May 18, 2016 – St. Louis, Missouri

Technical Program


A smart city represents an improvement of today’s cities both functionally and structurally, that strategically utilizes many smart factors, such as information and communications technology (ICT), to increase the city’s sustainable growth and strengthen city functions, while ensuring citizens’ quality of life and health. Cities can be viewed as a microcosm of “objects” with which citizens interact daily: street furniture, public buildings, transportation, monuments, public lighting and much more. Moreover, a continuous monitoring of a city’s status occurs through sensors and processors applied within the real-world infrastructure.

The Internet of Things (IoT) concept imagines all these objects being “smart”, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate with each other and with the external environment, interacting and sharing data and information. Each object in the IoT can be both the collector and distributor of information regarding mobility, energy consumption, air pollution as well as potentially offering cultural and tourist information. As a consequence, cyber and real worlds are strongly linked in a smart city. New services can be deployed when needed and evaluation mechanisms will be set up to assess the health and success of a smart city.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together innovative developments in areas related to sensors and smart cities, including but not limited to:

  • computing and sensing infrastructures
  • cost (of node, energy, development, deployment, maintenance)
  • communication (security, resilience, low energy)
  • adaptability (to environment, energy, faults)
  • data processing (on nodes, distributed, aggregation, discovery, big data)
  • self-learning (pattern discovery, prediction, auto-configuration)
  • deployment (cost, error prevention, localization)
  • maintenance (troubleshooting, recurrent costs)
  • applications (both new and enjoying new life)
  • smart users experience
  • trust and privacy
  • crowdsourcing, crowdsensing, participatory sensing
  • cognition and awareness
  • cyber-physical systems


Keynote Speaker 


Prof. Raj Jain – Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis

Internet of Things and Smart Cities: Challenges and Issues

Internet of Things (IoT) is currently on the top of the hype cycle with investments from governments, corporations, and venture capital firms. Smart Cities enhance the quality of life of its citizen by building an eco-system for health, environment, and business. Both IoT and Smart Cities share similar issues and challenges and benefit from recent advances in sensors, networking, and big data analytics techniques. The key areas of research in IoT will be explained with security being the prime inhibitor to IoT adoption. Several challenges in securing IoT will be presented. IoT has led to increased use of cloud computing and will soon lead to multi-cloud computing. We finish with brief discussion of our OpenADN project for managing such globally distributed multi-cloud applications.


Raj Jain is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, A Fellow of AAAS, a winner of ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award, 2015 A. A. Michelson Award from Computer Measurement Group, CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award 2009, Distinguished Alumni award from Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association, and ranks among the top 75 in CiteseerX’s list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Dr. Jain is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was one of the Co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc – a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA.


Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages with a font size of 10 using the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. All submitted papers will be subject to single blind peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and submit their manuscripts in PDF format via EasyChair (please, select the “Second International Workshop on Sensors and Smart Cities” track during submission process). Note that at least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the Proceedings.

Important dates

Submission: 15 February 2016 extended to 07 March 2016 (hard deadline) 
Notification: 28 March 2016
Camera-ready: 15 April 2016


Please feel free to contact the Program Co-Chairs (Nathalie Mitton and Dario Bruneo) for more information.

Organization Committees

General Chair:

Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Program Co-Chairs:

Nathalie Mitton, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France

Dario Bruneo, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina, Italy

Rossi Kamal, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Publication Chair:

Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA

Op Vyas, Pt.RS University, Raipur(CG), India

Valerie Issarny, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France

Cristina Cano, INRIA, France

Valeria Loscrì, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France

Antonio Jara, University of Murcia, Spain

Chrysa Papagianni, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Vincent Ng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy

Luis Muñoz, University of Cantabria, Spain

Daoliang Li, China Agricultural University, China

Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Arunabha Sen, Arizona State University, USA

Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, CSU-Chico, USA

Jun Zheng, Southeast University, China