Percity 14: 1st International IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Systems for Smart Cities.

24 March 2014

Cities and urban areas are an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners to test new technologies, concepts and applications. In Europe and the US, the population living in urban areas accounts for more than 75 percent. As a consequence, applications that are targeting urban areas can positively impact a significant fraction of the population. In addition, the majority of the planet’s resources are consumed in cities. This, in turn, creates a significant potential for reducing the environmental impact of mankind by enhancing and optimizing the physical infrastructure digitally.

The ongoing advances in Pervasive Computing technology have delivered interesting hardware platforms that are suitable for city-scale infrastructure deployments. In addition, the success of mobile communication devices and mobile broadband connectivity enables citizens to tap into the digital resources that surround them anytime and anywhere.

Yet, despite these possibilities, application developers are still facing a broad range of technical challenges when targeting the city as an application scenario.  The intention behind this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City domain. The goal is to discuss novel and innovative Smart City applications, system software and architectures addressing the challenges of Smart City systems and to gather positive and negative experiences from existing small or large-scale deployments.


PerCity addresses relevant topics, including - but not limited to - the following: 

Smart City systems and platforms
Experiences from real-world experiments and deployments
Smart City applications, e.g. from the public transport or environmental control areas
End user involvement, acceptance and user support aspects
Participatory sensing and processing
Internet of Things, Web and Linked Data technologies for Smart Cities
Sensor, Actuators and their networking in Smart Cities
Safety, security and privacy for Smart City applications
Scalability of Smart City systems and beyond (Smart Regions / Countries)
Adaptable, recoverable, and fault tolerant Smart City systems
Management, configuration, and deployment of Smart City infrastructures