Special Issue "Techno-Human Collective Systems for Smart Cities Innovation"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2015)
Over the last decade we have witnessed a tremendous progress towards the interconnection of the digital and physical domains, giving rise to the "Internet of Things". New systems emerge that orchestrate myriads of devices, web services, business processes, people, companies, and institutions that are continuously integrated and connected with individual properties, objectives, and actions. The coexistence and cooperation of embedded systems with our social life is unveiling a brand new era of exciting possibilities.
In such systems, it is simply infeasible to expect from individuals to be aware of the full range of potentially relevant possibilities and be able to pull them together manually. We need to shift from passive machines that wait for user commands, to highly interconnected collectives of computational components that act autonomously and intelligently. We need future systems to anticipate the user needs, preferences and actions, and suitably adapt their performance so that they can be used by a multitude of human and societal interests.
We invite authors to submit papers reporting original, previously unpublished research, which addresses this new area. We are open to papers addressing a broad range of topics, from foundational topics regarding the operating principles of large-scale collective systems, and novel design principles for building future collective systems; to papers presenting advanced frameworks and technological platforms for developing real-world collectives; to pilots reporting innovative approaches for human engagement in co-creating smart city services.
Future applications and insights on innovative uses of techno-human collective systems
Frameworks, models and broader classifications that can act as foundations regarding techno-human collective systems for smart cities
Pilot applications of techno-human collective systems in smart cities
Experiences on co-creation of smart city services and alternative collaborative approaches to problem solving
Revolutionary designs and new paradigms for real-world techno-human collective systems
Privacy-enhanced, Privacy-preserving and Privacy-by-design in smart city services and techno-human collective systems
Methodologies for studying, analysing and building techno-human collective systems
Novel theories for the design and efficient operation of techno-human collective systems
Data Management and Knowledge extraction in smart city services and techno-human collective systems
Manuscript Submission Information
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