The concept of an intelligent, connected and sustainable city is becoming more advanced, according to the Smart City Index 2019. Cities like Singapore, Zurich, Oslo and in Spain; Bilbao, Madrid or Barcelona are within the ranking that evaluates the level of development and strategies for better energy efficiency, mobility or environmental impact. The main aim of a smart city is to contribute to a better quality of life of all its inhabitants.
This week we participated in the Qatar IT Conference, which focused on Smart Cities. Qatar is undergoing continuous urban transformation and is now preparing for the organization of the World Cup, which is going to take place very soon!
Qatar is all set for its World Cup matches. Its stadiums are nearly ready and so are the communication infrastructures and the metro. Many Spanish companies and many Spaniards are involved in these preparations.
Thanks to technology cities are becoming more efficient and sustainable, providing citizens with greater comfort. Numerous IoT platforms are being developed to deliver services to large cities, facilitating access to data collected by sensors through databases, specialised websites, etc.
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Edge Computing for Smart Cities and Smart Grids, at the 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology IIT’18
I feel honoured to participate as speaker in the 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information IEEE (IIT’18), which will take place on the 18th and 19th of November in the city of Al Ain, the fourth biggest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Keynote for ICACCCI and ISTA 2018
It will be a pleasure to be one of the speakers at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2018) and the Fourth International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA ‘ 18), where issues related to informatics and technological advances will be addressed.
In recent years, the energy sector has been subject to many controversies among citizens. The price of “light” and the excess contamination caused by non-renewable energy sources are the themes of never-ending public debates. Researchers in this field work on creating systems that reduce expenses and contamination through the increased use of renewable energies.
The cities of the 21st century cannot be understood without understanding their progressive technological development. All the cities that wish to improve the lives of their citizens have the objective of promoting technological management. Many cities have already started this progress and have become true Smart Cities.