By 2050, it is envisaged that more than half of the worldwide population will live in urban areas. Owing to this trend, solutions and policies need to be set forth in order to manage resource consumption, wastage and overall costs in urban spaces. Smart technologies in cities offer huge potential to revolutionize a range of utilities and services in urban spaces in areas such as healthcare, public safety, transportation, energy, water and smart buildings. Leveraging emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, big data, machine learning and AI can help achieve economic and environmental sustainability - however, realizing this requires an understanding of local and regional context. The goal of the workshop, is to provide a forum where a diverse group of researchers can share the latest research insights, present key and novel results on both theoretical concepts and innovative applications to provide global perspectives on the next generation of smart cities.

Workshop Organizers

Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, University of California, Irvine and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis will host an International Workshop on Technology Enablers and Innovative Applications for Smart Cities (TESCA – 2019) co-located with the BuildSys 2019: 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation scheduled to be held on November 10, 2019 at Columbia University, New York.

Program Chairs

Dr. Venkat Rangan
Vice Chancellor
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh
Director, Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA)
Dean, Center for International Programs
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Dr. Serge Miranda
Department of Computer Science
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Dr. Nalini Venkatasubramanian
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine, USA

Technical Program Commitee



Technology infrastructure for smart cities and communities

  • Big data management (SQL, NO SQL) and analytics in the cloud
  • IoT networking and network virtualization
  • Theory and simulation
  • Captors and sensors (from buildings and roads to citizens)
  • Smart water systems.
  • Smart building infrastructure for data management
Innovative applications and use cases (POC and PILOT Projects) for smart cities and smart communities using AI, IOT, Machine learning, Deep learning, Blockchain, LiFi, Renewable Energy, Water Desalination Units, Drones, both in developed and emerging countries in the areas of:

  • Health
  • Smart metering (water, energy)
  • Smart lighting
  • Waste management
  • Security and privacy
  • Culture and education
  • Traffic and mobility
  • Local payment and social crypto money
  • IoT applications for enabling the smarter cities.
  • Smart farming

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Paper Submission : August 17, 2019
Paper Notification : September 14, 2019
Registration & Camera Ready-paper registration : September 20, 2019

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We solicit two types of original submissions:

  • Regular paper for Oral Presentation (6 - 8 pages)
  • Short paper for Oral Presentation (3 - 4 pages)

Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication.
Submissions must be full papers, at most 8 single-spaced US Letter (8.5” x 11”) pages, including figures, tables, references and appendices.
Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions by using the "anonymous" option for the class and using "anon suppress" section where appropriate.
Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed.
The review of all papers will follow the general single-blind policy.
Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt.
Please refer to past publication chair's Note as well as the User Guide of the new class.
Accepted papers will be available on the ACM digital library on the first day of the conference.
For questions, please email the Organizers.
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