The more connected the world gets, the more data and information becomes available not only to monitor, but to act upon the world and the society. Addressing the needs of this society without burdening it is a complex task which requires different approaches. The field of computational sustainability, although new in nomenclature, has been applied in our society since the use of optimization strategies and efficiency planning in computer science itself. Nevertheless, the current developments in the internet of things, smart-cities and intelligent environments propose new opportunities which can be used to the benefit of this society.

Topics that can address computational sustainability are characterized by the dimensions that they act upon. Taking the definition of Sustainability these are environment, economic and social. However, it is not uncommon that applications span across dimensions such as human well-being, human behaviour and activity tracking, city transportation systems, city buildings management, renewable energy and energy efficiency. In order to achieve these solutions, approaches from computational sustainability often include machine learning, constraint reasoning and optimization, sensor fusion, autonomous systems, among others.

This workshop has, as its main objective, to demonstrate new and original research on the topics related to computational sustainability applied to intelligent environments and smart-cities. Furthermore, techniques for design, assessment, monitoring and actuation to increase efficiency and optimization are expected as general contributions.

Finally, the CoSTA'2016 workshop is organized in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE'16

Topics of Interest

  • Computational Sustainability;
  • Smart-Cities;
  • User-Awareness;
  • Information Diffusion;
  • Ubiquitous Computing;
  • Sensor Networks;
  • Energy Efficiency;
  • Planning and Scheduling;
  • Game Theory and Economic, Environmental and Social Paradigms;
  • Applications for Computational Sustainability;
  • Multi-agent Systems;
  • Human-Computation;

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit regular full papers no more than twelve (12) pages (including any data, figures and references) formatted using the IOS Press style instructions

Paper submission should use the easychair website for paper submission.

All papers accepted for publication in this Workshop will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.

These proceedings are expected to be ISI indexed.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 16th 23th May 2016 !!!!!EXTENDED!!!!

Notification of acceptance: 10th June 2016

Camera Ready: 20th June 2016

Workshop Date: 12-13 September 2016

Organising Chairs

Fábio Silva
University of Minho

Shin'ichi Konomi
University of Tokyo,

Rui Costa

Cesar Analide
University of Minho

Paulo Novais
University of Minho

Programme Committee

  • Ângelo Costa, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • António Costa, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Antonio Fernández Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Cesar Analide, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • David Carneiro, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Ester Martinez, Jaume-I University (Spain)
  • Fábio Silva, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Gleanford Mapp, Middlesex University (London)
  • Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics Tokyo (Japan)
  • Jan Treur, University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Javier Bajo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • Joel Rodrigues - University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
  • José Carlos Castillo, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)
  • Paulo Novais, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Ricardo Costa, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)
  • Rui A. Costa, UbiWhere (Portugal)
  • Shin'ichi Konomi, University of Tokyo, (Japan)
  • Tiago Oliveira, University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Tomoyo Sasao, University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Veikko Ikonen, VTT Technical Research Centre (Finland)
  • Vic Callahan, University of Essex (UK)