Urban Planning and ICT: concepts and initiatives |
A) Recap on the different urban initiatives towards the Smart City: new urbanism (“smart code”), ruralism, fractal city, sustainable city, livable city, knowledge city, creative city, digital city, smart city. B) Smart City experiences in the new city and existing city. Case study on a planned city. Case study on a transformed city. C) Different methodologies for urban planning (systematization, standardization, etc.) Differences between urbanism and urban planning. D) Study of the concepts: planning 2.0, e-planning, web-based planning, etc
The measurement of urban smartness and urban sustainability |
A) Smart cities build on the sustainable city: existing indicators for the measurement of urban sustainability and needed indicators for the measurement of urban smartness. Representation of the new metrics for the measurement of urban smartness: Neo-geography, Applied Geography, Geo-statistics and spatial simulation, Spatial statistical models, Space temporal modeling, Collaborative mapping, Geo-tagging, Volunteered Geographic Information, Ontologies for urban planning, City Gml, Maps mash up, Tangible maps and planning. B) Urban systems control: (traffic, pollution, smart public watering, timers and programmers complemented with weather forecast, humidity data, etc. to adjust irrigation, etc.). C) Smart environment: Air quality monitoring, water quality, noise, humidity, temperature, night light pollution
Urban Visualization Techniques |
A) Virtual reality and Modeling Techniques. Techniques description: remote sensing, 3D models and urban modeling in general, dynamic modeling, etc. Geo-visual analytics, geo-visualization, visual exploratory data analysis. Visualization and modeling of tracking data. B) Geographical Information Systems. Geo-localized representation and user maps: data mining representation, ubiquitous mobility representation, high software mobility activity, mobility maps (real time traffic, etc), mapping anonymous data (on urban flows, time patterns, etc.), mixing user maps with open data, deformed maps (maps in continuous deformation according to an specific criteria)
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization |
A) Urban simulation techniques (transport, mobility, energy, services, etc.): simulation of space-time dynamics, interaction in simulation models, Complex systems modeling and simulation, information theory, complexity and stability of urban systems. B) Techniques to optimize urban resources (transport, mobility, energy, services, etc.): spatial optimization, route management and optimization, fleet management and optimization, traceability and logistics. Traffic management, real time traffic management, eco-driving. Urban (public) transportation intelligent management. Parking management. Waste management.
Data Analysis and Data Mining |
A) Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques: Generic module on Artificial Intelligence describing main Machine Learning and knowledge discovery techniques. Fuzzy and rough set, logics and reasoning and spatial extensions. Ontologies for spatial analysis. B) Spatial data analysis and exploitation: Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery. Spatial data warehouse and spatial OLAP (On Line Analytical Process). Spatial Decision Support Systems (DSS).
Distributed Software Architectures and Multiagent Systems |
A) Distributed Software Architectures: services oriented architectures (SOA), event oriented architectures and complex event processing (CEP), multi-agent architectures. B) Multi-agent Systems: Generic module focused in the agent technology (multi-agent, representation trough agents, etc): urban prediction through agent technology, urban modeling through agent technology, urban simulation through agent technology, public participatory processes with agents, survey scalability with agents, etc.
Monitoring and Energy Efficiency |
A) Urban monitoring and control techniques for efficient management of urban resources: Data acquisition in urban and distributed environments, monitoring strategies. Monitoring and control of distributed resources (gas, electrical power, water). B) Energy efficiency directives. Energy efficiency in buildings (certification, zero emissions, positive energy buildings). C) Procedures for energy management (ISO50001, procedures for measurement and verification). D) Energy monitoring techniques: smart grids, smart meters, communication infrastructures, energy efficiency management, active demand management. E) Technologies for efficient energy consumption (illumination, DHC, HVAC, distribution energy networks, etc.)
Communication and Information Infrastructures |
A) Telecommunication networks: Technologies for telecommunication infrastructures, Wireless networks (Wireless LAN -WLAN-, Wi-Fi and HiperLAN -IEEE 802.11 -, Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN), MDS, WiMAX, and HiperMAN, etc.), wireless access to public networks, virtual and corporative networks, TCP/IP architecture, internet services, multiservice networks, routing and quality of service resource management, privacy and security. B) Sensor networks: ZigBee, EnOcean; Personal area networks, Bluetooth, TransferJet, Ultra-wideband (UWB from WiMedia Alliance), web-sensors, etc.
Social Ubiquitous Technologies and Partcipation |
A) Citizen-centric ubiquitous technologies: Hypermedia technologies, augmented reality, crowd sourcing B) Social networks and public participation: e-participation, urban social networks, participation 2.0 (surveys, votes, polls), e-booking, e-payments. C) E-services and e-government. Infrastructure to support public services: public safety and emergencies, e-health (telemonitoring, telemedicine, teleassistance), e-education, e-administration. D) Open Government and Open Data: successful experiences, public-private data collaboration, data protection, data reliability and security.
New Urban Economics and City Marketing |
A) New models and opportunities for urban business: Utility-based theory (based on probabilities of occurrence, can help to explain choices that seem to contradict the expected value criterion), Wikinomics, Socialnomics, WikiCities, Crowdfunding, Lean City, Outernet and shytech (how will change marketing in the future), the urban 4C’s: credit, confirmation, consideration, conversion (from “promise” to “project” for urban identity and urban image achievements), Economic dynamics for Smart Cities. B) Urban entrepreneurship: how to turn urban needs into business opportunities, urban innovation comes from citizens' needs. Business Modeling applied to city-related entrepreneurial ideas.
Expert Seminar |
Monothematics of expert knowledge