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Enhancing resilience of communities and territories through smart technologies


Nations Population Fund. Since 2008 more people live in towns and cities than elsewhere. The growth of large urban conglomerations such as metropolitan areas or metropolitan cities set a number of new challenges in terms of governance, economical and environmental sustainability, mobility, to name but a few.

The increasing deployment of SDIs, together with widespread access broadband connectivity at continuously lower costs (both wireless and wired) is laying the foundations for more sophisticated services, than those traditionally available through SDIs and geoportals. More specifically SDIs and their interoperable provision of geographical information have become the key enablers for a variety of so-called “smart city” services across for a number of applications such as:


·       Mobility ,

·       e-inclusion,

·       Culture,

·       Tourism and leisure,

·       Planning,

·       Retail,

·       Environmental monitoring,

·       Risk management.

·       Energy

The aforementioned themes have been at the heart of the five EU funded project which are presented within this workshop, namely:


·       i-Tour - "intelligent Transport system for Optimized URban trips" (FP7 STREP)

·       SMART-ISLAND - “Smart Webservices for Mediterranean Islands” (ICT-PSP Pilot B)

·       BRISEIDE – “BRIdging SErvices, Information and Data for Europe” (ICT-PSP Pilot B)

·       I-SCOPE – “interoperable Smart City services through an Open Platform for urban Ecosystems” (ICT-PSP Pilot B)

·       SUNSHINE – “Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency” (ICT-PSP Pilot B)


The workshop will leverage on resources by the five projects to take a systemic approach to smart city services, introducing requirements, showing achievements and reporting on developments and lessons learned in the aforementioned domains. The workshop will not only provide technical insight on how technologies have been developed, it will also highlight the role of SDIs and standardisation to the creation of smart city services, it will show results of validation and assessment in a variety of different scenarios.

 Technology demos will introduce you to open source tools, showing how they can be used and how to start using them. Topical sessions will explain the hype behind different technologies and dive into problem solving discussions around common problems experiences across agencies. If you work in geo in the federal government, and especially if you make any technology decisions, you'll want to be at FedGeoDay. Come learn what's possible with modern alternatives to enhance the resilience of communities and territories through smart technologies.

Last but not least the workshop will highlight the societal implications of smart cities discussing how the creation of such an ecosystem of services can have societal implications by empowering citizens, by facilitating participatory governance processes, by improving inclusion of diversely abled citizens, by fostering new generation business and by promoting forms of “smart living”.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 15:00 to 19:00
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