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Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)

Day 1, 18.03.2021

Greetings from:

  • Conference Chairs
  • Representatives of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Representatives of IEEE TEMS 
Hadeel Jaradat will cover various technologies and applications required for security monitoring and preventive maintenance, such as: Computerized Aid Facility Management software, Rawabi application, SCADA system to reduce water wastage, and advanced Fibber network.  
Naji Shamasna will present an emerging topic of COVID-19 measures, which include establishing of track, management and report measures on COVID-19 cases, social distancing measures, workplace practices and measures to make COVID-19 testing easily accessible.
Sana Totah will hold her talk on relationship between nature and humans, improving the quality of human relationships with their environment, and adapting modem life to modern city, particularly focusing on strengthening social relations based on mutual respect.

Chaired by Olena Verenych

Nr 12 Empowering Citizens in a Smart City Project One Step at a Time: a Norwegian Case Study
(Coline Senior, Mina Jowkar, Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj, Agnar Johansen)

Nr 34 Smart City Assessment: An Integrated Framework
(Aizhan Issatayeva, Yeldos Umbetov, Daulet Abdikerim, David Tuganov, Ferhat Karaca, Ali Turkyilmaz)

Nr 39 Analysis of Potential Project Work Accidents: A Case Study of a Construction Project in Malaysia
(Kanesan Muthusamy, Hermenth Raj Gunasegaran, Elango Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Renganathan)

Nr 40 Smart City Replication and Group Model Building: A Conceptual Comparison
(Patrick Ruess)

The continuous improvement of cities to maximize the quality of life amongst its citizens must be a foundational principle of urban planning. It’s not, unfortunately, often found amongst urban plans. Cities that centralize QoL within its smart city vision need understanding and platforms to share their insights, project ideas and outcomes. The city of Dortmund is such an example and will launch the Dialogue series of the conference through an interactive session with its Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Jan Fritz Rettberg.

What does the term “Smart City” mean? 
Can we call Trondheim as a Smart City? How smart is Trondheim compared to other cities?
What does Smart City actually mean for the inhabitants of Trondheim? 
What is needed to maintain a smart city status?

… and other question will be highlighted in this conference element

Chaired by Lydia Kaiser

Nr 35 Model-based System Engineering of an Active, Oleo-Pneumatic Damper for a CS-23 General Aviation Aircraft Landing Gear
(Felix Willich)

Nr 44 Continuous Validation of Distributed Systems and System of Systems through Model-based Systems Engineering Support Using the IPEK-XiL-Approach on the Example of Vehicle-to-Everything
(Moritz Wäschle)

Nr 45 Development of an Assessment Method for the Optimisation of a Portfolio of Energy Supply Products
(Jana Schneeloch)

Nr 46 Responsible Project Management Model for Humanitarian Projects 
(Leticia Fuentes-Ardeo)

Chaired by Beverly Pasian

Projects and quality of life share much common ground…including the essential involvement of multiple stakeholders to achieve both. For the first time within the IEEE-TEMS community, representatives from smart cities, the IEEE, project and education teams will meet to discuss the power of projects as tools in making future achievements.

Day 2, 19.03.2021

In the first edition of the Smart City Index (2019), Bilbao ranked ninth in the ranking that evaluates the effort and success of a city in adopting smart technologies to improve the lives of its citizens. There is no doubt that Bilbao has changed to the good in the last twenty years. But some shadows do remain, in areas such as inequality or transparency. These could be reduced using intelligent projects.

In this presentation we wish to offer different perspectives to the assessment of the Quality of Life of the city. We try to understand the importance of technology in this environment.

Chaired by Lydia Kaiser

Nr 14 Environmental Impact of Off-grid Solar Charging Stations for Urban Micromobility Services
(Nora Schelte, Hermann Straßberger, Semih Severengiz, Sebastian Finke, Bryce Felmingham)

Nr 19 Selecting Features for the Next Release in a System of Systems Context
(Carsten Wiecher, Carsten Wolff, Harald Anacker, Roman Dumitrescu)

Nr 26 Smart Ticketing System for Kazakhstan Public Transport: Challenges and the Way Forward
(Malika Aitzhanova, Madina Jangeldinova, Adilkaiyr Kadyr, David Tuganov, Idriss El-Thalji, Ali Turkyilmaz)

Nr 36 Shaping Smart Intermodality Between Waterborne and Landside Transport in the Coastal City of Stavanger
(Carolina Sachs, Andreia Lopes Azevedo, Mikal Dahle, Espen Strand Henriksen)

