2019 IEEE Industry Summit on future technology for Smart Cities

IOT, Big Data, AI, and Blockchain

April 6, 2019
San Francisco East Bay, California, USA

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2019 IEEE Summit on future technology for Smart Cities

The smart world consists of numerous “smart things” that can be endowed with different levels/forms of computational intelligence and even capable of thinking. This smart world is set to be the next important stage in human history. Research on smart world is an emerging research field covering many areas, essential problems, crucial issues and grand challenges in truly building the smart world that benefits humanity, and simultaneously safeguards the natural environment for sustainable development and evolution.

Technologies that enable smart world along with innovations in the next generation of network systems, together with explosive growth of the Web, Cloud and Mobile Computing, Sensor Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data along with Blockchain as well as Internet of Things (IoT), have resulted in a plethora of new applications and services. Various organizations, government agencies and city planners are coming up with ambitious goals to create smart cities, smart manufacturing systems, smart agricultures, smart environments and so on towards the smart world.

The world’s urban population is expected to double in the next 25 years. Creative solutions are urgently needed in order to efficiently manage scarce resources that all cities are facing today. City governments around the world are currently formulating their Smart City strategies - now is the time to engage and learn from researchers and industry experts to understand the problems and challenges.

This summit will serve as a platform to bring together city officials and planners, practicing professionals as well as researchers from R&D organizations from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in foreseeing the Smart World challenges and making the Smart City a reality. The focus is on strategy, various use cases, best practices, and the development of innovative business models for transitioning to the Smart World and Smart City of the future.

This summit will provide excellent keynote speakers and panelists in three concurrent program tracks:

  • Smart city and big data, plus exhibition of real world solutions over academic and industry
  • Block chain technology for tomorrow
  • Future AI and machine learning

In addition, a smart city solution exhibition will be held for solution providers and university researchers to present their live demos and product presentations.

The summit will be co-located in conjunction with IEEE BigDataService 2019, IEEE Mobile Cloud 2019, IEEE Artificial Intelligence Testing 2019. IEEE SOSE 2019, and IEEE DAPPCON 2019

Moreover, there are five IEEE international workshops:

IEEE BigDataService 2019
The Fifth IEEE International Conference On Big Data Service and Applications

Big-Data computing and services have received significant attention in recent years. The IEEE BigDataService 2019 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas, latest research results, and practice experiences and lessons learned. Its major objectives include big-data applications in various domains such as healthcare, business and financing, education and learning, social networks and media, urban and environment, sensors and Internet of things as well as technology aspects of big data computing and services such as computing services and architecture, modeling, data mining and analytics.
IEEE BigDataService 2019 will consist of main tracks and special tracks. The conference will include 3 International Workshops of Smart City Big Data Analysis, Big Data in Water Resources, Environment, and Hydraulic from Engineering, and Industry Big Data and Signal Processing. Workshop proposal is due 10/15/2018. The conference seeks the submission of high-quality papers limited to 10 pages (IEEE format) in length. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for extension and published in journals (SCI-Index). This conference program consists research papers in big data foundations, platforms and technologies, big data analytics and services, and big data applications and experience, and other emerging topics. Moreover, the conference also includes three special tracks: a) real-time big data services and applications, b) big data security, privacy and trust, c) special track on big data and analytics for healthcare.

IEEE MobileCloud 2019
The Seventh IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering

The integration of mobile computing and cloud services and engineering enables new applications that provide resources and services on an intelligent basis, process big data collected from mobile sensors, and support Internet of things (IoT) with massive cloud-based backend, where the 5G technology is expected to be an important enabler of this integration. Such applications will have tremendous impacts on almost every aspect of our daily life, including transportation, e-commerce, healthcare, safety and location privacy, smart home and smart city, social interaction, and many more. This conference will provide a great platform to allow researchers in academia and industry to share their latest research ideas and results, development activities, and the emerging industry technologies on mobile cloud computing, services, and engineering. The conference solicits original technical papers, not previously published and not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. Extended versions of the best papers will be invited for fast-track publication in a planned Special Issue on Mobile Cloud Computing.
IEEE MobileCloud 2019 includes state-of-the-art research papers in mobile cloud computing theory, modeling and methodologies, and mobile applications, as well as Industry practice and lesson learn reports.

