About SCA20

The Fifth 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 07 to 09 October 2020. 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.

All accepted papers will be published as a Chapter in the Springer Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems LNNS Book Series (SCOPUS indexed) OR as a Full Paper or Extended Abstract (Short Paper) in the ISPRS Archives (SCOPUS, ISI-CPCI, and DOAJ indexed) depending on the author's preference.

Innovations in Smart Cities Applications 1

Extended selected papers are published as a chapters in the Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 1


Innovations in Smart Cities Applications 2

Extended selected papers are published as a chapters in the Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 2


Innovations in Smart Cities Applications 3

Extended selected papers are published as a chapters in the Innovations in Smart Cities Applications Edition 3


Conference topics

The technical program will consist of, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:

  • Geo-Smart Information Systems
  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative
  • Applications for Smarter Cities
  • Urban Logistics Innovations,
  • Location Based Services
  • Frameworks and Models for Smart City Initiatives
  • Safety, Security, and Privacy for Smart Cities
  • Smartphone-based positioning
  • Territorial Intelligence
  • Smart environments and Ambient Spatial Intelligence
  • Smart Citizens & Educational Sciences
  • 3D and Augmented Reality, Transportation Applications
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities

  • GeoInformation for Mobile
  • Big Data & Data Analysis for e-Health
  • 3D City Modeling and Visualization
  • Smart systems for medical monitoring
  • Urban social Networks, Internet of Things technologies,
  • Medical Image analysis and processing
  • Wearable Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • E-Health Architectures
  • Wearable devices for E-health
  • Smart Environment and Smart Agriculture
  • Mobile and Telemedecine Applications
  • Smart Healthcare, Economy and Digital Business
  • Cloud infrastructures for E-health

  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Business Models
  • Digital Business
  • Digital Commerce
  • Digital Retail
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Supply Chain Management
  • Smart Logistics
  • Secure Transactions
  • Smart Education and Intelligent Learning System
  • Smart Building and Home Automation
  • Sustainable Computing And Systems
  • Energy-Aware Systems And Technologies
  • Security in E-Health
  • Usability and Ubiquity in E-Health

  • 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)
  • Serious Games
  • Intelligent Governance & Digital Policy
  • Smart Economy and Digital Marketing
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Big Data and Urban Data Analytics

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Alias Abdul Rahman

Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Talk Title : Smart Cities and Geo-Spatial Technologies


Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah

Karakoram International University, Pakistan

Talk Title :__________________________________


Prof. Dr. Şule Erten Ela

Ege University, Türkiye

Talk Title : Smart Cities and Energy


Prof. Dr. Bülent Bayram

Yildiz Technical University, Türkiye

Talk Title : Overview to the Segmentation of Satellite Images by Using Deep Learning



Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work. All accepted papers will be published as a Chapter in the Springer Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems LNNS Book Series (SCOPUS indexed) OR as a Full Paper or Extended Abstract (Short Paper) in the ISPRS Archives (SCOPUS, ISI-CPCI, and DOAJ indexed) depending on the author's preference.


  1. If you submit your paper for the SPRINGER, the paper must be prepared by using the template MS Word or LaTeX (12-15 pages) as PDF file.

  2. If you submit your paper for the ISPRS Archives, the paper must follow Orange Book format (Up to the 8 pages for Full Papers. 1000-1500 words for Extended Abstracts).

According to the format of the paper you submitted, your paper will be categorized to the ISPRS or Springer. The direct link for paper submission is;

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission), urkund plagiarism checker will be used to detect plagiarism. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members in tow rounds of review. The number of co-authors of each article must not exceed 4. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretical impact, and presentation. Authors of high quality papers will also be invited to submit an extended version of their work for potential publication in a special issue/section of an international journal.


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
  • İsmail Rakıp Karaș, Karabuk University, Turkey
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

Organizing Committee

  • Ben Ahmed Mohamed, FST Tangier, Morocco
  • Olga Sergeyeva, Saint-Petersburg University, Russia.
  • Wassila Mtalaa, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • DOMINGOS SANTOS, Polytechnic Institute Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications , Brazil
  • Luís BRAGANCA, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Senthil Kumar, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India
  • Amine El Haddadi, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

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

Scientific Committee

  • Ismail Rakip Karas, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain shams university, Egypt
  • Abderrahim Ghadi ,FSTT UAE, Morocco
  • Abdullah Emin Akay, Bursa Technical University, Türkiye
  • Abdurrahman Geymen, Erciyes University, Türkiye
  • Accorsi, Riccardo, Bologna University, Italy
  • Adib Habbal, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Adnan Alajeeli, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • 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
  • Anabtawi Mahasen, Al-Quds University, Palestine
  • 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
  • Behnam Atazadeh, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Ben Yahya Sadok, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Bessai-Mechmach Fatma Zohra, CERIST, Algeria,
  • Biswajeet Pradhan, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Scientific 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
  • Tolga Ensari, Istanbul University, Türkiye
  • Ferhat Atasoy, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Filip Biljecki, National Singapore University, Singapore
  • Francesc Anton Castro, Technical University of Denmark
  • Habibullah Abbasi, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Haddadi Kamel Iemn, Lille University, France
  • Hakan Kutucu, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Hanane Reddad, USMS University, Morroco
  • Hazim Tawfik, Cairo University,Egypt
  • Hüseyin Pehlivan, Gebze Technical University, Türkiye
  • Huseyin Topan, Bulent Ecevit University, Türkiye
  • Huseyin Zahit Selvi, Konya Necmettin Erbakan University
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Muhamad Uznir Ujang, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Scientific Committee

  • Muhammad Imzan Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Muhammed Kamil Turan, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Murat Yakar, Mersin 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Saffet Erdogan, Harran 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
  • Sibel Senan, Istanbul University, Türkiye
  • Senthil Kumar, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India
  • Serdar Bayburt, Bimtaş A.Ş., Türkiye
  • Siddique Ullah Baig, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Slimani Yahya, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Sohaib Abujayyab, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Sonja Grgić, Zagreb University, Croatia
  • Suhaibah Azri, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Sule Erten Ela, Ege University, Türkiye
  • Tebibel Bouabana Thouraya, ESI, Alger, Algeria
  • Turkay Gokgoz, Yıldız Technical 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
  • Zigh Ehlem Slimane, INTTIC, Oran, Algeria
  • Zouhri Amal, USMBA University, Fez, Morocco

Registration Fees

In order to include accepted papers in the proceedings, at least one of the authors of the paper must be registered. Each paper must be presented virtually (via VideoConference) by an author at the conference. All participants must register and pay the registration fees before September 04, 2020.The authors not registered until September 04, 2020, their papers will not be included in the conference program. The registration fees includes: Publication Fee, Electronic Version of the Conference Proceedings and Admission to the all Virtual Sessions.

Turkish Participants


Moroccan Participants


International Participants


Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline


Notification of Acceptance:


Authors Registration


Camera Ready Submission


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

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