Important dates

Abstract submission (300 words): to be received by 20th December 2015
Acceptance notification: to be sent by 15th January 2016

The abstract review process has been completed. Click the link below to view the list of Conference Contributors.

Registration and payment: by 30th January 2016

Full paper submission: to be received by 25th March 2016

Papers presented in the conference will undergo a peer review process in order to be considered for publication in a book to be published by Springer Publications.

Instructions for manuscripts’ preparation can be found in the following link:

Length of each paper should be approximately 16-18 pages, following the Springer instructions.

​Moreover, a collection of peer reviewed papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Urban Technology (JUT).​

Themes of the Conference

Taking into consideration the peculiarities of the Mediterranean coastal cities and communities, such as vulnerability to climate change impacts, economic recession, high valued tourist destinations at a global scale, severe migration trends, city ports opportunities and threats, potential for renewable energy production, water shortage etc., a number of topics would be of interest as themes of the Conference, with a specific focus on smart solutions to deal with these topics. As such can be indicatively considered the following:

• Renewable Energy – Smart Energy Management
• Smart Buildings
• Smart Urban Transport
• Smart Port Management
• Smart Water Resource Management
• Smart Waste Management
• Smart Infrastructure
• Smart Tourist Destinations - Tourism Management – Responsible Tourism –

• Smart Culture
• Smart City Marketing & City Branding
• Smart Applications for Natural Risk Management and Resilience in the Mediterranean (floods,
earthquakes, drought etc.)
• Smart Environment
• Participation – Smart People – Citizens' Empowerment
• Quality of Life
• Smart government - New Governance Models
• New Business Models for Smart Urban Development
• Integrated Planning – Spatial Planning – Marine and Urban Planning
• Blue Growth Opportunities – Potential Developments in Coastal Mediterranean Small and
Medium-sized Cities and Communities / Island regions
• Smart Islands
• Open Data
• Large Data Management Challenges in the Urban Context