Smart Cities and their Research Progress in China

Speaker: Prof. Xiong Zhang , BeiHang University, P.R.China

Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: G449 (Patil/Kiva)

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Host: Prof.Berthold Horn

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Smart Cities and their Research Progress in China

Nowadays the urban development heavily relies on its ability of providing intelligent services. During the process of providing better services to all citizens and improving the efficiency of administration process, the concept of "smart cities" has been proposed as a promising solution for the incoming challenges of global urbanization. A smart city can be defined as a city which has certain "smart" ability to deal with city's problems and to provide citizens a better living environment through intelligently collecting and analyzing different kinds of data from the city's routine operation based on advanced information technology.

It is believed that for a smart city, the traditional data organization process cannot satisfy its requirements. Gathering data is becoming easier than before while finding an effective way to store, manage and analyze data becomes an important challenge. The new generation of information technology will play more and more important roles in implementing smart cities. Furthermore, some design challenges are also deserved to be highlighted, i.e., administration process changes, security promises and standard frameworks for smoothing the smart city's implementation. This talk will briefly introduce the main challenges and also recent research efforts on smart cities in China.

Prof.Xiong is a professor in Beihang University and is the Chief Scientist for China's 863 Plan Smart-City Union.

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