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[Call for Papers] Citisen 2013 : Second International Workshop on Citizen Sensor Networks

May 13th, 2013 by


Sep 18, 2013 – Sep 18, 2013 (Barcelona)

Submission Deadline: Jun 22, 2013
Notification Due: Jul 14, 2013
Final Version Due: Sep 1, 2013


2nd International Workshop on Citizen Sensor Networks (Citisen2013)
at the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS’13)
September 19, 2013 – Barcelona, Spain


The meeting of researchers from complex system networks, sensor networks, distributed intelligence and the social, economic or organizational sciences is of crucial importance for the future of citizen sensor networks. The multidisciplinary interactions for this area of research are extensively recognized for its role in cross-fertilization, and it has undoubtedly been an important source of inspiration for the body of knowledge that has been produced in the distributed artificial intelligence. The Citizen Sensor Network workshop was born with the goal of bringing together researchers interested in distributed engineering, with researchers focused on finding efficient solutions to problems where the data acquisition is produced in a decentralized manner, representing complex social systems.
This workshop will be a collocated event within ECCS2013.

Topics of interest include everything involving Citizen Sensor Networks. Some examples are the following:

– participatory sensing.
– data mining techniques on crowdsourced datasets.
– geo-data extraction.
– smart-cities and transport systems technologies.
– standards for CSN.
– methodologies and simulation languages for CSN.
– simulation platforms and tools for CSN.
– visualization and analytic tools.
– approaches for large-scale CSN.
– scalability and robustness in CSN.
– Multimedia information management in CSN.
– Privacy technologies in CSN.
– Uncertainty and incomplete information management in CSN.
– CSN in environmental modeling.
– CSN in geo-localization tools.
– CSN in web services.

We invite paper and abstract submission for CitiSen 2013, taking place in Barcelona, September 2013. All submitted papers must not exceed TWELVE (12) pages in camera-ready format for CITISEN. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review. Papers for CITISEN should be submitted using the LNCS formatting style. Original paper submissions will be published in Springer-LNAI postproceedings. Abstracts are also welcome without any recommended length but with a clear description of the scientific contribution.

Submissions (papers and abstracts) should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) on the first page. Electronic submission of manuscripts in PDF format is required (you may want to look at ). Please use the EasyChair tool. Once a paper or abstract has been accepted for presentation, at least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the paper.

A selection of the best papers presented at the Workshop will be considered for publishing in the Advanced Complex System Journal as a special issue.

Important Dates
* Submission Deadline: June 22, 2013
* Authors Notification: July 14, 2013
* Conference: September 19, 2013

Invited Talks
* Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
– Sensorship or Censorship – That’s the Question.

* Daniele Quercia (Yahoo! Labs)
– Crowdsourcing for the good of London.

Organising Committee
* Jordi Nin
UPC – BarcelonaTECH

* Daniel Villatoro
Barcelona Digital Technology Centre

Programme Committee:
* Andrea Baronchelli (Northeastern University, USA)
* Ana Bazzan (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
* Francesco Calabrese (IBM Research, Ireland)
* Licia Capra (University College London, UK)
* Enrique Frias-Martinez (Telefonica Research, Spain)
* Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia)
* Fernando Koch (IBM Research, Brazil)
* Neal Lathia (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Ed Manley (UCL Casa – Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UK)
* Yamir Moreno (Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Spain)
* Mirco Musolesi (University of Birmingham, UK)
* Alexei Pozdnoukhov (NCG- NUIM, Ireland)
* Daniele Quercia (Yahoo! research, Catalonia)
* Sergio Ricciardi (UPC-BarcelonaTECH)
* Savaltore Rinzivillo (KDD-Lab , ISTI – CNR, Italy)
* Victor Rodríguez Doncel (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
* Francesco Ronzano (Barcelona Digital, Catalonia)
* Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Jetzabel Serna (Barcelona Digital, Catalonia)

Support for Participants coming from Transition Countries:
Thanks to support from the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, we are able to offer grants to offset some of the costs associated with attending the CitiSen 2013 workshop for participants coming from “transition countries”. Interested participants please send a mail with your vitae to