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Welcome Message

Due to local covid pandemic policy change,we have to move the conference date from December 17-19 until the December 20-22.

Since the conferences are still 1.5 months away, we are watching closely the pandemic situation changes, we are still preparing for the physical attendance for those Chinese authors. This is why we require all authors to do so. If there is any hindrance to actual attendance, we will make corresponding adjustments in due course.

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 Conference on Smart City, IEEE SmartCity is aiming to be a premier international conference in smart city. The SmartCity-2021 is the 19th 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.

SmartCity-2021 will be hosted in Haikou. Haikou is the capital city of Hainan Province which locates in southernmost part of China with the land area of 2284.49 square kilometers and the sea area of 861.44 square kilometers. Haikou is a tropical island city and comprises Hainan Island(part), Haidian island and Xinbu island. Haikou has a comfortable climate and first-class ecological environment, thus it is a world-renowned resort that attracts many people to visit each year.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to SmartCity-2021. 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 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IF: 6.492), IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (IF: 3.894), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IF: 3.710), IET Communications (IF: 1.542), Security and Communication Networks (IF:1.791), International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks(IF:1.640), Building and Environment(IF:6.456) and MDPI Electronics (IF: 3.576).

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
  • 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).

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
Workshop Proposal Due:
1 August, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline:
30 September, 2021
Authors Notification:
22 October, 2021
Final Manuscript Due:
15 November, 2021
Registration Due:
21 November, 2021
Conference Date:
20-22 December, 2021
Conference History

 SmartCity 2020, Fiji

 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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