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• Tutorial1: Technology Forecast for Smart Cities
• Tutorial2: Smart Buildings for Smart Cities: IoT perspectives
• Tutorial3: Developing Smart Cities Ecosystems
• Tutorial4: AI-based Measurement and Analysis of City Performance


Title:Technology Forecast for Smart Cities
Presenter:Roberto Saracco
Contact Information :Roberto Saracco, Associazione EIT ICT Labs, Italy, roberto.saracco@gmail.com
The tutorial addresses the issue of technology evolution and its impact on the market with a specific focus on the smartification of cities. City planners need to understand how technology is evolving in order to make the appropriate choices for the evolution of their infrastructures, both physical and soft. The tutorial starts by looking at the current status of technologies in the areas of processing, storage, communications, sensors and charts the foreseen evolution. Then it looks into how these evolutions are affecting the decisions of municipalities and companies working in the smart cities space. The final part provides concrete examples of cities planning, including transportation, lightning, open data framework. The tutorial is complemented by 6 one-hour videos that can be used on line.
Roberto Saracco is Director of the Future Centre in Venice and responsible for long-term research and scientific communications reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer of Telecom Italia. In 2001 he became director of the Future Centre, a research centre focusing on the economic impact of innovations in the telecommunications area. During 1999 and 2000, Roberto proposed and delivered a World Bank project in the InfoDev framework to speed entrepreneurship in Latin American countries, and prior, 1999 and 2000, he proposed and carried out a World Bank project in the InfoDev framework to foster entrepreneurship in Latin America countries.Roberto chaired the Visionary Group (1996-1997) on Super Intelligent Networks to steer the cooperative research at the European Union (EU) level beyond the year 2000. He is currently part of the Visionary Book Project of the EU. In 1994 he launched the Marketing & Communications area in CSELT, ensuring dissemination of innovation.In the eighties, Roberto led research in Telecommunications Management in CSELT, and actively participated in standardization activities at CCITT, in the area of formal description techniques. Prior this role, he was involved in software design for the first Italian SPC systems.


Title:Smart Buildings for Smart Cities: IoT perspectives
Presenter: Muhammad Alam
Contact Information :Dr. Muhammad Alam (Ph.D, Senior Researcher) e-mail: alam@av.it.pt
Mailing address: Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Portugal. Telephone number: (+351) - 234377900 (Ext. 48274).
The "Internet of things" (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic and it is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. Smart city is first and foremost a city – one that pushes the quality of resource management and service provision to the limit possible at the time. In such an integrated understanding of the smart city concept, smart city projects are part of a general concept of city modernization. Since the hype surrounding IoT is in the market, it is expected that exploiting IoT practices can play a key role in the development of sustainable future smart buildings that are energy efficient, flexible and equipped with advanced control systems to provide the best experiences for tenants. These Smart buildings are already becoming an integral part of smart cities. Therefore, the Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing a new breed of smart buildings that are better aligned with the priorities of property owners, managers and communities. This tutorial is focused on the role of IoT for smart buildings that will play an integral part to meet the urban development vision resulting in a smart city.
Muhammad Alam holds a PhD degree in computer science from University of Aveiro, Portugal (2013-14). In 2009, he joined the Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro (Portugal) as researcher and completed his Ph.D from University of Aveiro with a specialization in Inter Layer and Cooperative Design Strategies for Green Mobile Networks. He has participated in several European Union FP7 projects such as Hurricane, C2POWER, ICSI, PEACE and Portuguese government funded projects such SmartVision. Currently, he is working as senior researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações and participating in European Union and Portuguese government funded projects. His research interests include IoT, Real-time wireless communication, 5G, Vehicular networks, Context-aware systems and Radio resource management in next generation wireless networks. He is the editor of Book “Intelligent Transportation Systems, Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety”. He is the author of several journal and conference publications as well as book chapters. He is also the TPC member and reviewer for a number of reputed conferences, journals, and magazines. He is IEEE and IEEE IES member. He served as general co-chair of future 5V conference and also served as session chairs in a number of reputed conferences such as IEEE IECON 2016, IEEE WFCS 2016, IEEE ITSC 2015. He also provided his services as guest editor to several journals.


