SmartGov 2020 : 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities
SmartGov 2020 : 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities

SmartGov 2020 : 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities

Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Event Date: December 02, 2020 - December 03, 2020
Submission Deadline: June 22, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: August 03, 2020
Camera Ready Version Due: September 04, 2020


Central theme is Smart Governance: Smart governance is both a response to and the product of rapid change in the ways that cities and settlements have to be managed. Rapid urbanisation and social change drives local governments to seek out new ways to deliver services and manage cities and drives innovation in processes and policies. At the same time, emerging digital technologies offer new ways for local government to understand and monitor the dynamics of the city, respond to the state of the city, carry out administrative tasks and streamline procedures.

The complexity of smart cities and settlements means that roles and responsibilities have to shift to allow a greater range of stakeholders to contribute to the design and delivery of smart services. This means that local government needs to find new ways to interact with business, thought-leaders, suppliers, residents and visitors. Greater transparency and frequent, two-way communication are expected with the co-creation of public services allowing for greater innovation. Advances in data science allow relevant, real-time data to be transformed into useful information to understand urban behaviour and infrastructure needs. This can support evidence-based decision making, automated responses and autonomously managed procedures. Realising this potential, however, raises concerns about privacy and security issues, the resilience of critical information infrastructures, and the unintended consequences as social expectations and behaviours are shaped by algorithms.

EAI is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the event. If required, the conference will be postponed (to a later date in 2020) or held in an interactive, live online setting.

Call for Papers

SmartGov 2020 provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to meet and share ideas, experiences and results related to all aspects and dimensions of smart governance, and the design, implementation and monitoring of smart cities and settlements, including, but not restricted to:

  • Smart governance foundations, models, frameworks and principles
  • Smart governance practices, dynamics, challenges and trade-offs
  • Alignment of city policies with social and environmental sustainability goals
  • Governance of transformation processes
  • Measurement and monitoring of smart governance process and outcomes
  • Smart governance-related case-studies and experience reports
  • Citizen-centricity and citizen-driven solutions for smart cities
  • Co-production and collaborative forms of service design and delivery
  • Open governance, participatory decision making and accountability
  • Social media and urban awareness
  • Urban innovation, new business models, legal and normative frameworks
  • Data and evidence-based policymaking
  • Urban big data from heterogeneous sources
  • Impact of emerging technologies (e.g. AI, machine learning, blockchain, sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems)
  • Challenges of privacy and security

Best Deals


SmartGov 2020 : 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities will take place in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. It’s a 2 days event starting on Dec 02, 2020 (Wednesday) and will be winded up on Dec 03, 2020 (Thursday).

SmartGov 2020 falls under the following areas: SMART CITY, GOVERNANCE, etc. Submissions for this Conference can be made by Jun 22, 2020. Authors can expect the result of submission by Aug 03, 2020. Upon acceptance, authors should submit the final version of the manuscript on or before Sep 04, 2020 to the official website of the Conference.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the SmartGov 2020

  • Short Name: SmartGov 2020
  • Full Name: 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of SmartGov 2020
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

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