Today, a majority (~55%) of the world’s population live in cities, with 3 million people moving to cities every week and projections for ~68% of the world’s population to live in cities by 2050. While some studies indicate that living standards can be better in urban areas compared to villages, there are significant societal challenges that are exacerbated by large population growth in urban areas that have constrained resources, such as road networks, public transport, energy, water, waste management, healthcare, and so on. The world’s population is ageing, with the 60+ year olds growing from 12.5% in 2015 to 20% by 2050, with implications for health care, social security, family life and transport. World premature deaths related to air pollution were estimated at 4.2 million people in 2016. The WHO surveyed 4300+ cities and concluded that only 20% of the urban population surveyed live in areas with recommended air quality levels. Air pollution is getting worse, with various causes including a rising numbers of private cars. Urban sprawl also remains a problem, with the effect of increasing car dependency, increasing emissions, more costly local services (e.g., water, energy), and farmland loss affecting food production and reducing biodiversity. Increasing car dependency is likely to increase congestion and transport cost, and reduce quality of life. Population density and transport in urban areas also introduce problems of infectious disease control, as the recent Covid-19 epidemic has demonstrated. These problems will be increasingly compounded by climate change, particularly in emergencies such as floods, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes that are becoming more frequent and more intense. Interdependencies among food, water, transportation, energy, and health make such emergencies more dangerous for cities, and more stressful for municipalities in terms of preparedness.

The first International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities gathers researchers from around the world to share the latest advances in the field of Smart Cities, with a focus on Transportation.

ICoTSC 2020 was planned to take place in Madrid, Spain, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it has been held as a fully virtual event.

2021 International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities(ICoTSC 2021) will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on September 17-19, 2021. We hope the pandemic situation will be controlled by next year, and we will able to meet all participants in Frankfurt next September.

We are thankful to all the organizing committee members for their contribution to ICoTSC 2021. Our thanks also go to the authors for their contributions to making ICoTSC 2021 successful.

Ouri Wolfson

Conference Chair

University of Illinois, Chicago, USA


Prospective authors are welcomed to submit your research paper(full paper or abstract) to ICoTSC 2021 through the ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM or send as attachments to icotsc@iased.org

The manuscript should be written in English including tables, figures, equations, and algorithms. Only original papers will be considered. the manuscripts must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the review cycle. Please download the templates: Full Paper Template and Abstract Template.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission: April 20, 2021

Full Submission: May 25, 2021

Author Notification: before June 20, 2021

Final Version: July 25, 2021

Registration: July 25, 2021

Main Conference: Sept 17-19, 2021


On the principal of participants' safety 1st, the organizer reserves the right to change the conference date and venue against force majeure. The participants are obliged to comply and cooperate with the organizer's decision.

Oral Presentation Guidline

Oral presentation


· Oral presentations of volunteered papers will be given 12 minutes with 3 minutes for discussion (Q&A.)

Media Partner

Reviewer Application

We sincerely welcome professors, associate professors, teachers and other experts in the areas of Transport and Smart Cities to join the conference as a reviewer. We sincerely welcome you to send email ticotsc@iased.org for further information. Your request will be processed in 5 working days. Sincerely welcome you to join us.

Call for Papers

5G for traffic and urban areas

Optical communications and networking in smart grid 

Air Transport and Airports

Prototype systems and real-world deployment experiences 

Application-layer service engineering for smart grid 

Quality of Service assurance in smart grid systems 

Applications of Travel Behaviour Analysis and Demand Modeling Approaches

Rail Transport

Big data for Enterprise and Government 

Reliability, robustness, fault-tolerance, and self-healing 

Big Data for Public transportation

Road Transport - General

Big Data for Urban Informatics 

Security and Privacy of Big Data 

Big Data for Vertical Industries 

Smart and connected communities

Business Ontologies and Models for Smart City 

Smart Buildings



All accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings which will send to be indexed by all major citation databases such as Ei Compendex, Scopus, CPCI, Google Scholar, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), Inspec, SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), EBSCO, CrossRef, Thomson Reuters (WoS), etc.