6th International Conference on
Smart Data and Smart Cities
September 15–17, 2021 · Stuttgart, Germany

Call for papers

A smart city can be defined as a city overlaid by a digital layer, which is used not only for storing city information but overall for its governance. The 6th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities will present novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities, and will also provide a forum for senior researchers to establish collaborations on new research projects in this domain. Moreover, a smart city should not be discussed without considering how to better involve citizens (smart people).

This year's conference will be held at Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Urban Data Management Society. Hopefully, it will be a hybrid conference with as many participants as possible in Stuttgart, and a live stream for all those who cannot join due pandemic restrictions that might still be in place in September 2021.

We invite you to submit full academic papers to the conference, related to the following themes:

  • Smart data
    • Sensor network databases
    • On-the-fly data mining
    • Geographic and urban knowledge modeling and engineering
    • Green computing
    • Urban data analytics and big data
    • Big databases and data management (noSQL)
    • Open urban platforms
    • Blockchain technology for municipal management
  • Smart people
    • Volunteered information
    • Citizen Engagement
    • Participation and empowerment
    • Privacy and data security challenges in smart cities
  • Smart cities
    • Ditigal Twins
    • 3D modeling of cities
    • Internet of Things
    • Urban social networks
    • Monitoring systems
    • Mobility and transportation
    • Smart Energy
    • Urban knowledge engineering
    • New style of urban decision-making systems
    • Disaster management systems
  • Smart Visualization
    • Visualization devoted to urban problems
    • Visualization of real time data
    • Urban dashboard design and implementation

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Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ISPRS camera ready templates available at here. Submissions are limited to 8 pages. Submitted papers should report new or improved techniques, algorithms, bench marks, technology developments, frameworks, and best practices, which are not published elsewhere. All submisions will be refereed in a double-blind peer review process for quality, originality, and relevance by the sncientific committee. Accepted papers will be SCOPUS-indexed and considered for the Best Paper Award. Papers not accepted for ISPRS Annals might be considered for the ISPRS Archives. In addition to the regular full-length papers, we can accept some as posters or demo papers which will be requested to be shortened.

** Note that full papers submitted for double-blind peer review to the ISPRS Annals must not contain any information which makes it possible to identify the authors. In particular, names and affiliations must be removed from the manuscript submitted for review. If you would like your paper to be considered for the Annals, please make sure to review any identifying information before submission. If this is not the case, then your paper will be considered for the ISPRS Archives **

Important dates


April 12, 2021
  • Full paper submission

Mai 17, 2021
  • Author notification

June 14, 2021
  • Final version of papers due

September 15–17, 2021
  • Conference