SmaCiT 2016 Track - Smart Cities and Emerging Topics (Daegu, S. Korea, Dec. 7-9, 2016)
in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Asia 2016 (CeDEM Asia 2016) (see more at: https://smartcitytrack.wordpress.com)

Track’s Objective


SmaCiT 2016’s main objective is to promote Smart City research results mainly in the context smart government. As part of the CEDEM 2016 International conference, this workshop is dedicated to open discussions about the most important issues today in terms of smart city implementations, practices, governance and future aspects.

The aim of this track is to demonstrate current and emerging smart city trends, mainly -but not limited- with regard to smart government. This year Track's objective addresses the "City Government Vs State Government: who wins the smart race in the international arena?".  More specifically, it focuses on how smart city is being developed and practice and whether smart city race affects government role and democratic aspects in the urban space.

To address the above mentioned aspects, we solicit the following topics (but not limited to):
  • Becoming a smart city: Best practices, failures and practical challenges;
  • Successful technologies for integrating all dimensions of human, collective, and artificial intelligence within the city;
  • The internet of things and co-production, interoperability;
  • Creative partnerships and creative industries in Smart City;
  • Relations of innovative technologies, democratic societies & concepts of "Smartness";
  • The social implications of technology, social cities, the best options for citizens, avoiding the negative impacts of technology;
  • Smart cities, citizen science and urban informatics;
  • Theoretical foundations on Smart City and Smart Government;
  • Smart City emerging topics (i.e., energy, water, waste, transportation etc.)
  • The roles of government for smart city development (i.e., promotion push, policy, standards, start-ups);
  • Infrastructure, components and service definition and standardization;
  • Smart services for evaluation and benchmarking;
  • Smart city service and information quality in social content;
  • Ensuring security and privacy in Smart Cities.
  • Citizen satisfaction from smart services.



We welcome full research papers, research in progress, and discussion papers. Full papers should be up to 12 pages long (max 10,000 words), including the abstract and appendices. Case studies / project papers are of the same size (12 pages, up to 10,000 words). Reflections may be short (up to 6 pages and 5,000 words), but should clearly and distinctly address one or more issues pertinent to smart city research including research methods and quality as well as focus of studies. Papers should be designed to support in-depth discussions of one of these issues during the track. Research papers and case studies will follow a double-blind-peer review process. Papers will be clustered in small sets of papers focusing on similar or related issues.

Submission Guidelines


The accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of CEDEM ASIA 2016’s. More details regarding publication issues are presented on the conference’s website (http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/edem/vid/23383/index.php?URL=/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/23383)

All submitted papers must be:

  • written in English;
  • exclude author names, affiliations, and email addresses from their initial submission;
  • submitted online via the Easychair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cedemasia2016) selecting the track "Smart Cities and Emerging topics" at the bottom.
  • be in .doc/.docx and PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform);
  • formatted for US Letter size, but excluding references;
It is the authors responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format.

Accepted refereed papers, must be presented at the conference by an author who is registered to attend. Please be aware that the CEDEM ASIA 2016 organizers will require at least one registration per paper published in either the main Proceedings or in the Companion volume. At the time of submission of the final camera-ready copy, authors will have to indicate the already registered person for that publication. We strongly encourage at least one author of every paper to register by the early-bird deadline so that session chairs can make plans for its presentation.

Important Dates

Submissions due: July 15th, 2016 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
Notification of Acceptance: Sept. 30th, 2016.
Camera ready paper submission: October 15th, 2016
Conference dates & location: December 7-9th, 2016

For any questions, please contact the Workshop chairs:
  1. Leonidas ANTHOPOULOS, Associate Professor, University of Applied Science (TEI) of Thessaly, Greece, lanthopo@teilar.gr
  2. Sofia T. SHWARI, Seoul National University, South Korea, beysofia@gmail.com
  3. Alois PAULIN, Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Austria, apaulin@caa.tuwien.ac.at
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