IEEE announces the upcoming 2018 International GreenTech Conference of Smart Cities


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Central Texas Section announces the upcoming 2018 International GreenTech Conference of Smart Cities planned for April 4-6, 2018. The event will be held at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center located in the city center of Austin, TX-a pioneer in the emerging smart city transformation.

The three day conference will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics, government officials and media to address enabling technologies, implementations and policies related to smart cities and green technology solutions. Experts will convene to collaborate and discuss innovation, technology, research, policy and IEEE standards that will enable the Smart Cities of tomorrow.  Representatives from leading companies, industry consortia, governments and top universities will participate in key notes, panel sessions, case studies and tutorial workshops including tours of Austin’s smart city initiatives.

Smart City technology is enabled by the advancements and convergence of sensor technologies, the internet of things, wireless communication, 5G roll-out, data analytics and artificial intelligence.  Mobility and transportation improvements include shared mobility, electrified vehicle infrastructure and future autonomous vehicles.  Significant growth is expected in the coming years for Smart City technology and services.  According to Frost and Sullivan, a leading market analysis firm, Smart City opportunities in infrastructure development, technology integration, energy and security services will reach $1.5 trillion by 2020 (see:

Conference topics include: smart buildings, smart energy, smart metering, future of mobility business models, electrified vehicle and autonomous vehicle infrastructure, lessons learned from Europe’s smart grid, enabling technologies, IoT, IPv6, edge-fog-cloud computing, use cases for data analytics improving products and services, role of artificial intelligence, policy, and technology standards working group.

Examples of panel sessions include: 

  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in Smart Cities
  • Lessons Learned from Global Smart Cities
  • Smart City Backbone-5G Infrastructure
  • Future of Shared Mobility, Electrified Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicle Infrastructure
  • Cloud and Software Defined Paradigm
  • IEEE Standards P2784 Guide for the Technology and Process Framework for Planning a Smart City (a half-day working group session)
  • Convergence of smart LED lighting and meshed wireless networks
  • Use Cases of Blockchain in Smart Cities
  • Workshops on Smart City Implementation
  • Tours of Austin’s Smart City initiatives

The conference is designed to deliver the initiatives, results and plans from global Smart Cities including Singapore, Iskandar, DenverDallasAustin and European Union implementations in PortugalSweden and others.  Workshops and tutorials will be conducted to educate a broad range of professionals ranging from CEO, CIO, COO, VP, government officials, decision makers, engineers, systems integrators, inventors and entrepreneurs.

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