URB-IOT 2018 - 3RD EAI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IOT IN URBAN SPACE
November 20-23, 2018
Urban spaces are man-made microcosms where a number of entities interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public safety, healthcare or education. The interplay between this multitude of connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material, and digital flows. By 2050 the world’s urban population is expected to grow by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding cities to enable planning for the future societal, economic and environmental well-being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the rise of the so-called‚ Sensored Cities‚ are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that future. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their implications has just scratched the surface.