IEEE ISC2 2016 tutorials include presentations on a wide range of topics, ranging from fundamental subjects to the latest advances in hot topic areas. They are an opportunity for conference attendees to learn from experts in different fields, explore cutting-edge topics, acquire new insights, knowledge, and skills.

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PUNE MODEL: planning for a smart city in a developing country

India is considered a major developing country in the world, with an average GDP growth rate of around 7 percent. “Smart Cities Mission” (SCM) is an innovative and new initiative towards accelerating the country’s development by encouraging cities to promote core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens along with a clean and sustainable environment through application of smart solutions.

Pune has been selected as number 2 city for smart city development from among hundreds of nominations received from all major cities and towns in the country. The selection was based on Strategic plan, Vision and Goals, Citizen Engagement, Result Orientation, Implementation Framework, Feasibility and cost-effectiveness as projected in the Smart City Development Proposal for Pune.

The main focus of the tutorial will be to share methodologies adapted for PUNE MODEL’s smartification plan. It will address techniques applied for City Profiling, Citizen Engagement, Evolving City Vision and Goals, and key components of Area-based development and Pan-city Development spread over diverse domains. Convergence issues, involvement of stake holders and implementation through Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will also be addressed. Thus PUNE MODEL represents a truly progressive, forward looking Smart City model for a developing country.

Intended audience:

Primary: Policy makers, administrators, infrastructure operators, NGOs, industry, entrepreneurs, economists, sociologists and others involved with smart city activities; others: academicians, students and citizens.


  • Kunal Kumar (IAS), Pune Municipal Corporation, India
    Kunal Kumar (IAS) is presently holding the post of Municipal Commissioner at Pune Municipal Corporation. He has been working in the State of Maharashtra since 1999. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee, and has successfully completed his Masters in Public Management from National University of Singapore jointly conducted with Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA. He has presented various papers on e-Governance which have received awards/ citations like the best e-governed district award for Jalgaon district, the certificate of appreciation for being a finalist in Manthan Award South Asia 2009. Moreover, he was awarded by the Prime Minister for the excellence in Aadhar Governance award during his stint as District Collector of Aurangabad.


  • Surekha Rajendra Deshmukh, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
    Surekha Rajendra Deshmukh is working as an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Dept. of PVG’s COET, Pune. She achieved BE (Electrical Engineering-1996), M.E (Electrical Power Systems-2002) and PhD (Electrical Engineering- 2012). She has almost 20 years of industry as well as academic experience. Her areas of interest are Power system operation and control, Artificial Intelligence, Reliability analysis and Smart grid. She published more than 20 papers at International Conference and more than 10 papers in Journals. She is actively involved in many research projects of industry and NGOs. She is a member of working groups of Maharashtra Smart Grid Forum and ISGF (Indian Smart Grid forum). She has been involved actively in organizing more than 60 IEEE events.


  • GS Mani, IEEE Pune Section, India
    GS Mani was born in 1941. He obtained his basic engineering degree from MIT, Madras (1962) and M Tech degree from IIT, Dehi (1972). He joined Defense R&D Organization as a scientist in 1963. He was awarded by President of India in 1973 for the excellence of his work. His laboratory was also awarded by President of India with a Trophy. After serving for nearly 40 years, he retired as Director and Dean of Institute of Advanced Technologies, Pune in 2002. Based on his efforts, the institute was awarded the status of Deemed University by Indian Government in the year 2001. After that, he was Professor Emeritus in an Engineering college for 6 years, Principal of an Engineering college for 2 years and Adviser for a leading Professional Institution for 1 year. He has also authored more than 40 technical papers in International or National Journals and Conferences. He has been the Secretary of a NGO organization working towards improving the living conditions of citizens. In that role, he took part in many social activities, and his organization was specially commended by the Pune Municipal commissioner in 2012.

Technology forecast for smart cities

The tutorial addresses the issue of technology evolution and its impact on the market. City planners need to understand how technology is evolving in order to make the appropriate choices for the evolution of their infrastructures, both physical and soft.

The tutorial starts by looking at the current status of technologies in the areas of processing, storage, communications, sensors and charts the foreseen evolution. Then it looks into how these evolutions are affecting the decisions of municipalities and companies working in the smart cities space.

The final part provides concrete examples of cities planning, including transportation, lightning, open data framework.

The tutorial is complemented by 6 one-hour videos that can be used on line.

Intended audience:

Anyone interested in learning about the technology evolution and how it can impact the development of a smart city, including city planners, policy makers, administrators, infrastructure operators, entrepreneurs, economists and sociologists. Academicians and University students can also be interested in this tutorial.


