II International Conference on ‘URBAN e-PLANNING’

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II International Conference on ‘URBAN e-PLANNING’


PROGRAM – themes and issues (final program , March 2017)

Theme 1: The Governance and Planning of Smart Cities

• Smart City: what does it mean across various uses and how do we measure and compare
• The political economy of Smart Cities
• The Smart City narrative in the Global South context: towards an African interpretation of Smart Cities
• Smart City concepts for vulnerable people
• Smart Urban Planning
• Digital inequality and how it affects smart cities
• Smart City implementation challenges
• Sociotechnical systems and innovative public services

Theme 2: Citizens e-Participation & Community Engagement

• Web based citizen e-participation in Urban e-Planning
• Crowdsourcing in Urban e-Planning
• Volunteered Geographic Information in Urban e-Planning
• Citizens as voluntary sensors in Urban e-Planning
• Citizen Apps in Urban e-Planning
• Participatory mapping and public engagement in emergency response
• Volunteered Geographic Information for disaster management
• Spatialization of user-generated content in Urban e-Planning
• PPGIS in urban planning for community empowerment and transformation
• Urban data visualization and public participation in Urban e-Planning
• Citizen Science in Urban e-Planning
• Mobile applications and sensors for Urban e-Planning
• Smart participation in urban e-Planning
• Games and idea generation in participatory Urban e-Planning

Theme 3: Collaborative Urban Planning: sharing, hactivism and social criticism

• The rise of the digital media platform society and bottom-up Urban e-Planning
• Planning for digital solidarity: the challenge of the sharing economy
• Urban hactivism and pop-up planning
• The role of social media in urban planning and design
• Planning coordination with interactive mapping and scenario development
• Planning 3.0: planning and the increasing systemic intelligence

Theme 4: The inter-relatedness of real and virtual in Urban e-Planning:
Big Data, GIS, IoT, Augmented Reality, and other technology trends in Urban e-Planning

• Virtual reality environments and the perception of the city
• Virtual environments with soundscapes
• Geodesign and the planning of natural and built environments
• Network technologies, infrastructures and the built environment
• Spatial Big Data and Data Mining in Urban e-Planning: sensing the city
• Spatial Open Data: how is this evolving across cities? what do we know about how it is being used? how it matters? how it responds to needs?
• Surveillance and security in the e-City
• Digital transparency and Web 2.0 in Urban e-Planning
• Privacy in Urban e-Planning


Participation in the Conference & Selection criteria

  • Participation in the conference requires the presentation of a paper (oral presentation: 20 min.)
  • The conference is organized in panels according to issues. Each panel has 5 or 6 papers.
  • The working language of the conference will be English
  • All submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee for content and appropriateness to this conference


Application & fee