IEEE Smart Cities Online Courses

Health in Smart Cities MOOC

IEEE Smart Cities MOOC:
Health in Smart Cities

Smart Cities have enormous potential to improve the quality of life and assure access to healthcare services to an increasingly demanding population. Technologies are continuously improving and becoming more and more pervasive to better handle patients and their care. But innovative technology is not enough. New technology needs to be part of an innovative process that helps form partnerships between patients and professionals, public and private sectors and research and application. In this course, our team of instructors and content experts will address the fundamental concepts of a smart, healthy city and how to cope with continuous innovation, healthcare services, and citizens’ expectations. Our experts provide a vision for managing the complexity of smart health, and making ehealth work for a smart city. You will learn:

  • The definition and key elements of health and health technologies
  • The basic concept of a healthy, smart city and community
  • How to develop innovative health care in a smart city
  • Criticisms and limits of handling personal health data
  • Cutting-edge development of technologies for enhancing health and wellbeing in a changing society
  • Frontiers on health research and the new paradigm of system medicine

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Big Data for Smart Cities MOOC

IEEE Smart Cities MOOC:
Big Data for Smart Cities

Cities run on a stream of data. In the smart city, the innovative use of data helps provide better and more inventive services to improve people’s lives and make the entire city run more smoothly. But the data our cities collect nowadays is more massive and varied, and is accessed at higher speeds than ever before. This is Big Data. New technologies are constantly being developed to better manage Big Data. This computer science course, from the IEEE Smart Cities initiative and the University of Trento, helps students understand and use these new technologies to help improve a city. In this self-paced, introductory-level course, you will learn:

  • The fundamental concepts of Big Data and how it changes traditional data management approaches
  • Applications of Big Data to different sectors of a modern city, and how it can improve the life of its citizens
  • Technologies and techniques for developing Big Data applications
  • Commercial tools for big data management: how they work and how to apply them

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IEEE IoT Webinar: Integrating the IoT and Cultural Heritage in the Smart City - 27 October 2016

Roberto MinervaPresenter: Roberto Minerva
Telecom Italia Lab

Achieving smartness in cities through IoT is difficult because it requires integration of different technologies, processes, and administrative domains but, even more challenging, it requires the ability to see the city as a large complex system. As well, a city is largely characterized by its cultural heritage that makes it different from any other city. To quantify and leverage cultural heritage within the large context of a multidisciplinary effort of IoT deployments is a huge challenge.

In addition to domain-specific technological issues, there exist further challenges in business, social, and regulation realms that are deeply intertwined. These intricacies can greatly impact the deployment and the success of IoT deployment within Smart Cities. But, a city’s cultural heritage can and should also be a factor in the creation of its unique path to smartness.

This webinar provides a view on some major technology challenges of the IoT, covers critical business and social issues that could hamper the large deployment of IoT systems within smart cities and provides examples related to the creation of a future city that leverages its cultural heritage and specific needs using Venice, Italy as the example.

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Smart City Challenge Webinars
U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge is designed to help cities begin to address the challenges of rapid population increases and rapidly growing demands on their transportation infrastructure.

The DOT has made available eight informational webinars on a wide range of topics. Please see Smart City Challenge Information Sessions.
Additional webcasts are available here.

For more information on the Smart City Challenge, visit the DOT's Smart City Challenge website and blog.



Guadalajara: IEEE Core Smart City Experiences

Guadalajara: IEEE Core Smart City Experiences

Watch a video presentation on the experiences of the GDL IEEE Smart City Core Program, presented by Prof. Dr. Victor M. Larios, IEEE Volunteer & Local Leader, GDL Smart Cities Initiative, University of Guadalajara.

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Beyond Traffic 2045Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation
Volpe - The National Transportation Systems Center

In December 2015, Volpe, the National Transportation Systems Center, hosted a thought leadership series where nine distinguished speakers addressed the trends that will transform transportation in America. Recordings of these nine lectures are now available for viewing.

Read more at the U.S. DOT's Fast Lane Blog and at Volpe.


How Will Our Cities Be Remembered a Thousand Years from Now?

How Will Our Cities Be Remembered a Thousand Years from Now?

Keynote by Roberto Saracco, Trento Node Director EIT ICT Labs, during the Urban Life and Mobility EIT ICT Labs Results Day in Paris on December 18, 2014.

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IEEE ComSoc Tutorial: M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications

M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications The unprecedented communication paradigm of machine-to-machine (M2), facilitating 24/7 ultra-reliable connectivity between a prior unseen number of automated devices, is currently gripping both industrial as well as academic communities. The aim of this tutorial is to provide a detailed academic, technical and industrial insight into latest key aspects of wireless M2M networks, with particular application to smart cities and smart grids.

Watch Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Tutorial Trailer on YouTube

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Smart Cities Debate & Seminar Smart Cities Debate & Seminar Questions

A seminar on Smart Cities was held on December 20th at Telecom ParisTech in Paris, France. Smart Cities names the vision of leading ICT (Information and Communications Technology) companies to address the main challenges of the 21st century: urbanization and sustainable development. During the seminar industry leaders -IBM, Cisco, Siemens and INRIA- exposed different approaches and international experiences. The STEP (Student Transition & Elevation event), organized by the ISEP Student Branch in the context of the GOLD (Graduates of Last Decade) Program, gathered 60 attendees and was followed by a cocktail hosted by IEEE France Section.

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Event Presentations

Roberto Saracco Speaks at ITU Green Standards Week 2016

ITU Green Standards Week 2016

Roberto Saracco, EIT Digital Italy Node Director, presented the topic "IoT Enabling Smart Cities Awareness" at the 6th ITU Green Standards Week 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Read more and download slides from Roberto's presentation.



Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities
Organized by ITU and UNESCO - March 2014

Download Speaker Presentations at ITU