Special Session On Smart Cities (SmC)

Two important initiatives are converging at this time: Open Government and Smart Cities. The goal of Open Government is to make government more open and democratic by providing citizens and corporations access to information about their cities and how they operate. Consequently, cities around the world are pursuing an “Open Data” policy. The goal of Smart Cities is to identify ways in which scarce resources can be more effectively deployed to meet the needs of its constituents. Both rely on the ability to represent and reason about city data. Accordingly, the purpose of the Smart Cities Mission is to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development and harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to Smart outcomes. Area-based development will transform existing areas (retrofit and redevelop), including slums, into better planned ones, thereby improving liveability of the whole City. Application of Smart Solutions will enable cities to use technology, information and data to improve infrastructure and services.

This special session will bring together researchers and developers from academia, industry and governmental sectors to share and exchange novel ideas, explore the inherent challenges in developing future smart city applications, investigate novel designs, explore enabling technologies and share relevant experiences.
Suggested Topics:
  • Smart Water and Waste Management
  • Micro-grid Energy Management
  • Smart District
  • Smart Buildings: Energy Efficient & Green Buildings
  • Intelligent Traffic Management
  • Integrated Multi-Modal Transport
  • Smart Parking
  • Citizen Safety and Security
  • Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

The conference

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control will be held in Calabria, Southern Italy. This conference will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges and share solutions, and discuss future research directions. It will feature plenary speeches, panel sessions, tutorials, workshops, interactive sessions, and invited/special sessions. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and management agencies.
All accepted papers, that will be part of the conference proceedings, are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by EI.


Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.
Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through easychair at:
Please, during the submission process specify this Special Session as topic SS2 - SmC in easychair.

Important Dates

January 31, 2017 Paper submission due (Extended and firm deadline)
February 28, 2017 Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017 Camera-ready copy due

Special Session Organizers

Prof. Maria Pia Fanti

Associate Professor
Electrical and Information Engineering Department
Politecnico di Bari
Via Amendola 126/b - 70126 Bari (Italy)
Tel.: Office +390805963643
Fax: +390805963410

Dr. Agostino Marcello Mangini

Postdoctoral Fellow
Electrical and Information Engineering Department
Politecnico di Bari
Via Amendola 126/b - 70126 Bari (Italy)
Tel.: Office +390805963312
Fax: +390805963410