Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017
Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017

Connected Smart Cities Conference 2017

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Committee of the Regions

Rue Belliard 99-101

1040 Brussels


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The Internet of Things (IoT) ​is creating real-time data streams, which are increasingly becoming integral in the fabric of modern cities. Such urban environments are where the complexities of technology, business and society meet in their most condensed and voluminous forms, shaping also the rest of society. The Connected Smart Cities Conference is a unique global venue for cities, policy makers and businesses to connect to the forefront of human-centric societal development shaped by real-time connected technologies, markets and polity in the 21st century.

The CSC Conference 2017 is organised by the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which is a focused effort – driven by cities, backed by industry – to establish a global smart city market based on simple standard mechanisms for interoperability and exchange of data, especially real-time data from connected devices, since this is where the main challenges are. It is therefore timely to take this opportunity to focus on IoT for cities and citizens.


Connected Smart Cities Conference Programme

8:30–9:00 Registration

9:00–9:15 Plenary: Welcome from the Chair, Dr. Martin Brynskov

9:15–10:00 Plenary: High-level keynotes

  • Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions

  • Representative, European Commission

  • Mary-Ann Schreurs, Vice-Mayor of innovation, culture, design and sustainability for the City of Eindhoven and Chair of EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum

  • Kees van Der Klauw, Chair of the Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI), Philips Lighting

10:00–11:00 Parallel sessions 1 (4 sessions)

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

11:30–12:30 Parallel sessions 1 continued

12:30–13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30–14:30 Parallel sessions 2 (4 sessions)

14:30–15:00 Coffee break

15:00–16:00 Parallel sessions 2 continued

16:00–16:30 Plenary: Results from the parallel sessions

16:30–17:00 Plenary: Final keynote speeches and closing of the conference

  • Representative, European Commission

  • Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere, Finland

  • Ben Levine, Executive Director of MetroLab Network, USA

  • Chi-Hyung Lee, Director, Seoul Digital Foundation, Republic of Korea

17:00 Networking Reception

18:00 End

Details on the parallel sessions (4 morning + 4 afternoon)

3 cross-cutting themes, 3 domain-specific sessions, 2 technical sessions.

Cross-cutting themes:

  • Innovation Ecosystems: Open innovation between small and large, public and private (morning)

  • Market Creation & Policy Issues: On market creation (morning)

  • Cities for and by People: Co-creation, ethics & privacy (afternoon)


  • Mobility: As the recent OASC survey shows, mobility is a dominant aspect in any major smart city strategy (morning)

  • Digital Water: Water management is one of the biggest existing deployments of sensors in urban areas (afternoon)

  • Assisted Living & Aging: Focus on living environments for elderly and disabled citizens (afternoon)

Technical track:

  • Platforms & Data Models: Emerging mechanisms for interoperability (morning)

  • Standardisation: Connecting cities to ongoing initiatives (morning)

The Connected Smart Cities Conference is produced by the OASC secretariat and Task Force, in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and a range of partners (to be announced).

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