Resilient Communities Empowered by Collective Intelligence

Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 12th Edition, 2024 - December 4-6

CALL FOR PAPERS - Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 12th Edition, 2024 - December 4-6

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Faculty of Public Administration, Smart-EDU Hub, cordially invites you to the 12th edition of the Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC) - entitled "Resilient Communities Empowered by Collective Intelligence", which will be held on December 4-6, 2024, in Bucharest, Romania. Participation in 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 applications 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. Selected papers may also be published in our internationally indexed Partner Journals:

There is no participation or publication fee.

NB. Our initial recommendation for the authors of SCIC is to derive inspiration from previously published articles within the SCRD Journal and previous editions of the SCIC Proceedings volumes, as well as scholarly papers authored by the esteemed members of the Editorial Team, Scientific Committee, and Reviewers Team.

DOCTORAL WORKSHOP (NEW)

PhD. candidates are invited to the dedicated Doctoral Workshop of the conference, event that will be held on December 4th, 2024. This new section is considered to be a vital part of our conference, providing a unique platform for emerging scholars to present their research, share innovative ideas, and engage with experts in the field. The workshop will also host lectures from senior researchers on communication skills, research tools and instruments that should be in each scholar toolbox in the new era of Generative AI. 

Best presented papers will be awarded. Selection award criteria include: originality of the topic, rigorous and innovative research design, policy impact of expected results.

ERASMUS FUNDING (NEW)

Conference funding may be provided to promote transnational mobility activities targeting staff (professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, and people working in organizations active in the education, training and youth fields). More info here.

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 2024: Open Call for Contributions

September 2024: Open registration to the Conference

October 27, 2024
- 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 10, 2024
- Notification of acceptance communicated to the authors;
November 29, 2024 - 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 2, 2024 - Publication of the Conference’s Final Program;
December 4, 2024 - Pre-conference / Doctoral Workshop
December 5 – 6, 2024 - Conference sessions in Bucharest, Romania;
Mid 2025 - Publication of the Conference Proceedings.
     

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Professor Catalin VRABIE, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest – Chair of the Conference;
  • PhD. Luminița MOVANU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest - secretariat;
  • PhD. Florentina PANĂ-MICU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest - secretariat;
  • PhD. candidate Georgiana Madalina MIHAILA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest - secretariat;
  • PhD. candidate 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, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, 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, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest;
  • Professor Mauro ROMANELLI, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy;
  • Professor Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA, Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Professor Tamás KAISER, University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary;
  • Professor Ana-Maria BERCU, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania;
  • Professor Mălina CIOCEA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Professor Catalin VRABIE, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest;
  • Lecturer Vilma TOMCO, University of Tirana, Albania;
  • Lecturer Miranda HARIZAJ, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania;
  • Assistant professor Nikola VANGELOV, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • 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/scic12
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smartcitieshub