EMASC 2017

Smart city is the vision of future city – with increasingly instrumented, inter-connected and intelligent urban systems – to improve the quality of life in many aspects including public safety, healthcare, transportation, or energy. With the ever-increasing presence of multimodal sensors, internet of things and other wireless devices in the smart city infrastructure, multimedia plays an indispensable role. As a result new breed of multimedia applications and services are on the rise to fulfill the requirements of the residents in smart city. In such an interconnected environment, continuous steams of multimedia data are generated based on the multimodal sensors and socially connected people. These data streams are processed and analyzed to identify the needs of the residents, and to offer them the required services to enhance their quality of life.

The proliferation of multimedia, sensors, pervasive devices, and infrastructures for realizing smart city has brought many challenges that are the core focus of this workshop. More specifically, this workshop aims to report on the state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies, emerging multimedia applications and services that help to realize smart city. We seek high quality papers that were not published elsewhere and have scientific values.


Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborative sensing, processing and aggregation of multimodal data
  • Multimedia-driven situation awareness and decision support systems for smart city
  • Mobile, anytime, anywhere sharing of multimedia data in smart city
  • Smart multimedia ‘systems of systems’ in smart city
  • Multimedia big data analytics for smart city applications
  • Internet of Multimedia Things for Smart City
  • Multimedia-enabled emergency response and event handling in smart city
  • M2M sharing of multimedia data in smart city
  • Multimedia IoT for smart city
  • Multimedia service discovery, management and scheduling in smart city
  • Crowd-sourcing in smart cities
  • Multimedia security and privacy for smart city applications
  • Multimedia applications and services (education, health, transport etc.) in smart cities


Important Dates

  • Submission of papers: July 15 September 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: August 25 September 12, 2017
  • Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: September 15 October 1, 2017


Paper Submission Process

Papers submitted to the EMASC workshop must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit a full paper (6 pages) according to the guidelines available on the conference website at http://ism2017.asia.edu.tw/.

Paper Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=emasc2017


Camera-ready Paper Submission

The camera-ready version of accepted paper must be directly uploaded to the IEEE CPS through the Author Kit, which will be provided when available.


Workshop Organizers

Anwar Hossain, King Saud University, KSA
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada


Program Committee (Tentative)

Freddy Lecue, Smarter City Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Joern Ploennigs, Smarter City Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Sekhar Kondepudi, Smart Buildings & Smart Cities, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nuno Lopes, Smarter City Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Ioannis Patras, University of London, UK
Jorge Parra, Ikerlan-IK4, Spain
Halabi Hasbullah, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Ali Asghar Nazari Shirehjini, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Abdulsalam Yassine, DISCOVER Lab, University of Ottawa, Canada
Hafedh CHOURABI, Université Laval, Canada
Shawn T Walker, Information School, University of Washington, USA
Morris Brenna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Carmen Falvo, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
D. Poli, University of Pisa, Italy
Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
Charith Perera, The Australian National University, Australia
Antonio F. Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
Stéphane Roche, Université Laval, Canada
Nashid Nabian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Gerhard P. Hancke, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa