Call for Papers

Call for Papers

IEEE ISC2 is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community, a coalition of six IEEE technical societies and organizations. Besides contributions addressing the conference theme, authors are welcome to submit their original research results in traditional topics across broad application and functional domains, within the context of smart urban infrastructure systems.

The theme of the conference this year is “Community Smartification and towards ZERO emission Smart Cities for a Green New Era.”



The technical areas include, but are not limited to:



• Smart city theory, modeling and simulation
• Intelligent infrastructure
• Sensors and actuators
• Open data and big data analytics
• AI powered smart cities services
• Safety and security systems
• Smart healthcare
• Smart emergency management
• IoT and Smart X services

• Data security and privacy
• Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
• Smart mobility and transportation
• Smart energy systems
• Smart buildings and Smart grid
• Digital city and smart growth
• Smart traffic system operations
• Environmental monitoring technologies

Paper Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit high quality original Full or Short papers via the Easy Chair submission site (link), by choosing the appropriate track. Full papers should describe novel research contributions with evaluation results and are limited to 7 pages. Short papers, limited in length to four (4) pages, should be more visionary in nature and are meant to discuss new challenges and visions, highlight early research results, and explore novel research directions.

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication, should be written in English and formatted according to IEEE Template. Each submitted paper will pass through the standard IEEE peer-review process and, if accepted and presented at the Conference, will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Paper contests will include a Conference Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.

The conference organizers are currently negotiating a number of special issues with high-quality journals. More information is available here: .


Please note that one AUTHOR Conference Registration covers up to TWO accepted papers.

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The IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2022 program will be split into the following tracks:
Track 1: Smart Mobility

Topics of interest to the Smart Mobility track include (but are not limited to):

  • Autonomous vehicles: perception, localization, and mapping
  • Multi-sensor fusion and perception for Smart Transportation
  • Night vision perception in challenging environments
  • Scene understanding and 2D/3D object detection
  • Driver behavior monitoring and modelling
  • Multimodal transportation and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Advanced ICT infrastructure for Smart Transportation
  • Mixed-Autonomy Road Traffic Management
  • 5G/6G enabled Vehicular Communications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) enabled Smart Transportation
  • Communication technologies for connected and autonomous vehicles in Land, Water and Sky
  • Electric vehicles and transportation electrification
  • Simulation and modelling for Smart Transportation
Track 2: Smart Health and Wellbeing

Topics of interest to the Smart Health and Wellbeing track include (but are not limited to):

  • Smart devices and sensors for smart healthcare
  • Communications and protocols for smart healthcare
  • Smart healthcare realizations and platforms
  • Intelligent transportation systems for smart healthcare
  • Context-aware environments for healthcare
  • Artificial Intelligence for smart healthcare
  • Smart healthcare for the elderly
  • Scalability, performance, and reliability of smart healthcare applications
  • Pervasive wireless communications for assisted living
  • Standards for smart healthcare
  • Energy Efficiency in wireless health monitoring
  • Pervasive healthcare systems and services
  • Ethics, confidentiality, privacy, and data security for smart healthcare
  • Smart health data analytics and predictions
  • Smart health data dissemination within heterogeneous wireless devices
  • End-to-end QoS within heterogeneous smart devices for healthcare
  • Smart rehabilitation
  • Remote patient monitoring and custom services
  • Biomedical technologies and prosthetics
Track 3: Smart Infrastructure and Integrated Energy Systems

Topics of interest to the Smart Infrastructure and Integrated Energy Systems track include (but are not limited to):

  • Smart and Integrated grid
  • Clean energy generation, distribution and management (including solar, wind, thermal, bio, wave, hydro etc)
  • Integration of distributed energy resources
  • TSO-DSO network management and coordination
  • Local energy systems and networks (Energy communities, microgrids, virtual power plant etc)
  • Energy storage (thermal, electrical, hydrogen, others)
  • Advance metering infrastructure
  • Smart charging of electric vehicles plus V2G technologies
  • Demand-side response and energy flexibility
  • Multi-energy systems and sector coupling
  • Business models (including Aggregators)
  • Market design and governance (Retail, Wholesale; Cross-border; Ancillary services; Flexibility markets)
  • Smart waste management and circular economy
  • District heating and cooling
    Track 4: Smart Services and IoT

    Topics of interest to the Smart Services and IoT track include (but are not limited to):

    • 5G/6G Networks for IoT and Smart Services
    • Edge-Fog-Cloud Computing Architecture for IoT and Smart Services
    • IoT and Robots Network Architectures, Frameworks, and Applications for Smart Cities
    • Information Fusion Technology for IoT at the Edg
    • Lightweight Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) for IoT
    • Lightweight Blockchain Technology for IoT
    • Load Balancing and Job Scheduling in IoT Environments
    • Location-based Smart Services
    • Microservices Architecture for IoT
    • Planning, construction, and operation of IoT and Smart Services for Smart Cities
    • Smart Campuses/Community Services
    • Smart Mobile Crowd Sensing at the Edge
    • Software and IoT Infrastructure of brand-new smart city
    • Trusted Platform Module (TMP) Design and Application for IoT
    • Trust, Security, and Privacy in IoT and Smart Environments
    • UAV for Smart Services for Delivery and Logistics
    • Ultra-Low-Power IoT Systems
    • Wearable/Portable Devices/Systems for IoT and Smart Services
      Track 5: Smart Data and AI

      Topics of interest to the Smart Data and AI track include (but are not limited to):

