Accelerating innovation

Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 10th Edition, 2022 - December 8, 9

CALL FOR PAPERS - Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 10th Edition, 2022 - December 8, 9

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Faculty of Public Administration, cordially invites you to the 10th edition of the Smart Cities International Conference, which will be held on December 8-9, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Participation to the conference is open to academics, policy makers, early-stage researchers and students in social sciences and other related fields. Experts in comparative public administration and elected officials of local governments are strongly encouraged to engage and submit their contributions to one of the Conference tracks. This anniversary edition aims to focus more on longitudinal studies of digital reforms, locally and globally. Successful application may also approach one or more of the following: e-government, e-democracy, social innovation, urban planning and development.

CONFERENCE TRACKS

  • Smart Governance;
  • Smart Environment;
  • Smart Technology;
  • Smart Economy;
  • Smart People;
  • Smart Mobility;
  • Smart Living;
  • Smart Education;
  • Young Leaders for Smart Cities (open to students and early-stage researchers);
  • Future trends – Smart(er) State.

The language of the Conference is English. Abstracts and articles may be submitted also in Romanian, provided that their presentation is made in English. Templates for abstracts and articles are available here.

Information regarding the registration process is available here.

PUBLICATION

All submitted articles undergo a peer review process: please refer to the timeline of the Conference for more information. Contributions accepted for publication will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be edited and printed by Universul Academic Publishing House and Universitară Publishing House (accredited by the Romanian Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education and by the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and University Certificates). Selected papers may also be published in our two – internationally indexed Partner Journals:

There is no participation or publication fee.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

For this anniversary edition, we are happy to introduce our new partnership with MDPI.  Authors are welcome to submit their conference contributions to the Smart Cities Journal for its Special Issue on “Accelerating innovation”. Authors choosing MDPI as their publication venue will comply with the publisher requirements.

MDPI Smart Cities Journal will also award the most impactful keynote speech of the Conference, as well as the “Best Presented Paper”. Each award will amount up to 500 CHF.

VENUE

This year, we expect to welcome you in Bucharest, Romania. Our venue will be the main campus building of The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), located in Bucharest on 30A Expoziției Bld.

TIMELINE

July 2022: Open Call for Contributions

September 2022: Open registration to the Conference

October 31, 2022 - Deadline to submit your abstracts. Submission will be made via e-mail, to the address of the Conference Chair, Prof. Catalin Vrabie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
November 11, 2022 - Notification of acceptance communicated to the authors;
December 4, 2022 - Deadline to submit final papers. Submission will be made via e-mail, to the address of the Conference Chair, Prof. Catalin Vrabie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
December 6, 2022 - Publication of the Conference’s Final Program;
December 8 – 9, 2022 - Conference sessions in Bucharest, Romania;
Mid 2023 - Publication of the Conference Proceedings.
     

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Professor Catalin VRABIE, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest – Chair of the Conference;
  • Professor Dragoș DINCĂ, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest,
  • Dr. Luminița MOVANU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest - secretariat;
  • Raluca TOMESCU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest - secretariat.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE & REVIEWERS TEAM

  • Professor Vasile BALTAC, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Professor Lasse BERNTZEN, University of South-Eastern Norway;
  • Professor Robert MÜLLER-TÖRÖK, University of Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg, Germany;
  • Professor Florina PÎNZARU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Professor Alexander PROSSER, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
  • Professor Christian SCHACHTNER, IU Internationale Hochschule, Bad Reichenhall, Germany;
  • Professor Nicoleta CORBU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Professor Adrian FLOREA, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu;
  • Professor Marta-Christina SUCIU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies;
  • Professor Jacek MAŚLANKOWSKI, University of Gdańsk, Poland;
  • Professor Florin Codruț NEMȚANU, Politehnica University, Bucharest;
  • Professor Dragoș DINCĂ, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Professor Mauro ROMANELLI, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy;
  • Professor Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA, Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Lecturer Sergiu ȚÂRA, Politehnica University, Bucharest;
  • Lecturer Diana-Mariana POPA, Politehnica University, Bucharest;
  • Lecturer Vilma TOMCO, University of Tirana, Albania;
  • Lecturer Miranda HARIZAJ, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • Dr. Parvin NEGINRAZ, Islamic Azad University, South Branch, Iran;
  • Andrea BECCALLI, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

CONTACT DETAILS

E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web address: https://www.smart-edu-hub.eu/scic10
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smartcitieshub