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The CTU Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics hosted an international conference on Urban Resilience (Urban Resilience) organized on 3 and 4 October together with EFEED. Urban resilience is a relatively new area of research, bringing together results from different disciplines to prepare cities to manage the risks associated with such events as earthquakes, floods, blackouts or pollution.

The conference focused primarily on artificial intelligence (AI) for urban, territorial and European-wide resilience, principles of system integration, AI-based simulation and modeling, knowledge sharing, data analysis and machine learning. One of the thematic blocks was dedicated to the security and use of solutions for Industry 4.0. New methods of risk and crisis management in disasters in smart cities and regions have been thoroughly discussed. Simulation and decision-making based on artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in this area, as the complexity of managed urban and regional systems exceeds all limits, and decisions are made under uncertainty and without delay. Special attention was paid to education in the field of urban resilience, very interesting presentations were also given by students.

The international conference on urban resilience has become a very effective forum for experts from universities, industry and municipalities. The next step will be to create a platform for real-time collaboration and aggregate useful information for city managers.


The Prague Urban Resilience conference opened a new phase of relevant research into practical solutions for managing cities and agglomerations in hazardous situations.