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Workshop on Civic Technology and Smart Cities

Monday June 8th 2015

8am to 5pm

Towers Conference Center, San Francisco State University

 

HMC Architects; photograph by David Wakeley

 

 

This workshop is synchronized with the National Day of Civic Hacking

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SCOPE

The purpose of the Civic Technology (CivicTech) Workshop is to bring together civic leaders, and researchers, designers, and developers interested in the field of civic technologies and smart cities, Green Information and Technologies for Civic Engagement, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.

Advances in Information Technology present new opportunities for enhancing and building smart cities that better engage informed citizens, and utilize resources in a smarter and more sustainable manner.  Developing useful technologies to solve urban problems requires understanding management and operational issues from the perspective of civic leaders, and leveraging a range of IT approaches to work toward solutions.

WORKSHOP TOPIC AREAS

 

AREA 1: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

 

  • Open Government (data access, utility, public decision making, resident feedback, visualization, voting)

  • Community Action (crowd funding, communication organizing, information crowdsourcing, neighborhood forums, sharing)

  • Financing large projects

  • Managing development (demand vs. supply-driven)

AREA 2: SMART CITIES

  • Smart City Applications
  • Case studies for civic tech and smart cities
  • Bringing Civic Tech and Open Data into Curriculum: Observations, Challenges and Strategies
  • Hackathons as effective means to jumpstart long-term Civic Tech and Open Data projects
  • Licensing approaches to encourage participation and reuse in Open Data and Civic Tech projects
  • Smart City Business Models
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Traffic Management
  • Smart Healthcare
  • e-Mobility
  • e-Work and e-Business Applications
  • Supporting Handicapped and/or Ageing Populations
  • User-Centered and Participatory Design of Services and Systems for Smart Cities
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Internet-Enabled Infrastructures and Services
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • Cloud Computing and Service Models for Smart City Solutions
  • Energy-aware Systems and Technologies
  • Smart Sensor-Based Networks and Applications
  • Sustainable Computing and Communication
  • Analytics for Smart Cities
  • IS Architecture Designs and Platforms for Smart Cities
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart(er) Cities
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Frameworks and models for Smart City Initiatives

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer, City and County of San Francisco

 

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PRESENTATIONS

All accepted abstracts must be presented at the workshop as an oral or poster presentation. Please specify your preference for oral or poster presentation when submitting your abstract.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Date: June 8th, 2015 

Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline (extended): May 22, 2015

Authors Notification: May 29, 2015

Special Sessions

Special Session Proposal: May 22, 2015

Tutorials

Tutorial Proposal: May 22, 2015

Demos

Demo Proposal Deadline: May 22, 2015

Panels

Panel Proposal: May 22, 2015


CONTACT

 
e-mail: wctsc@sfsu.edu 

Web:  http://commons.sfsu.edu/wctsc

VENUE

The workshop will take place at the Towers Conference Center, at the main campus of San Francisco State University. The Towers Conference Center at SFSU is located on State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132

Map: locate the Towers Conference Center on the south west quad of the campus map here: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/southwest.htm

Directions to SFSU conference facilities and parking information: http://www.sfsu.edu/~meetings/location.html

More comprehensive information on getting to campus by car or public transit: http://www.sfsu.edu/~parking/directions/

If driving, please go to State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132 and proceed to the Parking Garage (Lot 19/20). You will need to pay the $5.00 parking fee at a pay station. YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CHANGE. Pay stations will accept quarters, $1, $5 and $10 bills

HOTEL

Staying in Downtown San Francisco:

San Francisco State University can be reached from many hotels in downtown San Francisco by taking the Muni light rail on the M line going outbound.  We recommend staying at a hotel within walking distance of a Muni light rail station. Check out the links below for some google maps showing hotels and example trips to SFSU.
 

Hotels around Powell Station

From hotel near downtown SF  -> example trip shown directly from Powell Station.  Does not include walk to the station from your hotel

Staying by San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

Hotels near SFO are a short drive to the SFSU campus. Public transit is also available between the airport and campus.  Trips below are shown directly from SFO.

Hotels around SFO

From hotel near SFO by public transportation -> example trip shown directly from SFO BART station.

From hotel near SFO  ->trip shown directly from SFO

Staying in the South Bay:

If you choose to stay in south bay area, the best way to reach the SFSU campus would be to drive. Please drive to State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132 and proceed directly to the parking garage.

Of course there are other options as well, but these are some easy ones.

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

 

  • Dragutin Petkovic, San Francisco State University
  • Scott Mauvais, Microsoft

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

  • Dragutin Petkovic, San Francisco State University
  • William Hsu, San Francisco State University
  • Hamid Mahmoodi, San Francisco State University
  • Thea Nilsson, Microsoft
  • Sameer Verma, San Francisco State University

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Dragutin Petkovic, San Francisco State University
  • William Hsu, San Francisco State University
  • Hamid Mahmoodi, San Francisco State University
  • Patrick Mitchell, City and County of San Francisco
  • Sameer Verma, San Francisco State University

SPONSORS

This workshop is co-sponsored by Microsoft Office of Technology and Civic Engagement and San Francisco State University.

http://www.microsoftbayarea.com/

http://www.sfsu.edu/

 

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