A few weeks ago the » Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories International Conference» (SSCt 2021) took place, which had been organized by the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca, together with the Texas A&M University in Qatar, the AIR Institute and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub. At the event, we were able to enjoy interesting presentations, workshops and the latest research on everything related to smart cities and territories.

SSCt 2021 was a three-day event that brought together researchers and specialists in technologies, especially those that play an important role in the development of smart cities.

Speakers included experts such as Ali Al Kuwari, Honorary Speaker at the conference and acting CEO of Msheireb Properties; Asmaa Al-hemaidi, project coordinator at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, who works directly on Qatar’s National Smart Digital Transformation Program (TASMU); Tan Yigitcanlar, director of the Australia-Brazil Smart Cities Research and Practice Network; Eduardo Martínez Gil, director of INDRA’s Smart Cities Center of Excellence; and Enrique Díaz-Plaza Sanz, director of business development at IBM.

For their part, researchers from different fields presented their research work, which will be published in scientific journals such as Electronics or ADCAIJ.

It has certainly been an interesting event that gave us a perspective of what is happening and what is to come in terms of innovation in our cities.

Here is a brief recap on what happened at SSCt 2021:

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.