Schedule at Glance

See below for the latest conference agenda – which may be subject to change.  Note that workshops must be registered for individually in addition to the base conference registration.

4 April – Wednesday Schedule (At a Glance)

Optional: Austin EcoDistrict Tour:  13:00 – 16:00

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 Room 107Room 108
07:30-15:00

Registration - Second Floor of AT&T Conference Center

09:00-09:30WelcomeWelcome
09:30-12:00NextGen Smart City Workshop - Phillip AndrewsIEEE Working Group: P2784 Guide for the Technology and Process Framework for Planning a Smart City - Zach Huhn
12:00-13:00

Lunch in Tejas Room

13:00-16:00Optional: Austin EcoDistrict Tour: 13:00 - 16:00
13:00-17:00Simplifying a Connected City - Stan Barber, Cung Nguyen, Jeffry Handal, Rob BartonBig Data, Virtual Organizations and Smart City Workshop - Morcous Massoud
17:30-19:30

Opening Happy Hour Reception at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with Bob Metcalfe, Robyn Metcalfe, and Ahmed Tewfik


5 April – Thursday Schedule (At a Glance)

Exhibits will be in Room 103 from 09:00 – 18:00

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 Room 204Room 104Room 105Room 106Room 107
07:30-16:00Registration -- Second Floor of AT&T Conference Center
07:30-09:00Continental Breakfast & Coffee
09:00-09:30Room 204: Welcome to Austin and Opening Remarks
09:30-10:00Room 204 Keynote: coming soon
10:00-10:30Malaysia IRDA Smart City Initiatives - Ishmael bin Ibrahim
10:30-11:00First Floor Networking and Coffee
11:00-11:45Are Shared Autonomous Vehicles the Ultimate Smart City Application? - Karl Popham
TRACKS:TRANSPORTATIONPOWERGLOBAL SMART CITIESACADEMICACADEMIC
11:45-12:30Current and Future State of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrified Vehicle Infrastructure Steve Henderson (FORD), Kwok Wu, Kathleen BaireutherSmart Grid Interoperabilty and Cybersecurity - Chris Greer (NIST)Austin Smart City Initiatives - Rob Silverberg, Brian Dietrich, Bert Bryan, Chris BlandingTrack 1.1Track 2.1
12:30-14:00Lunch in Tejas Room
14:00-14:45A Taste of Future Transportation Technologies in the Real World - Amy AtchleyCybersecurity and Smart Cities - Mina Hanna, Ann DelenelaWhat the Global Community Can Teach Us on Smart City Approaches - Chelsea Collier, Luis Correia, Maria Lonnberg, Jorge YeerinoTrack 1.2Track 2.2
14:45-15:30(continued) Joe Ianello, Jenell Moffett, Louis PappasDistribution Grid Automation Powering Smart Cities - Andres Carvallo, Elaina Ball, Cris Eugstar, Ingmar SterzingTexas Use Cases for Smart Cities: Vision, Assumptions, Beliefs, Expectations - Chelsea Collier, Jen Sanders (Dallas), Joyce Deuley (San Antonio), Kathleen Baireuther (Rocky Mountain Institute)Track 1.3Track 2.3
15:30-16:00Networking and Coffee
16:00-16:45Transportation TBDIPv6-Based New Internet and Impact of Smart Cities - Latif Ladid
From Acadmia to Market: Translational Research and Transition to Practice Plans to Build Digital Energy Infrastructure for Smart Cities - Igor Alvarado, Annette Sobel, David Wetz, Robert Hebner, Kaushik Rajashekara, Van N. TruskettTrack 1.4
Track 2.4
16:45-17:00Closing: Key Takeaways for Thursday
17:00-18:00Break
18:00-21:00Banquet


6 April – Friday Schedule (At a Glance)

Exhibits will be in Room 103 from 09:00 – 18:00
Optional: Trip to Pecan Street Project with Bert Haskell:  14:00 – 16:30

