Smart City Applications
International Conference

A Virtual / Online Event

27-29 October, 2021 Virtual Safranbolu, Turkey

About The Event

About The Event

The Sixth International Conference on Smart City Applications is a multidisciplinary forum co-organized by the Computer Engineering Department of Karabuk University (KBÜ) in the partnership with Mediterranean Association of Sciences and Technologies (Medi-AST). Since the current situation, this year, SCA will take place as VIRTUAL / ONLINE from 27 to 29 October 2021. The event aims to bring together research scientists and engineers to discuss and exchange both experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the area of smart cities. The conference covers any topic with an intersection with smart cities, including geo-smart information systems, education, healthcare, economy and digital business, building and home automation, environment and agriculture, and information technologies and computer science. The Conference encourages submission of original works presenting novel research results and new products or concepts are encouraged for submission. But also works in progress.

The conference papers will be published in the one of the followings depending on the author's preference.

  1. Springer LNNS. LNNS is indexed in SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt, zbMATH, SCImago, and submitted for consideration in Web of Science. Click here for more information.

  2. OR

  3. ISPRS Archives. ISPRS Archives is indexed in SCOPUS, CPCI of Web of Science, Compendex, and DOAJ. Click here for more information.

For the Turkish Participants: Konferansımız 2021 Akademik Teşvik Yönetmeliği ve Doçentlik Kriterlerine Uygundur. Ayrıntılar için tıklayınız.

Keynote Speakers

Speaker 1

Prof. Domingos Santos

Polytechnic Institute Castelo Branco, Portugal
Title of Talk:

Speaker 2

Prof. Mohsen Kalantari Soltanieh

University of Melbourne, Australia
Title of Talk: Smart buildings to Smart cities - The role of BIM and GIS integration

Speaker 3

Prof. Ksentini Adlen

Title of Talk: Zero Touch Management and Orchestration of Network Slices in 5G and Beyond Networks

Speaker 4

Prof. Bakr M. Aly Ahmed

North Dakota State University, USA
Title of Talk: Smart Sustainable Urbanism

Speaker 3

Prof. Yusuf Arayıcı

Northumbria University, UK
Title of Talk: Design for Energy: Prosumer Buildings

Previous Editions


The conference covers, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:


    • 3D City Modeling and Visualization
    • Location Based Services
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Remote Sensing
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    • GeoInformation for Mobile
    • Collective Sensing and Geo-spatial Big Data
    • Laser Scanning
    • Processing of Spatial Imagery
    • Geo AI
    • Urban Informatics
    • Geospatial Cloud Computing
    • Wireless and Mobile GIS


    • Smart Electrical and Electronic devices
    • Automation Systems
    • Renewable Energy
    • Embedded Technologies
    • Lightings Technologies
    • Robotics
    • Intelligent building assessment
    • Green And Intelligent Construction
    • Smart architecture and urban planners
    • Sustainable building design


    • Natural Disasters Monitoring
    • Damage Mapping
    • Smart Agriculture
    • Hazard Mapping
    • Climate Monitoring
    • Smart Water Management
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Smart & Sustainable Environments
    • Smart Waste Management
    • Disasters Early Warning System


    • Smart learning: Concepts and strategies
    • Smart learning environments
    • E-learning, smart E-learning
    • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
    • Smart Mobile Learning
    • Cloud learning
    • Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
    • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    • Digital Art
    • Serious Games


    • Digital Economy
    • Digital Strategy
    • Digital Business Models
    • Smart Business
    • Digital Commerce
    • Digital Retail
    • Digital Marketing
    • Smart Management Systems
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Digital Supply Chain Management
    • Logistics
    • Secure Transactions


    • Big Data & Data Analysis for e-Health
    • Smart systems for medical monitoring
    • Medical Image analysis and processing
    • E-Health Architectures
    • Wearable devices for E-health
    • Wireless Body Area Networks
    • Mobile and Telemedecine Applications
    • Cloud infrastructures for E-health
    • Usability and Ubiquity in E-Health
    • Security in E-Health


    • Big-data and Data Mining
    • Cloud Computing
    • Quantum Computing
    • Machine Learning
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Image, Video and Speech Processing
    • HPC & Parallel Computing
    • Collaborative & Complex Networks
    • Internet of Things IoT
    • Wearable Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work. All accepted papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems LNNS Book Series OR in the ISPRS Archives (The ISPRS Int'l Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences) depending on the author's preference:.