Title:Developing Smart Cities Ecosystems
Presenter: Victor M. Larios
Contact Information :Dr. Victor M. Larios, Smart Cities Innovation Center CUCEA University of Guadalajara, Mexico, victor.m.lariosrosillo@ieee.org
When a city decides to become a Smart City, there is the need create a strong local ecosystem of academia, industry, government, and civic organizations to develop their master plan. The process is not a short term and becomes a journey. During the process, each Smart City can develop technological solutions to specific challenges able to be exported to other cities in the world. This tutorial will present different models to develop a Smart City and analyze the role of their key players in their ecosystem to keep a continuous development phase and produce local technological innovation. Since IT is the core of a Smart City, We will review how international organizations with volunteers as IEEE, can articulate the ecosystem and connect world wide to amplify the experience of the Smart Cities.
Victor M. Larios Rosillo received his Ph.D. and a DEA (French version of an MS program) in Computer Science at the Technological University of Compiegne, France, and a BA in Electronics Engineering at the ITESO University in Guadalajara, Mexico. He works at the University of Guadalajara (UDG) and holds a Full Professor-Researcher position at the Department of Information Systems where he is the Director of the Smart Cities Innovation Center at the CUCEA UDG Campus. Additionally, Dr. Larios is the founder of the UDG Ph.D. in Information Technologies in 2007 and leads projects in the Guadalajara academia, government and High Technology Industry local ecosystem (including IBM, Intel, and HPE), focusing on Distributed Systems, IoT, Data Analytics and Visualization, Serious Games and Smart Cities. In 2013, Dr. Larios was a consultant and elected Director of Science and Technology for the Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa Digital A.C. project. Since July 2013, Dr. Larios has volunteered as a Guadalajara City Local Leader for the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative producing white papers, scientific publications, supporting Hackathons, creating a Living Lab for Smart Cities and hosted in 2015 the first IEEE International Smart Cities Conference in Guadalajara City. Under the achieved experience in Smart Cities, Dr. Larios has been invited to bring talks in many Cities in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2015 in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), had a project accepted for from the 100K Strong Americas Initiative supporting a bi-cultural experience for students developing Smart Cities projects. Also, Dr. Larios is an IEEE Senior Member with 25 years as a volunteer.


Title: AI-based Measurement and Analysis of City Performance
Presenter: Mark Fox
Contact Information : University of Toronto, Canada
Open Data, part of the broader Open Government movement, is based on the belief that making data publicly available will lead to more effective public oversight. With more “eyes on the data”, waste and inefficiencies can be detected and crowd-based solutions suggested. Combined with the introduction of ISO 37120, which contains over 100 indicators for measuring a city’s quality of life and sustainability, in areas such as Health, Education, Transportation and Environment, it is now possible to consistently measure and compare cities, assuming they adhere to the standard. But there is a problem with the open data belief. It assumes that citizens have the ability to read, understand and analyse open data. But its sheer volume and complexity exceeds the typical citizen’s abilities. Consequently, software needs to be created that can read, understand and analyze open data.
The tutorial will provide an introduction to the representation of city data, and its use in the measurement and analysis of city performance. The following topics will be covered:
1. Review of City indicator standards
- United Nations
- ISO 37120
2. Introduction to Ontologies
- Description Logic
- OWL & Protege
- Ontology engineering process
3. Ontologies for Representing City Data and Indicators
- Meta Data ontologies
- Indicator ontologies
- Service specific ontologies, e.g., Education, Transportation.
4. Consistency Analysis of City indicators
5. Future directions
Dr. Fox is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1975 and his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1983. In 1979 he was a founding member of the CMU Robotics Institute as well as the founding Director of the Institute's Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He co-founded Carnegie Group Inc. in 1984, a software company that specialized in Artificial Intelligence-based systems. He was Associate Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at CMU from 1987 to 1991, In 1988 he was the founding Director of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems in CMU's Robotics Institute. In 1991, Dr. Fox returned to the University of Toronto where he was appointed the NSERC Research Chairholder in Enterprise Integration and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science. In 1993, Dr. Fox co-founded and was CEO of Novator Systems Ltd., a pioneer in E-Retail software and services. In 2014 he became the founding director of the Center for Social Services Engineering.
Dr. Fox pioneered the field of Constraint-Directed Scheduling within Artificial Intelligence and played a significant role in the development of Ontologies for modelling Enterprises. He was the designer of one of the first commercial industrial applications of expert systems: PDS/GENAID, a steam turbine and generator diagnostic system for Westinghouse, which was a recipient of the IR100 in 1985 and is still in commercial use at Siemens today. He was the co-creator of the Knowledge Representation SRL from which Knowledge CraftTM and ROCKTM, commercial knowledge engineering tools, were derived, and KBS from which several commercial knowledge based simulation tools were derived. His current research focuses on the ontologies, common sense reasoning and their application to Smart Cities.
Dr. Fox was elected a Fellow of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence in 1991, a Joint Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and PRECARN in 1992, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2009. Dr. Fox has published over 200 papers.