Solutions to tackle the challenges that cities face in light of their growth

Smart City Expo World Congress entrance

The congress will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.

With the world's population at over 7.3 billion and more than half of those living in cities, the CALL FOR PAPERS 2016 seeks solutions to tackle the challenges that cities face in light of this growth.

By 2050, another 2.8 billion additional people are expected to be living in urban areas. At our current rate of emissions, in less than two decades we will have pushed global temperatures 2°Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It is clear that new paradigms are needed for cities' governance, knowledge creation and economic development, supported by ICT, in every aspect of human life.

The SCEWC is the leading event to get inspiration from the most advanced laboratories exploring the future of our cities. This year's call for papers has looked for the most relevant contributions and innovative initiatives and solutions within the framework of Smart Cities. Submissions were evaluated based on three aspects: Innovation, Impact, and Feasibility.

SCEWC is aimed at cities, businesses, entrepreneurs, startuppers, social innovators, research centers, universities, public or non‐governmental organizations, consortiums (public‐private), social activists, and anyone with innovative Smart City ideas, research, analyses, studies, visions and solutions.


 Smart City Expo world Congress


Congress Tracks

Generating synergies with the issues that matter

  • Governance

Citizen empowerment, commons, engagement, infrastructure management, open data, performance measurement, public services, right to the city, service integration, transparency. 

  • Economy

Business model, economic development, financing models, public-private- people partnership, social economy. 

  • Mobility

Data management, electrical vehicles, intelligent transport systems, pedestrians, public transport, sustainable mobility, traffic management. 

  • Society

Co-creation, co-production, education, empowerment, equity, inclusive, living labs,livable cities, quality of life, social innovation. 

  • Sustainability

Alternative resources, climate change, low carbon, public space, regional development,renewable energy, resilience, urban development. 

  • Data&Technology

Big data, cloud, cyber platform, cybersecurity, data analysis, data protection, internet of things, networks, peer-to- peer, sensors. 

  • Circular Economy

New business model, eco-design, food waste, green industry, industrial symbiosis, job creation, low carbon, resource efficiency, zero waste, sharing economy, recycling, refurbish, re-use, remanufacturing, repair.

  • Safety

Public safety, cybersecurity, vulnerabilities, emergencies, data center, cloud, public services, data protection, cyber threats, infraestructures, data privacy, data management, data protection, data property, surveillance.


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