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4 - 5 December 2014 | Prospero House, London, UK


Welcome to the Future Intelligent Cities website


Future Intelligent City initiatives are already making a contribution to solving some of the world’s most challenging engineering problems stemming from rapid urbanisation, high energy demand, and increasing/ageing populations, to ensure both economic growth and environmental sustainability.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is ideally placed to encourage cross-sector learning among technologists, researchers, engineers, policy professionals and local governments across the IET’s five core sectors, Built Environment, Energy, Transport, Information & Communications and Design & Production.

This exciting multi-stream conference will provide a platform to promote the technology behind recent and future developments as well as the critical system integration between industry sectors to create that ‘system of systems’ necessary to achieve thriving, sustainable cities with an improved quality of life.


Get in touch to take part

The conference programme is currently under construction and further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, if your organisation would like to get involved by speaking and / or supporting this exciting event, please email your suggestions to the Event Producers, Maggie Copping and Ching Wan.


Calling academia and industry – submit your original R&D or innovative work for a chance to present alongside established invited speakers.

This is your opportunity to contribute to the programme by telling us about your latest research, development; or case study application relevant to future intelligent cities.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and accepted authors will be asked to present at the conference.


Technical scope

The organising committee are encouraging authors to submit a 200 word abstract from, but not limited to the following topics and themes:

Low carbon

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Connectivity
  • Distributed energy integration
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Public transport

Resource management

  • City management
  • Connectivity
  • Demand-side energy optimisation
  • Smart heat networks
  • Traffic management
  • Water management

Resilience and security

  • Big data management and security
  • Connectivity
  • Disaster management
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • IT infrastructure security (cyber)

Liveable cities

  • Air quality
  • Community engagement and empowerment
  • Connectivity
  • Tele-care / assisted living
  • Tele-health

This topic guide is not exhaustive and is intended only to provide an indication of the scope of the conference.

Find out more about how to submit.

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