Please join us for a workshop co-located with the GIScience 2018 conference in Melbourne, Australia on August 28, 2018.
The topic of smart city has attracted a growing interest of various stakeholders (research, local government and industry) in recent years. In essence, a smart city is about using advanced data processing to make city governance more efficient, citizens happier, businesses more prosperous and the environment more sustainable. GIScience, the science of geographic information, has a lot to offer to smart(er) cities. Geographic information is indeed a central component of urban planning, wayfinding and navigation, land management, weather forecasting, transportation planning, risk management, to name but a few. Geographic/spatial information also ties together scientific disciplines, and societal stakeholders in policy decisions. The time to get GIScience researchers discuss and ideate on the role of their field for smart city research is ripe. GIScience attendees will benefit from the contributions of a set of scholars who have been working on several dimensions of the citizen-centric smart city.
The workshop intends to collect contributions related to, and bring together scholars working on advancing six key areas where progress is still needed to realize a citizen-centric vision of smart city: deep citizen participation, data literacy and map literacy, pairing quantitative and qualitative data, adoption of open standards, the development of personal services, and the development of persuasive user interfaces.
Papers must be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS format and submitted as PDF via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/cfp/GISmart2018). All submitted papers will be reviewed for the significance of their contributions (and their relevance to smart city research) by at least two members of the program committee. The review process is single-blind. The following types of contributions are welcome (figures and references count towards the page limits).
Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series. Presentation of accepted papers at the workshops is mandatory for the final inclusion in the workshop proceedings.