First Workshop on "Technologies for Smart Cities"
Colocated with the Fifth International Conference on the Future Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2016)
Luton, (near London). UK
August 17-19, 2016

Smart cities enable to improve the traditional networks and services to become more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefit of its inhabitants and community. Smart technologies lead to transform disparate data collected from machines, embedded systems, and sensors around the city or and turn it into valued information that helps make the community safe, economically viable and more efficient. Using this information can help drive improvements to the way we manage our services. Smartly interconnected platforms make it easier for people to securely connect and share vital information in real time. This powerful capability supports intelligent action in the moment and better-informed decision making for the long term.

Thus technologies play a signicant role in the transformation of smart cities. The proposed workshop will address such technologies that include but not necessarily the following-

  • Networks and Advanced Communications
  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber Security and Privacy
  • Open-data initiatives
  • Parking apps
  • Dynamic kiosks for real-time information
  • Mobile payments
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology
  • Self Service Models
  • Smart Applications
  • Intelligent Transport Systems

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The workshop is co-located with the main conference.

Important Dates


Submission of Papers:  June 01, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: July 01, 2016
Camera Ready: August 01, 2016
Registration: August 01, 2016
Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2016

The selected papers after extension and modification will be published in many peer reviewed and indexed journals.

 Journal of Computer and System Sciences/ (ISI/Scopus)
 Journal of Digital Information Management (Scopus/EI)
 International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus and EI Indexed)
 Decision Analytics
 International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
 International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
 International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
 International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
 International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Journal of Electrical Systems
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Chair

Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Programme Chairs

Carsten Maple, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Hathairat Ketmaneechairat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand.

Submissions at http://www.socio.org.uk/fgct/paper-submission/
Conference email: fgct@socio.org.uk