Universal Village (UV) is a new concept proposed by MIT Universal Village Program. The concept models a desired future society that protects the environment/eco-system and addresses human needs in order to provide sustainable happiness to residents of the society. It is an expanded and advanced version of Smart Cities which pursues harmony between humans and nature through wise use of technologies. The concept comes from the belief that we should follow the laws of the universe and understand human needs in depth while pursuing intelligent technologies to improve comfort, convenience, and efficiency. Otherwise, nature suffers and we humans suffer eventually.
IEEE International Conference on Universal Village (UV) explores systematic methodologies for improving the quality of life by advancing the technology of the Universal Village and its major subsystems, including intelligent health care, intelligent transportation, intelligent environment, intelligent energy management, and protection of the environment. It is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society.