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

1st IEEE International Summer School on Smart Cities (IEEE S3C)
6-11 August 2017 | Natal, Brazil

The 2017 Edition of IEEE S3C is the first of its series and aims to provide a valuable forum for knowledge exchange between industry, scientific community, and municipalities in all fields of smart cities to benefit students, researchers, and practitioners, at both beginner and advanced levels.

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, as well as it collocates a workshop where undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers and practitioners can share their own visions and experiences and they pursue their way to become the professionals leading smartification around the globe.

Call for Papers Submission Deadline: 7 May 2017

Learn more at the IEEE S3C website


IEEE Smart Cities Online Courses

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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