IFAC Workshop Control for Smart Cities – CSC 2022
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the IFAC Workshop Control for Smart Cities – CSC 2022, which aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art, to present new research results and to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of international stability.
27-30 June 2022
Draft Paper Submission Deadline:
28 February 2022
Paper acceptance notification
April 30, 2022
Final paper submission
May 31, 2022
Call for Papers
Control for Smart City is a multidisciplinary research area and involves collaboration with Control Systems specialists, Information Technology professionals, Urban Development Engineers and Architects, Civil engineers, Environment researchers, Transport and Automotive specialists, Water and Energy professionals, etc. Special Measurements, Networking, Communications, Decision Making, Operations Research, Control Systems, Mathematical Modelling, and Optimization technics are advanced instruments based on emerging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies directed to create a healthy, energy efficient, and convenient environment to improve the quality of life of the citizens.
Whilst this workshop is particularly interested to attract papers which address cost-oriented issues, the IPC will consider any papers within the scope of TC 9.3. The scope includes, but is not limited to:
- System Theory in Smart City Control
- Operations Research in Smart City Control
- Modelling and Simulation in Smart City Control
- Optimization and Decision Making in Smart City Control
- Smart Buildings
- Home Automation
- Smart Grids
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Energy Efficiency
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Intelligent Transportation
- Smart Water Systems
- Cybersecurity and Safety
- Pollution Management
- Communications, Mobility, 5G
- IoT in the Smart City Control
- Open Data and AI in the Smart City Control
- Smart City Control Education
- Smart City Control during the COVID-19 Crisis
All papers for the workshop have to be in their final form according to IFAC Author Guide in a volume of maximum six pages. Please refer to the following site: https://www.ifac-control.org/events/authors-guide
. One author can participate with a maximum of three papers. All submissions must be made through the IFAC Conference Manuscript Management System website at http://ifac.papercept.net/.
All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted.
IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journalauthors/policies-and-ethics
), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (https://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizersguide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view
Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (https://sciencedirect.com/). To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper.
The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
PUBLISHING AND INDEXING
The papers presented on the CSC 2022 workshop will be published
in IFAC-PapersOnLine and indexed by Scopus, the Web of
Science (WoS), and Google Scholar.
10-20 PhD students will receive the possibility to present their research topics and current achievements which will be discussed together with prominent academics and domain experts to get advice and recommendations on improving quality of their further research and publications.
We are going to apply for support from IFAC Activity Fund to provide funding for free of charge participation of PhD students at the PhD Workshop and the CSC 2022 as well.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (IPC)
- Prof. (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia- Chair
- Acad. Prof. Vassil Sgurev - Co-chair
- Prof. Tariq Samad - Vice-Chair from Industry
NATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (NOC):
- Prof. Kosta Boshnakov - Chair
- Assoc. Prof. Kamen Spassov - Co-chair
- Prof. Lyudmila Mihaylova – Vice-Chair
- Zdravko Georgiev, PhD - Vice-Chair from Industry
1st day: Tutorial and PhD Workshop
2-3 days: plenary sessions in the morning, parallel sessions in the afternoon.
4th day: networking, social events
Cultural events tba.
CSC 2022 will take place in Hotel Vila List, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Sozopol is an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of airport Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.
Sozopol is a lovely place to spend a few days with its long sandy beaches, cobbled streets, numerous traditional restaurants and historical features. Sozopol is with easy travel connections to major cities and airports of Bulgaria – Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv.
All hotels are within a walking distance of the workshop venue:
- Hotel Villa List (four stars) – www.hotellist-bg.com
- Hotel Selena (three stars) – www.hotelselena-bg.com
- Hotel Coral (three stars) – www.thracian-hoteliers.com
Virtual participation is an option for pandemic situation
REGISTRATION & PRICING
Early registration fee:
April 30, 2022
May 31, 2022
Late registration fee:
After May 31, 2022
Student fee: €150 (with student participation only)
The above fees are for one workshop paper. For a second paper accepted for presentation at the workshop, the authors should pay an extra fee of €150. The name of an author cannot be found in more than two papers.
Tours and other social events will be available at extra charge.
Accompanying person fee: €40
It includes coffee-breaks on all workshop days and participation at the official dinner.
Form of payment: Bank transfer. Cash payment allowed only on 27 June 2022 at the workshop registration desk.
Details for bank transfer:
Eurobank Bulgaria AD, Sofia Branch
(ЮРОБАНК БЪЛГАРИЯ АД КЛОН СОФИЯ ОКРЪГ)
IBAN: BG81 BPBI 7942 1044 1172 01
Beneficient: САИ ДЖОН АТАНАСОВ – София, ул. Раковски 108.
Eurobank Bulgaria AD, Sofia Branch
IBAN: BG63 BPBI 7942 1444 1172 01
Beneficient: SAI JOHN ATANASOFF – Sofia, 108 Rakovski str.
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