According to the United Nations, 54.5% of the world population is living in cities today, a number that will reach 60% by the year 2030. To provide services and resources to this new wave of inhabitants, cities will have to be more efficient. Technology will be key to improve city efficiency, and research on Smart Cities is investigating how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help citizens and governments to improve quality of life in the cities, particularly those in developing countries that will experiment higher growth rate on the next decades. 
Smart City technology have a direct impact on the lives of millions. Recently, a bug on the widely used traffic routing application Waze drew the city of São Paulo to a halt, as thousands of drivers were led by the app to use the same route. Smart City systems and platforms must be deployed in large scale, include devices from different architectures that use distinct communication protocols, process large amounts of data, must be reliable and bug-free. As such, distributed approaches to Smart City applications are preferable, even though there is a trend of creating centralized architectures which can be dangerous to cities on long term. This workshop aims at gathering distributed systems researchers that are working on distributed approaches for Smart City platforms and applications. 

Call for paper


Areas of interest include:

* Cloud and fog computing

* Software engineering techniques

* Case studies on distributed smart city applications

* IoT and sensors for cities

* Data analysis and big data algorithms

* Large scale data processing

* Vehicular and peer-to-peer networks

* Crowdsourcing and collaborative platforms and applications

* Smart grids

* Smart city theory, modeling, and simulation

* Intelligent infrastructure

* Reliability and security for Smart City applications

* Privacy on the Smart City

* Green Computing in city applications and system

Author guidelines

Submissions must be in IEEE single-spaced double-column style with a length limitation of four (4) pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references).


* Roberto Speicys Cardoso (Scipopulis, Brazil)

* Daniel Cordeiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil)


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    02 Oct.



    05 Oct.


  • 29 Jun.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 06 Jul.


    Final paper deadline

Contact information

  • Raimundo Macêdo