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IEEE Smart Cities White Papers


IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) Proceedings

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2016 IEEE ISC2, 12-15 September 2016, Trento, Italy

2015 IEEE ISC2, 25-28 October 2015, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Institute Special Report: Smart Cities

IEEE members are working to make cities smarter, more efficient, and maybe even happier. 

Read more in The Institute - June 2014 Special Issue on Smart Cities

Tech News: Smart Cities

The Institute - June 2014


IEEE Calls for Papers

IEEE Communications Magazine
Emerging Trends, Issues and Challenges in Big Data and Its Implementation towards Future Smart Cities - Submission deadline: 1 April 2017
Imminent Communication Technologies for Smart Communities - Submission deadline: 1 June 2017
Mobile Big Data for Urban Analytics - Submission deadline: 1 June 2017

IEEE Sensors Journal
Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities (PDF, 593 KB) - Submission deadline: 31 March 2017


News Articles

IEEE Communications Magazine, March 2017

IEEE Communications Magazine, March 2017
Feature Topics on Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Smart Cities, Incentives for Mobile Crowd Sensing, Network Testing and Analytics, Radio Communications, and Internet of Things.

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Smart Road to Parked Car: Talk to Me
IEEE Spectrum - February 2017

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.

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How and Why Smart Cities Can Use IoT to Wow Tourists
Engadget - December 2016

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.

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