Digital Transformation for Smart Cities and Beyond: Projects are Shaping Society

2023 IEEE European Technology and Engineering Management Summit (IEEE E-TEMS 2023) will take place on 20 – 22 April 2023 at the Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The theme of the conference is “Digital Transformation for Smart Cities and Beyond: Projects are Shaping Society”, and we are accepting papers on such topics as:

  • Achieving Quality of Life in Smart Cities through Projects:

Projects are instruments that must deliver strategic value. What types of projects will they be and how will they be managed in cities where the continuous improvement of quality of life is the goal?

  • Transforming towards Digital Delivery:

What impact does digitally-driven city transformations have on its citizens? We want to hear about your specific examples of the digital-citizen interface.

  • Ensuring Diversity in Smart Cities for Society:

This topic focuses on the impact of digital transformation on diversity issues important to our society. Take this opportunity to share your research, projects, and insights on how will the resilient society reflect our different ethnicities, religions, and cultural interests? How could we decrease the gap between locals and immigrants? Why do women and men not experience living, working, and playing in the same way? How does digital transformation affect aging society and how could society benefit from it?

  • Being Mobile in Smart Cities:

Moving from here to there, – what does that look like in a smart city for people, information and city services? How do eMobility and Automated Driving change our mobility? Will we share transportation more often with others? How will mobility patterns change?

  • Forming Digital Ecosystems:

Viewing complexity with the concept of an ecosystem gives us a holistic perspective. Not only for nature and environment, but also for social ecosystems or economy. The integration of multi-level perspective analysis, and the complex adaptive urban ecosystems, using systemic methodologies like System dynamics, Life cycle analysis for products and PSS regarding eco-design alternatives of digital solutions. Digital solutions are not isolated in the future. To be sustainable, we need to think in terms of digital ecosystems.

  • Urbanizing Sustainably:

Sustainability is more than protecting nature. It is working with the end in mind. How can we steer such an enormous trend like urbanization into the right direction? Which tools and perspectives do we need? And how do we incorporate sustainability into the management of our smart city projects?

  • Engineering Smart Cities:

Systems engineering merges the perspectives of technologies, processes and people. Smart cities are an example for complex socio-technical systems. So how will we engineer complex systems in future? How will we manage the complexity? What does this mean for our projects?

  • Securing Privacy in Smart Cities:

Individual freedom is requiring privacy. In the digital world, privacy needs to be established, too. A smart city is vulnerable in this respect. How will we guarantee the privacy and freedom of the individual in the digital age? How will we keep ownership of our digital twins?

  • Digital Transformation towards Training & Education:

It is important to highlight what we need to learn from digital transformation and how we should learn it to have a resilient society. It is crucial to understand how we could implement lifelong learning for all citizens, help develop their digital competencies, deal with educational challenges in our educational institutions, and reflect other important training and educational issues.

  • The resilience of Organisations, Networks, and Cities:

The pandemics, geopolitical shifts, climate emergency and other challenges pose constant threat to our way of life. The research on resilience and antifragility is now important more than ever. We invite to discuss how companies, supply chains, and cities become more resilient and able to cope with economic, environmental and social hazards.

The topics are not limited and we are happy to the papers with the other ideas!

2023 IEEE European Technology and Engineering Management Summit (IEEE E-TEMS 2023) is addressing the challenge of achieving quality of life in smart cities through the projects and digital ecosystems. We must find ways to share our ideas, questions and proposals on digital transformation of the areas where technologies, sustainable smart cities and resilient society meet.

It will be our fourth IEEE E-TEMS Conference in Europe and third in the 5-year’s E-TEMS Conference Series and is supported by European Partnership for Project and Innovation Management (EuroPIM) Consortium. Its goals are to promote and explore the topics and relationships between Project Management, Digital Transformation and Smart Cities.

At IEEE E-TEMS 2023 – hosted by the Kaunas University of Technology – participants will share their understanding of quality of life within cities, showcase their digital transformation projects and explore related themes.

The programme will be a balance between declared topics and those emergent from other submissions. 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, project case descriptions, visual displays/exhibitions and other creative, critical insights to these issues. In the event that a proposal is not accepted for one format, the programme committee might offer alternatives (e.g. a poster or video).

Here you can download:
Call for Papers of the Conference

IEEE E-TEMS 2023 will be held as a hybrid conference.
In case of an inconvenient time difference, you may be offered to present your paper in the form of a recorded video.

October 2nd, 2022

Notification of Acceptance
October 21st, 2022

November 27th, 2022

Notification of Acceptance 
December 20th, 2022

Conference Series Chair – Beverly Pasian (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences)
Conference Chair – Elena Vitkauskaitė (Kaunas University of Technology)
Technical Programme Chair – Carsten Wolff (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Conference Series Manager – Anna Badasian (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Publication Manager – Nargiza Mikhridinova (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
Local Arrangements Chair – Viktoria Varaniūtė (Kaunas University of Technology)

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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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