The world of Smart Cities is booming with numerous platforms, success stories, failures and most of all, much, much more to do.

The “Smart Energy “Smart Energy Congress & Expo 2016” is currently taking place in Madrid with the goal of presenting the latest solutions in technology and the most innovative projects. The event is aimed at top executives of technology, consulting and engineering companies, regional government councils and other organisations interested in finding solutions to improve energy efficiency and increase sustainability.

I attended the event as a guest of ENERTIC, where I delivered a speech called “Leading technology projects to improve energy efficiency” and participated in the round table that followed.


I had the pleasure of sharing the session, which was moderated by por Elena González (Director of ANESE), with Berta Pujol Guerrero, Head of Energiehaus Projects for the Metropolitan area if Barcelona (AMB), Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho, architect, Director of MAE, President of ASA, and director of these types of projects for the Madrid City Council, and José Antonio Teixeira, Director of Innovation for the Santander City Council.

Spain is on the cutting edge in this field, with cities that have developed highly innovative projects.

The event was very productive, having provided the opportunity to analyse our perspective of this world from the point of view of architecture as well as technology. I focused my presentation on Social computing for sustainable urban mobility. Projects in this context must be carried out bearing in mind the citizens and the context in which they move about the city, and the framework of strategic plans as put forth by experts and multidisciplinary teams. Spain is on the cutting edge of this field with cities that have developed highly innovative projects. Santander is a case in point. The University of Salamanca has excellent teams with experience in this field, having participated in very ambitions and interesting projects.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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