The International Conference on Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories (SSCt2021) is organized by the BISITE research group at the University of Salamanca, together with Texas A&M Universityy Qatar, the AIR Institute and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub. The event will be held online, from April 27 to 29, 2021, and will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry, to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of Smart Cities and Smart Territories.

Data plays a fundamental role in the development of smart cities. The availability of real-time information will make it possible to foresee potential problems, propose solutions and create alternatives to provide a better quality of life and comfort to the cities’ inhabitants. In this regard, SSCt2021 will see the participation of specialists such as E. Martinez Gil, T. Yigitcanlar and E. Díaz-Plaza Sanz.

The congress will include presentations and workshops on different techniques, methods and tools that help system designers achieve the transition from today’s cities to the cities we need (those adapted to a changing world). Papers related to the following topics are welcome:

– Smart homes and buildings;

– Success stories and challenges in smart cities and territories;

– Smart infrastructures;

– Urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems;

– Smart health and emergency management (epidemic control);

– Smart environments;

– Smart tourism;

– Smart manufacturing and logistics;

– New retail;

– Smart urban governance;

– Eco-urbanism, urban resilience and climate change mitigation and adaptation;

You can find more information on other themes and features of the deliverables at the following link:

The deadline for submitting articles is February 10.

All accepted papers will be published by AISC Springer Verlag; in addition, all the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue in the Electronics and ADCAIJ journals.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.