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Dear all,

We are delighted to invite you to participate at the Future Cities
Challenge to be held in conjunction with this year Netmob conference
in Oxford, UK between the 8th and 10th of July, 2019. The challenge
will be supported by location technology platform Foursquare that will
provide access to a multi-city longitudinal dataset describing venue
interactions. This will be a unique chance for the research community
to access a dataset describing urban mobility and study problems at
the intersection of city science and networked systems.

Participants are invited to contribute with visionary works in the
area of urban analytics and modelling focusing, but not limited to the
following topics:

- Location Intelligence and Retail Analytics
- Urban Growth and Dynamics
- City and Society
- Visualisation in Geographic Systems
- Urban Mobility, Accessibility and Transport
- Cities as Complex Systems

The length of submitted works should not be more than 4-pages and
should adhere to a 2-column format. The challenge will open for
expression of interest and data access on *Friday the 15th of March
2019* and the report submission deadline is Monday the 6th of May,
2019. All works will be evaluated by a Program as well as an Ethics
and Privacy Committee. A set of selected works will be presented at a
dedicated session during the main conference followed by a poster

To participate and declare interest for accessing the dataset, email
[log in to unmask] with subject being your
project's title and the email body a 400-word max project proposal
accompanied by a list of the names of participating researchers.

We very much hope you will join us the challenge and what we
anticipate to be an exciting event per tradition of Netmob’s data

The Organisers, Future Cities Challenge 2019,

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