Call for Conference Papers

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The Fourth annual IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2018) is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. 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. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass panels, plenary talks, technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibitions. The conference theme is Systems Approach for Smarter Communities that address the complex interplay between our technology systems and our service delivery systems.

The IEEE ISC2 will contribute to further develop technical best practices across broad application and functional domains within the context of urban infrastructure systems, and disseminate them to the broad stakeholders.

Application Domains/Conference Tracks Functional Domains
●  Government and Civic Engagement

●  Health, Safety & Well-Being

●  Transportation & Mobility

●  Energy, Water & Waste

●  Food & Agriculture

●  Buildings & Infrastructure

●  Education, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

●  Law, Privacy, and Security

● Sensors & Intelligent Electronic Devices

●  Communication Networks & Cybersecurity

●  Systems Integration

●  Intelligence & Data Analytics

●  Management & Control Platforms




The technical areas include, but are not limited to

Community & Governance Infrastructure & Technology Data, Privacy, & Security
●  Citizen participation

●  Healthcare

●  Emergency management

●  Smart environment & ecosystems

●  Policy development

●  Mobility and transportation

●  Special needs

●  Digital city and smart growth

●  Sustainability

●  Energy efficiency

●  Smart grids for smart cities

●  Smart buildings

●  Transportation and traffic systems

●  Smart city theory, modeling, and simulation

●  Manufacturing and logistics

●  Vehicle-to-infrastructure integration

●  Intelligent infrastructure

●  Sensors and actuators

●  Energy systems

●  Computational intelligence

●  Open data and big data analytics

●  Internet of things (IoT)

●  Pattern recognition

●  Cybersecurity

●  Networks and communications

●  Security and regulations

●  Data security and privacy

●  Data visualization

●  Data collection


Recommend the Best Papers for Corresponding Journals

Recommend exceptional quality papers to the corresponding following Journals for publication. Authors will be asked to extend and revise their papers according to the standards of journals, which will be subjected to the journals’ review process.

How to Submit

Manuscripts in PDF format must be electronically submitted for peer-review at EDAS  in IEEE standard-format. Up to 8 pages are allowed for a full paper, up to 5 pages are allowed for a short paper. Authors are encouraged to refer to the IEEE manuscript guidelines: IEEE-Manuscript Templates. For detailed submission instructions visit the conference website at ISC2 2018.

Important Dates
Paper submission firm deadline June 1, 2018
Tutorial proposal submission deadline June 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance July 13, 2018
Final paper submission deadline July 25, 2018

Technical information:

Prospective authors are encouraged to contribute high-quality original full or short papers to this conference.  All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. The papers should be written in English and formatted according to IEEE Template. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings. The overall Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be given and recognized during the conference.