The 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2011, Paphos, Cyprus, August 31 – September 2) which just has been concluded offered a full program over three days and included a keynote speech on Intelligent cities: “A Smart World: A Development Model for Intelligent Cities” by Dr Azamat Abdoullaev, EIS Encyclopedic Intelligent Systems.
Liveability assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses. Liveability is increasingly used by city councils, organisations or corporate entities looking to test their locations against others to see general areas where liveability can differ.
In building a city of the future, IT will have an underlying role to play in the context of sustainable urbanization as well as the larger context of economic growth and environment sustainability. The adoption of hardware, software and services in this new light gives way to the creation of a new IT ecosystem which IDC refers to as “Intelligent X”.
Just published (August 18, 2011) by Accenture, this report of the GSM Association (GSMA), which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, looks at the challenges of global urbanization. “The flood of people to the cities is placing huge stress on cities’ energy, road and water infrastructures, and even their ability to provide clean air. Smart cities that optimize these scarce resources
The CITIES special issue of Scientific American (September 2011) celebrates the city as a solution to the problems of our age. Smarter Cities is the focus: “The most hopeful impact of city life may be its effect on the mind. Humans are social animals; we draw stimulation from other minds close at hand. Plato and Socrates both lived in fifth-century b.c. Athens, a city-state.
Intelligent Buildings International (a journal of Taylor & Francis) just published the Special Issue “From Intelligent to Smart Cities” edited by Mark Deakin and Husam Al Waer. The issue includes an Editorial and five papers offering a coherent and critical view about current developments in the field of intelligent and smart cities.