[AISWorld] CFP - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56), Maui, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2023

Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolivar manuelp at ugr.es
Fri Apr 29 02:51:05 EDT 2022


  Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56), Maui, 
Hawaii, January 3-6, 2023 (http://www.hicss.org/)

*Digital Government Track*

  Smart and Connected Cities and Communities Mini-track 

Cities and communities around the world are entering a new era of 
transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are 
increasingly connected through rapidly changing intelligent 
technologies, sometimes called, smart technologies. This transformation, 
which has become a top priority for many cities and other local 
governments, offers great promise for improved well-being and prosperity 
but, also, poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of 
technology and society.

A smart and connected community can be conceptualized as one that 
synergistically integrates intelligent technologies with the natural and 
built environments, including infrastructure, to improve the social, 
economic, and environmental well-being of those who live, work, or 
travel within it. Building on the notion of community informatics, smart 
communities can be seen as enabling and empowering citizens and 
supporting the individual and communal quests for well-being.

Although the literature is rich in references to smart cities and 
communities, this is still a developing and fuzzy concept due to its 
multidimensional and multifaceted aspect that goes beyond the mere use 
of technology and infrastructure. Although technology is a necessary 
condition to become smart, it is not the only aspect that defines smart 
cities and communities. Novel studies are indicating that emerging 
technologies have a huge influence on social life, catalyzing new needs 
of citizens and transforming the way they are addressed, influencing 
people’s ability to exercise their “right to the city/community” and 
impacting on social sustainability on several levels. City 
administration and communitymanagement, information integration, data 
quality, privacy and security, institutional arrangements, and citizen 
participation are therefore some of the issues that need greater 
attention to make a community smarter today and in the near future.

Nonetheless, the literature on smart cities and communities is 
fragmented, particularly in terms of the strategies that different 
cities and communities should follow in order to become smarter. What 
most of the literature does agree on is that there is no single way to 
becoming smart and different communities have adopted different 
approaches that reflect their particularities. In addition, the advent 
of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, open 
government, open data, big data, blockchain, chatbots and so on, have 
opened new avenues for smart governance in the urban and communities’ 
contexts, which fosters new research on this area.

This mini track aims at exploring these issues, paying particular 
attention to the challenges of smart cities and smart communities as 
well as to the impact of these initiatives to understand how new 
technologies can shape the social sustainability, the livability of 
local communities, and the wellbeing of its residents. It also focuses 
on the orchestrated interplay and balance of smart governance practices, 
smart public administration, smart communities, smart resources and 
talent leverage in urban, rural, and regional spaces facilitated by 
novel uses of ICT and other technologies.

As a result, areas of focus and interest to this mini track include, but 
are not limited, to the following topics:

-Taxonomies of smart cities and communities

-Smart governance as the foundation to creating smart urban and regional 
spaces (elements, prerequisites, and principles of smart governance)

-Smart cities and smart government (focal areas, current practices, 
cases, and potential pitfalls)

-Smart partnerships (triple/quadruple/quintuple helix, public-private 
partnerships, and citizen participation)

-The impact of digital transformation on the change of citizens’ role in 
the city

-Smart cities, communities and regions (cases, rankings, comparisons, 
and critical success factors)

-Benefits of the impact of emerging technologies on citizens and local 

-Collective intelligence for smart cities and communities

-Emerging technologies in smart cities and communities (artificial 
intelligence, big data, open data, open government, social media and 
networks, chatbots, etc.)

-Smart governance in cities and communities in the age of the emerging 

-Management of smart cities and communities

-Outcomes of smart cities and communities

-The role of digital technologies in both increasing community 
livability and improving social sustainability and inequalities

-Smart services

-Urban-rural gaps in smart communities

-Resilience and sustainability capacities in smart cities and communities.

- Innovative solutions for smart cities and communities

-Building knowledge societies for smart cities and communities

-Smart cities and communities and their contribution to the Sustainable 
Development Goals (SDGs)

*Important dates*(https://hicss.hawaii.edu/):

April 15, 2022: Paper submission system reopened for HICSS-56

June 15, 2022: Papers due

August 17, 2022: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

September 4, 2022: Deadline for authors whose papers are conditionally 
accepted to submit a revised manuscript

September 22, 2022: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for 

October 1, 2022: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to 
register for the conference

October 22, 2022: Deadline for the paper production fee payment

January 3-6, 2023: HICSS Conference


*Mini-track Co-Chairs:*

Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar (primary contact), University of Granada, 
Spain (manuelp at ugr.es <mailto:manuelp at ugr.es>)

Gabriela Viale Pereira, Danube University Krems, Austria 
(gabriela.viale-pereira at donau-uni.ac.at 
<mailto:gabriela.viale-pereira at donau-uni.ac.at>)

Elsa Estevez, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina (ece at cs.uns.edu.ar 
<mailto:ece at cs.uns.edu.ar>)

Anna Domaradzka-Widla, University of Warsaw, Poland 
(anna.domaradzka at uw.edu.pl <mailto:anna.domaradzka at uw.edu.pl>)

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