IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin - December 2014


By Gilles Betis, chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

Welcome to the cities of the 21st century, and welcome to the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative (SCI) and this inaugural issue of the IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin.




IEEE Smart Cities Forum 2014
By Carlos Vázquez and Victor M. Larios

Guadalajara hosted the IEEE Smart Cities Forum, whose activities were collocated with the World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT 2014). It was as a prelude for the First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference to be held in Guadalajara, scheduled for October 2015.



The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative in Trento, Italy
By Dario Petri

This contribution briefly describes the goals of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative in the city of Trento, Italy. The initiative is focused on quality of life through active and aware engagement of citizens, enabled by big data and open data technologies. Five main domains of application have been identified: e-Government, Health and Wellbeing, Energy Efficiency, Integrated Tourism Services and Mobility.



Smart City: is technology in step with the culture?
By Roberto Saracco

“There is no doubt that we have amazing technologies available today that are increasing or might increase the liveability of our cities. And yet, sometimes one has to wonder if they are really a good fit on our way of life.” In this article, Roberto Saracco shares his reflections about how appropriately are ICTs designed to take into account cultural aspects and potential behavioural shifts among people using them.



IEEE Affiliated Smart Cities
By Gilles Betis, chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

If your city wasn’t selected as an IEEE Core Smart City after the first IEEE Smart Cities initiative call for application this year, or if you didn’t apply, don’t worry! You can easily become an IEEE Affiliated Smart City and join the community!


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