CITRIS Co-sponsoring Upcoming Workshop on Smart Cities
Workshop: Intelligent Infrastructures Initiative
November 5 – 6, Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Smart City approaches rely on the integration of modeling/simulation techniques and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) into city planning and practices, such as city growth projections, city operations (municipal water/electric supply, waste management, etc.), city processes (such as payroll), city services (to citizens, to businesses, to suppliers, etc.), etc. Smart City approaches are intended to help cities achieve sustainability, but they also raise new issues.
The 2012 CaFFEET (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) will assess the added value that can be generated with regards to two fundamental city needs: attractiveness and resilience.
Distinguished speakers at this two-day event include:
- Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France in the U.S.
- Bernard Salha, Senior Executive VP and President of R&D, EDF Group
- Melanie Nutter, Director of Environment, San Francisco
- Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor in Charge of Innovation, Research and Universities, Paris
The aim of this conference, which brings together policy makers, industrialists and academics from the US and Europe, is to tackle this question by discussing “How Smart City approaches can be used to increase city attractiveness and city resilience?”.
Collecting, analyzing and disseminating data lies at the heart of the smart city concept; raising for many fears that their privacy will be threatened or services unreliable because of cyber-terrorism or cyber-crime; the conference will therefore also address the question: “*What is the cyber security risk of Smart City approaches?” *and hopefully start to identify solutions.
More information can be found at http://caffeet.org/.
$195. Register online.