CALL FOR PAPERS 1st International Conference on 5G in Smart Cities 13 – 14 October, 2015 Toronto, Canada

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Scope

The 5GiSC (5G in Smart Cities) conference focuses on utilizing the 5G technologies for making our urban environment more sustainable, increasing quality of life and efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness while meeting the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.

Mobile cellular networks have become the main communication vehicle for the upcoming connected society. In addition to humans, billions of machines will be connected to the network in the Fifth Generation (5G) cellular communication systems.

The 5GiSC (5G in Smart Cities) conference focuses on utilizing the 5G technologies for making our urban environment more sustainable, increasing quality of life and efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness while meeting the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.
This year, 5GiSC 2015 will be collocated with Smart City 360 Summit 2015 at Toronto, Canada, from October 13-16. The latest outcomes of these enabling technologies will offer plenty of opportunities for policy-makers, decision makers, researchers and implementers  to learn, share, and collect experience sand best practices on the use of 5G to plan and operate sustainable urban communities. Scientific results, design concepts and technical solutions will be presented, as well as approaches, and professional experiences.
Highlights
  • Participation in this event will give attendees the unique opportunity to be exposed to all technical scientific aspects of Smart City related topic areas at co-located conferences, as well as be able to have full access to the Smart City market place and business aspects in practice at the Smart City 360 Summit.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. 5G applications and services in smart cities
2. 5G requirements and network scenarios in smart cities
3. 5G End-to-end network architecture and infrastructure in smart cities
4. 5G Interworking between heterogeneous networks and technologies in smart cities
5. Software-defined 5G and network function virtualization in smart cities
6. Energy-efficient communications and networking
7. Security and privacy issues
8. Simulation, emulation, evaluation tools and testbeds
9. New business models
10. Spectrum, regulation, and standardization for 5G in smart cities

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy’ system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author’s kit section).
Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation and submission are available on thehttp://5gisc.org/2015/show/initial-submission.

Call for Posters

Authors who wish to present their work as posters are required to submit a one-page PDF with a title and an abstract of their work (not the poster itself). Submissions should preferably represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal, or describe a technical (non-marketing) innovation. Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare and present their posters.

Call for Demos

Technology demos are encouraged. Authors who wish to present a technology prototype are required to submit a one-page PDF with a title and a description of their work. Submissions should preferably represent technological innovations in the making. Submitters of accepted demos are expected to present the demo at the conference.

Publication

Accepted papers will be published in the 5GiSC Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and viathe SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 May 2015
Notification deadline
15 July 2015
Camera-ready deadline
15 August 2015
Start of Conference
13 October 2015
End of Conference
14 October 2015

General Chair

Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo

Steering Committee Chair  
Professor Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net, Italy

Program Chairs

Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada

Conference Coordinator

Lucia Mrazova, EAI Slovakia

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