The world is in the midst of a massive wave of urban growth. At the same time, it has been noted that residents of cities and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through intelligent or smart technologies. All of these changes offer a higher likelihood of improved wellbeing and prosperity, while challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society are emerging. This track aims at exploring how society is managing and dealing with urban challenges, in search for innovative solutions leading to a better quality of life and sustainability in cities. It explores the opportunities, challenges and implications of smart initiatives in areas such as transportation, health and education, urban and environment-friendly planning, energy efficiency, digital infrastructures, entrepreneurship, as well as democratic processes, governance and transparency at a municipal or regional level.
#156 - Research Needs for Disruptive Technologies in Smart Cities by Gabriela Viale Pereira, Maria Wimmer, Alexander Ronzhyn
#159 - Clearing the Existing Fog over the Smart Sustainable City Concept by Luiza Schuch de Azambuja, Gabriela Viale Pereira, Robert Krimmer
#169 - What Makes a City Smart? Reconsidering the Core Components in the Brazilian Context by Beatriz Barreto Brasileiro Lanza, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Theresa Pardo
#173 - Towards a Measuring Framework for Knowledge Creation in Smart Cities by Andrea Ceballos-Zuluaga, Luis Benavides, Victoria Ospina
#182 - Towards a COBIT5 Approach to ICT Governance Requirements in Smart Cities by Luiz Claudio Diogo Reis, Simone Bacellar Leal Ferreira, Claudia Cappelli, Flavia Cristina Bernardini
#184 - Making the Smart Region Transition: Towards A Conceptual & Assessment Framework by Harekrishna Misra, Adegboyega Ojo