Smart World Technical Committee


Who We Are

The Smart World Technical Committee (SWTC) is established promote the research, development, education, and applications of computational intelligence techniques embedded in everyday objects and systems, and provides a high-profile, leading-edge framework for researchers and practitioners to collaboratively advance state-of-art and innovations in the smart world context. The Smart World TC primarily aims at porting computational intelligence techniques in resource-constrained systems embedded in physical objects interacting with the environment through sensors and actuators. The Smart World TC mainly addresses four aspects:

  • Smart Objects and Interactions
  • Smart Systems and Services
  • Smart Environments and Applications
  • Smart Things related to Personalization and Social Aspects

What We Do

The SWTC shall engage in various activities in order to advance the goal of the SWTC, meet the interest of the CIS, and make contributions to the CIS, including but not limited to the following:

  • Support the TC flagship conference Smart World Congress
  • Participate actively to IEEE CIS conferences by organizing workshops/sessions and undertaking joint activities with other CIS TCs
  • Encourage the Smart World community to join IEEE CIS
  • Promote special issues in top journals and magazines, especially in IEEE CIS magazine and journals;
  • Edit book series covering various aspects of smart world, such as smart city, home, building, agriculture, manufacturing, etc.;
  • Launch an online News Letter publishing high-quality information, insight reports and activities related to smart world;
  • Set up a website for the TC to collect smart-related information and promote SW awareness
  • The SWTC will also work with the organizers of CIS-sponsored conferences to insure and maintain the technical excellence, and endeavour to provide technical and planning integration to the activities of the subcommittees, which it will appoint and oversee

Committee Membership

  • Laurence T. Yang, Chair
  • Parimala Thulasiraman and Bowen Du, Vice Chairs

Current directory of Chairs and members: Smart World Technical Committee Members

SWTC members are appointed to serve one year term. Reappointment is allowed.

Chair is appointed by CIS President.  2 Vice Chairs are appointed by Chair and endorsed by CIS VP of Technical Activities.  TC Members are appointed by Chair and endorsed by CIS VP of Technical Activities.  (Number of members varies, typically less than 20)

If you are interested in being considered for a position on the Smart World Technical Committee, or would like more information on the activities of the committee, send an email to  If you are interested in being considered for a position on the committee, please include a link to your CV.

Task Forces