International Virtual Conference on Smart Cities Solutions for New Challenges, Scope and Entrepreneurship Development

The worldwide governmental restrictions on travel, gatherings, and meetings, imposed to limit and slow the spread of the novel corona-virus, make it impossible to organise 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 as part of our keynote addresses, panel debates, workshops or research talks. The theme of the conference will thus be: Smart Cities Solutions for New Challenges, Scope and Entrepreneurship Development.  

Besides contributions addressing the conference theme, authors are welcome to submit their original research papers/results in traditional topics across broad application and functional domains, within the context of smart urban infrastructure systems.

The technical areas include, but are not limited to:

{a} Community, Leadership & Governance

  • Citizen participation
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency management
  • Smart environment & ecosystems
  • Leadership approach for Smart City
  • Policy development
  • Digital city and smart growth
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Education
  • Managing the Smart City Process

{b} Infrastructure & Technology

  • Smart buildings and smart grids
  • Transportation and traffic systems
  • Smart city theory, modelling, and simulation
  • Manufacturing and logistics
  • Energy systems
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure integration


{c} Data, Privacy, & Security

  • Computational intelligence
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Pattern recognition
  • Cyber security and regulations
  • Networks and communications
  • Data security and privacy
  • Data collection and visualisation