in conjunction with the 4th IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SmartComp)

June 18, 2018 

Taormina, Sicily, Italy


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)
  • distributed data collection and storage in Smart Cities
  • 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

Technical Program

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:00 Technical Session 1 (Chair Antonio Puliafito)

Carlo Puliafito, Enzo Mingozzi, Carlo Vallati, Francesco Longo and Giovanni Merlino. Virtualization and Migration at the Network Edge: an Overview

Maurizio Giacobbe, Riccardo Di Pietro, Antonino Longo Minnolo and Antonio Puliafito. Evaluating Information Quality In Delivering IoT-as-a-Service

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Technical Session 2 (Chair Francesco Longo)

M. Balduccini, E. Griffor, M. Huth, C. Vishik, M. Burns and D. Wollman. Reasoning about Smart City

Francesca Righetti, Carlo Vallati and Giuseppe Anastasi. IoT Applications in Smart Cities: a Perspective into Social and Ethical issues

Federico Concone, Pierluca Ferraro and Giuseppe Lo Re. Towards a Smart Campus through Participatory Sensing

D. Fedotov, Y. Matsuda, Y. Takahashi, Y. Arakawa, K. Yasumoto and W. Minker. Towards Estimating Emotions and Satisfaction Level of Tourist based on Eye Gaze and Head Movement

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 15:00 Special Session on “Interoperability in Smart City” (Co-Chairs Arianna Brutti, Piero De Sabbata)

Martin Burns and Joe Manganelli. Using The IES-City Framework

Arianna Brutti, Angelo Frascella, Nicola Gessa, Piero De Sabbata and Cristiano Novelli. Interoperability in the Smart City: a semantic approach for merging flexibility with strictness

Emiliano Sergio Verga and Maurilio Zuccalà. Governing Interoperability through Digital Ecosystems: the E015 Experience


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Technical Session 3 (Chair Dario Bruneo)

Nachiket Tapas, Giovanni Merlino and Francesco Longo. Blockchain-based IoT-Cloud Authorization and Delegation

A. Singh Patel, M. Ojha, M. Rani, A. Khare, O.P. Vyas and R. Vyas. Ontology-based Multi-Agent Smart Bike Sharing System (SBSS)

Carlo Vallati, Francesca Righetti, Giacomo Tanganelli, Enzo Mingozzi and Giuseppe Anastasi. ECOAP: Experimental Assessment of Congestion Control Strategies for CoAP using the WiSHFUL platform

Beniamino Di Martino, Antonio Posillipo, Stefania Nacchia and Salvatore Augusto Maisto. A Q&A tool to produce an ad-hoc OpenAPI Specification to identify equivalent REST Api services



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 “Fourth 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

Paper Submission: 28 February 2018 extended to 16 March 2018 (hard deadline)
Acceptance Notification: 30 March 2018 extended to 12 April 2018
Camera-ready submission: 21 April 2018

Organization Committees

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Dario Bruneo, University of Messina, Italy

Publicity Chair:

Riccardo Di Pietro, University of Catania, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

Rachit Agarwal, INRIA, France
Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina, Italy
Roberto Morabito, Ericsson, Finland
Carlo Puliafito, University of Pisa, Italy
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Riccardo Petrolo Rice University, USA
Vincent Ng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
Jovan Radak, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, California State University San Bernardino, USA
Arianna Brutti, Enea, Italy
Francesco Longo University of Messina, Italy