IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities

Due to the tremendous interest in the IEEE Smart Cities Core cities program, the IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities program was launched allowing more cities to participate in and enjoy benefits of the IEEE Smart Cities program and network. The Affiliated Smart Cities program is creating a vibrant and worldwide grid of cities on the path to smartification. Through shared information, the program is providing education, insights, and good practices, raising awareness of the many different approaches to become ‘smart’.

Requirements to become an Affiliated City:

  • A municipality has a clear and ongoing strategy to become a smart city, even if the strategy has not been implemented yet.
  • Local IEEE Chapter and Section volunteers agree to serve as liaisons to the community and support the project.
  • Local constituencies—municipality, industry, universities, etc. — are willing to involve IEEE in the planning and design of the smart city project.
  • Local authorities are willing to share experiences at an international level.
  • A municipality has identified the most relevant and current smartifcation themes for focus.
  • There are locally-based experts that can join the expert network group.

IEEE Core Smart Cities leadership act as mentors, collaborating with Affiliated cities within their cultural and geographic proximity and sharing the knowledge, experiences, best practices and lessons learned in their pursuit of becoming a smart city.

IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities also benefit from:

  • Branding as an “IEEE Affiliated Smart City” in any official communication
  • Promotion of the city’s developments through the IEEE Smart Cities website, with contributed articles or whitepapers to inform the world of plans and progress on the city’s “smartification” process
  • Preferred speaker registration in IEEE Smart Cities Initiative conferences
  • Proposing candidates to join the expert committee
  • Participation in kick-off workshops of core cities selected in the future
  • Complimentary access to IEEE Smart Cities Initiative white papers and preferred access to courses being developed by IEEE Core Smart Cities
  • Opportunities to join other initiatives (hackathons, working groups, etc.) that are organized by associations or institutions that have close links or that are recommended by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

As a member of a worldwide network of cities, IEEE Affiliated Cities raise discussions on the smartification topics that are at the heart of the city’s smartification plan.


IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities

City Profile Website
A Coruña, Spain A Coruña Profile
Ariana, Tunisia Ariana Profile
Buenos Aires, Argentina Profile Coming Soon
Cape Town, South Africa Profile Coming Soon
Diamniadio, Senegal Profile Coming Soon
Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil Profile
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France      Profile Coming Soon
Medellín, Colombia Medellín Profile
Natal, Brazil Profile Coming Soon
Pune, India Profile Coming Soon
Sabadell, Spain Sabadell Profile
Sfax, Tunisia Profile Coming Soon