Scientific Scope

All the cities of the world suffer events of diverse nature that endanger the life of their citizens.

The security forces protect public and private institutions with professionalism, but the great diversity of possible events makes it very difficult to prevent them, and above all, to plan beforehand the optimal response to each threat. Unfortunately, the current global alert situation due to the proliferation of terrorist acts, directly oriented towards citizenship, has only emphasized the need to evolve current security systems to deal with threats in the best possible way. Our response to other types of hazards, including common crime, fires, earthquakes, tsunami, civil disturbances, and many others, would also be enhanced using modern information and communication technology.

Smart cities and their citizens, infrastructure and sensor networks generate a great amount of data. This information must be processed in real-time by critical information systems and notify the citizens and/or security forces through mobile applications or actuators, promoting safety and protection for people, patrimony and a whole environment.

Topics

- Emergency management systems and applications in Smart Cities

- Crowdsensing for emergency detection

- Data mining and machine learning techniques for emergency detection

- Computer vision for security applications

- Smart Sensor Networks to monitor emergencies

- Social network analysis focused on emergency detection

- Crime prediction and criminal data analysis for safety improvement

- Robotic security forces

- Drones, security applications

- Security in the Software of Smart Cities

- IoT and Security Issues

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: February 25, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 26, 2018
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Workshop final papers delivery to CISTI organizers: April 8, 2018
  • Conference dates: June 13-16, 2018

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite authors to submit unpublished work resulted from research that present original scientific result, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches. Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can possibly identify authors. Submissions must be of Full Paper (up to 6 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. Format guidelines: http://cisti.eu/2017/images/templates.zip . Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cistiworkshops2018 chosing the appropriate Workshop.

Publication

Regardless of the type of submission, Programme Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or poster (2 pages). Workshops full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2018 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers and company papers will be sent to EBSCO and EI. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop to have papers published in the proceedings.

Workshop Organizing Committee

Juan Antonio Álvarez García, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 (Spain),

+34 954559769, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fernando Enríquez de Salamanca Ros, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012

(Spain), +34 954553865, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Luis Miguel Soria Morillo, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 (Spain), +34

954556881, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enrique Alba, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos (3.2.12), Málaga - 29071 (Spain),

+34 952132803, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leonardo Botega, UNIVEM - Centro Universitário Eurípides de Marília (Brazil), +55

14981701203, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provisional Program Committee (to be extended)

Javier Andreu, Essex University (UK)

Álvaro Arcos García, Universidad de Sevilla

Jesús Arias Fisteus, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Víctor Córcoba Magaña, Universidad de Oviedo

Óscar Deniz Suárez, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha

Jorge Yago Fernández Rodríguez, Universidad de Sevilla

Javier Ferrer, Universidad de Málaga

Miguel Luaces, Universidade da Coruña

Mario Muñoz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Jamal Toutouh, Universidad de Málaga