Smart World Technical Committee


Under the supervision and the coordination of the IEEE CIS Technical Activities Committee, 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


SWTC shall have a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. The Chair shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The SWTC Chair shall appoint two Vice-Chairs and a number of Members. TC Chairs shall be appointed by the President of the Society in January. The TC Chair will then appoint two TC Vice-Chairs and TC Members. The appointment of the TC Vice-Chairs and the TC Members needs to be approved by the Vice President for Technical Activities. TC Chairs, Vice-Chairs and committee members must all be IEEE CIS members. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed. If you are interested in being considered for a position on one of our Technical Committees, please send an email to with a link to your CV.

Committees Chairs and Members

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


Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS ExCom and AdCom, funds will be available to support the SWTC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds with supporting documentation. 


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.


Meetings will be called by the Chair once or twice a year, usually in conjunction with the CIS AdCom meetings or as requested by the SWTC members. Sufficient advance notice of the meetings will be given to the members, as well as to other interested parties. The Chair shall prepare an agenda before the meeting, and shall prepare minutes for distribution after the meeting.


This Charter becomes official after at least 2/3 core members present at The Committee Meeting approves it. Subsequent changes and amendments also require 2/3 majority vote.

Task Forces