Half-Day Interactive Workshop at AGILE 2024 - NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 14th, 2024 AoE

This half-day workshop aims to explore the forefront of AI-based analysis, modeling, and applications in optimizing urban environments using a human-centric approach, merging the analysis of urban structures with the study of human dynamics in urban environments. As cities evolve into increasingly complex ecosystems, the integration of artificial intelligence offers unique insights into the urban structures and developments, as well as the behavior, decision-making processes, and interactions of people in these cities. This workshop will explore ways in which AI can be used to understand and model environmental aspects and human-related dynamics in urban settings. We invite scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit extended abstracts that contribute to the diversity of this emerging field, which encompasses a variety of aspects such as urban navigation, mobility and urban complexity, smart city development, geo-privacy, land-use/ land-cover change and its impacts, etc.

The workshop will provide a platform for researchers to shape the future of urban human-dynamics research through the lens of AI by presenting their cutting-edge research, participating in collaborative discussions, and contributing to a call for papers for a special issue in a renowned journal.

Key topics and areas of interest for extended abstract submission include but are not limited to:

  • Navigation in the City: AI-based modeling and prediction of wayfinders' behavior.
  • Urban Structure Analysis and Mobility: Employing AI to model the complexity of urban structures, to model urban mobility, to optimize urban traffic, and to enhance transportation systems.
  • Geo-Privacy: Utilizing AI to address potential threats to geo-privacy or exploring the implications that AI as a research method has on geo-privacy when studying humans in the city.
  • Impact of Urbanization on Real Estate Market Analysis: AI-based modeling and prediction of housing market trends.
  • AI for social justice: Leveraging AI models to detect social inequalities within cities and inform policy decisions
  • AI for Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): Integrating human input to crowd-sourcing data using AI techniques
  • AI for Urban Planning and Smart Cities: Application of AI in urban analytics, planning, and the development of smart city solutions.
  • Land-Use/Land-Cover and Urban Growth: Using AI to predict changes in urban LULC and urban expansion.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop aims not only to highlight current research and developments in the areas mentioned above but also to foster a collaborative environment in which ideas and methods can be shared. By bringing together scholars from different fields and at different levels of seniority, we aim to create a rich, interdisciplinary dialog that will advance the field. The objectives of this workshop reflect these aspirations:

  • To create a platform for experts and scholars to showcase their work, familiarize themselves with the latest research in the field, and foster collaborations for future projects or research.
  • To foster discussions on the challenges and opportunities of using AI methods to do research on humans in the city.
  • To facilitate collaborative efforts for a call for papers for a special journal issue focusing on this emerging area.

Expected Workshop Outcomes

Based on the objectives and the topical foci, the key planned outcomes are:

  • Publication of a special journal issue: The primary outcome of this workshop will be the preparation and subsequent publication of a special issue on Humans in the City and AI in a reputable journal (potential and actual venues will be part of the workshop discussions).
  • A collaboration hub for exchanging relevant research ideas and expertise with the primary aim of fostering community building and collaboration on potential project ideas across countries.
  • Supporting Young Researchers: We particularly encourage PhD students and young Post-Docs to present their ideas and receive valuable feedback from experts in the field to advance their professional development and future academic careers.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted extended abstracts must not exceed two pages (excl. references) and will be reviewed (single-blind) by at least two program committee members. The final versions will be made publicly available as proceedings having a DOI through the Open-Access repository of the TU Wien. At least one of the paper authors must register for the workshop. Please use this LaTex template for your submission. Please submit your papers by email to .

Workshop Format

We are aiming for a highly interactive, half-day workshop. There will be a sequence of elevator pitch presentations, followed by breakout group discussions on the draft Call for Papers for the special issue. The workshop will conclude with a summary of these discussions to make final decisions on the CfP for the special issue and plan the next steps.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 06, 2024 EXTENDED TO APRIL 14th, 2024 AoE
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2024
  • Elevator Pitch Presentation Submission: May 23, 2024
  • Workshop Date: June 4, 2024


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