Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that after an enforced break, ICEC will return in 2021 to take place online, hosted by the University of Southampton, UK from 22nd – 24th September.

Cities of the future will be expected to meet new demands, reflected in their form and function. In the transition to net-zero, they will need to provide healthy, liveable spaces, the development of which will require consideration of more than just the provision of energy and other utilities. To address these complex and interwoven challenges, the Energy and Cities conference is therefore transitioning to the International Conference of Evolving Cities to reflect the broader changes that will occur in diverse and interconnecting aspects of the urban environment.

Building on the success of the first ICEC conference, this event will present recent research and development and debate the key issues. The management team are making every effort to make this edition of ICEC an exciting and productive experience, be it in-person or virtually.  The event will provide networking opportunities with local authorities as well as leading academics, practitioners and stakeholders in a healthy and supportive environment.

Call for Papers

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract proposal for an oral or poster presentation within the following themes:

Cities and infrastructure developing engineering solutions for planning and management to make cities more sustainable, resilient and inclusive
Energy technologies engineering pathways for reliable and affordable sources of renewable energy to maximise use of renewable resources
Smart cities and data state of the art in smart cities and data analytics, understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence on the smartness of cities
Energy, behaviour and wellbeing the role of perception and behaviour in the design and evaluation of healthy indoor and outdoor environments

We actively encourage contributions from local authorities, researchers across academic disciplines and from post-graduate research students. Abstract submission is open until 31st March 2021. More details can be found on this website.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and welcoming you to the University of Southampton for ICEC 20201

Yours sincerely,

Prof AbuBakr S. Bahaj and Dr Stephanie Gauthier

ICEC Chair and Head of Energy & Climate Change Division, University of Southampton

Dr Stephanie Gauthier

ICEC Co-chair and lecturer, Energy & Climate Change Division, University of Southampton  |   |   @energysoton   |   @evolving_cities