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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The abstract has not been previously submitted to another conference, nor is it before a journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The abstract is up to 350 words
  • The abstract is in the scope of the Conference themes

Cities and infrastructure

Abstracts related to developing engineering solutions for planning and management to make cities more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Urban systems – design, planning and management
  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Connected infrastructure
  • Ecology, ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Climate change resilience
  • Post Covid-19 future pathways

Energy technologies

Abstracts related to engineering pathways for reliable and affordable sources of renewable energy to maximise use of renewable resources. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Decarbonisation of cities
  • Microgeneration
  • Heating and cooling systems in cities
  • Energy storage
  • Energy efficiency and buildings
  • Building refurbishment and retrofit
  • E-mobility
  • Economic, social and environmental consideration

Smart cities and data observatories

Abstracts related to the state of the art in smart cities and data analytics, understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence on the smartness of cities. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • State of the art in smart cities
  • Understanding the impact of AU in energy and urban systems
  • Advances in data analytics
  • Internet of things: barriers and opportunities
  • Social implications and acceptance
  • City observatories

Cities, wellbeing and behaviour

Abstracts related to the role of perception and behaviour in the design and evaluation of healthy indoor and outdoor environments. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Smart and responsive buildings
  • Energy management systems
  • Thermal comfort and occupant behaviour
  • Green spaces and wellbeing
  • Energy awareness, acceptance and take-up
  • Lifecycle assessment

Resilient Cities and Sustainability in Business

Abstracts addressing the relationships between sustainable and resilient business and aspects of evolving cities. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Appropriate scale in the context of sustainable business
  • Facilitating the growth of small enterprises for net-zero
  • Net-zero: productivity versus social and ecological value
  • Funding the ‘green’ business lifecycle
  • Attracting investment for delivering net-zero
  • Designing infrastructure for sustainable and resilient business
  • Mobility provision in cities and business resilience
  • Spatially adaptive cities to support net-zero enterprise

Low carbon comfort

Abstracts to be submitted on low carbon comfort. Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Adaptive comfort: thermal, lighting, acoustics

  • Air quality in buildings

  • Turbulent flows

  • Data-driven model

  • Digital-twin

  • Citizen-centric AI systems

  • Mechanism Design and Incentive Engineering

  • Sequential Decision Making with Uncertainty

Solent Future Transport Zone

Abstracts relating to the Solent Future Transport Zone

Addressing crises and resilience in cities

Abstracts relating to addressing crises and resilience in cities.

Privacy Statement

The International Conference on Energy and Cities and International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC) are managed by the Energy and Climate Change Division (www.energy.soton.ac.uk), part of the University of Southampton.

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
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  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

ICEC collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, institution name, telephone numbers etc).
  • Transaction data relating to any conference fees and accommodation purchased
  • Web browser cookies

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide ICEC with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register (or ‘Subscribe’) online using our website.
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How will we use your data?

ICEC collects your data so that we can:

  • Keep you informed of current and future events in the International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC) series.
  • Send updates about arrangements for current and future ICEC events.
  • Contact you regarding your submission to present at ICEC events.
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If you agree, ICEC will share your data with the Energy and Climate Change Division so that they may communicate information on other events run by the research group.

When ICEC processes your registration, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, University of Southampton online store and hospitality services.

Marketing

ICEC would like to send you information about our events that we think will interest you, as well as those of our research division (Energy and Climate Change Division).

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop ICEC from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the Energy and Climate Change Division.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us.

What are your data protection rights?

ICEC would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to contact ICEC and request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that ICEC correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request ICEC to complete any information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that ICEC erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that ICEC restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to ICEC’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that ICEC transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: evolvingcities@soton.ac.uk

Or write to us:

International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC)
Energy and Climate Change Division
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO16 7QF
United Kingdom

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There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

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Privacy policies of other websites

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Changes to our privacy policy

ICEC keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 3rd February 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about ICEC’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: evolvingcities@soton.ac.uk

Or write to us at:

International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC)
Energy and Climate Change Division
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO16 7QF
United Kingdom

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that ICEC has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via the website https://ico.org.uk.