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1st IEEE International Summer School on Smart Cities (IEEE S3C)

1st IEEE International Summer School on Smart Cities (IEEE S3C)

IEEE S3C 2017 will be held 6-11 August 2017 in Natal, Brazil. The School provides a wide range of state-of-the-art courses and other activities led by some of the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the area. We invite paper submissions presenting original work, on-going projects, and case study results in all areas of interest to smart cities.

Papers Due: 7 May 2017

Learn more at the IEEE S3C website

Feature Article

Smart Road to Parked Car: Talk to Me

Smart Road to Parked Car: Talk to Me

What happens when there aren't enough cars roaming around the street to permit vehicle-to-vehicle communications? In Japan and parts of Europe, roadside units have been implemented to fill the communication gaps, but due to high cost and maintenance, they are sparse in the U.S. Instead, envision a new cooperative network service -- one that utilizes parked cars as relay stations.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum.

Technology Spotlight

How and Why Smart Cities Can Use IoT to Wow Tourists

How and Why Smart Cities Can Use IoT to Wow Tourists

IoT is one of the main technology drivers behind smart cities. The integration of IoT applications in smart cities will bring numerous benefits to tourists and residents who can leverage this technology to navigate the city and learn about its history and culture. However, it also presents some challenges, including that of privacy and interoperability, which are important to address as the technologies develop.

Read more at Engadget.