Chaired by Nigel Williams

Projects have begun to incorporate data analytics tools and techniques. In this workshop, we will begin to explore the scope and nature of Project Analytics:

  • What are the threshold concepts in project management?
  • Sources of data in Project Management
  • Analytical approaches for PM Data

On the Complementarity of Digital Technologies

The adoption of digital technologies is associated with a competitive advantage of organizations and differentiation of cities. Management scholars have already shed some light on the drivers and the effects of digital technologies’ adoption. However, less attention was devoted to the complementarity of digital technologies. While companies adopt various digital technologies, these cannot be adopted at once because of the lack of resources. Also, some digital technologies are related by sequential relationship. For example, analytic technologies exploit organizational data that must be collected and stored. In this presentation, two approaches for studying the issue of complementarity of digital technologies are presented. The “configurational” approach reveals digital technologies configurations that lead to increased substantive and symbolic performance. The “sequential” approach informs about the most prevalent sequences of adoption of digital technologies. Both approaches expose the patterns of adoption of digital technologies.

Chaired by Jose Ramon Otegi-Olaso, Nigel Williams

Nr 7 Opportunities and Limits in Designing an Individual Hybrid Process Model for Project Management
(Martina Königbauer)

Nr 30 Project Management Time-Cost Balancing Model for Smart Cities Transformation
(Michael Dombrowski, Anatoliy Sachenko, Oleg Sachenko, Zbyshek Dombrowski)

Nr 31 Analysing the Impact of Agile Project Management on Organisations
(Sascha Artelt)

Nr 5 The Concept of an Educational Ecosystem for the Digital Transformation of the Ukrainian Economy
(Tetiana Kovaliuk, Nataliya Kobets)

Nr 10 Networking in Smart Cities: Qualitative Analysis for the Demand-Oriented Development of a Care Platform
(Jelena Bleja, Dominik Wiewelhove, Tim Krüger, Uwe Grossmann)

Nr 29 Smart Competences for Smart Citizens
(Olha Mikhieieva)

Nr 13 Active History: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Heritage Trails
(Rebekah Mills)

Nr 15 A Crypto-Token Based Charging Incentivization Scheme for Sustainable Light Electric Vehicle Sharing
(Kevin Wittek, Sebastian Finke, Nora Schelte, Norbert Pohlmann, Semih Severengiz)

Nr 38 Agile Principles in Automotive Software Development: Analysis of Potential Levers
(Syeda Komal Anjum, Carsten Wolff)

Nr 4 Holistic Concept for the Implementation of Smart Parking in Small and Medium-Sized Cities
(Kornelia Schuba, Magdalena Förster, Annika Henze-Sakowsky, Jens-Peter Seick, Martin Rabe)

Nr 18 Smart Cities Using Social Cyber-Physical Systems Driven by Education
(Pedro Ponce, Juana Isabel Méndez, Adán Medina, Omar Mata, Alan Meier, Therese Peffer, Arturo Molina)

Nr 21 Modelling Circularity in Bio-based Economy Through Territorial System Dynamics
(Manuel E. Morales, Stéphane Lhuillery)

Nr 37 Model-based Systems Engineering of an Active, Oleo-Pneumatic Damper for a CS-23 General Aviation Aircraft Landing Gear
(Felix Willich, Carsten Wolff, Andreas Sutorma, Uwe Jahn, Merlin Stampa)

Human interactions in a highly networked world – are human interactions facilitated with or by technology and what are the challenges?

Smart cities, e-mobility, digital ecosystems or collaborative projects all have in common that people are connected in a personal social network and use digital systems every day. We are living in a hybrid social world with personal interactions and daily technical interactions. In the presentation the different types of interactions will be reflected and discussed what changes in collaboration patterns already emerged and what challenges will arise in future.

