Call for papers


V Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities

Cuenca, Ecuador, November 28–30, 2022
(presential and on-line congress)

Important dates

Submission deadline EXTENDED: October 07, 2022
Notification Due:                              October 30, 2022
Final Version Due:                           November 15, 2022

Main topics: sustainability, mobility, energy efficiency, governance, AI, urban informatics and big data, sensors and Internet of Things.

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Smart cities are the result of the increasingly urgent need to orient our lives towards sustainability. Therefore, these cities use infrastructure, innovation, and technology to improve the quality of life of their citizens.

Being a strategic issue that brings new challenges, the organizing committee invites the academic community to participate in the V Ibero-American Congress of Smart Cities (ICSC-CITIES 2022). The congress will be a discussion forum to create synergies among different research groups to favor the development of Smart Cities. Authors are invited to register and submit manuscripts and contribute to knowledge development and integration in different scenarios.

ICSC-CITIES 2022 will take place on November 28-30, 2022, in Cuenca, Ecuador, with the sponsorship of the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador.

Lista de tópicos

  • IoT and ubiquitous devices
  • Smart Mobility
  • Energy
  • Smart grid
  • Governance and Citizenship
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Smart Industry
  • Smart Environment
  • Smart Public Services (waste management, health, public transportation, among others)
  • Urban Informatics, Big Data, Data Management, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities
  • Other developments for Smart Cities

Submission Guidelines

All manuscripts must be original and not been simultaneously submitted to or in consideration for another journal or conference. Manuscripts written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English are considered for presentation in the congress. The maximum length is 15 pages, and the maximum file size is 5 MB. Authors should consult authors’ guidelines by Springer and use the proceedings templates (LNCS/CCIS), either for Latex or for Word, to prepare the manuscripts.


All accepted articles will be published in the proceedings book of the congress. In addition, the Program Committee will select the best-accepted articles (written in English) for submission to Springer, a prestigious publisher that has published selected articles at Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (citescore 0.8 Scopus; SJR 0.16–Q4 Computer Science)* in the fourth previous editions of the conference.

In addition, authors of selected articles will be invited to extend their contribution to be submited for publication in special issuesof the following journals:

  • Sensors (open access journal published by MDPI, citescore 5.8 Scopus–Q1; SJR 0.8–Q1 Analytical Chemistry, Q1 Instrumentation; JCR 3.847–Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation, Chemistry, Analytical, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic), 
  • Sustainability (open access journal published by MDPI, SJR 0.612–Q1 Geography, Planning and Development, Q2 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Q2 Energy Engineering and Power Technology; JCR 3.889–Q2 Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies),
  • Applied Sciences (open access journal published by MDPI, citescore 3.0 Scopus–Q2; SJR 0.44–Q2 Computer Science Applications, Engineering, Instrumentation; JCR 2.838–Q2 Engineering, Physics, Environmental Studies),
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (citescore 6.5 Scopus; SJR 1.36–Q1; JCR 7.632–Q2 Energy & Fuels, Green & Sustainable Science & Technology), published by Elsevier,
  • Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia (citescore 0.8 Scopus–Q2; SJR 0.16–Q4; JCI 0.17–Q4 Engineering),
  • SN Computer Science (recently indexed in Scopus), published by Springer Nature,
  • Urban Science (open access journal published by MDPI, currently indexed in ESCI, JCI 0.56–Q2 Geography, Q3 Environmental Sciences, Regional & Urban Planning, and it is tracked for JCR).

Publications of selected articles will be free of charge. At least 40% of original content is required in the extended version.

*Impact factors and SJR & JCR classifications updated to 2021 and 2022