IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

The deadline for municipalities to submit applications to engage in the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative is Friday, 16th May. Since a number of municipalities have requested additional time to refine their proposals and fully compile evidence of their ecosystem, we will allow an additional two weeks to complete their applications and submit the information by 30th May 2014.

On 25 March 2014, IEEE formally launched the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, led by Gilles Betis chair of the Working Group. The newly created IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, which spans across multiple IEEE Societies, is designed to be a trusted voice in smart cities for the engineering, computing and technology communities around the world.

Through a variety of offerings, including a new web portal, IEEE Smart Cities will assist municipalities in addressing all essential services that need to be managed in unison, to support the smooth operation of critical infrastructure while providing a clean, economic and safe environment for inhabitants to live, work and play.

The IEEE Smart Cities Working Group is inviting global municipalities to engage in the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, where successful applicants who meet the criteria will receive strategic and practical advice from a dedicated team of IEEE experts, as well as education and training to help them address the huge demands on land, resources and services associated with expanding urban living environments. The selected municipalities will get the opportunity to join the active community of the 10 cities that IEEE aims to engage in developed and developing countries through 2016.

For more information on the new IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, including criteria and how to apply, visit Completed applications should be submitted via email to Harold Tepper, IEEE Future Directions at by the Friday 16th May 2014 deadline.