Countdown to the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015) October 25-28: Introductory Editorial

Yinhai Wang, General Chair of ISC2-2015


Figure 1In two weeks delegates and speakers will gather in Guadalajara, Mexico for the inaugural IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), being held at the Hilton Guadalajara 25-28 October. There is a buzz among attendees, excited to mix with their peers from around the world and exchange best practices and lessons learned on building Smart Cities of Sustainability, the theme of this year’s event.

IEEE ISC2 presentations, publications, forums, and discussions will highlight solutions that fuel sustainable economic development in cities facing ever-changing factors such as population growth, climate change, and congestion. Over 100 technical talks, selected from over 200 submittals from 45 countries, are scheduled in ISC2-2015. Additionally, a smart cities hackathon, eight tutorial sessions, and eight workshops are also scheduled to occur. All five pilot cities selected by the IEEE Smart Cities steering committee worldwide will send representatives to ISC2-2015 to share their smart cities initiative and experience.

Come to be part of this great, global smart cities event! It’s not too late to join industry leaders, city planners and others involved in designing and building cities of the future – you can register quickly and easily here: If you want to be an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact us (ISC2-2015@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG) ASAP and no later than Oct. 19, 2015.

For those of you involved in cities that promote and prioritize the use of information and sensing technology, citizen engagement, quality of life, manufacturing efficiency, economic development, and environmental sustainability, ISC2 is an ideal forum for you to exchange ideas in real-time with your industry counterparts.

At IEEE ISC2-2015 you will hear from several distinguished speakers including:

  • Roberto Saracco, IEEE senior member, president and node director, EIT Italy;
  • Charles G. Sheridan, co-director of Intel Labs Energy and Sustainability Lab;
  • Wanda Reder, IEEE fellow, vice president, S&C Electric Company;
  • Steve Adler, IEEE senior member. IBM Chief Information Strategist;
  • Roberto De Marca, IEEE fellow and 2015 IEEE past president; and
  • Derrick De Kerckhove, former director of McLuhan Program.

For more information about the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015) visit:

Running in parallel with ISC2-2015 is the Smart Cities Hackathon, another not-to-be-missed experience, where developers, entrepreneurs, designers, professors, researchers and persons interested in making their city a better place can gather to build in a collaboratively fashion a solution that makes our cities more efficient and intelligent. Information on the Smart Cities Hackathon can be found here:

We look forward to welcoming you at IEEE ISC2-2015. See you in Guadalajara!


Yinhai Wang
Chair of IEEE ISC2-2015



Yinhai WangYinhai Wang is a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. Dr. Wang serves as a member of the Freeway Operations Committee, Transportation Information Systems and Technology Committee, and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He was an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE ITS Society (2010 to 2013), and is currently a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. He has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered more than 100 invited talks and nearly 200 other academic presentations.


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