Charlotte NC, USA
October 06-09, 2019

important dates

Full Papers/Short Papers due:
25 Aug 2019 (firm)
Poster Summaries due:
06 Sep 2019 (firm)
Acceptance Notification:
10 Sep 2019
Camera Ready Due:
12 17 Sep 2019
Registration Deadline:
12 17 Sep 2019
Program Available:
20 Sep 2019
Decisions will be sent out as they become available.


The vision for the last 16 years has been to bring together academics and industry professionals from the developed and the developing countries thereby enabling a platform for collaborative learning and research.

keynote speakers:

Hussein Mouftah, Fellow IEEE
Canada Research Chair & Distinguished University Professor
University of Ottawa
Topic: Connected and Autonomous Electric Vehicles in
Smart Cities

Abdallah Ougazzaden
Dir., Georgia Tech Lorraine, Co-President, Institut Lafayette
Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: Novel Pick-and-place technology of III-N
semiconductors for heterogeneous integration
of photonic and electronic components

Kamal Alameh
Dir, Electron Science Research Institute, ECU, Australia
Topic: Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for Future
Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

Jian-Jang Huang
Prof., Graduate Institute of Photonics & Optoelectronics
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Topic: Role of solid-state lighting in smart street lamps
and IoT applications
View complete list of keynote and invited speakers.

steering committee:
Yasin Raja, SM IEEE Prof. OSE, UNC Charlotte, NC USA
Glenn D. Boreman, Prof. and Chair OSE, Dir. Optics Center, UNC Charlotte, NC USA
S M H Zaidi, Principal & Dean, NUST SEECS, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ian T. Ferguson, FRSA - Fellow of IEEE, IOP and SPIE, Dean, SPCEET, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA USA

general chairs:
Jim Conrad, Prof. & President IEEE-USA, UNC Charlotte, NC USA
Mohammed Shahidehpour, IEEE Fellow, IIT Chicago, IL USA

conference chairs:
Budrul Chowdhury, SM IEEE, EPIC, ECE, UNC Charlotte, NC USA
Ziya Arnavut, SM IEEE, Prof and Former Chair CIS, SUNY Fredonia, NY USA

See all committee members.

Read IEEE event conduct and saftey statement.

Deadline for registration has been extended to Sep 20, 2019 (firm deadline).

hotel bookings
You can book your room with Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place, at a conference negotiated discounted rate.
click here for more info.


  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
  • Symposium on Photonics for Future Technologies
    by Menelaos K. Poutous and Tino Hofmann, UNC Charlotte
  • Workshop on Role of Smarts in IoT and Smart City Infrastructure and their Projected Applications
    by Zafar Taqvi, Research Fellow, University of Houston-Clear Lake.
  • Workshop on AI for Smart Cities
    by Arun Ravindran, Hamed Tabkhivayghan and Doug Shoemaker, UNC Charlotte

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