Smart Cities White Papers Available
New white papers from IEEE Core Smart City Kansas City, Missouri, USA are now available for download. These papers are from the IEEE Smart Cities Kansas City Kickoff Workshop, held 8-9 February 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Read more white papers on the Publications page.
IEEE RFID Mega Challenge: Smart Cities
To engage and interest undergraduate and graduate students and their advisors, the new IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID) is offering a competition that addresses real-world problems and is:
- Open to any accredited, degree-program educational institution
- Composed of teams with at least one IEEE student member and at least one advisor who is an IEEE member
The 2017 challenge focuses on the use of RFID in a Smart Cities solution. The top 3 finalists of the competition are eligible for the Student Travel Grant. Teams will be rated on how they plan and evaluate a solution that incorporates RFID technology and systems. Teams are asked to prepare as if responding to a request for proposal (RFP).
Deadline: 31 January 2017
For details and submission instructions, visit the IEEE RFID 2017 website.
Download the flyer (PDF, 2 MB)
News from the World IoT Expo
The World IoT Expo was held in Wuxi, China from 30 October to 1 November 2016. Wuxi is known as the national demonstration zone for sensor network innovation. The theme of the expo was “Create IoT Era, Share Global Intelligence”. In this report, learn about the highlights of the various activities from the expo, including coverage on the Smart City of Wuxi.
Read more (PDF, 87 KB).
IEEE Standards Education eMagazine
The November 2016 issue of the IEEE Standards Education eMagazine is now available! The theme of this issue is Smart City Standards. Articles in this issue include:
- Making Sense of the Smart City Standardization Landscape
- Standards and the Smart City
- Smart City: Do we have enough standards?
- Smart City: Standardization and Compliance Indicators
- Smart Cities, Big Data, and the Internet of Things
IEEE IoT Webinar: Integrating the IoT and Cultural Heritage in the Smart City - 27 October 2016
Presenter: 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.
View more webinars on the Webinars page.
IEEE ISC2-2016 Proceedings
IEEE ISC2-2016 Proceedings Now Available
The conference proceedings from the 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2016), held 12-15 September 2016 in Trento, Italy, are now available in IEEE Xplore.
ISC2 is the flagship event of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. The theme of ISC2-2016 was "Improving the citizens' quality of life".
Call for Papers
IEEE Sensors Journal
Special Issue on Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities
IEEE Sensors Journal is organizing a special issue on Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities. This call for papers invites significant contributions in the field of sensors and sensing systems dedicated to smart grid, power networks and smart cities. The submission deadline is 31 March 2017.
For a list of topics and submission instructions, view the Call for Papers (PDF, 593 KB).
Roberto Saracco Speaks at 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.
Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD)
CCD is located in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city and the home of Mexico's Silicon Valley. CCD will push the boundaries of sustainable integrated urban development, providing a new model of economic cluster development that can be replicated across the country and Latin America. Watch a video presentation on the experiences of the GDL IEEE Smart City Core Program by Prof. Dr. Victor M. Larios, IEEE Volunteer & Local Leader, GDL Smart Cities Initiative, University of Guadalajara.
Learn more about Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD):
- Ciudad Creativa Digital website
- MIT's Carlo Ratti on Guadalajara's Ciudad Creativa Digital Smart Cities Project (AS/COA)
- Public Panel: Smart Cities - Guadalajara (AS/COA)
- Smarter Cities Challenge - Guadalajara (YouTube)
IEEE has launched an online campaign, the IEEE Smart City Challenge. We want engineers and techies from around the world to tell us how they would improve the energy, communications, transportation or infrastructure of a city to make it smarter.
IEEE To Host First International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) - 3 September 2015