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National Conference on Smart Cities



Organize by

Faculty of Architecture

17th & 18th February 2017


About the Conference :

The Centre for Sustainability, Faculty of Architecture, at Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute University takes a tiny step towards an effort to paint India on a global platform in bold infrastructural colours and textures. Smart City, their technical and managerial aspects is what best we think of as the most pressing need of the hour. This conference on Smart Cities has been taken primarily, to focus on an Urban India that could give us more than what it is now.

This conference deliberates in bringing together experts from frontier areas of interdisciplinary fields of Architecture, Engineering & Technology, the researchers, and planning experts to discuss and debate on the nuances of Smart cities and the state of the art technologies involved in the evolution of smart cities. It intends to provide a common plethora to the researchers, and planning experts to come together for the future of smart cities.

Keynote Address By


Prof. Biplab Kanti Sengupta

Professor and Head (Retired)

Department of Architecture and Regional Planning,

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Dr. Nambi Appadurai

Strategy Head (Climate Resilience Practice)

World Resources Institute (WRI - India)

Global Research Organisation USA

Call for paper:

 Papers are invited for the conference in the following topics

  • Urban Trends in Smart City Planning

  • Innovative Urban Planning

  • Integrated Urban Design

  • Digital City and Smart Growth

  • Cities and Climate Change

  • Urban Landscape

  • Smart Environment

  • Smart Materials

  • Impact of Smart Cities on Quality of Life

  • Interoperability and Scalability for Smart City Solutions

  • Spatial Econometrics

  • Infrastructure Management

  • Intelligent Infrastructure

  • Integrated Mobility

  • Transit Oriented Development

  • Smart Public Safety

  • Smart Flood Control

  • Energy Management in Cities

  • Smart Grids

  • Smart Metering

  • Intelligent Street Lighting

  • Smart Energy Approaches

  • Smart Technology

  • Network Management

  • Smart Governance

  • Smart Economy

  • e-Governance

  • e-Participation/Citizen Engagement

  • Innovative Financing Mechanism for Smart City Initiatives

Paper Submissions and Publications:

  • Original and hitherto unpublished research papers are invited on the topics related to the themes of the conference for presentation. Papers will be selected on the basis of research article submitted by the author. These papers will be scrutinized by expert panel and the authors of the shortlisted papers will be intimated.

  • The paper will be of maximum 5 pages with font size 12 (Times New Roman), Title of article bold and font size 14, Name of Authors, affiliation, and email address after the title of paper; and mailed to

  • The papers submitted and presented by one of the authors shall be printed in Conference proceedings with an ISBN No. 978-93-84654-23-8.

  • The selected papers shall be published in the Indian Journal of Science and Technology with  ISSN No.: 0974-6846 after a double peer review process. Additional charges apply for the same.

Important Dates :

  • Submission of Abstract : 15th December 2016

  • Acceptance of Abstract : 22nd December, 2016

  • Submission of  Full paper : 25th January, 2017

  • Last Date of Registration :28th January, 2017

Registration Fees & Procedure :

  • Research Scholars :           INR 3,000

  • Faculty                  :           INR 2,000

  • PG Students          :           INR 1,500

  • UG Students          :           INR 1,000

  • Other Delegates              INR 2,500

(The registration fee includes  delegate kit, conference proceedings, refreshment and lunch.)


Payment by Online :

Bank Name : Canara Bank

Branch Name : Dr. MGR Engineering College

Account Name : Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute

Account Number : 8453101004840

IFSC Code : CNRB0008453

Account Type : Savings bank Account


Payment by Demand Draft:

The registration fee in the form of DD. drawn in favour of ''Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute" payable at Chennai.


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Address for Correspondence:


Dr. M.g.r. Educational and Research Institute

Faculty of Architecture

Adayalampattu, Maduravoyal,

Chennai 600 095, Tamil Nadu


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