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Published on Thursday, February 16, 2023

Abstract

The last two decades have seen major changes on a global scale: the uncontrollable development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), the “emergence of real smart city”, automation, cybernetics, but also the alarming increase in climate change accompanied by the depletion of raw resources, health crises and the weakening of social ties. Closely related, these factors have had an impact on places, practices and human lifestyles that have become resilient, connected, active and sentient. The Smart Cities and the interconnected territories, in all their dimensions, their aspects and their future, are the subject of studies and exchanges of this colloquium, in accordance with three axes: Cities, artificial intelligence and sustainable territories, Image and imagination of the city, City and creativity.

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Argument

The last two decades have seen major changes on a global scale: the uncontrollable development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), the « emergence of real smart city » (Douay and Henriot, 2016), automation, cybernetics, but also the alarming increase in climate change accompanied by the depletion of raw resources, health crises and the weakening of social ties. Closely related, these factors have had an impact on places, practices and human lifestyles that have become resilient, connected, active and sentient. Thus, the city is experiencing profound changes. Indeed, in addition to the emergence of new political and economic models, the competitiveness of human and economic resources, cities, territories and architectural spaces are being rethought, revisited and reinvented, as well as the processes and tools for their implementation, in consultation with the various citizens/users actors, businesses, markets for goods and services, governments, local communities, and universities involving undeniable skills of thought boarding. Collective intelligence “reflects a deeper ability to understand one’s environment, grasp and make sense of things” (Gottfredson, 1997).

What are the challenges facing smart cities and the deployment of new technologies?

The Smart Cities and the interconnected territories, in all their dimensions, their aspects and their future, are the subject of studies and exchanges of this colloquium, in accordance with three axes:

Axis 1: Cities, artificial intelligence and sustainable territories

In an era of artificial intelligence, communication and environmental sustainability, the city is redefined as “a space for vibrant news organizations, sensors and civilian actuators” (Carta, 2017). It receives all actions/reactions generated by actors and the environment.

Indeed, a visionary action strategy for the sustainable development of a territory encourages density, the implementation of additional devices for energy management and gender diversity (Lucan, 2012). It offers healthy spaces, with efficient and comfortable mobility. Certainly, inhabited space, being active and sensitive, is a field of knowledge and open-source. It is a creative ecosystem based on schools, universities, museums and cultural centers. These inclusive spaces become incubators of innovative ideas, projects and business, strengthening collective and unifying relationships through projects and actions that foster collaborative and entrepreneurial approaches.

Architecture, considered as a simulation environment (Le Blanc, 2015), is becoming more incremental, participatory (Kroll and Bouchain, 2013) and conducive to the creativity and development of efficient systems made available to citizens-actors supposed to be intelligent citizens. At this level, we address the following question: to what extent could citizens actively contribute to the intelligence(s) of cities and territories?

As a result, new challenges are required to mediate knowledge, which reinforces the need to train in technologies that have a strong impact on how spaces, equipment and connected objects are used (Bouchereau and Roxin, 2022). New digital technologies also offer multiple possibilities for a better conservation and presentation of heritage (material and intangible) and its sharing on a universal scale. Reactive spaces (through virtual, augmented or mixed reality) are cultural and social pathways with the multiplication of activities and sensory experiences (use of audiovisual technologies), promotion of encounters, conviviality and social cohesion.

This axis aims to develop proposals for the reinvention of the built environment. It approaches the strategy of territorial development by taking advantage of the merits of the smart city (E-ville or Ville 4.0), whose collective intelligence constitutes a major point.

Axis 2: Image and imagination of the city

Questioning the image of the city amounts to questioning the new anthropological structures of its imagination. Both imaginary incarnation and source of imagination, the city offers us the keys to the passage from imagery to fantasy. For Bachelard, the imagination “as a process of conception, is no longer the follower of the perceived or of the already lived, it is primary, psychically fundamental, creator of man himself” (Torgue, 2012). Doesn't the perpetually changing city challenge perception? Bergson, in his book Matter and Memory calls on the virtual and its central role in the theory of pure perception structured according to three moments which are organized around virtual perception, virtual action and virtual image. This image involves the viewer in a seductive, innovative and immersive universe. Digital is powerful and undeniable in the functioning of public space through industrial production systems by meeting economic, communicational, social, cultural and artistic needs. A growing automation of management processes, involving a collaborative approach to the making of the city and its operation is behind the designations smart city, creative city, connected city, digitized city, open city, smart city. This allows it to be classified as a UNESCO city facing digital challenges and aiming for sustainable urban development. Toronto, a Canadian city, is ranked first creative city of media arts thanks to virtual projections, architectural staging, tele-presence, interactive mobile applications, augmented reality, stimulating the collaboration of committed citizens within an eco-responsible city able to transform this spatial commitment into a social commitment. Isn't the smart city a means of cultural mediation which establishes in the past, the present and the future “the languages ​​by which men can think about their social life, can imagine their future, can give to their dreams, to their desires and their ideas, the forms and logics of creation?” (Lamizet, 1999). To what extent is the city a source of cultural mediation? What contribution does the urban imagination bring to a so-called smart city inscribed on the World Heritage List?

