We invite you to participate in the Workshop on Collaborative Technologies and Data Science in Smart City Applications   (CODASSCA 2018).


The society, technologies, and sciences undergo a rapid and revolutionary transformation towards Ambient Intelligence (AmI). Systems that technologies design, create and utilize are growing in their smart capabilities and ease collaboration among people while learning and working for benefits of the human being (Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Smart Grids, etc.). Mobile systems could enhance the possibilities available for designers and practitioners. However, a number of requirements must be fulfilled and complexities resolved before such systems generate reliable, accurate and timely information which is really trusted and appreciated by users. The main source and asset for making smart systems is data, which our information age made easily accessible. The next main challenge we face is to effectively and efficiently extract knowledge from huge amounts of data from heterogeneous sources to make the systems self-contained and autonomous. To ensure data quality, accurate results and reliable (visual) analysis support in human-centered artificial intelligence applications, additional collaboration issues, privacy and security requirements should be addressed within a throughout verification and validation management. Major industrial domains are on the way to perform this tectonic shift based on Big Data, Collaborative Technologies, Smart Environments (SmE) supporting Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications, Multimodal Interaction and Reliable Visual Analytics.


Research in AmI and SmE in Urban and Rural Areas presents great challenges: AmI depends on advances in sensor networks, artificial intelligence, ubiquitous and persuasive computing, knowledge representation, spatial and temporal reasoning. SmE builds upon embedded systems, smart integration, and an increasing fusion of real and virtual objects in the IoT. Customized sensor networks are used to detect human behavior and activities, evaluation logic and process mining are needed to replace people’s cognitive abilities in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) applications, detecting recurring activities without being noticed and hurting their privacy. As digitization has become an integral part of everyday life, data collection has resulted in the accumulation of huge amounts of data that can be used in various beneficial application domains. Effective analysis, quality assessment and utilization of big data is a key factor for success in many business and service domains, including the domain of smart systems. However, a number of challenges must be overcome to reap the benefits of big data. As big data handles large amounts of data with varying data structures and real-time processing, one of the most important challenges is to maintain data security and adopt proper data privacy policies. In general, there is a strong need to gain information of interest from big data analysis and at the same time, prevent misuse of data so that people’s trust in digital channels is not broken. To ensure data quality, accurate results and reliable analysis support in health care applications, additional collaboration issues, privacy and security requirements are addressed within a throughout verification and validation management.


This workshop expects to attract paper submissions which deal with the challenges mentioned above. The studies may be in specialized areas and show novel solutions. Especially interesting are approaches based on existing theories suitably applied.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

Track on Collaborative Technologies with applications in Smart Cities

  • Collaborative Mobile Information Systems
  • Collaborative Virtual Museums and laboratories
  • Collaborative mobile virtual environments for learning or knowledge management
  • Collaborative Visual Analytics


Track on Data Science and Information Theoretic Approaches for Smart Systems

  • Formalizing security and privacy related to problems from information theoretic perspectives
  • Formalizing security and privacy related problems from Data Science perspectives
  • Smart system optimization from both points of view


Track on Technical Challenges for Smart Environments

  • Internet of Things in Smart Environments
  • Design of recommender systems for AmI and SmE systems
  • SmE middleware: security and privacy issues
  • Verification and Validation Management and Reliable Visual Analytics in AmI and SmE systems


Smart Human Centered Computing

  • Social computing
  • Computer supported learning
  • Recommender systems
  • Ambient assisted living
  • E-health



General Co-Chairs:  Wolfram Luther (Germany) & A. J. Han Vinck (Germany)

Organizing Committee Chair:  Aram Hajian (Armenia)

Program Committee Chair: José A. Pino (Chile)

Program Chair Track: Technical Challenges for Smart Environments: Ashot Harutyunyan (Armenia)
Program Chair Track: Big Data/Security: Yanling Chen (Germany)
Program Chair Track: Collaboration: Tomoo Inoue (Japan) / Nelson Baloian (Chile)
Program Chair Track: Smart Human Centered Computing: Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan (USA)



Paper Submission Deadline Extended: June 18, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: June 29, 2018

Camera Ready Papers: July 9, 2018

Workshop: 12-15 September 2015




Contributions could be submitted as extended abstract (2-3 pages) up to a 12 pages article

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Publisher:  Logos (Germany)

Submission of papers via easychair

Best papers will be invited to special issues of Mobile Information Systems and Journal of Universal Computer Science (both ISI indexed journals)