Workshop on

Smart and Connected Communities:

Technological Foundations, Challenges and Opportunities


Program Schedule

Saturday, January 6, 2018

4:00 - 5:30 pm SCC/ICDCN Panel

Panel Theme: Smart Cities: From Rhetoric to Reality

Description: The infusion of communication, information and sensing technologies to create smart communities is transforming the way in which citizens interact with one another and with the environment. While smart communities offer great promise to promote social wellbeing and quality of life, significant challenges must be addressed at the intersection of technology, policy and society to make smart communities a reality. This panel will discuss the potential and promises of smart community technologies, the extent to which we have been able to deliver on these promises, the challenges ahead, and (un)successful attempts at implementing transformations.

Moderators: Gurdip Singh (Syracuse Univ) and Subhankar Dhar (San Jose State Univ.)


Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt Univ., USA

Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Technology, Japan

Hemant Purohit, USA

Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM, India

Sunday, January 7, 2018

9:00 – 10:00 am

SCC/ICDCN Keynote Talk: MetroInsight: Connecting the Dots from Smart Buildings to Smart Communities

Rajesh Gupta, University of California, San Diego

10:00 - 10:30 am Tea Break

10:30 - 11:30 am Technical Session 1: Infrastructures for SCC

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Technical Session 2: Smart City Applications

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 pm Technical Session 3

2:30 - 3:15 pm Technical Session 4

Technical Session 1: Infrastructure for Smart and Connected Communities (15 mins for each talk)

Software-Defined Network and Cloud-Edge Collaboration for Smart and Connected Vehicles

- Raj Mani Shukla, Shamik Sengupta and Mainak Chatterjee

Low-Power Wide Area Networks: Opportunities, Challenges, and Directions

- Dali Ismail, Mahbubur Rahman and Abusayeed Saifullah

Distributed AI and Security Issues in Federated Environments

- Dinesh Verma, Seraphin Calo and Gregory Cirincione

- Note: Presentation will be done online

Discussions (15 mins)

Technical Session 2: Smart City Applications (15 min for each talk)

A Human Tracking and Sensing Platform for Enabling Smart City Applications

- Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Akihito Hiromori and Teruo Higashino

Designing Cyber-Physical Systems Middleware for Smart Cities Applications

- Sumeet Gujrati, Huang Zhu and Gurdip Singh

Pattern Mining Based Compression of IoT Data

- Dusan Ramljak, Amitangshu Pal and Krishna Kant

Discussions (15 mins)

Technical Session 3: Social Aspects of Smart Communities (15 mins for each talk)

Understanding What Residents Ask Cities - Open Data 311 Call Analysis and Future Directions

- Baek-Young Choi, Mohammed K. Al-Mansoori, Rafida Zaman

- Note: Presentation will be done online

ParticipAct for Smart and Connected Communities: Exploiting Social Networks with Profile Extension in Crowdsensing Systems

- Paolo Bellavista, Antonio Corradi, Luca Foschini, Asma Noor and Alessandro Zanni

Generic Architecture of a Social Media-driven Intervention Support System for Smart Cities

- Rahul Pandey and Hemant Purohit

Discussions (15 mins)

Technical Session 4: IoT, Healthcare and Smart Grids (15 mins for each talk)

A Smart Healthcare Portal for Clinical Decision Making and Precision Medicine

- Joseph Nalluri, Khajamoinuddin Syed, Pratip Rana, Paul Hudgins, Ibrahim Ramadan, William Nieporte, William Sleeman Iv, Jatinder Palta, Rishabh Kapoor and Preetam Ghosh

Demand Side Management of a University Load in Smart Grid Environment

- Jwngsar Basumatary, Brijendra Pratap Singh and Manoj Madhava Gore

Discussions (15 mins)


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