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International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2011)

"Cities, Technologies and Planning" CTP 11 (ICCSA) Submission deadline is approaching: 6 days left
"Cities, Technologies and Planning"
CTP 11 
in conjunction with

The 2011 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2011)
June 20th  - June 23th, 2011
University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

‘Share’ term has turned into a key issue of many successful initiatives in recent times. Following the advent of Web 2.0, such positive experiences based on mass collaboration generated “Wikinomics” have become “Socialnomics”, where “Citizens are voluntary sensors”.
During the past decades, the main issue in GIS implementation has been the availability of sound spatial information. Nowadays, the wide diffusion of electronic devices providing geo-referenced information have resulted in the production of extensive spatial information datasets. This trend has led to “GIS wikification”, where mass collaboration plays a key role in main components of spatial information frameworks (hardware, software, data, and people). Some authors (Goodchild, 2007) talk about “Volunteered Geographic Information” (VGI), as the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic information provided by individuals voluntarily creating their own contents by marking the locations of occurred events or by labeling certain existing features. not already been shown on map.
The term “neogeography” is often adopted to describe people activities when using and creating their own maps, geo-tagging pictures, movies, websites, etc. It could be defined as a new bottom – up approach to geography prompted by users, therefore introducing changes in the roles of ‘traditional’ geographers and ‘consumers’ of geographical contents themselves. The volunteered approach has been adopted by important American organizations, such as US Geological Survey, US Census Bureau, etc.
Whilst technologies (e.g. GPS, remote sensing, etc.) can be useful in producing new spatial data, volunteered activities are the only way to update and describe such data. If, on one hand, spatial data have been produced in various ways, on the other hand remote sensing, sensor networks and other electronic devices generate a great flow of relevant spatial information concerning several aspects of human activities or of environmental phenomena monitoring.
This “Information-Explosion Era” is characterised by a large amount of information produced both by human activities and by automated systems; the capturing and the manipulation of this information leads to” urban computing” and represents a sort of bridge between computers and the real world, accounting for the social dimension of human environments. This technological evolution produced a new Paradigm of Urban Development, called “u-City”.
Such phenomena offer new challenges to scholars (geographers, engineers, planners, economists, sociologists, etc.) as well as to spatial planners in addressing spatial issues and a wealth of brand-new, updated data, generally created by people who are interested in geographically related phenomena. As attention is to-date dedicated to visualization and content creation, little has still been done from the spatial analytical point of view and in involving users – as citizens – in participatory geographical activities.

The programme committee especially requests high quality submissions on the following Conference Themes:
SDI and Planning;
Planning 2.0; Participation 2.0
Urban social networks, Urban sensing;
E-democracy, E participation, Participatory Gis;
Technologies for eParticipation, policy modelling, simulation and visualisation;
Second Life and participatory games;
Ubiquitous Computing Environment - Urban computing - Ubiquitous-City;
Collaborative mapping;
Volunteered Geographic Information;
Ontologies for Urban planning;
City Gml;
Geo-applications for mobile phones;
Web 2.0; Web 3.0
Wikinomics, Socialnomics;
Maps mash up;
Tangible Maps and planning ;
Augmented Reality,
Complexity assessment and mapping

Each paper will be independently reviewed by 3 programme committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted; accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated; or rejected. Notification of this decision will take place on March 2011.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).

Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes.

Authors Guideline Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it.
The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher's web site
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
Submission  papers should be submitted at:
please don't forget to select "Cities, Technologies and Planning" workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.
Papers accepted to "Cities, Technologies and Planning" will be published in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Participants to “Cities, Technologies and Planning" CTP 11 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for the special issue:

"NeoGeography and WikiPlanning"

Important dates

28 February 2011: Deadline for full paper submission
18 March  2011: Notification of acceptance
15 April 2011: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
June 20-23, 2011: ICCSA 2011 Conference

Organising Committee:
  • Giuseppe Borruso, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
Programme Committee
  • Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
  • Giuseppe Borruso, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Maurizio Gibin, School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
  • Muki Haklay, University College London (UCL), UK
  • David C. Prosperi, Florida Atlantic University, Usa
  • Arta Dilo, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Michele Campagna, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Ivan Blecic, Department of Architecture and Planning, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Andrew Nash, Managing Director, Vienna Transport Strategies, Austria
  • Ernesto Marcheggiani, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Zorica Nedovic, School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Aline Chiabai, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain
  • Andrea Porceddu, University of Trento, Italy
  • Markus Wolff, Department of Geography, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Giuseppe A. Trunfio, Department of Architecture and Planning - University of Sassari, Italy
  • Gabriella Schoier, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Alenka Poplin, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Francesco Rotondo, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Dimos N. Pantazis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
  • Sandro Bimonte, Research Centre on Tecnologies, information systems and processes for agriculture (TSCF), Clermont Ferrand, France
  • Valentino Iacoviello, University of Trieste (Italy)
  • Mauro Salvemini, European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI)
  • Luigi Telesca CREATE-NET Research Center, Trento Italy
  • Viviana Lanza, Lombardy Regional Institute for Research (IReR), Italy
  • Roberto De Lotto, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Malgorzata Hanzl, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Maurizio Lazzari, Archaeological and monumental heritage institute, National Research Council, Italy
  • Maurizio Pollino, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
  • Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Lorena Rocca, University of Padova, Italy
  • Maria Danese, Archaeological and monumental heritage institute, National Research Council, Italy
  • Tomas Mildorf, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Franco Vico, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
  • Manfred Schrenk, Department for Urbanism, Transport, Environment and Information Society, Central European Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Luigi Telesca CREATE-NET Research Center
  • Laura Berardi, University of Sapienza Roma, Italy
  • Livio Chiarullo, Eni Foundation Enrico Mattei, Italy
  • Franck Favetta, National School of Higher Studies in Nature and Landscape
  • Architecture (ensnp) de Blois, France
  • Giovanni Mauro, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Marco Mastronunzio, University of Trento, Italy
Beniamino Murgante

Beniamino Murgante, PhD
L.I.S.U.T. - D.A.P.I.T. - Facoltà di Ingegneria
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
10, Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano
85100 - Potenza - Italy
tel. +39-0971-205125
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Skype: beniamino.murgante

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