Wednesday, July 13, 2016

[DMANET] NEO Cities 2016 - Call for Partecipation

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Dear Colleague,

You are kindly invited to submit a proposal for participation to the International Workshop on Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization for the Cities of the Future (NEO Cities), that will take place in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, on the 22-24 September 2016.

*Scope and Motivation*
In a world where information and communication technologies are pervading the perception and the experience of human living, cities are evolving towards a more functional scope, where the quality of life of their citizens and the quality of the services provided play a central role in their design and planning.
Cities are very dynamic environments, breeding place for innovation, opportunities and research but also sources of great challenges. Some of the open questions are for example: how can cities become more resilient? How can you guarantee privacy ethic and security to their citizens? How can cities become more energy sustainable? How can the existing urban fabric be made smarter for the future?
Numerical techniques from optimisation and data analytics can help addressing some of the open questions and shaping the cities of the future.
This workshop intends to collect many different efforts made for developing a new understanding of their cities and systems, and how these interact more widely with regions, economies, communities, businesses and individuals. How cities can be used as living labs for real time feedback and data gathering, to see how the city responds to new systems, identify optimal solutions and uncover future possibilities.

*Session Topics*
NEO Cities is interested in receiving scientific contributions related to optimisation and data analytics methods or applications in city design, management and planning, including but not limited to

* Optimisation for health outcomes and health systems
* Optimisation for resilience in critical city systems (energy, communications, transport, water)
* Optimisation for crime prediction and crime reduction
* Prediction of change in cities
* Living labs for city optimisation
* Data and social mining
* Data mining techniques for environmental monitoring
* Big data for smart cities
* Intelligent solutions for smart buildings
* Decision making for intelligent urban planning

*Call for Participation*
Interested authors at the R2 (recognised researcher, PhD holders or equivalent), or at the beginning of R3 level (established researcher), are invited to submit their contributions following the guidelines on the website

*Important Dates*

* Proposal submission: (extended deadline) July 22 15, 2016
* Notification of acceptance: August 01, 2016
* Paper submission for the post proceedings: December 2016

Best regards,
Special Session Organisers

Oliver Schütze (Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico)
Massimiliano Vasile (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
Annalisa Riccardi (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

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