AFI 360° Conference Track on Smart Cities and the Future Internet
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The central theme of the conference is Smart Cities from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) point of view. In this context, a Smart City is a city that takes advantage of this technology in order to improve resource management, and citizen’s quality of life and participation. All this with respect for the environment and sustainable development.
Smart Cities is a key subject for the development of the cities and an important challenge of our current time. In contrast with the previous century, nowadays most of the people live in a city. The growth of cities is worrisome, that is why, Smart Cities is a priority issue amongst governments and private companies, an issue that is far from being a fad.
The conference is an excellent space to known and present important contributions on the subject of Smart Cities as well as a great opportunity for networking.
The event is endorsed by the [European Alliance for Innovation](http://eai.eu/), a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
Accepted papers will be published in the AFI 360° Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for publication by Springer-Verlag in the [Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST)](http://www.springer.com/computer?SGWID=0-146-6-564009-0).
The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: **DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus**, as well as ICST's own **EU Digital Library** (EUDL).
This conference will be held within the scope of [AFI 360](http://futureinternet360.org/2016/), a flagship event around Applications for the Future Internet.
A special issue of [ACM/Springer MONET](http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/journal/11036) will be allocated for selected papers of AFI 360° Conference.
In addition, recommended authors will be considered for inclusion in the [EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet](http://eai.eu/transaction/future-internet)