IEEE Smart Cities Launches Newsletter


 New monthly publication delivers meaningful content, rich insight for smart city planners

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 2 August 2018IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter. A monthly online publication, the IEEE Smart Cities newsletter features practical and timely technical information on smart cities developments, and updates from practitioners around the world sharing knowledge and best technology practices to confront urban challenges such as environment, transportation and health. Designed to advance state of the art smart cities technologies, the newsletter brings together experts, thought leaders, and decision makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the smart city. The newsletter’s inaugural issue is available online.


“Representing the current state of the art in the field, the IEEE Smart Cities newsletter will help inform the design of sustainable smart cities around the world as they strive to meet citizens’ needs for a quality living environment. The practical and timely technical information featured will be of interest to the diverse stakeholders within the smart cities, smart grid and smart energy communities,” said Patrick Graves, IEEE Smart Cities Committee Chair. “IEEE is a trusted voice and an unparalleled resource for technology expertise and innovation, and subscribers to the new IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter can tap into that vast knowledge-base and contribute to the dialog.”

Smart cities experts, visionaries and leaders contributing to the first IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter include:

  • “Enabling Technologies and Methodologies for Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery for Smart Cities” by Guest Editor, Chun Sing Lai IEEE Member, EPSRC Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds UK
  • "Smart City From Concept to Reality: Novel Applications in China” by Xi Chen, CIO, GEIRI North America; Bo Chai, Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute;  and Zhiwei Wang, president, GEIRI North America
  • Smart Energy Community – The Key of Smart Cities” by X P Zhang professor, University of Birmingham
  • Software-Defined Web-of-Nest: A Fully Distributed Framework for Managing Power Distribution Networks” by Ke Meng, Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales; and Peishuai Li, Ph.D. candidate, School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, China
  • Renewable Energy Scheduling and Control Systems - Applications towards Smart Cities” by Hao-Tian Zhang, project manager, State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (NARI Group)

Subscription to the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter is provided as a benefit of membership in the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community at no charge.

Registration is now open for The Fourth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2018) being held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, September 16 – 19, 2018.  ISC2 2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners in a collaborative smart cities discussion, including scholars, citizens, policymakers, administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives, economists, sociologists, and academicians. To attend register at:

For more information on the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, and to sign up to the Technical Community, or subscribe to the News Bulletin visit the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community

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