The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 19-21 June 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Industry Panel

Smart Cities and Connectivity

Smart Cities allows a collection of devices from power, lighting, HVAC, and many other systems to be remotely controlled for greater efficiency and utilization. Potentially there are billions of devices connected to the cloud and accessed by multiple sources including end user devices. As momentum for Smart Cities grows so does the communication requirements that needs to scale appropriately. New communication efforts like Wireless 5G claim they are needed to scale to Smart Cities needs. This panel discusses Smart Cities, progress and challenges, and also examines the communication needs attempting to determine where and if 5G technologies are needed for Smart Cities solutions.


  • Vassilis Seferidis
    Zeetta Networks Limited, UK
  • Joern Ploennigs
    Research Scientist, Manager Cognitive IoT for Buildings and Environment
    Ireland Research Lab, Ireland
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    Internet of Things / Big Data Expert
    SAP, Germany
  • Moray Rumney
    Lead Technologist
    Keysight Technologies Ltd.


  • Michael Condry, PhD
    IEEE TEMS President, IES Senior AdCom
    Intel Client CTO (retired)
  • Thomas Strasser, PhD
    Senior Scientist
    Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria


Technical Sponsors