P2814 - Techno-economics Metrics Standard for Hybrid Energy & Storge Systems - Bi-monthly working Group Meeting

The IEEE P2814 Techno-economics Terminology Working Group meetings aim to develop techno-economic terminologies used in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy and electrical energy storage systems. This standard is intended to serve as a basic reference for policy makers, developers, and users of such systems, for planning industry standards, and for the interpretation of published technical and industrial reports. All are welcome to participate in the standard development process. The meetings are held in Webex with dial-in option. Please contact the Working Group Chair, Dr Chun Sing Lai ( for more details. The Working Group has published a Smart Cities newsletter in the June 2020 issue.

2020 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference

The IEEE Smart Cities Steering committee has agreed that the 2020 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference will be a fully virtual format. The Program Committee is currently being form and we expect to announce the dates and schedule for the conference shortly.  This virtual format will provide an opportunity for our community to continue to present their research and collaborate with their peers across the globe.   Additionally guidelines for all authors (papers/posters) will also be announced. All authors will need to adhere to the guidelines for presentation as part of the virtual event to be permitted publication within IEEE Xplore.  

Call for Editor in Chief - IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter

It is with great regret & sadness we are reporting the passing away of the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Smart Cities Newsletters Professor Mohamed El-Hawary, FIEEE who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the newsletter. We are now searching for a new Editor-in-Chief. If anyone has an interest or would like to nominate a colleague to be considered, please email the Bio and statement to Dr Chun Sing Lai, Secretary of the IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee   There is a possibility that the position may be filled by invitation.  The search will be on until the position is filled.

Call for Proposals - IEEE Smart Cities Conferences

IEEE Smart Cities is accepting proposals by individuals/organizations to serve as hosts of the following events:

  • IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) is the flagship IEEE Smart Cities event which brings together practitioners, city policymakers & administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives and researchers to present technologies and applications, share their experiences & views with current and future Smart Cities applications. The conference includes keynote and panel session discussions, tutorials given by experts on state-of-the-art topics, and special sessions on emerging topics with the aim of complementing the regular program.   All papers will be presented in a poster sessions.  Expected attendance for this event is 400 – 600 people with 30 to 50 exhibitors.
  • The IEEE Innovative Smart Cities Technologies  Conference brings industry practitioners, infrastructure operators, and academicians to present their views, opinions, experiences with their studies, research, designs and future advances within Smart Cities Technologies. The conference includes three plenary sessions and 21 panel session discussions. Additionally, poster sessions and/or tutorials may be offered.  Expected attendance for this event is 200 to 400 people with 15 – 20 exhibitors.

IEEE Smart Cities will serve as the 100% financial sponsor for these events. Proposals will be reviewed by the IEEE Smart Cities Conference Advisory Committee.   Questions & proposals should be sent to


IEEE P2784 Smart Cities Planning and Technology draft standard Monthly Meeting

The IEEE P2784 Smart Cities Planning and Technology draft standard meeting is intended to be a democratic, multidisciplinary work to incorporate the different perspectives about Smart Cities. We look forward to having you onboard in this standardization process and hear your ideas and contributions.  

The meeting will be temporarily hosted on Microsoft Teams and we encourage everyone to download the Microsoft Teams app (in your phone or computer) for better online meeting experience.