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University of Aveiro
With the increase of urbanization and the rise of the “smart cities”, it is time to exploit existing technologies and more importantly develop new paradigms to improve the quality of life and the well- being, whilst reducing the environmental impact. Scientific and technological advances in the areas of data science, Internet of Things (IoT), and data management, along with the release of unique, yet complex, data and information sources trigger unprecedented opportunities for innovation within the areas of smart cities and smart mobility. The continuously rising data volume and complexity constitute big challenges that research and business entities are facing today. Major drivers for the increasing complexity of data are the instrumentation of our environment and everyday life in a truly massive scale using fixed installations and mobile devices and the emergence of powerful technologies that allow inexpensive data collection and storage.
At the same time, new technological solutions shall allow us to recognize and use the hidden resources and data flows of urban environments for informed decision-making (by city manages, businesses or citizens). This includes using new sources of data and technology to acquire a thorough understanding of the environmental impact of urban growth and main vulnerabilities associated to different city zones for developing a more environmentally sustainable environment and reducing carbon footprint. What to minimize? Why? Where? And how? Thanks to the Internet and other mobile technologies citizens can today engage in collecting and analyzing data; hence, contributing actively in the co-production of smart city services and transportation.
The main focus of this workshop includes providing answers to the following key challenges: (1) How can we build an environmentally sustainable ecosystem whilst providing seamless experience in smart mobility? (2) How can data science, IoT, and data management technologies be exploited for innovative solutions within the areas of smart cities and smart mobility? (3) How can ICTs enhance citizen engagement and influence decision makers when launching smart city initiatives?
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
This workshop aims to attract an interdisciplinary group of researchers who are involved in research related to smart cities and data science, focusing on novel methods and technologies for building environmentally sustainable ecosystems, providing seamless experience in smart mobility, enhancing citizen engagement, and influencing decision makers when launching smart city initiatives.