Achieving Quality of Life in Smart Cities through Projects

Projects are instruments that must deliver strategic value. What types of projects will they be and how will they be managed in cities where the continuous improvement of quality of life is the goal?

Transforming towards Digital Delivery

What impact does digitally-driven city transformations have on its citizens? We want to hear about your specific examples of the digital-citizen interface.

Ensuring Diversity in Smart Cities for Society

This topic focuses on the impact of digital transformation on diversity issues important to our society. Take this opportunity to share your research, projects, and insights on how will the resilient society reflect our different ethnicities, religions, and cultural interests? How could we decrease the gap between locals and immigrants? Why do women and men not experience living, working, and playing in the same way? How does digital transformation affect aging society and how could society benefit from it?

Being Mobile in Smart Cities

Moving from here to there, - what does that look like in a smart city for people, information and city services? How do eMobility and Automated Driving change our mobility? Will we share transportation more often with others? How will mobility patterns change?

Forming Digital Ecosystems

Viewing complexity with the concept of an ecosystem gives us a holistic perspective. Not only for nature and environment, but also for social ecosystems or economy. The integration of multi-level perspective analysis, and the complex adaptive urban ecosystems, using systemic methodologies like System dynamics, Life cycle analysis for products and PSS regarding eco-design alternatives of digital solutions. Digital solutions are not isolated in the future. To be sustainable, we need to think in terms of digital ecosystems.

Urbanizing Sustainably

Sustainability is more than protecting nature. It is working with the end in mind. How can we steer such an enormous trend like urbanization into the right direction? Which tools and perspectives do we need? And how do we incorporate sustainability into the management of our smart city projects?

Engineering Smart Cities

Systems engineering merges the perspectives of technologies, processes and people. Smart cities are an example for complex socio-technical systems. So how will we engineer complex systems in future? How will we manage the complexity? What does this mean for our projects?

Securing Privacy in Smart Cities

Individual freedom is requiring privacy. In the digital world, privacy needs to be established, too. A smart city is vulnerable in this respect. How will we guarantee the privacy and freedom of the individual in the digital age? How will we keep ownership of our digital twins?

Digital Transformation towards Training & Education

It is important to highlight what we need to learn from digital transformation and how we should learn it to have a resilient society. It is crucial to understand how we could implement lifelong learning for all citizens, help develop their digital competencies, deal with educational challenges in our educational institutions, and reflect other important training and educational issues.

Resilience of Organisations, Networks and Cities

The pandemics, geopolitical shifts, climate emergency and other challenges pose constant threat to our way of life. The research on resilience and antifragility is now important more than ever. We invite to discuss how companies, supply chains, and cities become more resilient and able to cope with economic, environmental and social hazards.