7th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2021)

Smart Cities – Post-pandemic vision and challenges
September 7-10, 2021 (Virtual Conference)

CALL FOR PAPERS – Extended deadline!

The Organizing Committee of the 7th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2021) is glad to announce that it is currently accepting submissions to the seven Technical Tracks. Please read carefully the information below.

IEEE ISC2 is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community, a coalition of six IEEE technical societies and organizations. This year, the 7th IEEE ISC2 will be held during September 7-10, 2021, as a virtual conference.

The worldwide governmental restrictions on travel, gatherings, and meetings were imposed to limit and slow down the novel coronavirus spread, making it impossible to organize the conference in the traditional format. However, we are confident that the changes induced by the virus to our everyday lives and the responses given to these new challenges by smart city researchers and practitioners, city policymakers and administrators, critical infrastructure operators and industry representatives, economists, and sociologists will generate exciting and edifying presentations and discussions, both 2 as part of our keynote addresses, panel debates, workshops or research talks. After all, one of the main reasons for making cities smarter and better should be to safely and efficiently support us, citizens, in such difficult times. Thus, the conference’s theme will be Smart Cities – Post-pandemic vision and challenges.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021 (Extended!)
  • Acceptance notification: July 15, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission: July 31, 2021
  • Conference Dates: September 7-10, 2021

Technical Program Topics

Besides contributions addressing the conference theme, authors are welcome to submit their original research results in traditional topics across broad application and functional domains within the context of smart urban infrastructure systems. The Technical program topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart city theory, modeling, and simulation
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • AI-powered smart cities services
  • Safety and security systems
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart emergency management
  • IoT and Smart X services
  • Data security and privacy
  • Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Smart mobility and transportation
  • Smart energy systems
  • Smart buildings and Smart grid
  • Digital city and smart growth
  • Smart traffic system operations
  • Environmental monitoring technologies

Paper Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit high quality original (Full or Short) papers via the EDAS submission site (link). Full papers should describe novel research contributions with evaluation results and are limited to seven (7) pages. Short papers, limited in length to four (4) pages, should be more visionary in nature and are meant to discuss new challenges and visions, highlight early research results, and explore novel research directions.

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication should be written in English and formatted according to IEEE Template. Each submitted paper will pass through the standard IEEE peer-review process. If accepted and presented at the Conference, it will appear in the conference proceedings and be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Paper contests will include a Conference Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.

If you have questions about the submission platform, send an email to: ieeeisc22021-chairs@edas.info

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:

Soufiene Djahel
Manchester Met University, UK

Yinhai Wang
University of Washington, USA

Technical Program Chairs:

Celimuge Wu
Univ. of Electro-Com., Japan

Guohui Zhang
Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Ramona Trestian
Middlesex University, UKSee the Full Organizing Committee’s List

Sponsoring Societies & Council

  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  • Council on Electronic Automation Design

For more information, please visit the conference website:            https://attend.ieee.org/isc2-2021/call-for-papers/

If you want to become a Sponsor of our event, please send an email to:                  ieee-isc2@ieee.org

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.