Covered topics will be:

  • Effects of a digital virus pandemic – the next Corona can be digital
  • Manipulated human interactions through technology
  • Social empathy vs. digital nomads
  • Digitalization and sustainability

Chaired by Beverly Pasian

Nr 1 Emergent and Unexpected Sources of Value from Radio Astronomy Projects
(Alexia Nalewaik, Nigel Williams)

Nr 16 A Smooth and Accepted Transition to the Future of Cities Based on the Standard ISO 37120, Artificial Intelligence, and Gamification Constructors
(Juana Isabel Méndez, Pedro Ponce, Adán Medina, Therese Peffer, Alan Meier, Arturo Molina)

Nr 25 Achieving Life in Smart Cities: Chances and Challenges for a Holistic Care Platform
(Jelena Bleja, Dominik Wiewelhove, Tim Krüger, Uwe Grossmann)

Nr 27 Practical Approach for the Development of Digital Guidelines for Smart Cities
(Magdalena Förster, Martin Rabe, Arno Kühn, Roman Dumitrescu)

Chaired by Alexia Nalewaik

This open, guided discussion will encourage debate on culture in the context of smart city research, as an essential element of quality of life. With discussion not restricted to the panel and open to all attendees, progressed through a series of questions, participants will delve into culture as part of city planning and development, how it can be measured, and what education and research are needed on this topic to raise awareness. 

Day 3, 20.03.2021

Australia is highly urbanized and based on the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), more than three-quarters of its population live in urban areas. Along with rapid urbanization, Australia has also faced various complex challenges in recent years, including water crises, aging population, bushfires and pandemic that are critical to its environment, health, economy and society. The need to address the upcoming national challenges along with the need to keep up with the rapidly changing technological world, require Australian cities to adopt smart city approaches to enhance their organizational capacity. To this end, the Australian government committed to its smart cities plan in 2016 to encourage productive, accessible and liveable cities with a clear focus on serving their citizens.

This presentation discusses the challenges Australia is facing in the 21st century along with the existing smart city strategies and development plans. The presentation follows to investigate Australian public and private smart cities projects, how the benefits of citizens were considered in the projects and the impacts of the projects on Australian communities and on resolving Australia’s national challenges. The presentation concludes with discussion around the challenges and opportunities involved and provides suggestions for the future development of smart cities in Australia.

Chaired by Peter Arras, Galyna Tabunshchyk

Nr 2 Collaboration for Innovation Between Universities and Smart Cities
(Claudia Doering, Markus Schmidtner, Holger Timinger)

Nr 6 Case Study of University Ecosystem Development
(Oleksandr Kapliienko, Galyna Tabunshchyk, Tetiana Kapliienko, Roman Shloma, Serhii Shylo)

Nr 43 International Interinstitutional Coordination of Vocational Education and Training of Programmers for Industry 4.0 Needs
(Peter Kuna, Alena Hašková, Peter Arras)

All over the world a lot of effort is put into research, funding and implementation of Smart Cities. With good reason to do so, as research has shown that the possible savings possible in healthcare, transportation and energy are considerably high.  At the same time, Smart Cities can help to overcome the societal challenges of modern-day society, such as climate change, poverty, health, growing population, energy consumption.

Unfortunately, to date, the development of smart cities in Belgium has been moderate. Research by the European Parliament places Belgium in its second tier of countries ranked by smart city initiatives. As the most densely populated country in Europe, with more than 98% of its population living in cities and city-regions, it ought to rank higher.

Belgium is divided into a lot of sub-governmental bodies, which makes decision-making very complicated. Moreover, we do not have many bigger cities with a population of over 100,000, so progress can only be made in regional consortia.  This is the main reason why it is taking a long time and why at this moment we are still mostly stuck in show-case and demo-projects.

In general, we can single out 6 dimensions in Smart Cities, being smart people, smart environment, smart mobility, smart governance, smart economy, smart living. In our presentation, we will give our personal perspective on smart living, smart governance, smart mobility and smart energy. We will give a short overview on what is happening in Belgium, what are the preliminary results and on how we are affected with the several initiatives on a personal level.

Chaired by Beverly Pasian

Meaningful insight will be shared throughout the conference. City leaders, project managers, academic and industry partners will showcase their most current thinking on the challenges of smart cities but…then what? Conferences are but one point in a knowledge continuum to bring insight into actionable knowledge. Ending the event will be both a reflection and a guide in establishing a research agenda under the leadership of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Meaningful insights will be offered during the conference across many topics. But as a single point in the knowledge sharing continuum, the end of a conference is also the beginning of another conversation or, in this case, the beginning of a series. The E-TEMS conference series will build on the knowledge and opinions offered in Dortmund to lay the foundation for further investigations in Bilbao, Kaunas, Trondheim and Leuven. During an agenda-setting discussion, topics and areas for collaboration will be identified that will allow for continued research across the European community and beyond. More meaningfulness will undoubtedly follow.

We will announce the winners of such award categories as:

  • Best paper
  • Best reviewer/Best review
  • Best remark made during the Conference

The winners will receive a gift (to be announced during the opening).