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IoT as a proponent of new Business Models and Social Engagement in Smart Cities

Organizers
Dr Elias Tragos - FORTH-ICS
Dr John Soldatos - Athens Information Technology
Jorge Pereira - ATOS
Mr Anastasius Gavras - Eurescom GmbH
Payam Barnaghi - University of Surrey
Vlasios Tsiatsis - Ericsson
Proponent Projects:
RERUM, VITAL, CityPulse, COSMOS
Description

IoT is a promising set of technologies for creating a ubiquitous infrastructure to support innovative applications in Smart Cities (SCs). However, limited attention has been paid to issues of business and social engagement, such as the creation of viable  business models and the facilitation of citizens’ engagement in IoT-based SC applications.   
Leveraging the expertise of four FP7 projects the workshop will cover the topics: 

  • IoT as enabler of new business opportunities in SCs. 
  • The role of SC stakeholders in the development of a successful business ecosystem. 
  • The role of communities and social media/networks in IoT applications. 
  • Incentives and barriers for citizens’ engagement in SCs.   

The workshop will have an “interactive” character ensuring the direct participation of the audience in the discussions through 5 minute Q&As after each speech and the panel discussions. The workshop consists of two parts.

  1. position statements by experts and interactive Q&A session that will involve the audience, addressing questions to the experts on their areas of expertise.  
  2. a (moderated) panel discussion, which shall be guided by specific questions that pertain to this session. 

The panelists will discuss those questions and accordingly will answer additional questions from the audience.  

Target Audience

  • researchers on IoT and SCs 
  • public administrations 
  • businesses oriented at the SC market 
  • service providers
  • general public. 

The involvement of citizens is highly encouraged.  

Expected Impact
The workshop aims to provide a panel for discussions on business opportunities in SCs and how citizens can contribute to make their cities “smarter”.  The impact will be twofold:  

  1. give insights on how potential investors can benefit from the SC domain  
  2. raise awareness of public administrations and citizens on the potential the SCs have to improve the Quality of Life in large cities, provide them incentives and assist towards overcoming the barriers for their participation.

Agenda

30'
Keynote
Shenja van der Graaf iMinds Projects: OPTET, OpenLaws, Usemp, CITADEL On The Move
20'
Keynote

Presented by Septimiu Nechifor (Siemens SRL)

Vlasios Tsiatsis Ericsson Projects: CityPulse
30'
Panel Discussion

Discussions on the following statements:

1) what is the potential for new businesses in the Smart City domain?

2) which are the most demanded and successful Smart City applications?

3) what are the challenges in the deployment of Smart City applications?

4) How easy is to transfer IoT research to the Smart City market?

Marc Fabregas Zolertia Projects: RERUM
Payam Barnaghi University of Surrey Projects: CityPulse
Vangelis Angelakis Linkoping University Projects: RERUM
Vlasios Tsiatsis Ericsson Projects: CityPulse
30'
Panel Discussion

Discussions on the following statements:

1) What are the opportunities for citizen participation in smart cities?

2) What are the barriers for citizen participation related to security, privacy and trust?

3) How can the citizens engage through social networks?

4) What is the impact of Smart Cities on the citizens’ quality of life?

Dr Elias Tragos FORTH-ICS Projects: RERUM
Dr John Soldatos Athens Information Technology
Jorge Pereira ATOS Projects: COSMOS-RERUM
Mr Anastasius Gavras Eurescom GmbH
Shenja van der Graaf iMinds Projects: OPTET, OpenLaws, Usemp, CITADEL On The Move
5'
Keynote
Dr John Soldatos Athens Information Technology
Monday, 17 Mar
Pre-FIA Workshop
9:30
13:00

Speakers

Eurescom GmbH
Zolertia
FORTH-ICS
Ericsson
Athens Information Technology
University of Surrey
Linkoping University