Workshop on High Performance Computing for Smart Cities – WHPCSC 2019

The interaction between humans have shaped our world, giving birth to modern societies, and cities. Machines are now a fundamental part of this development, sharing space with citizens in our cities, consuming and producing information. This new paradigm is being called the Smart Cities. The building blocks of a smart city are technological devices capable of communicating, processing information and becoming part of the decision-making, but this requires high-performance computing capabilities. Besides promoting a decentralization of the current system, the new cities open doors for different autonomous agents to optimize their own interests. In this context, combinatorial optimization plays a fundamental role for more precise, efficient and balanced decision making. In addition, interaction with citizens is not overlooked, new tools contribute to a more transparent society by promoting a participatory and developed economy. Transparency is also being explored through peer-to-peer technologies and distributed ledgers such as blockchain, where scalability currently poses big challenges to evolution of the systems. It is required that such advances take place in a sustainable manner, due to limited existing resources being harnessed, boosting the adoption of energy-efficient devices. This universe of possibilities opens doors for researchers to devise distinct environments of complex and multicriteria decisions.

Previous Editions

This workshop is strongly connected to four others on Smart City topic, organized since 2017 by the Creating.City group (see The HPC topic has always been a subject on past workshops, together with computational intelligence, so a more directed name was chosen this time to attract more of the HPC community.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Organizing Committee

Program committee (under invitation, some confirmed already)

Website of the workshop

Additional information can be found on the website of the workshop at this link.