, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), University of Essex, UK. (Email: a.jindal@essex.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Angelos K. Marnerides, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. (Email: angelos.marnerides@glasgow.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Petros Spachos, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada. (Email: petros@uoguelph.ca)
  • Dr. Amit Dvir, Ariel Cyber Innovation Center, Ariel University, Israel. (Email: amitdv@ariel.ac.il)
  • Steering Committee

  • Prof. David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Prof. Andreas Mauthe, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Prof. Michael Segal, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Submission

    Submission link: https://edas.info/N28122(Closed)

    All submissions are required to comply with IEEE WoWMoM guidelines. Initial submissions for review are limited to seven (7) pages formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater. Camera-ready papers should not exceed six (6) pages including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge). Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the co-authors.

    The template for submissions may be found on the IEEE template page. For further submission guideline: see WoWMoM webpage at http://wowmom2021.iit.cnr.it

    The extended versions of the accepted workshop papers would be considered for publication in Special Issue in IET Smart Cities (would be reviewed to be within the journal quality).

    Important Dates

    Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2021 (Extended deadline) - Closed now

    Author Notification: April 08, 2021

    Camera-ready submission: April 19, 2021

    Workshop date: June 7, 2021

    Technical Program


    All timing are local to the CEST


    Keynote speaker: We would like to thank Dr. Gagangeet Singh Aujla from Durham University for accepting the keynote invitation and look forward to his talk on "Edge-cloud interplay using software defined networking for smart city applications".

    The acceptance notifications has been sent for the accepted papers. Please follow the guidelines at: http://wowmom2021.iit.cnr.it/authors_instructions.html for CRC and registration process.

    After evaluating the on-going COVID-19 situation, WoWMoM 2021 will be held as a fully online event.

    The deadline for submission has been extended to 15th March 2021.

    Collaboration with IET Smart Cities Journal:The extended versions of the accepted workshop papers would be considered for publication in Special Issue in IET Smart Cities (after reviewing to be within the journal quality).


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