IEEE ISC2 workshops are dedicated forums for active research topics and work-in-progress. They cover a selection of current and upcoming research of particular interest to the community from all areas of Smart Cities.

IEEE ISC2 Workshops encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion of open issues.

They may a have different structure, depending on the specific topic and may include: discussion panels, group brainstorming, invited talks, proofs of concept and demonstrators, poster sessions, students’ presentations.

A new version of the PROGRAM STRUCTURE (VER 6) and PAPERS SCHEDULE (VER 3) is available in the download box (on the left).


FIWARE: making smart cities to happen


  • Stefano De Panfilis, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., FIWARE
  • Juan José Hierro Sureda, Telefónica, FIWARE

How do you unleash the innovation in your city? How a city can benefit from innovation in other cities? How to enable cities to vibrant business ecosystems and find the best ways to serve the entire citizenship on its wealth?

There will be a clear digital divide between cities that make the right choices today vs cities that are unaware of the opportunities or oblivious to the risks.

This workshop will closely examine what FIWARE can do today in order to enable a vibrant city operating platform.

This platform allows, not only the deployment of new smart services for the city, but also the creation of digital ecosystems to form, businesses to thrive and citizens to co-create. This workshop will also examine what needs to be put in place in order to capitalize from innovation in other cities.


A draft organization of the workshop is reported in the following:

9:00 – 9:30 FIWARE and smart cities
Lanfranco Marasso, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
9:30 -10:30 FIWARE overview
Stefano De Panfilis, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Creating a context aware application
Davide Dalle Carbonare, Pasquale Vitale, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
12:30 – 13:00 The FIWARE Foundation
Dario Avallone, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

The organization of the workshop as above reported will put the attendees in close contact with the FIWARE technologies giving them details and providing scenarios of use.

How city ecosystems boost quality of life through innovation


  • Margriet Van Schijndel-de Nooij, MEDICI Alliance
  • Luca Odetti, MEDICI Alliance
  • Jesus de la Quintana, MEDICI Alliance

This workshop focuses on the role of Research and Technology Organizations (rtos) within the cities ecosystems in order to improve the quality of life. The workshop will address sound use of technology, independent orchestration of complex urban consortia, guidelines and examples for successful application of quadruple (and quintuple) helix innovation models.

The workshop intends to promote a creative discussion among attendees with the explicit aim of identifying how rtos can strengthen the innovation force of cities, especially in the fields of improving the quality of life of their citizens, including explicitly groups for which social inclusion is at risk, like elderly or impaired. Real-life examples in which this has happened in European cities will be addressed in order to foster discussion among the attendees.

MEDICI Alliance

MEDICI is an alliance for Eco-Technological Urban Solutions formed by 5 leading Technological Centers: Sintef (Norway), SP (Sweden), Tecnalia (Spain), TNO (The Netherlands), VTT (Finland).

Impact of IPv6 on IoT, 5G and smart cities


  • Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA ( has been completely depleted by 1 February 2011. This creates by itself a critical challenge when adding new things and enabling new services on the Internet. Without publicly routable IP addressing, the Internet of Things and anything that’s part of Internet of Everything such as VoI and IoV would be greatly reduced in its capabilities and limit its potential success.

Most discussions about IoE have been based on the illusionary assumption that the IP address space is an unlimited resource or it’s even taken for granted that IP is like oxygen produced for free by nature.

The introduction of IPv6 provide enhanced features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 like IP mobility and ad hoc services, catering for the extreme scenario where IP becomes a commodity service enabling lowest cost networking deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity.

IPv6 deployment is now in full swing with some countries achieving over 50% penetration such as Belgium or the US with some 70 M users using IPv6 without even the users knowing it. Recently, Apple has required its apps developers to use IPv6 only for their apps staring 1 June 2016 which a great shot in the arm of IPv6.

There are many inflections points happening this decade to influence the design of first tangible IoT, 5G and smart cities. It will be a combination of IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big IoT Data and 5G to shift through to realising the paradigm shift from current research-based work to advanced IoT, 5G and smart cities.

This workshop will be devoted to analyze the transformative impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and solutions moving forward.

IRENE: resilient and secure urban power systems


  • Oliver Jung, AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Firenze, Italy
  • Eng Tseng Lau, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Power grid are the most critical of the urban infrastructures as all infrastructures rely on the availability of electricity.

The introduction of smart grid technologies into urban power grids comes with opportunities as well as significant challenges. The opportunities are in the optimized control of electricity grids and the easier integration of decentralized generation in urban areas. On the other hand, the required large-scale integration of ICT into electricity grids is causing new risks of cyber-attacks.

The workshop will address the topics of dependable operation of urban power grids. It will cover all topics around the security of smart grids, using gmart grid functionality for mitigating the impact of power outages and related aspects of governance and cooperation of city stakeholders.

Paper Submission

Short or full papers can be submitted to this workshop. The steps for submitting a paper are described at the webpage Papers
Deadline for the submission of papers to this workshop: 20 June 2016

The workshop is supported by the JPI Urban Europe Project IRENE (Improving the Robustness of Urban Electricity Networks).