Monday, March 2, 2015

[DMANET] Opt4SmartCities workshop at CPAIOR, May 2015 Barcelona

                             Call for Papers
                Workshop on Optimization for Smart Cities

                         Barcelona, May 18 2015

                     in conjunction with CPAIOR 2015
                    Abstract submission:  Apr 12 2015


Workshop web site:
CPAIOR 2015 web site:

Policy makers who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services
and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to
analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities.

Developing methods for fulfilling such a need involves, among other things,
data analytics and intelligent sensor dissemination, modeling human demands and
operations and planning, often under uncertainty.

This workshop has the purpose of bringing together scholars and practitioners
that work on the solution of problems related to the improvement of the quality
of life and the use of resources in cities, to make cities smarter.

We invite submissions of a short abstract (not more than 4000 characters)
describing original work on applications of methods, with special emphasis on
optimization, for "making our cities smarter".

Abstract should be submitted via EasyChair at:

Abstract should be submitted by:

     Apr 12 2015

Techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Constraint Programming
- Mathematical Programming
- Hybrid algorithms
- Interconnection between (multi-agent) Simulation and Optimization;
- Interconnection between Data mining and analytics and Optimization;
- Interconnection between Sensors and Optimization;
- Optimization and visualization

Applications areas include (but are not limited to)
- Intelligent transportation systems
- Electric mobility
- Smart grids
- Waste management
- Urban planning
- Natural resources management
- Modeling human demands

This workshop is organized within the CPAIOR 2015 Conference in Barcelona,
Spain on Monday May 18, 2015, and will include both invited and contributed
talks. The program/organizing committee will evaluate the submissions and a
selection of abstracts will be admitted for presentation at the workshop. We
encourage the submission of new challenging problems, including data instances.

Workshop Organization:
   - Michele Lombardi, Università di Bologna, Italy
   - Michela Milano, Università di Bologna, Italy
Important Dates:
   - Apr 12 2015: Deadline for abstract submission
   - Apr 24 2015: Notification of acceptance
   - May 18 2015: Opt4SmartCities Workshop

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