Special Stream in Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

The emergence of dense networked embedded systems in monitoring and control applications has enabled the collection of data, information processing, decision and actuation at unseen temporal and spatial resolution and scale. The built environment offers significant opportunities and challenges for the application of such systems with tangible economic, environmental and social benefits. Buildings in particular, as hallmark of global urbanisation tendencies, have great potential to leverage modern technologies to operate more efficiently and provide better living and working conditions. This addresses, among others, aspects related to energy management, occupancy detection and prediction, safety and security. At a larger scale, smart city infrastructures are able to implement these advances towards wider benefits in environmental monitoring, traffic management, improved utililities networks and social services. Design of human-in-the-loop approaches offers citizens valuable direct feedback mechanisms towards the intelligent systems and administrators for real-time adaptation and responsiveness.

The special stream aims to provide a forum discussing the state-of-art and recent ad- vances in this area, addressing both theoretical and applied implemented approaches, with representatives from academia and industry along with establishing a strong context of national and international research projects and future collaborations.


  • Grigore Stamatescu, Romania
  • Ioana Fagarasan, Romania
  • Iulia Stamatescu, Romania
  • Nicoleta Arghira, Romania

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • methods and tools for modelling and simulation of smart building and smart city systems;
  • large scale monitoring systems for data collection through wireless sensor networks;
  • computational intelligence and intelligent decision frameworks leveraging statistical learning methods for big data processing in smart buildings and smart cities;
  • advanced control of HVAC systems;
  • energy management through load forecasting and balancing, including smart grid integration;
  • open hardware and software architectures to support complex systems integration;
  • bridging heterogeneity and proprietary systems through standardisation;
  • effective smart city policies and best practices;
  • new computing and control paradigms applied to smart buildings and smart cities e.g. cyberphysical systems (CPS), Industry 4.0, multi-agent systems (MAS).
Important Dates

Abstract submission:
07 June 2021
23 June 2021

Notification of acceptance:
20 July 2021
31 July 2021

Late paper submission:
28 July 2021
05 August 2021

Notification of Late paper acceptance:
29 July 2021
10 August 2021

Camera ready paper:
28 July 2021
08 August 2021

Early registration:
07 July 2021 - 07 August 2021
19 July 2021 - 19 August 2021

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