Securing Smart Cities International Conference Second Edition, April 22, 2021

The Securing Smart Cities International Conference aims to popularize the concept of Cyber Security in relation to Smart Cities. The conference follows the long series of Smart Cities events that the Faculty of Public Administration started nine years ago, events in which concerns about privacy and security, and how they have the power to influence the lives of citizens, began to be expressed more and more often - often with very heated debates.

The participation invitation is addressed to specialists and researchers from all domains of social and humanist disciplines, from political science, communication, legal science, medical science, European integration studies, sociology, to architecture, economy, computer science, cybernetics and many others. It brings together representatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society, with the aim to facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges and collaboration on Smart Cities related issues.

Securing Smart Cities Conference objectives

  • Raise awareness and promote a better understanding of the Smart Cities Security concept among stakeholders.
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of these stakeholders to actively participate in national, regional and international Smart Cities developing process.
  • Facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges and collaboration on Smart Cities Security related issues that are of particular concern for stakeholders.

Topics addressed

Participants interventions will primarily focus on the following aspects, but will not be limited only to these ones: cyber management, information sabotage, fake news, (personal) data security. The list may also include ongoing researches and case studies on cybercrimes, data leaks, face recognition challenges and opportunities and IoT risks.

Discussion panels

  • Cyber management;
  • Information sabotage;
  • Data security.

Presentations, as well as the Q&A sessions, will be delivered in English.

Registration

  • As a speaker – please provide a title for the presentation and a short abstract (250 words). Also, the scientific committee, is asking for a short bio together with a motivational letter. Please send this info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 15.04.2021.
  • As a participant – please send us a short bio (250 words) together with a motivational letter to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 20.04.2021.

There is no participation fee.

Publication

The articles will be scientifically evaluated and the ones accepted for publication will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be edited and printed by the Universul Academic Publishing House along with Universitară Publishing House – a publisher accredited by the National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education and by the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and University Certificates. We encourage not only academia to publish papers, but also public administration’s practitioners. The conference’s scientific committee will select the papers that are to be presented in the conference’s plenary sessions and the authors will be notified by e-mail.

Selected papers will be published in

There is no publication fee.

Venue

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA),
Online on Webex platform – the link to the event will be provided a day before.

Organizing committee

  • Lecturer PhD. Cătălin VRABIE, SNSPA, Bucharest;
  • Parvin NEGINRAZ, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania.

Contact details

E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone no.: +40 723 689 314 – Cătălin Vrabie

Web address: http://smartcitiesevents.eu/events/conferences/10-ssc02/27-about-ssc02-2021
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smartcitiesconference/