Call for Papers : LiveCity Workshop on Smart and Pervasive Communications for Enhanced Communities

The workshop is in conjunction with the conference SaCoNeT’2013
The proceedings will be published in IEEE XploreÆ and accessible via
IEEE Digital Library.
Extended version of selected papers will be considered for publication
in high ranked ISI Scopus journals (visit
∑ Paper submission: March 20, 2013
∑ Acceptance notification: April 15, 2013
∑ Camera-ready deadline: May 1, 2013
∑ Author registration due: May 15, 2013
∑ Date : 17th June 2013, Paris, France.


The LiveCity Workshop on Smart and Pervasive Communications for Enhanced
Communities 2013 will be organized in Paris — France, 17 June 2013,
co-located with 4th International Conference on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork
Technologies (SaCoNeT’2013).

The LiveCity Workshop on Smart and Pervasive Communications for Enhanced
Communities will be held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on
Smart Communications in Network Technologies (SaCoNeT 2013) in Paris, France,
June 17, 2013. The workshop is endorsed by the Technical Committee on SaCoNeT
2013 and by the ICT PSP LiveCity research project.

The LiveCity implements a range of pilots for city communities across the public
Internet by building a wireline and 4G wireless network of 5 cities, including a
right of way without interference from unwanted traffic. These communities could
range from emergency ambulances, hospitals, doctors, patients, museum curators,
city administrations and schools. The main goals and contributions include, but
are not limited to, authenticated and encrypted traffic, live and secure
interactive video-to-video, improvements for health services and city
administration, reduction of fuel costs and carbon footprint, enhanced education
techniques and augmented city experiences for tourists and cultural consumers.

Despite all the opportunities envisioned for future services and applications –
such as improved education, security, elderly support, among others – several
communication and technical challenges must still be addressed by researchers,
ensuring feasible and sustainable solutions with scalable and affordable options
to include, replace or improve existing services.

This workshop, sponsored by the Live City Project, will provide a forum in which
these issues and opportunities will be discussed amongst researchers, industry
stakeholders and the general community, leading to a better understanding of
current state-of-the-art research approaches and future challenges.

Scope of Contributions
We kindly solicit papers addressing the area of Smart Communications for
Enhanced Communities in:

∑ HD Video Streaming Services and Techniques
o Protection
o Health
o Education
o Transcoding
o Authentication and Security
o Availability
o Portability

∑ Network and Service Optimization
o Transport Protocols
o Quality Measurements (QoS/QoE)
o Signalling
o Network Availability and Resilience
o Scalability
o Energy Efficiency

∑ Mobile Networks
o Portable and ubiquitous communications
o Mobile IP
o Multi-homing
o 3G and 4G Networks
o Ad-hoc Networks
o Body Area Networks

∑ Applications for Smart Communities
o Services and Administration
o Health and Protection
o Cultural Heritage
o Sustainability
o Energy Efficiency
o E-Learning


The conference accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard IEEE
conference style paper to this conference (including all text, figures,
and references) through EDAS submission system.

One additional page may be allowed but with additional publication fee.
Accepted papers must be presented at the Conference. The presenter must
register for the Conference before the deadline for author registration.
Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic
withdrawal of the paper from the Conference proceedings and the program.
Workshop Chairs:
Paulo Simıes, University of Coimbra, PT
Luis Cordeiro, OneSource, PT
Ioannis P. Chochliouros, OTE, GR

Program Chairs:
Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel, UK
Panagis Magdalinos, NKUA,GR
Rod McCall, University of Luxembourg, LX

Organization Committee:
David Palma, OneSource, PT
Donal Morris, RedZinc, IR
Evangelos Sfakianakis, OTE, GR
Kelly Georgiadou, OTE, GR

Technical Program Committee:
David Palma, OneSource, PT
Donal Morris, RedZinc, IR
Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal Univ. of Para, Brazil
Evangelos Sfakianakis, OTE, GR
Kelly Georgiadou, OTE, GR
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, DE
Vasco Pereira, University of Coimbra, PT
Vinicius Borges, University of Coimbra, PT
Vitor Bernardo, University of Coimbra, PT
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About Rod McCall

Rod McCall is a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction in areas such as augmented reality, mobile gaming in-car systems and virtual environments. He has a passing interest in economics after not being entirely convinced by the rubbish presented as fact during lectures on that particular subject while at uni.
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