At BISITE we work on the development of Smart city concepts and their applications in Barcelona, Istanbul, Doha and other cities. As we have become experts in this field, we can not only work on extraordinarily interesting projects but also enjoy them with our students. The transformation of cities has come to stay.

Smart cities are a great opportunity for development and they don’t stop growing, for this reason we have launched a Master’s Degree in Smart Cities, which will enable our students to become city managers.

The students of our Smart Cities Programme will learn from top professionals and will do internships by working on our projects in Barcelona, Istanbul and Doha.

Wouldn’t it be great to do your internship in Msheireb Downtown Doha? It’s now all within your reach. You will have the opportunity to work on the development of a new city, built practically from scratch. This city has already got more than 100 intelligent systems, over 650,000 connected devices, over 10,000 cameras, more than 10,000 monitored car parks, more than 8,000 smart meters, more than 7,500 access control readers and more than 3,700 1M + active signage beacons.

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Projects of the BISITE Research Group related to Smart cities 





Master’s Degree in Smart Cities de la Universidad de Salamanca Master en Smart Cities

Smart cities have become trendy, in fact, it’s the goal of almost every city to become “smart”. However, the process of becoming one is complicated and can lead to ruin. The smart city paradigm places people at the centre of development, it uses ICTs for decisive and intelligent urban management, stimulating the formation of an efficient government. These tools will make it possible to promote collaborative planning processes and citizen participation, and to use the potential of artificial intelligence to the fullest, employing it to promote integrated and sustainable development.

This definition clearly associates successful smart city development with the good choice of technology and of intelligent information management systems, as well as a team capable of managing the software, hardware and the knowledge involved in collaboration with the governors of a city. There is a lot of high quality and robust hardware to choose from. It is also important to consider the appropriateness of security protocols and the potential of the hardware to evolve.

In the case of software, there are many tools, but few are effective, efficient and reasonably priced. A good choice would allow a well-prepared team to efficiently manage all the data captured by sensors and the information stored in the council’s databases, using it to generate models and dashboards that would facilitate automated or supervised decision making.

Finding qualified professionals is difficult, but there is an increasing number of specialists who have been specially prepared to work in the area of smart city development. At the University of Salamanca, we prepare professionals to manage smart city projects and work with technological leaders who develop and implement the software in the most advanced smart cities in Spain.

Master in Smart Cities from the University of Salamanca

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.