  1. If you submit your paper for the Springer LNNS, manuscripts must follow the Springer template guidelines, including figures, tables, and references. The paper must be prepared by using the template in MS Word or LaTeX as PDF files through EasyChair System below. The length of papers should not exceed 10 pages.
    (LNNS is indexed in SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt, zbMATH, SCImago, and submitted for consideration in Web of Science. Click here for more information.)

  2. If you submit your paper for the ISPRS Archives, manuscripts must follow the ISPRS template guidelines. The paper must be prepared by using the template in MS Word format and submitted as PDF files through EasyChair System below. The length of papers could be 3 to 8 pages ( Example 1, Example 2 ).
    (ISPRS Archives is indexed in SCOPUS, CPCI of Web of Science, Compendex, and DOAJ. Click here for more information.)
( To see last year's (SCA20) published papers please click ISPRS Archives Volume XLIV-4/W3-2020 or Springer LNNS - SCA Edition 4 )

( For the Turkish Participants: Konferansımız 2021 Akademik Teşvik Yönetmeliği ve Doçentlik Kriterlerine Uygundur. Ayrıntılar için tıklayınız. )

The direct link for paper submission is:

EasyChair Paper Submission System

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material (max. 15% from all sources + max. 5% from one source), Urkund tool will be used to detect plagiarism. Each paper will be reviewed by two/three regular PC members in two rounds of review. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretical impact, and presentation. Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version (60%) of their work for potential publication in a special issue/section of an international journal.

Important Dates


Steering Committee

  • İsmail Rakıp Karaș, Karabuk University, Turkey
  • Alias Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Mohamed Wahbi, EHTP Casablanca, Morocco
  • Mohammed BOUHORMA, FST, Tangier UAE University, Morocco
  • Chaker EL AMRANI, FST, Tangier UAE University, Morocco
  • Bernard Dousset, UPS, Toulouse, France
  • Rachid Saadane, EHTP Casablanca, Morocco
  • ALI Youness, FS, Tetouan, Morocco
  • ALAOUI ABDELLAOUI El Arbi, EIGSI Casablanca, Morocco

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair Conference Co-Chairs
  • Mohamed Ben Ahmed, FST, Tangier UAE University, Morocco
  • Anouar Boudhir Abdelhakim, FST, Tangier UAE University, Morocco
  • Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Local Organizing Committee<
  • Idris Kahraman, Karabuk University
  • Emrullah Demiral, Karabuk University
  • Mustafa Aksin, Karabuk University
  • Kadriye Oz, Karabuk University
  • Hacer Kübra Köse, Sinop University
  • Berna Gunes, Karabuk University
  • Umit Atila, Karabuk University
  • Kasim Ozacar, Karabuk University
  • Yasin Ortakci, Karabuk University
  • Muhammed Kamil Turan, Karabuk University
  • Sohaib Abujayyab, Karabuk University, Turkey
  • Emre Yücer, Karabuk University

International Advisory Board

  • Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam
  • Anand Paul, Kyungpook National University,South Korea
  • Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University Riga, Latvia
  • César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Fadi Al-Turjman, Antalya Bilim University, Antakya, Turkey
  • Huang-Nan Huang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications , Brazil
  • Luís BRAGANCA, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Mohamed-Lamine MESSAI, CPE Lyon, France
  • Olga Sergeyeva, Saint-Petersburg University, Russia.
  • Parthasarathy Subashini, Avinashilingam University, India
  • Riyadh Baghdadi, New York University Abu Dhabi and researcher at MIT, USA
  • Sandeep Kumar Poonia, Amity University Rajasthan, India
  • Sehl Mellouli, Laval University, Canada
  • Senthil Kumar, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India
  • Wassila Mtalaa, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Zuherman Rustam, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Technical Program Committee

