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18 – 20 March 2021
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Dortmund, Germany

Call for Papers

Smart Cities through Projects: Achieving Quality of Life?

At the heart of future cities, one must find a reflection of the diverse qualities, challenges and aspirations of its citizens. The continuous improvement of quality of life can come through innovative projects and related efforts that support both human interests and digital transformation. What form might this support take?

Addressing these complexities is not easy, but it is essential, and will be an ongoing effort of research, industry and government stakeholders in close collaboration with its citizens. A key challenge is to find ways how to combine the different players within complex project ecosystems. We must find ways to share our thoughts, questions, and proposals to create a sustainable future that serves us all.

One way is to engage the global community. At IEEE E-TEMS 2021– organized by the European Partnership for Project and Innovation Management – participants will share their understanding of quality of life within cities, showcase their digital transformation projects and explore related themes.

The program will be a balance between topics emergent from submissions and those we specifically seek. For those interested in regional perspectives, it is important to note that we are actively seeking contributions from organizations in and around Dortmund, Bilbao, Trondheim, Kaunas, Leuven, Kyiv and other Smart Cities.

We invite proposals for research papers, commentary papers, project case descriptions, visual displays/exhibitions and other creative, critical insights to these issues.
We also encourage the presentation of doctoral workshop proposals in the early stage of your PhD research.

Conference Format:

IEEE E-TEMS 2021 will be held as an online conference.
In case of the inconvenient time difference, you may be offered to present your paper in the form of a recorded video.


Paper Submission (Additional Call): January 17th, 2021
Notification: February 8th, 2021.
Camera Ready Paper: February 21st, 2021
Doctoral Workshop Proposal: January 31st, 2021
Notification: February 22nd, 2021.


  • Achieving Smart Cities through Projects
  • Transforming towards Digital Delivery
  • Ensuring Diversity in Smart Cities
  • Viewing Smart Cities from Gender Perspectives
  • Being Mobile in Smart Cities
  • Forming Digital Ecosystems
  • Urbanizing Sustainably
  • Engineering Smart Cities
  • Securing Privacy in Smart Cities
  • Training & Educating
  • Definitions of Quality of Life in Smart Cities
  • Managerial & Economical Impact of Industry 4.0

More information about the paper requirements:   
The submission should be done via EasyChair system:

Organising Committee:

Conference Chair – Dr. Beverly Pasian (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences)
Programme Chair – Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Conference Manager – M.A. Anna Badasian (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Programme Manager – M.A. Nargiza Mikhridinova (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
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TEMS – 5 Focus Areas

Moving Product/Services from Idea to Market

Identifying and Implementing Successful Projects, and Systems

Integrating Technology for Capability and Productivity

Developing from Engineer to Leader

Balancing the Norms of Society, Government, and Regulators

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