June 27, 2017: application

July 4, 2017: acceptance

July 25, 2017: registration

IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

According to the United Nations projections, urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050: the world’s population in urban areas is expected to be over 6 billion. Consequently, effective management of urban areas is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century: it may open significant opportunities for economic growth, but also creates many threats that municipalities need to tackle, including increasing living costs, growing crime rates, difficulties in epidemics control, management of strategic infrastructures, exponential growth of data and potential cultural disagreements to name a few.

It is clear that new technologies are essential to address the above challenges and the IEEE, as one the world’s leading professional associations for the advancement of technology, is at the forefront of helping the world address urban population growth.

Objectives of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative

In this scenario, the main objectives of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative are:

  • to create a vibrant and world wide network of cities, providing education, insights and expertise
  • to collaborate to share knowledge, experience and good practices with a special focus on technology professionals
  • to involve governments (local and national), universities (technical and humanities), industries and local IEEE volunteers in managing the transition to smartification of living areas
  • to raise awareness of the benefits and downsides of technology and help guide the appropriate uses of technology
  • to establish IEEE as a thought leader and trusted source for information on technology related to smart cities

The IEEE S3C-EU 2017 is one of the important activities organized as part of the mission of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative.


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