CTTE & FITCE joint conference

Ghent - 25-27 September 2019

Smart Cities & ICT

Call for papers released: early January 2019 | Submission deadline: 30 March 2019

Smart Cities

where technology supports socio-economic development

Today, multiple sources estimate that by 2050, about 70% of the population will live in cities. Furthermore, cities compete on a global level to attract entrepreneurial talent and successful businesses. It is hence of crucial importance that cities offer the best living and working conditions for its citizens as well as visitors.

Digital technology allows to bring new solutions and opportunities to the city, such as automation based on smart sensor applications, sharing knowledge based on open data platforms, and improvements on traffic planning, energy generation and consumption, social interactions, etc.

Both come together in the concept of a smart city: a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

Given that the digital technology is now ready, and that there is demand by the citizens and visitors of the smart city, the main challenge is to bring the solutions and exploit the opportunities in the most efficient way.

This conference aims at tackling the issues raised by introducing digital technologies in smart cities, including both theoretical as well as practical aspects, considered from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Why Ghent?

Because Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination, and more recently “a city small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant”.

Because National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed our city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Because you must witness with your own eyes what Napoleon and the mysterious thief of “the Just Judges” panel already knew: The Mystic Lamb really is key to European art history.

Because Ghent is at the crossroads of the most important inland waterways in Flanders.

Because the city comes to life again after sunset.

And of course because you like to get off the beaten track.

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About the organisers


FITCE.be is the forum for digital professionals where experts from different backgrounds meet in an informal atmosphere. It is the platform that allows you and/or your company to bring forward, exchange or gain insights in new developments.
The activities generally consist of one or more lectures combined with either a lunch or a reception to stimulate interaction. The main event of the year is the congress where all FITCE associations of the European Union meet for several days of high quality exposés and social activities


CTTE is the major international event for the presentation of original and fundamental concepts and studies in the field of telecom, internet and media techno-economics. It also serves as a forum for communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving techno-economics and advanced telecommunications internet and media services.


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