IEEE Smart Cities News Bulletin - July/October 2015


Countdown to the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015) October 25-28: Introductory Editorial
By Yinhai Wang, General Chair of ISC2-2015

In two weeks delegates and speakers will gather in Guadalajara, Mexico for the inaugural IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), being held at the Hilton Guadalajara 25-28 October. There is a buzz among attendees, excited to mix with their peers from around the world and exchange best practices and lessons learned on building Smart Cities of Sustainability, the theme of this year’s event.



IEEE ISC2-2015 Conference Program at a Glance
By Victor M. Larios, ISC2-2015 Program Co-Chair

All is set for the First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), the premier annual conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee, to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 25th to 28th of October. We are delighted to present to our community a rich and exiting program, covering a wide range of topics related to the development of smart cities. This forum is thus a wonderful opportunity for the technical and scientific community, governments and the industry to get together and present their progresses, and will serve as a means to generate new ideas towards building innovative solutions for smart cities.



IEEE ISC2-2015 Workshops and Tutorials
By Alberto de Obeso-Orendain & Amro M. Farid, ISC2-2015 Workshops/Tutorials Co-Chairs

Smart Cities are innovative, conceptual, city-wide technology-human infrastructure integration platforms promoting information and sensing technology utilization, citizen engagement, quality of life, manufacturing efficiency, economic development, and environmental sustainability. To foster the concept and leverage its effective implementation, the first edition of ISC2-2015, the premier conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, has selected and will host a number of tutorials and workshops offering participants an appropriate forum for discussing and developing underlying principles and state-of-the-art technologies to ground the development of smart cities.



Smart Cities Hackathon 2.0
By Juan Manuel Ávalos Vega, ISC2-2015 Hackathon Chair

Organizing hackathons is a way to strengthen the relationships between actors in a city’s ecosystem by bringing together entrepreneurs, developers, investors, academics, institutions and other involved actors. Hackathons are a way to promote and reinforce innovation; they stimulate the accelerated development of tangible solutions and enable the identification of promising talent that can contribute to form more intelligent cities. Moreover, hackathons allow empowering entrepreneurial talent on smart cities to innovate faster and translate problems to real mobile and web applications as solutions that citizens can judge how effective they are in transforming their environment.



IEEE Smart Cities Initiative Affiliate City Profile
A Coruña, Spain

A Coruña, Spain is a challenging city to manage due to its particular terrain and peninsular shape. The municipality is composed of a central urban space, which makes up less than eight per cent of its total area, but contains 60 per cent of the population and 70 per cent of total employment.


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