IEEE AITest 2019
The First IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Testing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are widely used in computer applications to perform tasks such as monitoring, forecasting, recommending, prediction, and statistical reporting. They are deployed in a variety of systems including driverless vehicles, robot controlled warehouses, financial forecasting applications, and security enforcement and are increasingly integrated with cloud/fog/edge computing, big data analytics, robotics, Internet-of-Things, mobile computing, smart cities, smart homes, intelligent healthcare, etc. However, the quality assurance of existing AI application development processes is still far from satisfactory and the demand for being able to show demonstrable levels of confidence in such systems is growing. Software testing is a fundamental, effective and recognized quality assurance method which has shown its cost-effectiveness to ensure the reliability of many complex software-systems. However, the adaptation of software testing to the peculiarities of AI applications remains largely unexplored and needs extensive research to be performed. On the other hand, the availability of AI technologies provides an exciting opportunity to improve existing software testing processes, and recent years have shown that machine learning, data mining, knowledge representation, constraint optimization, planning, scheduling, multi-agent systems, etc. have real potential to positively impact on software testing. Recent years have seen a rapid growth of interests in testing AI applications as well as application of AI techniques to software testing. It is, therefore, timely to provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange novel research results, to articulate the problems and challenges from practices, to deepen our understanding of the subject area with new theories, methodologies, techniques, processes models, etc., and to improve the practices with new tools and resources. This is the aim of the IEEE conference on AI Testing.
IEEE AITest 2019 conference program includes research papers in AI testing methods, techniques, test automation tools, applications and experience.

Thirteenth IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering

Service-Oriented Computing exploits services as the fundamental elements of computer-based systems. It has been applied to various areas and promotes fundamental changes to the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved. Consequently, a new paradigm of software and system engineering discipline, i.e. Service-Oriented Engineering, has emerged and advanced rapidly in the past decade. Among many remarkable milestones in the development of this new paradigm are the wide adoption of the Micro services architectural style supported by Docker and other container-based virtualization techniques in the design of cloud native application in the industry, and the DevOps movement in the organization of development process supported by automated tools for continuous testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Recent advances in service oriented computing, in particular Internet-of-Things, Edge and Fog computing, mobile and cloud computing combined with Big Data analytics, robotics, block chain and decentralized ledger applications, and application of artificial intelligence techniques, etc., have provided exciting opportunities to make significant progress in understanding and solving complex real-world challenges. Such challenges typically require a system-level approach that models a complex system at different levels of abstraction, helps to develop sound architectures for addressing separate system requirements and concerns, and integrates diverse sources of knowledge on the system’s components and their interactions. Therefore, the revolution of the software and system engineering paradigm brought by service-orientation is still unfolding, with each new technology development bringing new challenges and opportunities. Starting from 2005, SOSE is a pioneering IEEE sponsored international conference devoted to the research in engineering service-oriented systems. It covers all aspects of service-oriented engineering from architectures, techniques, tools and languages to methodologies. Continuing the tradition of the last twelve editions of SOSE Symposia, the 13th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. SOSE 2019 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.
IEEE SOSE2019 conference program includes research papers addressing topics in advanced models for service engineering, computing service environments and virtualization, methods, languages & tools for process-based SOC systems, service-based cyber-physical systems, intelligent services for a smart world, and social networking services.

IEEE DAPPCON 2019 – Block Chain and beyond
IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures

The objective of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPCON 2019) is to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the area of Decentralized Applications based on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchain and related technologies. It can be already seen today that Blockchain is making a huge impact on the way digital payments are made. However, the potential implications of Blockchain technologies go far beyond their application as the technological backbone for cryptocurrencies. In recent years, Decentralized Applications (dApps) have emerged as a new model for building massively scalable services. dApps allow for various novel application scenarios, which are built upon distributed consensus and thus are hard to block or censor. While Blockchains such as Bitcoin or Ethereum are based on compute-intense consensus mechanisms, more recent approaches focus on voting- or staking-based algorithms that support higher transactions per second and are also better-suited to reflect proportions of majority ownership, which are required in many enterprise application scenarios. Also, the integration of Smart Contracts into Blockchains, for example, based on Ethereum or Hyperledger, leads to a plethora of possible use cases for dApps. DAPPCON 2019 will provide a high-quality forum for participants from research and industry. The conference will discuss key theories, algorithms, infrastructures, and significant applications for decentralized applications and infrastructures, as well as emerging research topics.


Key features

  • Showcase smart technology solutions to the global community of government/city leaders, other technology and solution providers, investors and innovators who are working together on the Smart World Challenges and Smart City Innovations.
  • Government/City officials and industry experts will give talks on the needs of the industry and possible collaborations with academic institutes.
  • Meet various stakeholders from the public & private-sector ecosystems to help tomorrow’s cities face the challenges of growing urban populations with the latest technology.
  • Various researchers and thought leaders from multi-disciplinary subjects will participate in the panel discussions.
  • Great opportunity for Masters and Ph.D. students to learn about the current research problems related to Smart World and Smart Cities.


Sponsorship Program

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Organisation's logo with a link on the summit website Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recognition on summit display screen and poster Yes Yes Yes Yes
Organisation’s introduction on program brochure (page) 1 1/2 1/4
Organisation's logo on the opening slide of each session Yes Yes
Media play during break (minutes) 6 3
Table Booth with size 3’x6’ (count) 4 2 1
Breakfast and lunch(tickets) 4 2 1 1
VIP dinner 2 1
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