The IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter, an online publication features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on Smart Cities developments and deployments around the world.  Designed to bring clarity to the global Smart Cities industry and to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the Smart Cities.   

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Current Articles (December - 2018)

In recent years, the digital transformation of healthcare enabled efficient collection and storage of massive amounts of person-specific medical data. Such data are not generated only by traditional sources (e.g., hospitals, clinics, pharmacy stores, and private medical offices), but are also collected through sensors that are available in a multitude of smart/IoT devices. 


Crime is an unfortunate but universal problem faced by most cities that has severe implications on city resources. If one could predict the likelihood of crime in a city, it can lead to significant benefits for the city and society.


Dynamic Road Markings (DRM) - DRM is envisioned to be a series of LED lit sensors embedded into the roads in which manage, and direct traffic flows based on various traffic scenarios including, but not limited to peak hour traffic, emergency lanes, construction, and multimodal systems for bus-rapid transit and even bike and pedestrian safety enhancements.

Blockchain (BC) technology is the distributed storage of information with high security. BC can store data on transactions such as from who it was received, to whom it was sent, and the amount of cryptocurrencies transferred. Currently, Blockchain has attempted to apply to manage smart cities, conduct energy trading, ‘connect’ Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT), create smart contracts and others. BC is completely protected from the substitution of information in existing blocks of the chain. This property makes the BC technology able to protect the information that is transmitted from various sensors and mobile devices.


Energy systems have historically been planned and operated to provide services such as heating, lighting, transport, etc., to passive consumers, i.e., consumers who do not have the capability to manage their demand, or any interest in doing so. However, maintaining this passive role for customers seems increasingly unviable. To maintain an affordable, secure, and low-carbon energy system we are increasingly going to need to access the flexibility of smart prosumers. 

Past articles are available via the IEEE Smart Cities Resource Center.  Content in the IEEE SC Resource Center is complimentary to members of the Smart Cities Partners Organizations (ComSoc, CSS, IAS, PES, SMCS).  IEEE members who are not members of the IEEE SC partners can access the material at a reduced cost.