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8th IET smart cities symposium


The main purpose of the event is to create awareness about the future prospects of Smart Cities. The event will serve as a platform to exchange ideas and throughout in an international prospect.

The event objectives are also in emphasizing the role of universities in the region in promoting Smart Cities via consultancy, building smarter ideas, or continuity in the form of publications and creating innovative solutions. 

In addition, the organization of the 8th Smart Cities Symposium will also focus on networking opportunities and is a good starting point and could help in making networking opportunities for smart cities. 

The event venue will be at E-Learning Centre University of Bahrain, and will run for three days, (1-3 December 2024). The symposium will also involve both invited speakers (talking about needs for smart cities), in addition to academic submitted papers (with review process), as they will be published afterward within the IET (once satisfying the needed technical standards).

The three days event will be filled with paper sessions, talks, and invited addresses that focuses on such a future direction. The symposium is designed to allow in-depth discussion and informal exchange of ideas, concepts, and experiences in a wide range of topics related to smart cities, Engineering, IT, and in particular related solutions to smart cities.

The symposium set-up encourages the establishment of new professional and personal relationships around the world. Smart Cities is a new and emerging concept that have received substantial attention for a while. This is because of the fast development of Engineering Concepts, IT and ICT sectors.  

In reality, Smart cities is a used term used to define employment of smart technologies and data as the means to solve cities’ sustainability challenges and prosper. In this sense, many cities are in the process of transforming themselves to be smart.  This can be achieved while relying on and using data and technology to improve a number of sectors.  Sectors that are applicable for such transformations are:   (Transport, Energy use, Healthcare, Air quality, or to  … drive economic growth, Industry, .. , .... )

Symposium topics

Prospective authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished papers in the areas of engineering, computer science and software engineering and the related fields. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A Cyber Physical Infrastructure for the Smart City
  • Cyber Physical Infrastructure for Smart Cities
  • Smart Homes, ... Smart Campuses
  • Developing a Robust and Responsive Sensor Network
  • Green Computing, Big Data, and Analysis
  • Smart Transportation System
  • High-Performance Networking Using Visible Light
  • Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Smart light System
  • New Technologies for a Smart Environment
  • Mobile Crowdsourcing for Smart Cities
  • Interactive Architecture
  • Virtual & Augmented Realities
  • Smart Urban Planning, & Design Solutions
  • Technology Enabled Homes and Interiors
  • Robots Capabilities in Smart Cities
  • Infrastructure in Smart Cities
  • Technology Enabled Homes & Interiors
  • Smart city business models adapted to cloud
  • Smart Grids challenges in Smart Cities
  • Sustainable energy in Smart Cities
  • Role of renewable energy in smart cities
  • Robotics and AI Applications
  • Healthcare and AI in Medicine
  • Smart Manufacturing for the Oil and Gas industries
  • Big data analytics tools for smart manufacturing
  • IR 4.0 technologies in oil and gas
  • Computational data-driven approach for innovative smart materials/meta-materials
  • Digitalization of the oil and gas Supply Chains
  • Exploration and Production (E&P) utilization of Cloud infrastructure
  • Intelligent Asset management systems in Oil and Gas industry
  • Applications of Digital Technology for COVID-19 Pandemic

Important dates

  • 31/07/2024: Full paper submission deadline
  • 30/08/2024: Review decision notifications
  • 30/09/2024: Final submission (after review)
  • 15/10/2024: Camera-ready papers
  • 30/10/2024: IET Copyright form uploading
  • 01-03/12/2024: Symposium dates               

More details ....

The event website and papers submissions at (EDAS platform):

Healthcare Technologies
Information and Communications
Artificial Intelligence
Management of Technology


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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01 Dec 2024  -  03 Dec 2024

9:00am - 4:00pm

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  • Bahrain Local Network

Registration information

For papers submissions, please follow the below SYMPOSIUM website details:

Reasons to attend

  • Government policy makers and managers
  • Mayors and municipal leaders
  • Urban planning professionals
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Electric, water and gas utilities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications and Developers
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Electric vehicle and transportation organizations
  • Financial and investment professionals
  • Smart grid and communication technology providers
  • IT and Big Data analytics companies
  • Standards and regulatory organizations
  • Industry associations


University of Bahrain

Sukhair Campus


The technical program will be posted once the reviewing process is finalized.

The event website and papers submissions at:



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Free of charge