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The CityLab Workshop 
(collocated with the 10th Intl. Conference on Web Social Media)
                    
17 May, 2016, Cologne, Germany



AIMS & TOPICS OF INTEREST:
This workshop aims into bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss and explore the research challenges and opportunities in applying the web, the mobile, the pervasive and the social computing paradigm to understand cities and, crucially, engage their citizens in an effort to reclaim urban space for improving their quality of life. Our goal is to create a better understanding of cities and a living lab for understanding both technological and social phenomena. The interdisciplinary focus aims into attracting and welcomes diverse researchers from social sciences and information systems.


IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Registration:       February 27, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:  March 11, 2016
Camera-ready Version Due:    March 17, 2016
Workshop Date:               May 17, 2016

URBAN BEERS
The workshop will include an "Urban Beers" evening session, which will bring together the local community interested in urban matters (e.g., entrepreneurs, artists, designers) with the global network of researchers that will participate in the workshop and allow for a productive idea exchange. The "Urban Beers" session will take place in a location outside the traditional academic environment, likely a bar. 


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
We solicit 6-pages research papers that will present original, previously unpublished, research. All of the submissions should be in PDF format and conform to theAAAI formatting guidelines.  All of the submissions will be handled electronically. Each paper will be reviewed by several members of the  program committee.


WORKSHOP CHAIRS

* Daniele Quercia
Bell Labs
Cambridge, UK

* Konstantinos Pelechrinis
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh, USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Clio Andris (Penn State)
Francesco Calabrese (IBM Research)
Licia Capra (University College London)
Justin Cranshaw (Microsoft Research)
Theodoros Damoulas (University of Warwick)
Rosta Farzan (University of Pittsburgh)
Aliso Heppenstall (University of Leeds)
Renaud Lambiotte (University of Namur)
Ed Manley (University College London)
Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge)
Mirco Musolesi (University College London)
Anastasios Noulas (Lancaster University)
Kerstin Sailer (University College London)
Raz Schwartz (Facebook)
Alex Singleton (University of Liverpool)
Max Sklar (Foursquare)
For any questions please e-mail contact the PC chairs.

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