Aim and Scope of the Symposium

The RISUD Annual International Symposium (RAIS) Series aims to provide an international platform for in-depth exchanges in key areas related to sustainable urban development and to serve as a catalyst for international collaborations. The first symposium of the series (RAIS 2016), to be held on 23 – 24 August 2016, will be focused on Smart Cities. RAIS 2016 aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners in this exciting area to review recent advances in the area and identify future research needs. A significant number of internationally leading researchers will be invited to attend the symposium and deliver Invited Plenary Presentations. In addition, papers from researchers and practitioners around the world are solicited for presentation at parallel sessions at the symposium. Within the general scope of smart cities, the symposium will cover the following and other relevant topics:


• Cloud Computing • Smart Healthcare
• Internet of Things • Smart Infrastructure
• Mobile Computing • Smart Urban Planning & Design
• Mobile Crowdsourcing • Smart Urban Systems
• Network Infrastructure • Smart Waste Management
• Safety, Security & Privacy • Urban Big Data and Analytics
• Smart Buildings • Urban Governance
• Smart Community • Urban Mobility and Smart Transportation
• Smart Construction • Urban Positioning, Navigation & Tracking
• Smart Energy Technologies & Management • Urban Sensing & Monitoring
• Smart Environment • Utilities & Facilities Management