Welcome To The 1st International Workshop on ​Technology Convergence for Smart Cities ​(TeC4C 2018)!
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Advances in ICT are changing the way we live and work, making our daily activities faster, easier and more reliable. Smart cities are becoming an intriguing stage for several citizens to benefit from pervasive, easy to use, and interactive services and applications. From the technical perspective smart cities are the result of the integration of several technologies, that cooperate to provide seamless solutions to end users. Such technologies enable the collection, storage, and processing of data sensed from the environment and/or produced by citizens themselves; they promote social interactions and improve people's quality of life. For Instance the integration of network infrastructures along with services provided by both big players (e.g., Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon) and small and medium enterprises open new scenarios for the smart city ecosystem and approaches like osmotic computing are necessary to dynamically organize and migrate resources according to the requirements of different infrastructures (e.g., load balancing, reliability, availability) and applications (e.g., sensing/actuation capabilities, context awareness, proximity, Quality of Service (QoS)).

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018 (Extended)

Notification of Acceptance: September 12, 2018

Camera-ready Submission Deadline: September 21, 2018

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Submitted papers should be no longer than 8 pages in two-column IEEE proceeding format.

Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the corresponding authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publications in:


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Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralised cloud infrastructures, including the extension of the fog computing paradigm to the edge of the network
  • Autonomic management of networking in the context of software-defined data centres
  • Re-allocation of resources and services across distributed computing and geographically separated infrastructures
  • Software Defined Infrastructure Architectures, Application Programming
  • Interfaces Protocols & Programming languages
  • Efficient Network and Cloud Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Energy Efficient and Green Software-defined Infrastructures
  • Software-based Integration of Computing, Storage & Networks
  • Object identity management, discovery services in Smart cities
  • Virtualisation of objects, devices and Smart cities infrastructures
  • Ad-hoc Cloud services and Big Data Analytics


  • Dynamic orchestration of heterogeneous resources for Smart city systems and applications
  • (Device, Data, Service) Discovery in Smart cities
  • Security and privacy preservation in Smart cities
  • IoT Microservices, Networking and CloudLet computing
  • Software-defined networking support for IoT device fleets (M2M applications)
  • Hybrid Sensor/Cloud networking
  • Smart mobility
  • Smart education
  • Smart governance
  • Continuous healthcare


  • Infrastructures, platforms, and software for Smart cities
  • System architectures for convergent technologies
  • Service & Information Orchestration/Chaining and Life Cycle Management
  • Software engineering methodology for the design of Smart Cities
  • Models and methodologies for convergent platforms
  • Data quality and management in convergent platforms for Smart Cities
  • Deployment of convergent technologies in Smart Cities


  • Oct 18 - 20, 2018.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Workshop of CIC 2018 IEEE 4th International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing.

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Technical Program Committee

General chairs

Prof. Rajiv Ranjan

Dr. Maria Fazio

Dr. Antonella Longo

Publicity Chairs

Deepak Puthal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Antonino Galletta, University of Messina, Italy
Devki Nandan Jha, Newcastle University, UK

Publications Chairs

Marco Zappatore, University of Salento, Italy
Santa Agreste, University of Messina, Italy

TPC Members

Alina Buzachis, University of Messina, Italy
Lorenzo Carnevale, University of Messina, Italy
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Giuseppe Di Modica, University of Catania, Italy
Basilio Filocamo, University of Alcala, Spain
Stefano Forti, University of Pisa, Italy
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
Pankesh Patel, Fraunhofer CESE, USA
Giovanna Sannino, ICAR CNR, Italy
Jacopo Soldani, University of Pisa, Italy
Zhenyu Wen, Newcastle University, UK

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