June 27, 2017: application

July 4, 2017: acceptance

July 25, 2017: registration

About the School

Smart city represents the next level in the evolution of towns. Its focus is on quality of life and sustainable development.

A widely accepted definition of smart city does not exist, but there is a common agreement that the smartness of a city is strongly related to the capability of solving problems of citizenship. Thus, pursuing city smartness is strategic to attract human, professional and economic resources, hence public administrations and companies are looking for the best policies and technologies to promote the smartification of urban areas.

When talking about smart cities, the focus is often on ICT. Surely modern technologies are essential enablers, but they are not the heart of a smart city. To ensure sustainable development and efficient resource exploitation the focus must be on the human, social and intellectual assets of a community.

As a consequence, being a smart city does not mean to reach a well specified status. It is rather a continuous and systematic process of social, cultural, and technological improvement in which information and knowledge are produced, shared and employed for common wellbeing and quality of life.

In this perspective, planning and managing a smart city is intrinsically a multidisciplinary problem that heavily involves very different technical, economic and social skills. A coherent exposure to such different subjects is generally not available in courses at the Ph.D. or at the Master levels.

More information about the School in the paragraphs below.


The main goals of the IEEE S3C-EU 2017 are:

  • bring together world-level experts in very different technical fields to present the state-of-the-art of key subjects in the broad field of smart cities and to share their own ideas, visions and experiences with the attendees
  • present different analysis perspectives and enabling technologies
  • promote the discussion on challenging and emerging technical, social and economic issues
  • disseminate information about novel successful smart city implementations and advanced deployments
  • identify the most recent and relevant advancements, challenges, and opportunities promoting the transition towards a vibrant innovation-based society
  • foster interaction and collaborations with distinguished scholars and leading professionals

General subjects

The School covers key subjects and topics in the area of smart city.

The lectures of the School will be in English.

The general topics of the School include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart city theory, modeling and simulation
  • Smart building and intelligent infrastructure
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • Safety and security systems
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart emergency management
  • Smart environment and policy development
  • Smart economy and smart growth
  • Citizen engagement and smart governance
  • Smart mobility and transportation
  • Smart grid and smart energy systems
  • Environmental monitoring and sustainability
  • Smart city for special needs
  • Smart manufacturing and logistics

Target audience and eligibility

The School is open to both students and practitioners interested in learning the most recent advancements in the broad area of smart city.

The primary audience of the School includes last-year M.Sc., Ph.D. students, young researchers and professionals with a background in engineering or other scientific disciplines. Engineers and technicians employed in universities, research centers or companies are also invited to apply. All of them may greatly benefit from the broad vision provided by the School.

Admission to the School is decided on the basis of the applicant's background and curriculum vitae (CV). The CV will have to be uploaded through the online application form and should be preferably prepared according to the EUROPASS format

Non-EU citizens will be required to upload (through the online application form) a copy of their valid permit of stay for EU Countries or a copy of their passport (with Schengen visa, if required).

Attendance rules

In general, full-time student attendance is required to complete the School.

Single day registration and attendance is possible only for senior researchers and/or professionals from companies.

At the end of the School participants will receive a certificate of attendance; the certificate will be issued upon verification of the signatures daily taken during the classes.


University of Trento
Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico
"Fabio Ferrari" (Povo 1 building)
via Sommarive 5, Trento (Italy)

See the IEEE S3C-EU 2017 venue map


General chair
Dario Petri

Technical chair
Daniele Fontanelli

Scientific Coordination
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Trento

Organizing Secretariat
Communication and Events
University of Trento