[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18901″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_single_image image=”18903″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_single_image image=”18904″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]As part of the Central and Eastern European e-Dem and e-Gov Days 2016, Lauder Business School, Vienna, the GoForeSight Institute, Ljubljana and Chuo University, Tokyo will jointly organize a Workshop on Smart Cities.

Conference venue
National University of Public Service and Andrássy University Budapest
Budapest, May 12-13, 2016
http://ceeegov2016.ocg.at, http://twitter.com/ceeegov

Workshop conveners
Mr. Blaž Golob, L.C.M. Cambridge University, Director GFS Institute, Ljubljana
Prof. Dr. Hiroko Kudo, Chuo University, Tokyo
Prof. (FH) Dr. Elisabeth Kuebler, MSc (LSE), Institute of Competitiveness, Lauder Business School, Vienna[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text]Content
Since the 2000s the smart city concept has gained considerable popularity among urban planners, policy-makers, researchers, civil society, and innovative entrepreneurs. It promotes an integrated approach which, thanks to the intelligent use of technology, will enhance both inclusion and competitiveness of urban agglomerations.
EU initiatives and funding schemes provide support for individual cities advocating smart city policy (e.g. Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Vienna, Ljubljana, or Barcelona). Needless to say, the smart city concept is not limited to Europe or highly industrialized regions in general. On the contrary, it is gaining increasing popularity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (cf. The Asia Africa Smart City Summit, which took place in Bandung, Indonesia in April 2015).
There are various sets of indicators for governance and management of cities available such as the Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) published by IESE Business School, ISO 37120 Sustainable development of communities – Indicators for city services and quality of life global standard, or European Green Capital city performance measurement tools. Those indicators enable comparisons between cities and also motivate city leaders to use digital technologies for smarter cities.
The proposed session focuses on innovative technology, democratic participation and profitability. While citizen engagement is a key element of most definitions of smart cities, innovative technology would also have great potential for facilitating participation. Innovative technology is used to steer participants to change their behaviour and lifestyle. The objectives of a smart city include making citizen participate in the co-production of public services. It thus acknowledges that urban success relies on a network of interwoven and interdisciplinary aspects. At the same time it places the emphasis on empirical links between technological innovation, economic competitiveness and citizens’ participation in public will-formation and wealth generation.

Topics for papers and panels include:
• Smart cities and Internet of Things
• Competitiveness of cities
• Smart cities and digital entrepreneurship
• Urban planning and GIS
• Participation of citizens and stakeholders in co-creating smart cities
• Inter-operability and open data in support of smart cities
• Smart cities and e-Inclusion

The session chairs invite contributions which critically examine the outcome of policies and projects within the triangle of innovative technology, participation and profitability. Is there empirical evidence for a successful interplay of technology, business and democratic society, or do smart city initiatives rather lean towards particular business interests without pursuing general wealth distribution? To which extent are smart technologies a critical success factor for inclusive competitiveness and shared values in the urban space?

The session conveners welcome panel and paper suggestions, which make the extremely broad notion of smart cities and urban competitiveness tangible on an applied and small- to medium-scale level. Ideally each panel will shed light on a smart-city topic from a microeconomic, a societal and a technological perspective. Suggestions are geographically not strictly limited, though there is a preference for a Central European angle, which includes comparative papers.

Timeline
A two-stage selection process is to apply:
Oct 31, 2015: Abstract submission (approx. 200 words), abstracts not reviewed
but checked whether they are in scope
Nov 15, 2015: Notification of whether the abstract is in scope combined with the invitation to submit the full conference paper
Jan 7, 2016: Paper submission (max. 10 pages), double blind full paper review according to scientific standards
Feb 15, 2016: Reviews out (including notification whether the paper is eligible for the
Special Edition of TGGP)
March 14, 2016: “Camera-ready” papers due (standard OCG format available)
May 9, 2016: Volume available
May 12-13, 2016: Conference

Contact details
Prof. (FH) Dr. Elisabeth Kübler, MSc (LSE) ([email protected])
Head of Research and International Relations; Head of the IoC at LBS
Ms. Helena Habjan ([email protected])
University of Ljubljana, Head of EU Projects & Research – GFS Institute

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text]Related literature and links:
Asia Africa Smart City Summit 2015: http://asiaafricasmartcity.com/
European Commission Smart Cities and Communities: http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/
European Green Capital: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/index_en.htm
European Green Capital city performance measurement tools: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/applying-for-the-award/evaluation-process/
Greenfield, A. (2013). Against the Smart City. London: Verso.
IESE (2015). IESE Cities in Motion Index 2015. IESE Business School Center for Globalization and Strategy. Retrieved from http://www.iese.edu/research/pdfs/ST-0366-E.pdf
ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=62436
Ljubljana Forum on Future of Cities reports: http://www.ljubljanaforum.org
Meijer, A.J. &, Rodríguez Bolívar M. P. (2015). Governing the Smart City: A Review of the Literature on Governance, International Review of Administrative Science
Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. (2011). Creating Shared Value. Harvard Business Review, January-February 2011. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2011/01/the-big-idea-creating-shared-value
Smart Cities – Intelligent Cities in Europe: http://www.smartcities.at/home-en-us/
Smart City Platform – Power to the People http://www.smartiscity.eu
Smart Urban Governance, International Review of Administrative Science
World Council of City Data http://www.dataforcities.org/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]



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