Call for Papers

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Developing a smart city to better support growing urban population is a global and complex challenge and involve interdisciplinary fields. A smart city uses digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to connect its communities and engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Key ‘smart’ sectors include transportation, cloud computing, networking, smart building, energy, health care, and water systems. A smart city should be able to respond faster to city and global challenges than one with a simple ‘transactional’ relationship with its citizens.

IEEE SmartCity 2017 is aiming to be a premier international conference in smart city. This symposium is to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental or theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend- setting ideas in the area of smart city include all aspects of smart city with emphasis on algorithms, systems, models, architectures, tools, design methodologies, test and applications.

Scope and Topics

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart and connected Communities
  • E-health Systems
  • Green Network and Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Grid
  • Environment and Urban Monitoring
  • Big Data for Urban Informatics
  • Embedded Computing and fog computing for Smart Cities
  • Application Scenarios and Real-world
  • Deployments for Smart Cities
  • Internet of Things for Smart Cities
  • Cloud Computing and Network Infrastructure for Smart Cities
  • Smart Water System
  • Social Computing and Networks for Smart Cities
  • Smart University and Smart Education

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission:                    July 1, 2017   July 15th, 2017 (Extended)
  • Author Notification:                   August 15th, 2017
  • Camera-Ready:                        September 15th, 2017
  • Author Registration:                  September 15th, 2017
  • Early Registration Deadline:     October 15th, 2017
  • Conference Date:                      December 18th-20th, 2017

General Chairs

Tarek El-Ghazawi, The George Washington University, USA

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs

Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA

Driss Benhaddou, University of Houston, USA

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 8 pages for main conference, including tables and figures in IEEE format. The template files for LATEX or WORD can be downloaded here. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three program committee members. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit your paper(s) in PDF file at the submission site:


Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS (EI Index), which will be uploaded to IEEE Xplorer. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers may be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference.