ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp 2012)
August 12, 2012 - Beijing, China
Aims and Scope
With the rapid process of urbanization and civilization on earth, urban computing is emerging as a concept where every sensor, device, person, vehicle, building, and street in the urban areas can be used as a component to probe city dynamics and further enable a city-wide computing for serving people and their cities. Here, city dynamics include traffic flows, human mobility, environment, energy consumption, commercial, and economics, etc., in urban areas. Recently, the data representing city dynamics is widely available in the real world, e.g., mobile phone signal, GPS traces of vehicles and people, the ticketing data in public transportation systems, user-generated content (like tweets, micro-blog, check-ins, photos), the data from transportation sensor networks (camera and loop sensors) or environment sensor networks (temperature and air quality), as well as the data from the internet of things. As a result, we are ready for carrying out a real urban computing that leads to better and smarter city. That is, by better sensing and mining city dynamics we are more likely to design effective strategies and intelligent systems for improving urban lives. In addition, urban computing aims to deeply understand the nature and sciences behind the phenomenon occurring in urban spaces.
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This workshop provides the professionals, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in sensing/mining/understanding city dynamics with a platform where they can discuss and share the state-of-the-art of urban computing development and applications, present their ideas and contributions, and set future directions in emerging innovative research for urban computing. All the full papers accepted by UrbComp 2012 will be invited to the special issue on urban computing at ACM Transaction on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) if the authors would like to expand a paper by adding 25 percent significantly new materials. The journal review will take into account the workshop review of a paper.
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following aspects :