  • Ismail Rakip Karas, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  • Abderrahim Ghadi ,FSTT UAE, Morocco
  • Abdullah Elen, Bandirma Onyedi Eylül University, Türkiye
  • Abdullah Emin Akay, Bursa Technical University, Türkiye
  • Abdurrahman Eymen, Erciyes University, Türkiye
  • Accorsi, Riccardo, Bologna University, Italy
  • Adib Habbal, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Adnan Alajeeli, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Aftab Ahmed Khan, Karakoram International University, Pakistan
  • Ahmad S. Almogren, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmed Kadhim Hussein, Babylon University, Iraq
  • Alabdulkarim Lamya,King Saud University,Saudi Arabia
  • Alghamdi Jarallah, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  • Ali Jamali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Alias Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Aliihsan Sekertekin, Cukurova University
  • Anabtawi Mahasen, Al-Quds University, Palestine
  • Anton Yudhana, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Arif Çağdaş Aydinoglu, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
  • Arioua Mounir UAE, Morocco
  • Assaghir Zainab , Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • Astitou Abdelali, UAE, Morocco
  • Aydın Üstün, Kocaeli University, Türkiye
  • Aziz Mahboub ,FSTT UAE, Morocco
  • Bahadır Ergun, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
  • Barış Kazar, Oracle, USA
  • Bataev Vladimir ,Zaz Ventures, Switzerland
  • Behnam Alizadehashrafi, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran
  • Behnam Atazadeh, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Ben Yahya Sadok, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Bessai-Mechmach Fatma Zohra, CERIST, Algeria,
  • Beyza Yaman, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Biswajeet Pradhan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Berk Anbaroğlu, Hacettepe University, Türkiye
  • Bolulmalf Mohammed, UIR, Morocco
  • Boutejdar Ahmed, German Research Foundation, Bonn, Germany
  • Burhan Selcuk, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Bulent Bayram, Yildiz Technical University, Türkiye
  • Caner Ozcan, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Caner Güney, Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye
  • Chadli Lala Saadia, University Sultan Moulay Slimane, Morocco
  • Cumhur Şahin, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
  • Damir Žarko, Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Dominique Groux, UPJV, France
  • Dousset Bernard UPS, Toulouse, France
  • Edward Duncan, The University of Mines & Technology, Ghana
  • Eehab Hamzi Hijazi, An-Najah University, Palestine
  • El Kafhali Said, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco
  • Eftal Şehirli, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • El Malahi Mostafa, USMBA University, Fez, Morocco
  • El Mhouti Abderrahim, FST, Al-Hoceima, Morocco
  • El Haddadi Anass, UAE University, Morocco
  • El Hebeary Mohamed Rashad, Cairo University, Egypt

Technical Program Committee

  • El Ouarghi Hossain, ENSAH UAE University, Morocco
  • Elif Sertel, Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye
  • Emre Yücer, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Emrullah SONUÇ, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • En-Naimi El Mokhtar, UAE, Morocco
  • Enrique Arias Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain
  • Fatmagül Kılıç Gül, Yıldız Technical University, Türkiye
  • Ferhat Atasoy, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Filip Biljecki, National University of Singapore
  • Füsun Balık Şanlı, Yıldız Technical University, Türkiye
  • Francesc Anton Castro, Technical University of Denmark
  • Ghulam Ali Mallah, Shah Abdullatif University, Pakistan
  • Habibullah Abbasi, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Haddadi Kamel Iemn, Lille University, France
  • Hakan Kutucu, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Hanane Reddad, USMS University, Morroco
  • Hande Demirel, İstanbul Technical University, Türkiye
  • Hazim Tawfik, Cairo University,Egypt
  • Huseyin Bayraktar, General Directorate of GIS, Türkiye
  • Hüseyin Pehlivan, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
  • Huseyin Topan, Bulent Ecevit University, Türkiye
  • Huseyin Zahit Selvi, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University
  • İbrahim Baz, İstanbul Ticaret University, Turkiye
  • İlhami Muharrem ORAK, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Ilker Türker, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Iman Elawady, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d'Oran, Algeria
  • Indubhushan Patnaikuni, RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • İsa Avcı, Karabuk University
  • Ismail Büyüksalih, Bimtaş A.Ş., Türkiye
  • Ivin Amri Musliman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • J. Amudhavel, VIT Bhopal University, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Jaime Lioret Mauri Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Jus Kocijan, Nova Gorica University, Slovenia
  • Kadir Ulutaş, Karabuk University
  • Kasım Ozacar, Karabuk University
  • Khoudeir Majdi IUT, Poitiers university, France
  • Labib Arafeh, Al-Quds University, Palestine
  • Laila Moussaid, ENSEM, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Lalam Mustapha, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
  • Loncaric Sven, Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Lotfi Elaachak, FSTT, UAE, Morocco
  • Mademlis Christos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Mehmet Akbaba, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Mete Celik, Erciyes University, Türkiye
  • Miranda Serge, Nice University, France
  • Mohamed El Ghami, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Mohammad Sharifikia, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Mousannif Hajar, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
  • Mufit Cetin, Yalova University, Türkiye
  • Muhamad Uznir Ujang, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Technical Program Committee