Axis 3: City and creativity

Nowadays, cities are becoming increasingly smart and creative. In her publication, “What is a creative city?” Elsa vivant (2009) defined the concept “creative city” by referring to different concepts such as art, culture, environment, territorial intelligence, heritage and architecture that give the city its trademark, distinctiveness and unique identity. Thus, the creative city is moving. It has an imprint and offers its inhabitants a vivid imagination. Some cities tend to focus on the long run. They do not follow standardized solutions but rather foster individuality and diversity. In fact, cities are at the center of logistics, commerce, marketing and finance. They need to include more profiles (artists, craftsmen, actors, people with different cultural background, investors, inhabitants…) through a sensitive, pedagogical and innovative approach in the processes of sustainable urban planning and the construction of connected territories, as well as in studies and strategies for developing a creative process. As the world seems to be undergoing a paradigm shift, cities are thriving and renewing themselves. This is through an entrepreneurial mindset and a keen sense of ecological urban design that shapes physical and social environments. Thus, smart cities aim to match territorial projects with the actual needs of users/inhabitants and their integration into the urban production ecosystem.

Submission guidelines

The abstract of a paper should not exceed 4000 characters (spaces included), the abstract of a poster should not exceed 2000 characters (spaces included). Each abstract should include the focus of the paper, a title, name and surname, affiliation, 5 keywords, a bibliography and a short biography (500 characters).

Languages of submission: Arabic, French or English.

Deadline for submission: Monday 20 March 2023 (midnight)

Email address for submission: digi.artsandsciences@gmail.com

Evaluation & publication

The abstracts, once anonymised, will be submitted to a scientific committee for a double-blind review.

Acceptance of proposals does not imply publication in the conference proceedings. Each paper received will be evaluated according to the same double-blind principle.

Publications will be in the form of a :

  • Long paper, 30,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Short paper, 10,000 characters (spaces included).

NB: Papers must be in the form of a slide show. The poster outline will be sent once the abstract has been accepted.

Key dates

  • Deadline for abstracts submisson: Monday 20 March 2023
  • Notification to authors: Monday 03 April 2023.
  • Sending full text of the participation: Monday 22 May 2023.
  • The conference will take place in Djerba (Tunisia), from 02 to 06 July 2023.

Fees

  • For Tunisians and North Africans, 800 DTN.
  • For non-Maghrebians, 350 €.

600 DTN: accommodation covering [4 nights] in a 4* hotel with full board and in a double room. This sum must be transferred before 17 April 2023.

200 DTN: registration fee, conference pack and outings. This amount will be handed over on 02 July to the conference reception at the hotel, or transferred before that date.

Partners

  • Centre de recherche en numérique de Sfax.
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Université Salah Boubnider Constantine 3. Algérie.
  • Institut Supérieur des Beaux -Arts de Tunis (Univ. Tunis).
  • Institut Supérieur de la Mode de Monastir (Univ. Monastir).
  • Laboratoire MICA, Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne.
  • Ordre des Architectes de Tunisie (OAT).
  • Union des Artistes Plasticiens Tunisiens.
  • Association Bizerte Smart City.

Organization committee

  • Faten HUSSEIN (Univ. Carthage)
  • Fatma CHAFFAI (Univ. Carthage)
  • Ferdaws BELCADHI (Univ. Carthage)
  • Hayet BADRANI (Univ. Carthage)
  • Jihen HENTATI LAAROUSSI (Univ. Tunis)
  • Neila CHABCHOUB DAMMAK (Univ. Sfax)

Scientific committee

  • Mohamed BOUATTOUR, Professeur (Univ. Sfax).
  • Mounir DHOUIB, Professeur (Univ. Carthage).
  • Samia BEN RAJEB, Professeure (Univ. Libre Bruxelles).
  • Damien CLAEYS, Professeur (Univ.Cath. Louvain).
  • Cécile CROCE, Professeure (Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne).
  • Imen BEN YOUSSEF ZORGATI, Professeure (Univ. Montréal).
  • Ferdaws BELCADHI, MC-HDR (Univ. Carthage).
  • Faten HUSSEIN, MC-HDR (Univ. Carthage).
  • Ramzi TURKI, MC-HDR (Univ. Sfax).
  • Nicolas NERCAM, MC-HDR (Univ. Bordeaux).
  • Ali WALI, MC-HDR (Univ. Sfax).
  • Mounir TRIKI, Professeur (Univ. Sfax).
  • Yousri KESSENTINI. MC-HDR (CNR Sfax).
  • Omeur BELHEDI, Professeur (Univ. Tunis).
  • Laurent LESCOP, Professeur (Univ. Nantes).
  • Daniel TEJERINA, Professeur (Univ. Alicante - Espagne).
  • Rofia ABADA-ARZOUR, MC-HDR (Univ. Salah Boubnider Constantine 3 Algérie).

Président du colloque

Mounir DHOUIB, Professeur (Directeur EDSIA- ENAU, Univ. Carthage).

Coordinateur du colloque

Ramzi TURKI, MC-HDR (Responsable de l’Équipe ADNT, Univ. Sfax).

Directeur du Laboratoire (LLTA)

Mohamed BOUATTOUR, Professeur (Univ. Sfax).

Organized by

Université de Carthage - Université de Sfax - Université Virtuelle de Tunis

École Doctorale Sciences et Ingénierie architecturales (ED-SIA)

Laboratoire Langage et Traitement Automatique (LLTA)

Subjects

Places

  • Zone Touristique, Rond-point le Rendez-vous et Boulevard de l'environnement
    Djerba, Tunisia (4116)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Monday, March 20, 2023

Keywords

  • architecture, citoyen-acteur, développement territorial, durabilité, ville intelligente, citizen-actor, smart city, sustainability, territorial development

Contact(s)

  • Ramzi Turki
    courriel : turki_ramzii [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Ramzi Turki
    courriel : turki_ramzii [at] yahoo [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Villes et territoires intelligents. Concepts, enjeux et stratégies d’actions », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 16, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1akd

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