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 Room 204Room 104Room 105Room 106Room 107
07:30-16:00Registration -- Second Floor of AT&T Conference Center
07:30-09:00Continental Breakfast & Coffee
09:00-09:30Room 204: Friday Welcome, Candy Robinson , President, IEEE-USA
09:30-10:00Keynote 3
10:00-10:30Keynote 4
10:30-11:00Networking and Coffee
TRACKS:SMART CITY APPLICATIONSENABLING TECHNOLOGIESTHE BIG PICTURE
ACADEMICACADEMIC
11:00-11:45Smart City Applications & Technology Issues - Stan McClellan, Arun Achamkulamgrara, Karl Popham, Avinash Patwardhan, Kyle Campbell, Jay JainMEMS and Sensors: The Enabling Technology for Smart City Technology - Brent Lunceford
Smart Cities Feed Their People - Robyn Metcalfe, Felix Donkor
Track 1.5Track 2.5
11:45-12:30
TBD
Smart City Backbone: 5G Infrastructure & Technologies - Stan McClellan, Wim Rouwet, Liam Quinn, Mike Brown, Adam Tason
Human-Centered Design in Smart Cities - Michael Legatt
Track 1.6
Track 2.6
12:30-14:00
Lunch in Tejas Room
14:00-14:45
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Smart Cities - Mina Hanna, Matt Vasey, Joe Jarzombek, Hiren MajmudarApproach for Smart City Initiative Using Open, Citizen Survey Data: Case Study: India - Ajay Bhargava
Enabling Socially Responsible Travel through Technology: Opportunities and Challenges - Sherry Greenberg, Jen Duthie, Yy Chang, Steve Boyles, Flavia Sasaka SiqueiraTrack 1.7
Track 2.7
14:00-16:30
Optional: Trip to Pecan Street Bert Haskell:
14:00 - 16:30
14:45-15:30
Smart City Applications & Services from Metering, Lighting and Parking - Ted Lehr
(Continued) Approach for Smart City Initiative Using Open, Citizen-Survey Data: Case Study: India - Ajay Bhargava
(Continued) Enabling Socially Responsible Travel through Technology: Opportunities and Challenges - Sherry Greenberg, Jen Duthie, Yy Chang, Steve Boyles, Flavia Sasaka SiqueiraTrack 1.8
Track 2.8
15:30-16:00Networking and Coffee
16:00-16:45
IBM's Smart City Strategy - Ron Baker Bluetooth Mesh Stack for LED Lighting - Simon Slupik
NXP Delivers Smart Machines for Smart Cities: Beyond Autonomous Cars, Drones and Rovers - Kwok Wu
Hyperloop & Hypersonic Transportation - Sahar RashedTrack 1.9Track 2.9
16:45-17:00
Room 204: Closing, Key Takeaways
17:00-18:00
Room 204: $100,000 Smart City Pitch Competition Prelims Shakeel Rashed


The Central Texas Section of IEEE is proud to announce an exciting lineup of Keynote and Panel speakers for the annual IEEE GreenTech International Conference, focused on Smart Cities.  An outstanding lineup of panel sessions and distinguished speakers will embark on Austin to engage in the panel sessions, workshops and presentations from both Industry and Academia covering the current and future of Smart City innovations, as well as case studies from around the world.

Program Highlights

2018 GreenTech Conference  of Smart Cities has a rich lineup of panel sessions and distinguished speakers covering a variety of topical areas including:

  • Global and US Smart Cities Initiatives including  European Union approved and funded projects, Sweden, Mexico, US, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin.
  • The future of Autonomous Vehicles, business models, and future transportation infrastructure.
  • Enabling MEMS & Sensor technology, systems integration, edge & cloud computing, and data analytics.
  • Current Smart City developments in Cyersecurity, Distributed Grids, and Energy Infrastructure for sustainability.
  • Vision of future developments in clean energy power for Smart Cities and Distribution Grid Automation.
  • Current and future enabling technologies from 5G, IoT, IPv6 to Analytics.
  • Smart city applications from metering, to lighting, to parking
  • Opportunities and challenges in Human-centered Design for Smart Cities, including enabling socially responsible travel through technology.
  • Optional Technical tours including the World-renowned Pecan Street project and the Electric Drive & Second Street area of Austin.
  • A rich set of workshops and tours including: Simplifying a connected smart city, Smart city Grid, an all day workshop on IEEE Smart City Standard P2784: A guide for planning smart city.

In addition we are finalizing plans for VIP/Keynote speakers including:  City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler; US Army Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, U. S. Army,  on emerging & secure technology for resilient communities; and the Malaysian IRDA’s Chief Executive for Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Prime Minister’s Department.

In addition, we have received a comprehensive contribution of technical papers that had undergone through and rigorous peer review process.  Authors are being notified. The list of accepted papers will be posted February 23.

Partial List of companies & Institutions

  • Ameren
  • Analytics Advisory Group
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin CityUP
  • Austin Electric
  • Austin Energy
  • Cap Metro
  • Capital Factory
  • Cisco
  • City of Austin
  • Dell EMC
  • Digi.City
  • Emerson
  • ERCOT
  • Food and City
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Google
  • IBM
  • IEEE-Communications Society
  • IEEE – Computer Society
  • IEEE-Standards Association
  • IEEE-USA
  • IPv6 Forum
  • Memstronics
  • National Institute for Standards Technology (NIST)
  • National Instruments
  • NXP
  • Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • Qualcomm
  • Resilient Grid
  • Synopsys
  • Texas State University
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Verizon

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