UrbaNe Workshop @ ACM CoNEXT 2012

December 10, 2012
Nice, France

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CALL FOR PAPERS: UrbaNe Workshop

The urbanization of society continues to increase: in 2009, the fraction of world population living in urban areas was above 50% (more than 75% in developed countries). It is forecasted that another 10% of the world population will move to metropolitan regions within the next 15 years, leading us into the so-called “urban millennium”.

The scale and the pace that characterize the phenomenon of urbanization raise evident questions on its sustainability. For metropolitan areas to be able to accommodate the current population growth rate and avoid the risk of creating “urban wastelands”, the overall management of city resources has to be reconsidered for greater efficiency (and possibly fairness). Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are expected to play a key role in such a process, their capillary integration in urban environments giving birth to “smart/digital cities”.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia to promote the discussion on networking solutions for upcoming smart/digital cities. It aims at fostering the debate among participants on (i) the identification of the urban features that are the most critical to networking, (ii) the definition and the classification of networking challenges deriving from such features, and (iii) the proposal of original network solutions that can cope with these challenges.


We invite submissions on all aspects of networking research that have a strong focus on urban environments. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission guidelines

Submitted papers must be at most six (6) pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices. They must be formatted according to the standard alternate ACM double column format and must use a font size of 10 pt or larger. Longer submissions will not be reviewed. You are strongly encouraged to use the modified 10 pt ACM sig-alternate-10pt latex template. Submitted papers must not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Accepted papers will be published in CoNEXT 2012 proceedings, and available on the ACM Digital Library.

Paper registration and submission at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urbane2012

Important Dates

Abstract submission (extended) July 27, 2012 (old: July 13, 2012)
Paper submission August 3, 2012 (old: July 20, 2012)
Acceptance notification September 17, 2012
Camera readyOctober 12, 2012
Workshop dateDecember 10, 2012

UrbaNe Workshop Co-Chairs
Marco Fiore, INSA Lyon and INRIA UrbaNet, France
Catherine Rosenberg, University of Waterloo, Canada