The Fourth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2018) will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA  during September 16 – 19, 2018.  As the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community that is a coalition of six IEEE technical societies, ISC2-2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners in a collaborative smart cities discussion, including scholars, citizens, policymakers, administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives, economists, sociologists, and academicians.  Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass panels, plenary talks, technical sessions, tutorials, workshops and exhibitions.


Conference Theme: A Systems Approach for Smarter Communities

As we continue to layer new technology on top of and within our cities and infrastructure, we are forced to confront the complex interplay between our technology systems and our service delivery systems that make our communities attractive and welcoming to the people who live there. We talk broadly about the health care system or the education system, and we acknowledge the regional nature of transportation systems, energy and water systems, and even food systems. As sensors, data, connectivity, networks, and analytics offer opportunities to improve each of these systems independently, the common elements of the technology infrastructure offer more opportunities for interoperability across systems and to reframe how we optimize and make decisions about these systems. Better transportation can help provide access to food and healthcare, for example, or smart lighting can address energy consumption and public safety. Yet the more we focus on the system, how do we maintain an appreciation of the people within the system as complex, unique individuals with disparate values rather than simply as nodes in a network? How do we balance the opportunity for shared efficiency with the heightened risks of linking things together? The technical and social challenges we encounter in this work are the foundation for the 4th International IEEE Smart Cities Conference.

Venue & Dates



The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

Address: 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108


Conference Dates: 

September 16 – 19, 2018


Important Dates:

  • Paper submission firm deadline: June 1, 2018 (Friday)
  • Workshop Papers Submission deadline: July 15, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Poster/Demo submission deadline: July 20, 2018 (Friday)
  • Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2018 (Friday)
  • Final camera ready submission: July 25, 2018 (Wednesday)

Kansas City

Kansas City is one of the five IEEE Core Smart Cities in the world.

IEEE Core Smart Cities

Latest News

June 2018: NSF Smart and Connected Communities (SCC) Aspiring PI workshop will be co-located with ISC2.

June 2018: 5G Communication, Security and Privacy in Smart Cities Workshop will be co-located and is accepting papers until July 15.

June 2018: BLESS (BLockchain Enabled Sustainable Smart Cities) Workshop will be co-located and is accepting papers until July 15.

June 2018: Poster/Demo submission deadline is extended to July 20, 2018.

May 2018: Paper submission deadline is extended.

April 2018: Keynote speakers information is posted.

March 2018: Three journal special issues are going to be published from selected ISC2 papers.

Feb 2018: CFP is broadly announced.

Jan 2018: The website is up!


Find the information here.