  • Mike Horhammer, Oracle, USA
  • Muhammad Imzan Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Muhammed Kamil Turan, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Murat Yakar, Mersin University, Türkiye
  • Murat Lüy, Kırıkkale University, Türkiye
  • Mustafa Akgul, Istanbul University, Türkiye
  • My Lahcen Hasnaoui, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco
  • Mykola Kozlenko, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine
  • Nafil Khalid, UM5, Morocco
  • Nesrin Aydin Atasoy, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Nusret Demir, Akdeniz University, Türkiye
  • Oğuz Fındık, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Oğuzhan Menemencioğlu, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Omar Dakkak, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Omer Muhammet Soysal, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Ouederni Meriem ,INP - ENSEEIHT Toulouse, France
  • Rachmad Andri Atmoko, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
  • R. S. Ajin, DEOC DDMA, Kerala, India
  • Rani El Meouche, Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, France
  • Raif Bayır, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Rafet Durgut, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Sagahyroon Assim, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Saied Pirasteh, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Savas Durduran, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Türkiye
  • Sedat Bakici, Turkish Cadastre Office, Türkiye
  • Senthil Kumar, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India
  • Serdar Bayburt, Bimtaş A.Ş., Türkiye
  • Seyit Ali Kayış, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Sibel Senan, Istanbul University, Türkiye
  • Siddique Ullah Baig, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Sinasi Kaya, İstanbul Technical University, Türkiye
  • Slimani Yahya, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Sohaib Abujayyab, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Sonja Grgić, Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Sri Winiarti, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Suhaibah Azri, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Sunardi, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
  • Sule Erten Ela, Ege University, Türkiye
  • Tarik Adnan Almohamad, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Tebibel Bouabana Thouraya, ESI, Alger, Algeria
  • Tolga Ensari, Istanbul University, Türkiye
  • Umit Atila, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Türkiye
  • Umran Koylu, Erciyes University, Türkiye
  • Xiaoguang Yue, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong
  • Yasin Ortakcı, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Yasyn Elyusufi, FSTT, UAE, Morocco
  • Yüksel Çelik, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Youness Dehbi, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Yusuf Arayıcı, Northumbria University, UK
  • Yusuf Yargı Baydilli, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Zafer Albayrak, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Zennure Uçar, Düzce University, Türkiye
  • Zigh Ehlem Slimane, INTTIC, Oran, Algeria
  • Zouhri Amal, USMBA University, Fez, Morocco

Event Venue

Virtual Safranbolu

Since the current situation, this year our event
has been converted to the Video Conference.

If the situation will be better, updated info will be anounced.


Media Partners


In order to be published, at least one of the authors of the paper must be registered and each paper must be presented virtually at the conference. All participants must register and pay the registration fees by October 15, 2021. The authors not registered, their papers will not be included in the conference program.

Turkish Participants

  • 500 TL

International Participants

  • 100 Euros

Moroccan Participants

  • 800 Dhs