      • AI-based applications for smart cities
      • AI-based big data analysis for smart cities
      • AI-based cloud computing for smart cities
      • AI-based communications Security
      • AI-based protocols and services for smart cities
      • Big data analytics for smart cities
      • Big data analytics for Smart Cities Security
      • Big data-based prediction for smart cities
      • Big data clustering
      • Big data security and privacy for smart cities
      • Blockchain and distributed ledgers
      • Deep learning for big data
      • Distributed AI algorithms
      • Distributed reasoning for IoT
      • Edge AI
      • Ethical and legal implications of AI within a smart city
      • Federated learning
      • Interpretable Machine learning for smart cities
      • Machine learning for analysis of big data
      • Mathematics of big data
      • Natural language processing and entity extraction in linked open data
      • Optimization for smart cities
      • Predictive and pattern modelling on open linked data
      • Robotics systems and applications
      • Software as service (SaaS), utility computing, shared services
      • Tools of big data processing
      Track 6 : Smart Security and Privacy

      Topics of the Smart Security and Privacy for Smart Cities track would include (but not limited to):

      • Secure and resilient Human-in-the-loop 5G and Beyond architectures for smart cities
      • Privacy in human-intense 5G and Beyond communications in smart cities
      • Blockchain and distributed ledger-based solutions for smart city services
      • Resilient and secure human-intense network services
      • Threat modeling and defensive strategies for user-centric service and network management
      • User experience and perception in resilient SDN/NFV enabled systems for smart city applications
      • Citizen data confidentiality and privacy-preserving user-behavior analysis
      • User’ perception for interactive security and privacy mechanisms
      • SDN/NFV-based resilient smart city service orchestration
        Secure multi-access and multi-radio Access Technologies and Orchestration
      • Big data analytics and machine learning for secure flexible mobile service steering
        Privacy-aware advanced smart metering solutions
      • Economic implications and policies on security and privacy in smart cities and spaces
      • Security, privacy and resilience schemes for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and Internet of Things (IoTs)
      • Advanced security measures for smart utilities
      • smart-identification and personal security
      Track 7: Empowering Citizens for Smart Communities and Cities

      Topics of interest to the Empowering Citizens for Smart Communities and Cities include (but are not limited to):

      • Consumers’ empowerment,
      • Smart Energy Communities evolution and MS policy impact,
      • Smart RES Infrastructures adaptation (solar PV, storage, EV charging, other)
      • Shared renewable infrastructures (generation, storage, other shared services)
      • Regulation and policy
      • Future energy sharing, markets, peer-to-peer trading, community self-consumption, transactive energy
      • Citizen engagement in smart communities and cities,
      • Municipal government enabling models and solutions
      • Regional government enabling models and solutions
      • Social campaigns and social studies (related to societal acceptance
      • and environmental sustainability of energy infrastructures)
      • Adaptive consumer/user behaviour including energy communities
      • Urban/Rural planning for citizen-centric smart cities,
      • Smart Education,
        • information dissemination
        • services co-creation
      • Smart home, device control and home energy management system, integration with community services
      • Reaching carbon neutrality pathways towards home and community solutions
      • Business models, including cross sector and cross solutions (ie mobility)
      • Citizens science and energy communities
      • Grid interfacing demand flexibility services
      • Integrated smart communities from generation, to monitoring, to collective services
          Track 8: ICT and Digitalization

          Topics of interest to the ICT and Digitalization Track include (but are not limited to):

          • Data and Information Management (ICT technologies and platforms, open-source platforms, software etc)
          • Sustainable services, platforms for sustainable cities,
          • Smart city governance,
          • Sustainable urban development,
          • Sustainability models,
          • ICT applications for sustainable cities.
          • Protocols, standardisation and interoperability
          • ICT for Data Communication (Data acquisition, Smart Meter, Monitoring, AMR, smart devices etc)
          • Cybersecurity (vulnerabilities, failures, risks) and privacy
          • End-to-end architecture (integrating market, automation, control, data acquisition, digital twin, end-users)
          Track 9: Digital Twins for Smarter Buildings

          Topics of interest to the Digital Twins for Smarter Buildings Track include (but are not limited to):

          • Smart buildings,
          • Smart sensors,
          • Digital twins,
          • Building Information Modelling,
          • Smart Readiness Indicators,
          • Operational building rating,
          • Digital building logbooks,
          • GIS,
          • Building Management Systems.
          • EDGE computing for smart buildings and RES generation
          Track 10: Observability in smart cities

          Topics of interest to the Observability in smart cities include (but are not limited to):

          • Smart city platforms
          • IoT and robots monitoring in smart cities
          • Smart City KPI monitoring
          • Smart city data and AI-driven analytics
          • Smart city infrastructure
          • Observability with AI
          • Anomaly detection in smart city systems
          • Fault localization and root cause analysis
          • Predictive and proactive service management
          • Automation for remediation and mitigation
          • Security and compliance
          • Energy efficiency of smart city services
          • Continuous improvement for smart city services
          Track 11: General Track

          Topics of interest to the General Track include (but are not limited to):

          • Smart city theory, modeling and simulation
          • Intelligent infrastructure
          • Sensors and actuators
          • Smart economy development
          • Smart emergency management
          • Smart environment and policy development
          • Environmental capital reduction
          • Digital city and smart growth
          • Smart buildings
          • Smart city implementation
          • Smart city for special needs
          • Smart manufacturing and logistics
          • Environmental monitoring technologies
          • Smart energy solutions for water treatment, purification, desalination, food processing etc

          Important Dates

          Conference Paper Submission Deadline – May 15, 2022 May 31, 2022 14 June, 2022 AoE
          Conference Acceptance Notification – July 15, 2022 AoE
          Conference Camera-ready Deadline – August 08, 2022 AoE
          Conference Dates – September 26-29, 2022