Call for Tutorial Proposals

The Fourth Annual IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2018) is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. As a world-class conference, ISC2-2018 brings together scholars, citizens, policy makers, administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives, economists, sociologists and academicians in the field of smart cities. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass numerous panel discussions, plenary talks, technical sessions, tutorials, exhibitions, and hackathon activities.

Tutorials will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn from leaders in the field, explore cutting-edge topics, and acquire new insights, knowledge, and skills.

Proposals of tutorials on a clear and focused topic relevant to the Conference scope are encouraged.

A tutorial should ideally attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen topic, but it should also cover its major contributions in depth.

Tutorials will take place the first day of the Conference, September 17-19 2018. They will be open to all registered conference attendees without an additional tutorial charge. Tutorial presentations will be included in the Conference proceedings.

A tutorial takes a 1½ hour time slot including questions to the lecturers.


We solicit tutorial proposals within the scope of Smart Cities.  Of particular interest are tutorials relating to the following areas:

  • AI and VR techniques, such as machine learning, control theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes, Analysis of City Performance,
  • Smart Cities Ecosystems
  • End-to-end design and implementation of systems for management of resources, workloads, scalability, availability, performance, reliability, power/cooling, air quality, water quality, smart transportation, smart parking, smart Health, and security, focused in Smart Cities
  • IoT sensors for Smart Cities.
  • Social Implications of Technology in Smart City projects, e-Government
  • Techniques, applications, systems, and platforms, including, cloud computing, big data systems, Analytics, Smart Cities open platforms.
  • Smart Buildings for Smart Cities


Submission Procedure

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in one all-in-one PDF file (not exceeding 5 pages, single column, minimum 11 pt font size) and must include the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract, describing (in no more than 500 words) the main focus and topics to be addressed.
  • Motivation, explaining why the tutorial is appropriate for ICS2 2018.
  • Intended Audience, a description of the primary and secondary audiences interested in the tutorial topic, explaining how these audiences can benefit from the tutorial.
  • Logistics, describing any requirements for the tutorial room, and any requirements for participants (e.g. prerequisite knowledge).
  • Name of each tutorial speaker and, where appropriate, the topics each of them will cover in the tutorial.
  • Contact Information of the Instructor, including institutional affiliation(s), address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A short CV for each tutorial speaker (no more than 300 words per person), emphasizing the research and teaching experience and/or accomplishments related to the topic of the tutorial.

Proposal applications should be submitted as a single PDF file online via EDAS at the following link: Proposal applications


Acceptance criteria

Tutorial proposals will be assessed based on their relevance to the conference topics, their estimated benefit for prospective participants and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Selection factors include: relevance, timeliness, importance, audience appeal, and speaker qualification and experience. Selection is also based on a balance between different topics, expected attendance, and background of the intended audiences. Thus, not all tutorials of technical merit might be accommodated.