1st Smart Cities Forum #SCF
30 Jan 2016

1st Smart Cities Forum #SCF

Join us at the Digital Catapult Centre

30 Jan 2016

Join us at the Digital Catapult Centre for the 1st Smart Cities Forum (#SCF) organised by the University of Warwick in conjunction with the Digital Catapult.

Date: February, 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Digital Catapult (near Euston Station)


Background:  Over the past 50 years, the urban population has grown by more than 4-fold.  Developing, as well as developed cities face legacy and emerging urban challenges related to congestion, public order, cost efficient governance, pollution, and being competitive at the global stage.  Integrating current and emerging technologies can provide solutions to some of these challenges by exploiting synergies between city agencies and creating information platforms that allow solutions to be shared between cities and citizens.

This workshop aims to bring together academic researchers, industrial-, and city government- experts that work in this broad space.  The workshop will be challenge led, in that a series of challenges will ignite discussion and foster opportunities for further collaboration.

Who Will Attend? We aim to invite 50 guests that is a mixture of researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral level), experts from industry, and government involved in smart city projects. Limited number of student places are available for this event. If you are a student, please, register below clearly indicating that you are a student. If you wish to bring a poster to showcase your work, please let us know in advance, and give us an indication of what your poster will be about (email Dr. Ganna Pogrebna via g.pogrebna[at]warwick.ac.uk).

What can be accomplished?  We aim to structure the workshop to be city challenge driven.  In the context of challenges, we can form groups to propose solutions, as a way to engage with the challenges.


10:00-10:15 Registration and Coffee

10:15-10:30  Welcome 
Weisi Guo (University of Warwick, Engineering) and Ganna Pogrebna (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

10:30-10:45 Intelligent Mobility & MaaS – Working with Health and Energy Challenges in a SMART Urban Environment
Mike Waters (Coventry City Council and the and the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority)

10:45-11:00 Smarter City for Better Citizens and Businesses
Xiao Ma (Warwick Manufacturing Group, HAT Data Exchange Ltd., China UK Business Association)

11:00-11:15 You. Smart. Thing. Designing Intelligent Mobility
Chris Thompson (Enable iD)

11:15-11:30 Materialising the IoT: From Platforms to Ecosystems
Rafael Cepeda (InterDigital Communications)

11:30-11:45 Data as Infrastructure for Smart Cities
Larissa Dos Santos Romualdo Suzuki (University College London)

11:45-12:00 Behavioural Data Analytics in Urban Context
Ganna Pogrebna (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

12:00-12:15 The Fundamental Interconnectedness Of All Things
Helen Oliver (University of Cambridge)

12:15-12:30  Big Data for Small Cells
Weisi Guo (University of Warwick, Engineering)

12:30-13:30 Lunch and Poster Session

13:30-14:00 Smart Cities, Markets, and Business Models
Irene Ng (Warwick Manufacturing Group and HATDeX)

14:00-15:00 Work in Groups: Urban Challenges and Solutions

15:00-15:45 General Discussion

15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks
Weisi Guo (University of Warwick, Engineering) and Ganna Pogrebna (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

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