I had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at the “International Conference on Smart City and Green Energy” organized in Da Nang, China.

My address was about “Building efficient smart cities” a growing number of cities want to get to the smart city league and the number of resources that are being invested in them is enormous. In my presentation we have reviewed the different verticals, determined the ones that are the most attractive to citizens and analyzed the steps towards a sustainable, efficient and tangible transformation without causing disturbances in the society.

We have presented the proposals and projects we are developing in Sofia, Istanbul, Barcelona, Doha, Caldas, Manizales, Panama, and others.  We also showed how the use of a tool such as deepint.net is helping us to create efficient and fast solutions.

Cybersecurity is an important factor at present. For this reason, we are working on several projects in this area and facilitating training for society in general and smart city managers in particular with the C1b3rWall Academy initiative in conjunction with the National Police.

In this regard, together with a large group of cybersecurity experts, we have promoted a totally free training platform offering that has already been accessed by more than 50,000 students for the courses that are currently underway. This training can also be accessed via e4you.org.

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.