The 1st International Conference on Smart City and Communities 2018 (ICSCC 2018)

The 1st International Conference on Smart City and Communities 2018 (ICSCC 2018)

24-26 July 2018

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

http://www.icscc2018.org/

Call for Papers

The ICSCC’18 – 1st International Conference on Smart Cities and Communities aims on bringing together researchers from various disciplines in order to discuss and contribute to shape a new scientific and cultural paradigm for African cities and communities.

Major topics of the conference are :

  • Smart Cities and Smart Communities
  • IoT and sustainability
  • Cloud Computing and big Data for Urban informatics
  • Application Scenarios and Real-world Deployments for Smart Cities in Africa IoT
  • Applications for Smart Rural Communities

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to ICSCC’18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

Themes

The 1st International Conference on Smart City and communities 2018 (ICSCC 2018) will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by panel discussions and keynote presentations. We welcome high quality papers that describe original and unpublished research papers addressing the real issues, challenges and needs in building smart cities for now and future on the following technical areas of (but not limited to) smart cities and communities.

  • Smart mobility
  • Smart Home and Community
  • E-health Systems
  • Social Simulation and societal issues
  • Environment and Urban Monitoring
  • Green Network and Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Electronic Systems for Security
  • Civic engagement (government, health-care, sports, etc.)
  • Big Data for Urban Informatics
  • QoS and QoE of Smart City Systems, Applications and Services
  • Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and new business models
  • Smart University and Smart Education
  • Application Scenarios and Real-world Deployments for Smart Cities
  • Smart City Governance
  • Energy sustainability
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and platforms for Smart Cities
  • Cloud Computing and Network Infrastructure for Smart Cities
  • Social Computing and Networks for Smart Cities
  • Embedded Computing and Networks for Smart Cities
  • Renewable energy sources

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality original papers via the EDAS submission site. All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. The papers should be written in English and formatted according to IEEE conference template.

To encourage authors to submit their best work to the conference and to reduce unnecessary burden on the reviewers, we limit each individual to submit as author or co-author on no more than 3 papers. Authors of co-authored submissions are jointly responsible for respecting this policy. In case of violations, only the first three submissions (in order of submission number) will be sent for review.

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Paper contests will include a Conference Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.

Types of Submissions

The following type of submissions will be considered:

  • Technical paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers should not exceed 10 pages.
  • Experience report: Experience reports that show practical implementation experience, including case studies, focused on a specific topic of the conference. These papers should not exceed 4 pages.
  • Posters: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. Submissions comprise an extended abstract of not more than two pages, excluding references, but including all text, appendices, and figures and an A0 (841 mm width x 1189 mm height) size poster.

Submitted papers must be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a “double-blind review” by at least three members of the Program Committee.

The best poster submissions will be invited to give short presentations in a session during the main conference.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission 2018-01-31
Full paper Submission 2018-02-28
Authors Notification 2018-03-30
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission 2018-05-31
Authors must be registered by 2018-04-30
Start of Conference 2018-07-24
End of Conference 2018-07-26

Organizing committee

 General chair

  • Prof FORTIER Paul, IEEE senior member, Université Laval, Québec, (Canada)

 Program Chair and Co-Chair

  • Prof COALLIER François, IEEE Senior Member and IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member, École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec, Montréal, (Canada) – Chair
  • Prof BEN STA Hatem, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, (Tunisia) – Co-Chair

 Conference Chair and Co-Chair

  • Dr KONÉ Blaise, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Chair
  • Dr SAWADOGO Emmanuel, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair

 Registration committee

  • Dr OUATTARA Yacouba, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Chair
  • Dr ZERBO Aminata, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair

 Publication committee

  • Dr TRAORE Yaya, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Chair
  • Dr OUEDRAOGO Frédéric, Université Norbert ZONGO, Koudougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair

 Web committee

  • Dr GUINKO Ferdinand, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Chair
  • M. CISSE Mohamed, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair

 Publicity committee

  • Dr GUEYE Bamba, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, (Sénégal) – Chair
  • Dr BISSYANDE Tegawendé F., Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair
  • Dr MALO Sadouanouan, Université Nazi BONI, Bobo-Dioulasso, (Burkina Faso)

 Finance committee

  • M. SAM Rasmané, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Chair
  • M. ZONGO Mathias, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso) – Co-Chair

 IEEE Computer Society Liaison committee

  • Dr GUINKO Ferdinand, Université Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso)

 Program committees

 Program Chair and Co-Chair

  • Prof COALLIER François, IEEE Senior Member and IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member, École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec, Montréal, (Canada) – Chair
  • Prof BEN STA Hatem, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, (Tunisia) – Co-Chair