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Welcome Message

The IEEE SmartCity-2020 Conference was planned to be held in Fiji, December 14-16, 2020. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, as the safety of people is of the highest priority, the conference will be held virtually on December 14-16, 2020. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library after they are presented at the virtual conference. Information and instructions on how to prepare for a virtual presentation will be sent separately. Registration fees for the conference will be adjusted.

Smart cities (also smarter cities) use digital technologies to enhance performance and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Developing a smart city to better support growing urban population is a global and complex challenge and involves interdisciplinary fields. Key ‘smart’ sectors include transportation, smart building, energy, health care, and water systems.

As a highly successful International Conferences on Smart City, IEEE SmartCity is aiming to be a premier international conference in smart city. The SmartCity-2020 is the 18th edition of a forum to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental or theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the area of smart city.

IEEE SmartCity-2020 will be hosted in Fiji. Fiji is a tropical island nation located in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean and comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, 110 of which are permanently inhabited. Fiji is located about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand, and immediate neighbors include Vanuatu, Tonga, and Samoa. It is a world-renowned resort that attracts many people to visit each year.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to SmartCity-2020. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by Engineering Index (EI). The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference, including Information Fusion (IF: 10.716), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IF: 7.377), Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 5.768), Journal of Cloud Computing (IF: 2.14), Software: Practice and Experience (IF: 1.931), MDPI Electronics (IF: 1.764) and IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatics Sinica.

The SmartCity-2020 topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

Scope and Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Smart City Systems

  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart Environment and Economy
  • Energy-efficient smart grid systems
  • Smart grid system management
  • Smart Grid infrastructure
  • Citizen engagement and smart governance

Track 2: Enabling Technologies for Smart City

  • ICT for Smart City
  • IoT for Smart Cities
  • Future Internet Architecture and Protocols
  • Machine-to-machine communications

Track 3: Big Data and Data Mining For City

  • Big data for Enterprise and Government
  • Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
  • Big Data for Vertical Industries
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Big Data for Urban Informatics
  • Cyber security and privacy for City Data

Track 4: Smart City Services

  • Business Ontologies and Models for Smart City
  • Digital Goods and Services for Smart City
  • E-Marketing and Smart Economy
  • Online Auctions and Technologies
  • Virtual Organizations and Teleworking
Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline (hard):
1 September, 2020  25 September, 2020
Authors Notification:
15 October, 2020  25 October, 2020
Final Manuscript Due:
10 November, 2020  15 November, 2020
Conference Date:
14-16 December, 2020
Conference History

 SmartCity 2019, Zhangjiajie, China

 SmartCity 2018, Exeter, UK

 SmartCity 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

 SmartCity 2016, Sydney, Australia

 SmartCity 2015, Hong Kong, China

 EmbeddedCom 2014, Dalian, China

 EmbeddedCom 2013, Chengdu, China

 EmbeddedCom 2012, Changzhou, China

 EmbeddedCom 2011, Sydney, Australia


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