Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Smart Cities

Session Chairs

  • Dr Kamran Soomro
  • Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • kamran.soomro@uwe.ac.uk

  • Prof Muhammad Atif Tahir
  • Head of Computer Science Department
  • National University of Computing & Emerging Sciences, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
  • atif.tahir@nu.edu.pk

Important dates

  • Submission of papers: March 15, 2018
    April 15, 2018 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2018
    May 15, 2018 (extended)
  • Camera-ready papers: May 1, 2018
    June 1, 2018 (extended)
  • Registration & payment: June 1, 2018
  • Conference date: September 5-7, 2018

Objectives and Topics

Smart cities use a variety of innovative computational intelligence solutions to deal with real life urban challenges. Some of these challenges include environmental sustainability, socioeconomic innovation, participatory governance, better public services, planning and collaborative decision-making. In addition to creating a sustainable futuristic smart infrastructure, overcoming these challenges can empower the citizens in terms of having a personal stake in the well-being and betterment of their civic life. Consequently, city administrations can get new information and knowledge that is hidden in large-scale data to provide better urban governance and management by applying these intelligent solutions. Such intelligent solutions can thus enable efficient transport planning, better water management, improved waste management, new energy efficiency strategies, new constructions and structural methods for health of buildings and effective environment and risk management policies for the citizens. Moreover, other important aspects of the urban life such as public security, air quality and pollution, public health, urban sprawl and bio- diversity loss can also benefit from these intelligent solutions. We would like to invite researchers and practitioners to share their experiences, identify new promising research directions as well as publish advances in the area of computational intelligence in the context of smart cities. The scope of the CISC 2018 includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Computational Intelligence in Smart Mobility
  • Computational Intelligence in Smart Energy Grids
  • Computational Intelligence in Smart Homes
  • Computational Intelligence in Internet of Things
  • Smart and Intelligent Urban Data Analytics
  • Context Aware systems for Smart Cities
  • Smart Cities Big Data Management
  • Smart Cities Data Analytics
  • Computation Intelligence for Public Participation and Crowd Sourcing
  • Computational Intelligence for Smart Buildings and BIM
  • Computational Intelligence for Smart Data Security and Privacy Aspects

Submissions that offer position statements, theoretical and industrial perspectives, lessons learned, comparisons, evaluations and technical contributions to the use of computational intelligence in smart future are also welcome.

Programme Committee (to be invited)

  • Dr Abdul Ghafoor - National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr Ahsan Ikram - University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
  • Dr Ashiq Anjum - University of Derby, UK
  • Ian Brooks - Environmental Technologies, iNet, UK
  • Jens Dambruch - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr Kamran Munir - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Michel Krämer - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr Muhammad Atif - NCI, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Dr Saad Liaquat – TBD
  • Dr Khawar Hasham - Special Projects, Interactive Group, Pakistan
  • Dr Zeeshan Pervez - University of the West of Scotland, UK


All contributions should be original and not published elsewhere or intended to be published during the review period. Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically in pdf format, through EasyChair. All the special sessions are centralized as tracks in the same conference management system as the regular papers. Therefore, to submit a paper please activate the following link and select the track: CISC 2018: Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Smart Cities.


Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English, of up to 10 pages, strictly following the LNCS/LNAI format guidelines. Authors can download the Latex (recommended) or Word templates available at Springer's web site. Submissions not following the format guidelines will be rejected without review. To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the CISC 2018 Program Committee. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors who must register for the conference and pay the fee. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the prestigious series LNCS/LNAI (indexed by ISI CPCI-S, included in ISI Web of Science, EI, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar, Scopus, etc.).