It is expected that the world's population will reach 9.7 billion in 2050. By then, two-thirds of the population will live in urban environments. Critical social and ecological challenges that cities will face include urban violence, inequality, discrimination, unemployment, poverty, unsustainable energy and water use, epidemics, pollution, environmental degradation, and increased risks of natural disasters. The concept of smart cities, born in the early 2000s, attempts to provide solutions to these challenges by implementing information and communication technologies. The initial concept of smart cities focused on the modernization of megacities. However, most of the so-called smart cities are just cities with several smart projects. The most promising trend is the creation of smart micro-territories, defined as hi-tech small towns, districts or satellite towns near megacities. With the current availability of enormous amount of data, the challenge is to identify intelligent and adaptive ways of combining the information to create valuable knowledge. Sensorization has played a fundamental role in the collection of data, which, once analyzed in IoT and smart cities platforms, has allowed for the optimization of multiple decisions regarding governance and resource consumption optimization.
SSCt2023 is the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories, an open symposium which brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of Smart Cities and Smart Territories. It will promote an environment for discussion on how techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the transition from the current cities towards those we need in a changing world. Brand new ideas will be greatly appreciated as well as relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis. The SSCt2023 program will include keynote addresses, a main technical track, a workshop program and doctoral consortium.
The topics of interest for the SSCt2023 conference include, but are not limited to,
Authors of selected papers from SSCt2023 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.