Smart Cities Workshop in Nice, France

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Organizing Committee: Amel ATTOUR, Nathalie LAZARIC, Arianna CALZA, Mira TOUMI

2nd Internacional Workshop at @imreddnice about Smart for Sustainable

An updated agenda was circulated. Here is the prior one, with some errors and changes.

2nd International Workshop on Smart Innovations for Sustainable Cities (SISC) - Digital Innovation for Smart Ecological Services (DISES)


9:00 Welcome breakfast

9:15 Welcome address,Stéphane NGO-MAI (Vice President for International Relation, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG), Pierre-Jean BARRE et Eric DUMETZ (Directeurs IMREDD), Amel ATTOUR (UCA, CNRS, GREDEG – IMREDD)

9:30 – 10:30 Smart Cities in India

  • Building Smart Cities in India, Smita SRIVINAS, Columbia University (New York)
  • Smart Cities Projects in India: Challenges in Developing, Implementing and its Financing, Vinay KANDPAL, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (Dehra Dün, India)

10:30-11:00 Smart mobility: an opportunity for citizens and the emergence of new entrepreneurial activities

  • Digital and transport: observe and measure more complex forms of time transport perception, Jean-Marc JOSSET (Orange Labs), Alain RALLET (RITM –U. Paris Sud)
  • Presentation of new projects and problematics in the field of smart mobility
  • Smart city and smart region: connecting rural areas through mobility as a service, Mettina VEENSTRA (Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands)
  • Integrated and replicable solutions for co-creation in sustainable cities (IRIS H2020), Jackie KRAFFT (Université Cote d’Azur, CNRS, GREDEG)

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-13:00 Smart energy session

  • Stimulating investment for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in cities, Timothey FOXON, SPRU, University of Sussex, UK,
  • What do people ‘learn by looking’ at direct feedback on their energy consumption? Results of a field study in Southern France, Adnane KENDEL, Nathalie LAZARIC (GREDEG, CNRS), Kevin MARECHAL (CESSE, ULB University Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
  • Presentation of new projects and problematics in the field of smart energy
  • SmartLook: Transforming energy consumption habits, Karine FLANET (Société Monegasque d’Electricité et de Gaz)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:30 Smart Citizen – Smart Government session

  • Smart Government and Smart City: interrelations and reciprocities, Leonidas ANTHOPOULOS (Business School, University TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece)
  • Smart city strategies: platform innovation, data-driven applications and participatory governance?, Robin EFFING and Mettina VEENSTRA (Saxion University of Applied Sciences, University Of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands).
  • Beyond Bureaucracy: Towards the Cyber-Physical Platform for Co-Creating and Governing Public Services, Alois PAULIN (Vienna University of Technology-Faculty of Informatics) 


17h00: Conclusion

Organizing Committee: Amel ATTOUR, Nathalie LAZARIC, Arianna CALZA, Mira TOUMI

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