The advancement of technology has been the key marker of the modern era, and smart technologies are at the forefront of our collective advancement. From smart security measures and intelligent home systems to infrastructure and urban planning, smart solutions are transforming the way we live, work, and interact with our environment.
It is natural, that as technology advances at an unprecedented rate, we scale upwards, and integrate said technologies into cities and urban environments. Enter the smart city, an urban environment that holds promise to increase the quality of life and well-being of its residents. Smart cities offer to enhance urban transit, integrate the Internet of Things (IoT) into our homes, utilize renewable energy technologies to mitigate our effects on the climate, enhance our governance systems, and more.
The world in its current state requires a comprehensive sustainable shift. A new methodology to shift contemporary irresponsible and destructive practices that cause the degradation of our environment. Smart cities revolutionize the way we perceive cities and introduce a fresh set of urban methodologies. One facet of smart urban planning is introducing smart mobility, where smart technologies are utilized to improve traffic flow, optimize public transportation systems, and reduce carbon emissions from automobiles. Moreover, revolutionary concepts such as drone commuting and delivery services offer to severely lessen the environmental impact of logistical operations from companies around the globe. On the topic of companies and business, smart Human Relations and community management systems are also streamlining the entrepreneurial management process, and aim to improve productivity, while maintaining a healthy work environment that is inclusive, nurturing, and diverse.
The greatest hurdle to tackle, contemporarily, is that of energy sourcing. Fossil fuels remain, by far, the most utilized source of energy in many countries around the globe. However, the concept of smart cities is one of foresight and seeks to employ renewable energy systems and infrastructures to power its utilities and homes. Smart energy and grid systems have been game-changers in the energy sector, enabling greater efficiency and reliability in the supply of power. Meanwhile, smart utilities and mobility solutions are transforming the way we consume and move resources. Smart HR and community management are also helping organizations to become more efficient and effective in their operations, with advanced analytics and automation tools to streamline workflows and improve productivity.
To this end, IEREK is organizing the 6th Edition of the International Conference on “Future Smart Cities,” in collaboration with Universiteti Barleti, Albania, to create a platform for all researchers, academics, and practitioners to discuss the latest advancements in diverse fields to help construct the sustainable smart city of the future. The conference aims to be an interdisciplinary forum that discusses smart approaches to multiple facets of the modern lifestyle, and its impact on the environment and the world as a whole.
The 6th “Future Smart Cities (FSC)” conference peers into the future of urban settlements and human civilizations, discussing topics pertaining to technological implementation in urban planning & city design. FSC covers a wide array of topics, including smart mobility and connectivity, cyber security, advancements in data and networking, smart grids, renewable energy, smart buildings, urban environments, and climate change mitigation techniques. The conference aims to aggregate research that deliberates upon technological advancement and its role in enhancing the livability of urban environments and cities from a multidisciplinary approach. FSC aims to deliberate upon the smart approach to multiple facets of society and lifestyle, including governance, entrepreneurship, transportation, logistics, communication, infrastructure, and construction.
Statement of Purpose
Technological advancement has allowed for substantial improvement in multiple facets of life. Communication is easier than ever, automated transportation is quickly becoming a reality, and smart information acquisition via novel sensing technology is ensuring a safe environment for humanity. FSC deliberates upon the topic of smart cities, which aim to enrich and empower these elements granted by technological discovery, by extending and utilizing technological advancements in societal branches such as mobility, governance, environmental resilience, logistics, housing, and business. FSC shares the ambitious vision of academics & engineers furthering the concept and application of smart cities and aims to empower their message calling for technological utilization within cities, enriching residents’ lives, and raising efficiency in multiple infrastructural fields of society.