IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin - January/February 2015


Happy New Year for Smart Cities Everywhere!
By Gilles Betis, chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

First of all, it is not too late to wish all of our readers of the IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2015.




The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative in Trento - Italy:
Highlights of Inaugural Workshop Trento 10-12 Dec 2014

By Dario Petri & Andrea Guarise

This contribution briefly describes the organization and the goals of the inaugural workshop of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative in the city of Trento, Italy. The initiative is focused on quality of life through active and aware involvement of citizens, enabled by big data and open data technologies. The advantages provided by these technologies in five application domains (e-Government, Health and Wellbeing, Energy Efficiency, Integrated Tourism Services and Mobility) were analyzed during the workshop.



IEEE Smart Cities Student Grants: local talent to create a smart city
By Leopoldo Gómez

In order to increase human capital in Guadalajara, the IEEE Section, as first IEEE Smart Cities pilot program, has opened a call to postgraduate students to apply for the selection process to receive a grant. One PhD and four master's students were awarded the grant and their duties will be to support full time, the activities of the working groups developing the Smart City initiative locally in the IEEE Guadalajara Section.



IEEE Smart Cities Initiative's Conference Activities
By Yinhai Wang

The Conference Subcommittee for the IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee has been organizing smart cities related conferences activities.



IEEE Smart Cities Initiative Affiliate City Profile
Medellin, Colombia

At the heart of Medellin's desire to be a smart city is a yearning to share its knowledge with the world while working with other cities to solve common problems, increase productivity and accelerate economic growth, with the citizens as the core of the city's evolution.


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