International IEEE Conference on Big Data and Smart City

March 15th to 16th 2016, sponsored by the Middle East College, Oman, and the University of Barcelona

Every day, more than two quintillion bytes of data is created in this info-centric digitalised world. This vast influx of Big Data is being generated by immense velocity, volume and variety through cell phones, social media posts, transaction records, digital recordings, intelligent sensors etc. This Big Data, if analyzed, can extract an in-depth insight into the very fabric of our society. In this data-centric digital world, data is a key source for promoting growth and well-being of the society. Exploration of the interconnection of data helps to link information and formulate strategies efficiently. Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to large data sets where size, complexity and velocity are beyond the ability of a normal computer software and hardware tools.

The spatial and temporal pattern of big data can play a vital role in framing the agenda of Smart City initiatives. Smart Cities strive for better living with better resources. The periphery of the Smart City initiative also encircles the area of utilization and allocation of available resources and related information in order to successfully achieve shared development. The Smart City initiative aims to identify the technologies that can solve problems which cities must confront; such as traffic congestion, energy crisis, poor air quality and health issues, and create a network of partner cities to share ideas for future progress.

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions: 30th November 2015

The ‘IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart City (ICBDSC) – 2016’, on 15 and 16 March, 2016 is organized by Middle East College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Previous conferences: International Conference on Applied Information and Communication Technology in 2011 and 2014 were well received. The next step forward is our third international conference.

ICBDSC-2016 will bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of smart cities, green information and communication technologies, sustainability, energy aware systems and technologies to realize smart communities of the future. International experts have been invited to deliver keynote addresses and share their rich experiences. Papers reporting on new research and new products or concepts are encouraged.

The theme of the conference is “Big Data and Smart City”

Conference themes include but are not limited to:

  • Creative use of technology for smart building and home
  • Smart cities and key issues in well being
  • Advanced communication systems and approaches for smart cities
  • New developments in smart cities and regions
  • Sensors, actuators and their networking in smart cities
  • Management, configuration and deployment of smart city infrastructure
  • Energy aware systems and technologies
  • Sustainable computing and communications
  • Computational intelligence and soft computing (genetic algorithm, neural networks, fuzzy logic)
  • Modelling of complex energy, mobility, health, society and e-government systems
  • Technologies for utility business transformation
  • Next generation distribution systems, smart sensors
  • Impact of distributed energy resources, smart grid (Electric cars, demand response, distributed generations, storage)
  • Energy efficient hardware and software solutions
  • Creative use of technologies to analyze and measure/assess well-being
  • Big data architecture, computer networks, network security
  • Storage architectures, grid computing, service oriented architecture
  • Data privacy and security issues in intelligent systems
  • Cloud computing framework for big data processing
  • Data privacy and security issues in intelligent systems
  • Big data acquisition, preprocessing, data storage and management, knowledge management
  • Big data intelligent computing, machine learning, pattern recognition, signal processing, image processing, bio-informatics
  • Big data analysis, applications
  • Modelling technology and systems for big data
  • Big data mining, data warehousing, big data visualization
  • Smart data for business intelligence, business process integration and management
  • Explore standardized smart data formats and privacy & protection, data convergence
  • Evaluate best practices in smart data handling
  • Smart data for social entrepreneurship and community engagement

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Please visit the website for paper submission details.

Keynote Speakers

Gilles Betis leads the Urban Life and Mobility action line of EIT Digital and is chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, and member of the French IEEE Section, Region 8. Lecture Title: The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative – Creating value for Smart Citizens

Prof Dr Thomas Andersson is currently engaged in several international projects linking Big Data, Smart Cities and trusted e-services to innovation and strengthened user control in digital communication. This work is carried out through collaboration between partners in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, partly through the International Organisation of Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED), in Sweden, of which Thomas Andersson is Chairman of the Board, and partly through Inconet-GCC which is an EU-funded research project aiming at capacity building in research and innovation in the GCC countries. Lecture Title: Fulfilling the potential of ICT: Smart Cities, innovation and engaged Citizens in the GCC

Dr Manuel Sanromà, University of Barcelona, has held different grants of research in Spain and the United States. He was the former professor of Physics at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, of Astronomy at the University of Barcelona and currently of Mathematics at the University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. Lecture Title: Big data on smart city: towards the improvement of the quality of life of the citizens

Prof Martin Curley is Vice President and Seninor Principal Engineer, and also Director of Intel Labs Europe at Intel Corporation. Intel Labs Europe is a network organization of some 30 labs and over nine hundred researchers/developers in Europe, with a mission of helping advance both Intel research and European Competitiveness/Society. Lecture Title: Open Innovation 2.0 and Digital Technology; the new paradigm for prosperity and sustainable intelligent living

Dr Antonio J Jara, Assistant Prof. post-doc at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) from Switzerland , vice-chair of the IEEE Communications Society Internet of Things Technical Committee, and founder of the Wearable Computing and Personal Area Networks company HOP Ubiquitous S.L. Lecture Title: Wearable Internet of Things: Extending personal devices with Internet capabilities, a practical vision in Smart Cities and Environments

Prof Latif Ladid, Chair, IEEE ComSoc TCsub Internet of Things, Emeritus Trustee-Internet Society – ISOC, Senior Researcher @ SnT – University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects. Lecture Title: Impact of the New Internet Protocol version 6 on Big Data, IoT, SDN-NFV, 5G & Smart Cities.

Prof Mahmoud Daneshmand is Professor of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Howe School of Technology Management as well as Department of Computer Science of Schaefer School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. Lecture Title: The Big Data Stream Analytics and Smart City

Paper Submission: 30th November 2015

Notification of paper acceptance: 31st December 2015

Camera ready paper submission: 14th January 2016

Registration: 21st January 2016

Conference dates: 15th – 16th March 2016

Click here for the conference website.

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