Workshop Location

Time: TBA, December 9th, 2017
Place: Seoul, South Korea

Workshop Programme










Background – New episode in Smart City research

Urban IoT solutions and Smart Cities are exciting research areas and it bears historical potential for the Information Systems (IS) discipline to demonstrate their relevance. Urban IoT solutions and Smart Cities deal with the design, use and impact of information systems in our everyday working and living environment, so they affect the quality of both life and work for all of us. The shift towards a more multidisciplinary perspective on the IoT & Smart City discourse signals the journey of technological solutions towards becoming integral part of every aspect of our society. As a consequence, there is a growing need to provide more meaningful IT solutions incorporating the needs of the urban society. This is where contributions from IS research are needed in order to study and design urban IoT solutions and smart systems from a socio-technical systems perspective. At the same time IS research needs to partner up with colleagues from other disciplines, such as Science Technology & Society, Architecture and Design, Geography and Anthropology, just to name a few.

Discussions around urban socio-economic development and quality of life have for long placed technology in the centre of attention, (Zinam, 1989). IoT and Smart city challenges therefore represent contemporary urban and social challenges. Building on early iterations of the Smart City definitions, urban information systems encompass more than just pieces of technology. They refer to a way of thinking, acting and organizing in the contemporary urban society. Not surprisingly, we put great hope and investments into IoT and Smart City initiatives. We expect nothing less from a city that engages in such initiatives, than dramatically increasing the pace at which a city can improve its value proposition to society and economy, the integration between its services, as well as ‘its sustainability and resilience by fundamentally improving how it engages society, how it applies collaborative leadership methods, how it works across disciplines and city systems, and how it uses data and integrated technologies, in order to transform services and quality of life to those in and involved with the city (The International Organisation for Standardisation’s Smart City definition, 2015).

Despite its importance, IS research on urban IoT and Smart Cities is still fairly scarce. This Pre-ICIS Workshop, therefore, intends to foster research on IoT and Smart Cities, and to push the discourse to a next level, opening up to a new episode of IoT and Smart Cities that takes a socio-technical perspective on innovating and improving our working and living environment, which we believe is exciting and of high relevance for both practice and the field.

Workshop focus

The unique value of Information Systems as a discipline lies in its ability to integrate practical solutions with socio-technical thinking about contemporary issues. Smart City & Urban IoT initiatives offer a platform for conversation among experts in information technology, business and society. This AIS Pre-ICIS Workshop has a general orientation towards successful Smart Cities, including citizens, policy makers, infrastructure services, industry representatives, sociologists and academics.  The focus is on “IoT & Smart City Challenges and Applications” with both practical implementations as well as theoretical solutions to modern cities’ concerns welcomed.

Workshop purpose

Building on our experience from ISCA 2016 in Dublin, this year’s workshop aims to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss how cities can benefit from a better integration of information systems underpinning our daily lives. The purpose of the ISCA 2017 workshop is to bring forward the current empirical and theoretical works in Urban IoT & Smart Cities through two themes – Business Processes and Information Systems and Enterprise Architecture. The workshop intends to feature contributions from the perspective of computer science as well as business and society. The goal is to create a platform where scholars studying Urban IoT & Smart City initiatives may enrich their understanding of the current Smart City discourse and implemented solutions.

Best Papers



The workshop can include papers from diverse fields of IS related to Urban IoT and Smart Cities. Topics can include but are not limited to:

Theme 1: Business Processes and Information Systems for Smart Cities
Conceptual frameworks of Urban IoT & Smart City challenges
Conceptual frameworks of smart governance
Decision-making and management in the Smart City
Value creation & business models in Smart Cities
Smart City security and privacy
Success factors of Smart City initiatives
Urban IoT, Smart City and open innovation
Vulnerabilities in smart infrastructures
Smart partnerships and collaboration models
Citizen participation and engagement with Smart City initiatives
Procurement processes for Urban IoT & Smart City challenges
Theme 2: Enterprise Architecture (EA) for Urban IoT and Smart Cities
Enterprise Modelling Theory, Practice and Case Studies in Smart City Context
Big Data Analytics in Urban IoT and Smart City systems
Smart City theory, modelling and simulation
Case studies of big data processing in Smart City
Scalability of Smart City Enterprise Models and Frameworks
Urban Internet of Things from an open data perspective
Cloud-Based Enterprise Tools and Architectures for Urban IoT and Smart Cities
EA and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Architectures and Design Principles for Urban IoT and Smart City systems
Smart City Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) Analysis, Integrity Checking & Validation
Use of Open Data for Smart City EIS
Smart City EIS and Internet of Things
Standards and regulations in Urban IoT and Smart City systems
Sensors and network technology for Urban IoT and Smart City systems

Dates and submission details

Submissions: TBA
Notification: TBA
Final manuscripts: TBA
Workshop: December 09, 2017

The workshop will follow an ordinary scientific procedure with submission of papers and selection of papers through peer-review. Papers are expected to be between 7-16 pages. We welcome full research papers as well as shorter papers (work-in-progress or position papers). For submissions we use the EasyChair system. The format of papers follows the requirements of the main conference. Workshop proceedings will be electronically published and distributed.

Registration details

The registration fee and details will be announced soon

Workshop co-chairs

Name Institute Email
Marija Bezbradica Dublin City University, Ireland
Jan vom Brocke University of Liechtenstein
Brian Donnellan Maynooth University
Markus Helfert Dublin City University, Ireland
Réka Pétercsák Maynooth University

Programme Committee



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  • Lee, J. H., Hancock, M. G., (2012). “Towards a Framework for Smart Cities: a Comparison of Seul, San Francisco & Amsterdam”, Yonsei University.
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  • Naphade, M., Banavar, G., Harrison, C., Paraszczak, J., Morris, R., (2011). “Smart Cities and their Innovation Challanges”, IEEE Computer Society.
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  • Schuurman, D., Baccarne, B., De Marez, L., Mechant, P., (2012). “Smart Ideas for Smart Cities: Investigating Crowd-sourcing for Generating and Selecting Ideas for ICT Innovation in a City Context”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.
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