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Special Session
Special Session on
Soft Computing for Smart Cities Services
 - SC4SCS 2021

26 - 28 April, 2021

Within the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2021


Sara D'Onofrio
Genossenschaft Migros Zürich

Brief Bio
She is an IT Business Partner Manager at Genossenschaft Migros Zürich, Switzerland. She studied business administration and information systems and got a doctorate in computer science. In her transdisciplinary research, she aims to unify the entire discussion about new technologies and smart cities to promote them from the citizens' perspective. She has already participated in various conferences in Europe, South America and Canada.
Miroslav Hudec
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Miroslav Hudec is an associate professor at the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava and at the University of Economics in Bratislava. He received the Master degree in information sciences and PhD degrees in operations research from the University of Belgrade, where he was recently got a position of visiting professor. His work is mainly focused on fuzzy logic, knowledge discovery, aggregation functions and business intelligence. He is a member of program committees of several international conferences and serves as an editorial board member in several journals.
Edy Portmann
University of Fribourg

Brief Bio
He's a Swiss Post Professor of Informatics at the Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg. His transdisciplinary research focuses on soft and cognitive computing and its application to cities. After an apprenticeship as an electrician, he studied business informatics and got a doctorate in fuzzy systems. Among others, he worked for Swisscom, PwC and EY. In addition, he was also a researcher at the universities of Singapore, Berkeley and Bern.


Soft computing solutions allowing smart participation (surveys, voting), efficient data collection (sensors, opinions, imprecise data), data analyses (perceptual computing) and mining knowledge in an explainable and understandable way for all urban stakeholders. In addition, emerging soft computing approaches also allow for interactive machine learning in a collaborative manner with citizens able to interact with their data (privacy by design, design ethics). This results in services that are based on citizens' needs and thus sustainably improve the quality of coexistence.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborative Machine Learning for Citizen Interaction
  • Explainable AI for Citizens Good
  • Fuzzy Logic in Data Collection and Analyses
  • Linguistically Summarizing and Interpreting Data
  • Fuzzy Recommender Systems
  • Stigmergy in Smart Cities
  • Smart Participation of Citizens
  • Conversational Agents for Citizens
  • Soft computing Supporting Sustainable Development in Cities
  • Smart Governance Supported by Soft Computing
  • Soft Digital Ethics and Privacy


Paper Submission: March 2, 2021
Authors Notification: March 10, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2021


Boris Delibašic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Allel Hadjali, Lias/Ensma, Poitiers, France
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Miljan Vucetic, VLATACOM Institute of High Technologies, Serbia

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICEIS Special Sessions - SC4SCS 2021
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