The Conference is organised by Lahti University of Applied Sciences in co-operation with a number of international, national and regional partners and operators. Esteemed keynote speakers will introduce their insight on the conference themes. 

The conference is an excellent meeting, networking and discussion forum and brings together thinkers, planners, practitioners, academics and experts from businesses, private and public sector government to share latest ideas, discuss products, processes and to debate issues and challenges around themes relating to the creation of more "Smart Cities in Smart Regions". Do not miss the most exciting happening in the field!

The 1st Smart Cities in Smart Regions 2016 Conference gathered 253 participants from 15 nationalities and there were over 100 presentations, both oral and poster presentations.

The call for proposals for oral presentations and posters on the subthemes is now open. Alongside academic papers, also best practises and case studies are welcomed and they will be accepted according to a more practical criteria. Theory and practice will be equally emphasised in the programme. The themes for the conference are:

  • Green Infrastructure and Well-being
  • Design, Technology and Digitalisation
  • Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship

Find out more about the subthemes here or in the attached document. 

Please submit an abstract via this electronic form by January 29, 2018. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and authors of proposals will be notified on March 19, 2018. Full papers are requested by the end of April 2018.

The conference will take place 26-27 September 2018 in the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland. To learn more about the conference, please visit the website.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions