Welcome Message

The IFAC Technical Committee on Control for Smart Cities is established under the Social Systems Technical Area. The main objective of this committee is to promote the research and education of control and automation for smart cities. This involves but is not limited to the following aspects.

. Buildings: energy efficiency, demand response, renewable integration, microgrids
. Transportation: logistics, traffic management, fuel efficiency
. Mobility: parking control, minimize travel time and CO2 consumption and price
. Water system management: clean water, water distribution, water treatment
. Security: Emergency resposne, city monitoring
. Pollution control: Pollution monitoring and control

In order to make cities smart, a technological infrastructure is required to connect networks of sensors and actuators embedded throughout the urban terrain, and to interact with wireless mobile devices. Smart city is a great example for cyber-physical systems and internet of things, and is a rich domain for research and education.

Workshops, symposiums, and special sessions in conferences will be organized and technically sponsored by this TC. More activities will be announced soon.

If you wish to join the committee or to contact it, please send an email to

(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia: jiaqs@tsinghua.edu.cn