May 31, 2017 

Hong Kong, China


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


Keynote Speaker 

Cross-Space Crowd Sensing: Concepts, Technologies, and Practices

 Zhiwen Yu

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China



Technical Program

10:00 – 11:00

                                 SSC Introduction

SSC Keynote session

Dr. Zhiwen Yu Cross-Space Crowd Sensing: Concepts, Technologies, and Practices

11:00 – 11:15   

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

SSC   technical session 1

Michael Breza and Julie Mccann. Polite Broadcast Gossip for IOT Configuration Management

Anup Kiran Bhattacharjee, Dario Bruneo, Salvatore Distefano, Francesco Longo, Giovanni Merlino and Antonio Puliafito. Extending Bluetooth Low Energy PANs to Smart City Scenarios

Carlo Puliafito, Enzo Mingozzi and Giuseppe Anastasi. Fog Computing for the Internet of Mobile Things: issues and challenges

Shantanu Deshmukh and Omid Dehzangi. Driver Distraction Identification using Wavelet Packet Transform and Discriminative Kernel-based Features

Syed Ali Hasnain and Roozbeh Jafari. Urban Heartbeat: From Modelling to Application

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

SSC technical session 2

Y Anisha R Yarlapati, Sudeepa Roy Dey, Snehanshu Saha. Early Prediction of LBW Cases via Minimum Error Rate classifier: A Statistical Machine Learning Approach

Maurizio Giacobbe, Antonio Puliafito, Riccardo Di Pietro and Marco Scarpa. A Context-aware Strategy To Properly Use IoT-Cloud Services

Francesca Righetti, Carlo Vallati, Giuseppe Anastasi and Sajal Das. Performance Evaluation the 6top Protocol and Analysis of its Interplay with Routing


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 “Third 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

Submission: 15 March 2017 extended to 09 April 2017 (hard deadline) 
Notification: 22 April 2017
Camera-ready: 28 April 2017


Please feel free to contact the Program Co-Chairs (Nathalie Mitton and Dario Bruneo) for more information.

Organization Committees

General Chair:

Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Program Co-Chairs:

Nathalie Mitton, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France

Dario Bruneo, University of Messina, Italy


Publicity Chair:

Riccardo Di Pietro, University of Catania, Italy

Publication Chair:

Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy


Technical Program Committee:

Op Vyas, Pt.RS University, Raipur(CG), India

Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Valerie Issarny, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France

Antonio Jara, University of Murcia, Spain

Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Vincent Ng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy

Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Essia Hamouda Elhafsi, CSU-Chico, USA

Jovan Radak, Koblenz, Germany

Carlo Puliafito, University of Pisa, Italy

Riccardo Petrolo, RICE, USA

Mirco Marchetti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Roberto Morabito, Ericsson, Finland