  • Roberto Saracco, eit Digital, Italy
    Roberto Saracco is the President of European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) Italy and Node Director of EIT Italy based in Trento.
    Up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Future Centre in Venice, responsible for innovative telecommunications architectures and scientific communications reporting directly to the Strategy Officer of Telecom Italia. In 2001 he became director of the Future Centre, a research centre focusing on the economic impact of innovations in the telecommunications area.
    During 1999 and 2000, Roberto proposed and delivered a World Bank project in the InfoDev framework to speed entrepreneurship in Latin American countries, and prior, 1999 and 2000, he proposed and carried out a World Bank project in the InfoDev framework to foster entrepreneurship in Latin America countries. Roberto chaired the Visionary Group (1996-1997) on Super Intelligent Networks to steer the cooperative research at the European Union (EU) level beyond the year 2000. He has recently served as member of the Internet 2020 Strategy Group and European Research Network (GEANT) expert group.
    In 1994 he launched the Marketing & Communications area in CSELT, ensuring dissemination of innovation. In the eighties, Roberto led research in Telecommunications Management in CSELT, and actively participated in standardization activities at CCITT, in the area of formal description techniques.
    Prior this role, he was involved in software design for the first Italian SPC systems. He is a senior member of IEEE, that he joined over 20 years ago. In the last 15 years he has held several leading roles and conducted a number of DLTs and DSPs.
    Currently he is the Director of the Sister and Related Societies of COMSOC. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines, six books, including “The Disappearance of Telecommunications”, which was published in the USA by IEEE press, and several articles in the scientific section of daily newspapers. Several of his books on technology evolution can be downloaded for free from the Apple Bookstore. At several stages in his career, Roberto has taught at Universities in Italy and around the world on the subject of Telecommunications, and most recently, on the New Economy.


Understanding and solving the privacy challenges in the smart city

The term Smart City has become an umbrella term for numerous technologies with the goal of improving the efficiency of future cities and the quality of life for their inhabitants. The number of envisioned smart city applications is large, ranging from smart card services to enable easy authentication and payment on the go, to smarter resource management of water or electricity, or even to more efficient trash bin emptying. While these use cases seem to have only little in common, they all rely heavily on data collection to operate more effectively.

However, this collection of big data poses a major threat to the privacy of citizens in future cities, as it allows the creation of detailed profiles encompassing every aspect of life. The envisioned pervasiveness of applications and sensors leaves the individual citizen no choice but to become a digital part of future cities. It is therefore of utmost importance that today’s engineers and researchers understand the privacy implications of new services and applications to avoid contributing to an Orwellian future.

This tutorial aims at creating a better understanding of possible privacy threats and appropriate protection mechanisms in smart city environments. The first step in designing privacy-friendly smart city applications is to understand privacy and how privacy can be violated. We therefore present a taxonomy of five types of privacy that encompass every aspect of privacy in the life of citizens in a smart city and furthermore categorize through which channels these types of privacy could possibly be violated.

We then identify how and which type of privacy is endangered by which smart city application and discuss various privacy-enhancing technologies that can be used to protect the citizens’ privacy. A particular focus will be on the solution of the privacy-utility trade-off, that is, how these privacy protection mechanisms can be used to minimize influence on the quality of service. The tutorial can be seen as a guide to understanding and designing privacy-friendly smart city applications.

Intended audience:

Smart city researchers who do not specialize in privacy research will learn how to consider privacy in their research and propose solutions that are easy to build in a privacy-friendly way. After attending the tutorial, participants will be able to examine smart city applications from a privacy perspective, which will enable them to recognize privacy risks and propose privacy-friendly solutions.

Smart city engineers and infrastructure operators who are responsible for implementing or operating smart city technologies will learn about the privacy risks in smart cities and which privacy technologies can be used to mitigate those risks. After attending the tutorial, participants will be able to identify implementations or practices that are prone to privacy violation.

Industry representatives will learn how to achieve the benefits of smart cities in a privacy-friendly way. The improved user acceptance of privacy-friendly technologies can make for a business case that sets privacy-friendly products apart from the competition through higher market acceptance.

Economists, sociologists, and policy makers will learn that privacy technologies can serve as an important building block in preserving privacy in smart cities, and can be used to enforce privacy policies and privacy laws on a technical level.

Specialist technical knowledge is not required.


  • David Eckhoff, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    He is a research fellow at the Chair of Computer Networks and Communication Systems at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ., graduating top of his class) from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2016 and 2009, respectively. His research interests include privacy concerns in intelligent transportation systems and smart cities, simulation and modeling, as well as safety applications in vehicular environments. In the last 7 years, he has published over 40 articles in academic journals and conferences and has been an active member of the research community, serving in over 25 conferences. He has been lecturing postgraduate classes since 2011 with a particular focus on security, communication systems, and vehicular networks.


  • Isabel Wagner, De Montfort University - Leicester, UK
    Isabel Wagner is a Lecturer in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at De Montfort University - Leicester, UK. I.Wagner (previously Dietrich) received her Ph.D in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) and M.Sc. in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the Department of Computer Science, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2010 and 2005, respectively. In 2011 she was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in the research group of Masayuki Murata at the Osaka University, Japan. Her research activities are focused on questions regarding privacy and privacy-enhancing technologies, particularly on metrics to quantify the effectiveness of privacy protection mechanisms, as well as on privacy-enhancing technologies in genomics, perceptual applications, vehicular networks, and smart grids. She is also investigating bio-inspired mechanisms for privacy. Her teaching experience encompasses both undergraduate and postgraduate modules.