ABSTRACT SUBMISSION 02nd May 2019 RESPONSE TO ABSTRACTS 30th April 2019 PAPER SUBMISSION 7th July 2019 DEADLINE FOR ALL REVIEWS 25th August 2019 FINAL PAPERS ACCEPTANCE 1st September 2019 Extended Abstracts for Poster Session: till 15th September 2019 Final Acceptance of Posters: 22nd September 2019 ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION till 1st October 2019
Facts and Dilemmas
Three facts and a set of dilemmas today, and even more in the future, require great attention of engineering and social sciences, professions and policy making. Even more, the relationship between them will be something that will influence the future of cities.
These facts and dilemmas are:
The dilemma is to what extent the uncontrolled growth of large cities, and especially the inevitable development of metropolitan areas, can endanger their real capacity (water, energy, transport, land, etc.). Does new technology can substantially contribute to enhancing rationality, efficiency and reliability of public services, or, if not properly controlled (in less developed countries), endanger the complex urban system?
The dilemma is whether and to what extent the growth and development of new technologies can significantly help urban sustainability and resilience (greater safety, efficiency and rationality, taking over manual labor in industry), or, to what extent could possibly jeopardize it (technocratic community governance, reducing privacy, social segregation, power elite that manages technology, etc.)?
The dilemma is whether the relationship between faster urbanization and rapid development of new technology and applications (Smart City, Smart Metropolitan Area), followed by the large proportion of commercial interests, can lead to the human dimension of the city? Whether the rapid development of new technology generates increasing number of ‘non-smart’ people, and whether their uncontrolled application, without clear and integrally observed needs (strategy, analyses, education), can contribute to the sustainable quality of urban life or not? Whether and to what extent smart technologies enhance the quality of urban life and natural humanity, making it easier for one part of city residents only? Does new technology increase urban cohesion or technological segregation or even stigmatization?
These facts and dilemmas, as observed synergistic, have caused the need to review the current concepts of smart and human city, according to which the human quality and smartness of each city is being measured. at the same time, these facts require an answer to the question of the integral planning methodology adapted to cohabitation of the human city concept with new technological means and instruments.
The Scientific Conference “The e-Future of Cities – Between Temptations of Exponential Technology Growth and the Concept of Human City’’, will deliver the book of proceedings before the conference. The scientific monograph with selected extended articles thematically covering a number of issues relevant for those dilemmas, will be edited in respectable edition after the conference.
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Gala dinner (optional): 25€
Call for Extended Abstracts for Poster Session
Extended Abstracts for Poster Session are intended for the presentation of initial results worthwhile showing to the community.
Extended Abstracts for Poster session should:
- follow the regular paper template;
- be not more than 2 pages long;
- be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com no later than 15th September 2019.
Extended Abstracts will be light-reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
Extended Abstracts registration rules are equal to regular papers ones.
All abstracts/papers need to be written in correct and clear English language and submitted to the Conference e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org