EAI SmartGov 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
All matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits – learn more.
Rapid urbanization and social change drives governments to seek out new ways to deliver services and manage cities and drives innovation in processes and policies through smart cities. At the same time, emerging digital technologies offer new ways for local government to understand and monitor the dynamics of the city, respond to the state of the city, carry out administrative tasks and streamline procedures. The complexity of smart cities and settlements means that roles and responsibilities must shift to allow a greater range of stakeholders to contribute to the design and delivery of smart services. This means that smart cities need to find new ways to interact with business, thought-leaders, suppliers, residents, and visitors. Greater transparency and frequent, two-way communication are expected with the co-creation of public services allowing for greater innovation. Advances in data science allow relevant, real-time data to be transformed into useful information to understand urban behavior and infrastructure needs. This can support evidence-based decision making, automated responses and autonomously managed procedures. Realizing this potential, however, raises concerns about privacy and security issues, the resilience of critical information infrastructures, and the unintended consequences as social expectations and behaviors are shaped by algorithms.
In this regard, it is crucial for smart cities to provide trustworthy services which are secure, privacy aware and sustainable. Our aim is to promote the development of secure and sustainable smart cities with smart governance. The SmartGov 2021 will serve as a forum for researchers from academia, government and industries, to exchange ideas, present new results, and provide future visions on these topics.
Welcome to the EAI Community
Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:
- Get more visibility for your paper and receive a fair review with Community Review,
- Earn credits regardless of your paper’s acceptance and increase your EAI Index for new membership ranks and global recognition,
- Find out if your research resonates – get real-time evaluation of your presentation on-site via EAI Compass.
Topics include, but not limited to:
- Smart governance foundations, models, frameworks, and principles for smart cities
- Wireless networking for smart cities
- Cybersecurity and privacy for smart cities
- Cloud/edge/fog computing for smart cities
- IoT and Cyber Physical Systems for smart cities
- Secure and Trustworthy Computing for smart cities
- Social media and urban awareness
- Blockchain for smart governance and smart cities
- Data and evidence-based policymaking
- Urban big data from heterogeneous sources
- AI and Machine Learning for secure and sustainable smart cities.
- Smart governance practices, dynamics, challenges, and trade-offs
- Alignment of city policies with social and environmental sustainability goals
- Governance of transformation processes
- Measurement and monitoring of smart governance process and outcomes.
- Smart governance-related case-studies and experience reports
- Citizen-centricity and citizen-driven solutions for smart cities
- Co-production and collaborative forms of service design and delivery
- Open governance, participatory decision making and accountability
- Urban innovation, new business models, legal and normative frameworks
- Impact of emerging technologies (e.g., AI, machine learning, blockchain, sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems)
All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.
Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.
Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:
- Wireless Networks (WINET) Journal (IF: 2.659)
- Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal (IF: 2.602)
All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities (Open Access)
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web (Open Access)
indexed in Scopus
Additional publication opportunities:
Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).
All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.
Important dates – Updates!
Late Track Deadlines
Full Paper Submission deadline
3 October 2021 15 October 2021 (extended)
17 October 2021 22 October 2021 (extended)
7 November 2021
Main Track Deadlines
Full Paper Submission deadline
1 August 2021 15 September 2021 (extended)
1 September 2021 15 October 2021 (extended)
1 October 2021 7 November 2021 (extended)
Start of Conference
24 November 2021
End of Conference
26 November 2021