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EAI SmartGov 2022 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

In 2021, 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 2022.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.


The emerging research and development for smart of everything towards fast, reliable and sustainable services make every government think for the implementation of the latest technologies in its services so that citizens demand in this rapidly urbanized society can be fulfilled. Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, 5th Generation and beyond mobile communication technologies, Industry/Society 5.0 and beyond are the major emerging paradigms as well as drivers of change to build smart and sustainable society. Every government has to adapt their policies to address the technological changes and effectively implement policies towards smart service provisioning. Smart city believes in the smartness of everything that are directly related to smart service provisioning to citizens from the local level of government to the central government, which understands the dynamics of changes in the people’s living standards and acts and adapts as a smart government. This means that smart cities need to find new ways to interact with businesses, 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.

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The SmartGov 2022 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. TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Smart City/Governance foundations, models, frameworks, and principles for smart cities
  • Smart policies for smart governance
  • Intelligent and programmable networking for smart cities
  • Cybersecurity and privacy for smart cities
  • Cloud/fog/edge/mist 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 smart 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
  • Broadband communications for smart cities and rural communities
  • Case studies for smart city implementation in developing nations
  • Impact of emerging technologies (e.g., AI, machine learning, federated learning, blockchain, sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems) for smart governance.


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, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

  • Regular papers should be up to 10-15 pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-9 pages in length.

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.

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