Tag: E-Governance

What really are Smart Cities

We were having a discussion about what really are smart cities. Popular understanding was that smart cities are all about sprinkling a lot of sensors across the city to collect a lot of information about various activities that are going on in the City like cars travelling on the roads and people using mobile phones to interact with each other using the telecommunication networks. Continue reading “What really are Smart Cities”

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2016 International Conference on Smart Cities

The International Conference on Smart Cities saw talks / presentations from over 30 experts across 9 countries globally. This was a joint academic effort of Swansea University, Waterford Institute of Technology and IIT Delhi. The conference was held in IIT Delhi on 22nd December. Big thanks to all the student coordinators who made this academic initiative feasible. The conference was supported by European Union, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (GoI), FI-Media, TSSG Research Group and BETS. Continue reading “2016 International Conference on Smart Cities”

What are Smart Cities – A Scientific Perspective through Infographics

Smart city innovations are new approaches to holistic management of cities’ physical, socio-economic, environmental, transportation and political assets across all urban domains, typically supported by ICT and open data. The role of technology and the governance of the same is increasingly becoming a challenge that needs to be addressed. In fact, cities can evolve into smart cities only if they become more sustainable, and improve quality of life and economic performance. This can be facilitated through the use of smarter technology. Further to achieve this objective, this requires a shared vision of all stake holders like citizens, public and private organizations and many others. Continue reading “What are Smart Cities – A Scientific Perspective through Infographics”

International Conference on Smart Cities

About the Conference: Smart city innovations are new approaches to holistic  management of cities’ physical, socio-economic, environmental, transportation and political assets across all urban domains, typically supported by ICT and open data. They can be smart cities only if they become more sustainable,  and improve quality of life and economic performance. This requires a shared vision of all stake holders -citizens, public and private organizations and many others. This conference will include experts and scholars working on smart cities, smart technologies, their applications, strategies, and policies for valuable  deliberation. Continue reading “International Conference on Smart Cities”