Important Dates

January 30, 2017

Workshop Proposal Due

March 24, 2017 (Firm)

Paper Submission Deadline

April 25, 2017

WiP Paper Submission Due

April 25, 2017

Poster/Demo Submission Due

May 10, 2017

Authors Notification Date

June 10, 2017

Camera-ready Deadline


Call For Workshops and Special Sessions

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WORKSHOPS and SPCIAL SESSIONS The IEEE Smart City Innovations 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops and special sessions associated to the conference. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE. For submission guidelines see https://

IEEE Smart City Innovations 2017 (SCI 2017) calls for workshops and special sessions which will complement the research topics of the main conference by focusing on 1) the emerging challenges and issues related to the ever-growing end-to-end UI ecosystem, and 2) the latest disruptive, transformative research ideas, technologies or work in progress.

A special session is an embedded session in the main conference, focusing on a specific research topic relevant to ubiquitous intelligence. Each special issue will be expected to accept 4 - 6 full-length papers. A workshop refers to an academic event co-located with IEEE Smart City Innovation 2017. Workshop papers should follow the same Paper Submission Guidelines for the main conference papers. Accepted papers for both workshops and special sessions will be included in the Smart City Innovation 2017 proceedings published by IEEE (submitted to the IEEE-DL and EI index).

Workshop/Special Session proposals should contain following information:
•   The title of the workshop/special session, including both full name and abbreviation (for workshop)
•   The objectives, scope, and contributions to the main conference (up to 1 page)
•   The short bios of the key organizers and their related experience
•   The procedure for selecting papers, plans for dissemination (e.g., how to advertise and special issues of journals), and the expected number of participants
•   A tentative list of program committee members
•   The (tentative) website/URL of the proposed workshop and special sessions

Workshop/Special Session organizers are responsible for forming program committees, circulating call for papers, organizing submission and review as well as planning the final program. IEEE SCI 2017 Workshop/Special Session Co-chairs will assist in organizing workshops and ensure their quality and success. The registration fees for workshops/special sessions will be determined by the main conference and will be paid to the conference directly. The conference will provide workshop/special session facilities. Workshops/Special Sessions should strictly follow the important dates. The paper submission deadline could be after that of the main conference to allow workshops to pick up some good papers submitted to the main conference. However, sufficient time (5-7 weeks), should be allocated for peer reviews. Each paper should be reviewed by at least three experts in the corresponding areas.

Please email your stimulating workshop / session proposals in PDF format by Jan. 30, 2017 to the workshop co-chairs: Yong Qin at and Maria Gemou at Please use “SCI2017 workshop and special session proposal” as the email subject.

Important Dates for IEEE SCI 2017 Workshops and Special Sessions

•  Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due: Jan. 30, 2017
•  Workshop/Special Session Proposal Notification: Feb. 05, 2017
•  Workshop/Special Session Paper Submission: To be decided by individual workshops
•  Final Camera-ready Workshop/Special Session Paper Due: June 10, 2017



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