CoUrb – II Workshop of Urban Computing


At the same time that the urbanization of the cities modernized the life of people, it brought great challenges, such as public management of collective spaces, air pollution, traffic congestion, energy consumption, quality of life, among others. In this context, Urban Computing emerges as a process of acquisition, integration, and analysis of a large amount of heterogeneous data generated from different sources in urban spaces, such as: portable devices, sensors, vehicles, humans, among others. Urban Computing is an interdisciplinary area that connects information and communication technology, advanced management of large volumes of data and diverse methods of data analysis, to propose efficient solutions to problems faced by cities. In addition, Urban Computing seeks to understand the nature of urban and social phenomena to better plan the future of cities and increase the quality of life of its inhabitants.

CoUrb aims to create a space for: (1) presentation and discussion of studies in the area of Urban Computing; (2) collaboration between researchers from different areas that, given the interdisciplinary nature, is not limited to Computer Science.

Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures and Protocols for Urban Environments
  • Data Analysis and Mining
  • D2D and 5G Communication in Urban Environments
  • Data Offloading
  • e-Governance
  • e-Health and m-Health
  • Green Computing in Urban Environments
  • Heterogeneous Data Management
  • Human Mobility
  • Human-Computer Interaction in Urban Spaces
  • Improving Quality of Life in the City Using Mobile Services and Big Data
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Location Based Services
  • Participatory / Opportunistic Sensing
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Reliability and Security in Urban Computing
  • Smart Cities
  • Social Computing
  • Urban Data Visualization
  • Urban Planning Using Big Data
  • Urban Sensing Infrastructures


Submission of articles will be exclusively electronic, through the JEMS system. Articles can be written in Portuguese or English, and submitted in PDF format only. Each article is limited to 14 pages, including abstract, figures, diagrams, references and attachments. Papers should be formatted following the SBC article template.

Papers submitted to CoUrb will be evaluated by a group of reviewers and selected papers will be organized for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the event. At least one of the authors of each selected article must register in the SBRC and CoUrb and attend the event to present their work.


All accepted papers will be published as full papers in the proceedings of II CoUrb. However, taking into account the number of papers submitted and the duration of the Workshop (only one day), the studies may be indicated for presentation in technical sessions in two different formats: (1) regular oral presentation; and (2) short oral presentation plus poster presentation.


The Program Committee will announce during the event the best CoUrb 2018 papers, which will be awarded with certificate and prize. In addition, the best papers will be invited for publication in a special edition of the Journal of Internet Services and Applications with no additional cost.


Submission of papers: 16/Mar/2018 19/Mar/2018 21/Mar/2018
Communication of results: 10/Apr/2018
Final version submission: 16/Apr/2018 14/Apr/2018
Date of the event: 07/May/2018


Alex Vieira (UFJF)
Alexandre Ferreira (UNICAMP)
Alexandre Graeml (UTFPR)
Alfredo Goldman (USP)
Aline Viana (Inria Saclay – França)
Anelise Munaretto (UTFPR)
Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro (UFMG)
Artur Ziviani (LNCC)
Carlos Mauricio Figueiredo (UEA)
Cristiano Silva (UFSJ)
Daniel Batista (USP)
Denis Rosário (UFPA)
Edmundo Madeira (UNICAMP)
Eduardo Cerqueira (UFPA)
Fabíola Greve (UFBA)
Felipe Domingos da Cunha (PUC Minas)
Fernanda Sumika Souza (UFSJ)
Genaina Rodrigues (UnB)
Guilherme Maia (UFMG)
Heitor Ramos (UFAL)
Islene Garcia (UNICAMP)
Jo Ueyama (USP)
Jussara Almeida (UFMG)
Keiko Fonseca (UTFPR)
Leandro Balico (UFRR)
Leonardo Botega (UNESP)
Leyza Dorini (UTFPR)
Luanna Lopes Lobato (UFG)
Luis Carlos De Bona (UFPR)
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (UNICAMP)
Markus Endler (PUC-Rio)
Maycon Peixoto (UFBA)
Michele Nogueira (UFPR)
Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo (UFMG)
Rafael Lopes Gomes (UECE)
Richard Pazzi (UOIT – Canadá)
Robson De Grande (uOttawa – Canadá)
Rodolfo Meneguette (IFSP)
Ronaldo Ferreira (UFMS)
Sidney Lucena (UNIRIO)
Silvana Rossetto (UFRJ)
Thiago Genez (University of Bern)
Valério Rosset (UNIFESP)
Vinicius Mota (UFES)


The event will be held in conjunction with SBRC’18 in Campos do Jordão!

Other information


Leandro Villas

Leandro Villas (UNICAMP)

CoUrb Coordinator

Thiago Henrique Silva

Thiago Henrique Silva (UTFPR)

CoUrb Coordinator

Daniel Ludovico Guidoni

Daniel Ludovico Guidoni (UFSJ)

CoUrb Coordinator

Bruno Yuji Lino Kimura

Bruno Yuji Lino Kimura (UNIFESP)

CoUrb Coordinator

Roberto Sadao Yokoyama

Roberto Sadao Yokoyama (UTFPR)

CoUrb Coordinator


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