R&D Committee


  • Engage in identifying emerging pivotal R&D areas in the Smart City related domain and engage the broader IEEE societies in all pertinent areas for collaboration
  • Support and collaborate with public/private enterprises to assess priority areas and disseminate Smart City and sustainable energy research and implementation strategies


  • Evaluate Smart City and related technology road maps to relate technology developments in the IEEE OUs
  • Look at technology roadmaps, identify needs and directions going on, and present a view of the technical landscape and direction
  • Survey the R&D activities of all IEEE OUs involved in and collaborate – Technical Activities/Emerging Technologies/Standards contact – liaise and be active with those people from each OU. Find out what everyone is doing and promote it – challenge them to represent what is going on in the R&D portions of all IEEE Smart Cities participating OUs – survey and promote
  • Initiate collaborations where there are gaps – identify a research direction/need – identify opportunities to collaborate and fill gaps
  • Make contact with R&D leads in each IEEE OU and establish communications with them