Smart moving


Marco Furini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, [email protected]


Catia Prandi, University of Bologna, Italy, [email protected]


People and goods move completely differently from how they moved about ten years ago. Nowadays, thanks to scientific-technological advances, people and goods can move in a smart way and, in the coming years, the idea of smart moving will become familiar as today are the ideas behind smart cities, smart work, smart environment, etc. People and goods must exploit the technologies to move in an intelligent way because smart moving brings benefits to the entire society.

Self-driving cars, delivery of goods through drones, conversational interfaces, personal objects able to monitor our health, and ambulances that arrive before being called, are just a few examples from a smart moving scenario. Needless to say, there are several challenges that need to be addressed. For instance, understanding citizens’ opinions and behaviors means social sensing and data analysis; understanding the environment means developing a monitoring and control network with tens of thousands of sensors; developing novel city/citizen services means business models, but also privacy and security; increasing society well-being means health-care monitoring and management, energy and traffic control and urban planning; integrating citizens within the society means geolocation, human-machine-interface and gamification; foreseeing movements and necessities of citizens means data analysis, novel communications paradigms and cloud computing; self-driving cars means image analysis, artificial intelligence, and ethic policies.

Smart moving is novel concept and this special session aims to gather practitioners with different background and different perspective from both Academia and Industry to further our knowledge in the area of smart moving. Novel proposals, best-practices, pitfalls and case studies from different and inter-disciplinary points of view will be well accepted.


Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

  • Accessible and personalised urban mobility
  • Ageing populations
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Assistive technologies
  • Blockchain in smart moving
  • Business models
  • Citizens participation in designing smart mobility services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Conversational Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing/crowdsensing
  • Data Analysis
  • Dashboard design and development
  • Digital maps for a smarter mobility
  • Drone Communication
  • E-commerce delivering
  • E-government
  • Energy management
  • Gamification in smart moving
  • Geolocalization
  • Health-care and Health-assistance
  • Human-Machine-Interfaces
  • Humanitarian Issues
  • IoT and sensors for smart moving
  • Mobility patterns
  • Payment mechanisms
  • Privacy and security
  • Self-Driving cars
  • Smart moving services
  • Smart moving policies
  • Sustainable moving
  • Smart Environment
  • Smart Moving to foster cultural heritage
  • Smart objects (i.e., fitness bracelets, sensors)
  • Smart traffic
  • Social sensing
  • Tourism/citizens flows detection and analysis
  • Trustworthiness of smart moving services and data
  • Urban Living
  • Urban Planning
  • Vehicular communication systems



All registered papers will be published by ACM and made available through ACM Digital Library.

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Regular papers should be up to 6 pages in length.
  • PhD track papers should be up to 2 pages in length.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:


Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the ACM format (see Author’s kit section).


Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 May 2019 [extended]

Notification deadline
1 June 2019

Camera-ready deadline
1 July 2019

Start of Conference

25 September 2019

End of Conference

27 September 2019