Publication date: 
2022/06/02
After two years of imposed online version, this year's eighth edition of the symposium was able to return to its full-time format, so it took place on 26–27 May in the unique premises of the Minorite Monastery in the historical heart of the capital city of Prague.

This year's event focused on people's habits and behaviour in their use, as well as the choice of transport itself. Contributions dealing with changes in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic were included, however, a significant part of the contributions focused on the development and application of new tools and methods for the creation of sustainable transport infrastructure and quality of life in cities. Experts from 11 countries were thus able to exchange their new knowledge, as well as practical experience in the field of smart cities and sustainable mobility.

The symposium aims to be a multidisciplinary platform not only for sharing new technologies, but especially for experience with their practical application in everyday life. The international outreach of the symposium is then declared by the programme and the lecturers themselves, which this year were Eyal Yaniv from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, Shuo Yan Chou from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Porie Saikia-Eapen from the international association CIOB or Emmanuel Dommergues from the International Association of Public Transport. The symposium was enriched by Benedikt Kotmel from the Prague firm ICT Operator.

The SCSP 2022 in nutshell: 

  • 36 papers on the topics - System approach to Smart Cities transformation; Information and data processing; Livable cities; Downsides of Smart Cities; Changes in Cities during pandemics, Technologies for Smart Cities, Social Aspects of Smart Cities or Best Practices for Smart Cities Transformation

Lectures:

  • „Smart City 4.0: Designing a Smart Envelope of Infrastructures for Smart Cities“ Eyal Yaniv (Bar-Ilan University)
  • „Smart City Taipei - Government Platform for Building Taipei as
    a Smart Living Lab“
     Shuo Yan Chou (National Taiwan University
    of Science and Technology)
  • „Prague Data Platform Golemio“ Benedikt Kotmel (Operator ICT)
  • „Sustainable Mobility: Framework of a Smart City“ Porie Saikia-Eapen (CIOB)
  • „Transportation Demand Management for a Smart City“ Emmanuel Dommergues (International Association of Public Transport)
  • Special workshop H2020 STORM
  • 140 participants from around the world

Other important participants of the symposium included representatives of companies dealing with the issue of smart cities. Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced its hybrid cloud platform EZMERAL; CONTINENTAL presented a case study of its Digital Factory in Brandýs nad Labem; CITYA presented its concept of Supporting mobility in cities based on the current demand for transport and the state organization Railway Administration presented a contribution focused on the Digitization and modernization of the railway. Other industrial partners of the symposium were VDT Technology, ČD Information Systems, SUDOP Praha, ČD Cargo, Česká pošta, EY, D Plus projektová a inženýrská a SIEMENS.

A scientific committee composed of leading experts from the Faculty of Transportation Sciences, namely the Dean of the Faculty Ondřej Přibyl, Professor Miroslav Svítek and docent Tomáš Horák, was responsible for the symposium's professional content.

The symposium presented awards for the creation and implementation of the master's degree dual-degree study programme Smart Cities (SC), whose first graduates successfully completed their studies in May with the MSc. degree at the partner university UTEP in the USA and the Mgr. degree at our Faculty of Transportation Sciences in Prague. At the same time, a memorandum of cooperation between the faculty and TU Dresden was signed during the symposium.

The patronage has traditionally been taken over by the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and the Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela. The symposium has also received partner patronages from: IEEE Czech Republic, European Transportation Platform ITS&S (EPTS) or Euro-American Association on Telematics and Information Systems (EATIS), and partner universities: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Autonomous University of Bucaramanga.

More details can be found on the symposium website: scsp2022.fd.cvut.cz

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Contact person: 
Name: 
Ing. Petra Skolilová, Ph.D.
E-mail: 
skolipe1@fd.cvut.cz
Department: 
Fakulta dopravní