On 29-30 August, 2018 the third meeting of the project "An ICT platform for sustainable energy ecosystem in smart Cities" (ITCity) took place in the Institute of Physical Energetics (IPE). Project partners presented preliminary results of the work package activities, and also visited the Kegums Hydro Power Plant where they became acquainted with the historical data and the present conditions of the station.
Within the framework of the project, a meeting of the European partners of the project – Institute of Physical Energetics (IPE) and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) - took place in Bucharest, Romania from 25 to 27 June 2018. Participants also attended a workshop “Smart Metering for Smart Cities” organized by UPB together with Romanian Institute for Energy Development Studies (IRE) , Romania. IPE and UPB presented the intermediate results of the project.
Global urbanization requires new methods for urban planning and the implementation of innovative solutions for improving infrastructure. Effective and innovative solutions will be a prerequisite for increasing the competitiveness of cities in the global economy. An intelligent city concept and solutions are playing an increasingly important role in this context.
On 19–22 October 2017, the ITCity partners from IPE participated in the exhibition "Environment and Energy 2017" held in Riga, Latvia. The exhibition was the central event for industry professionals in the Baltic States. Exhibition visitors became acquainted with the ITCity project, its preliminary results and possibilities for cooperation.
On October 17-19, 2017 the Biobio Energia VI International Conference took place in Concepcion, Chile, where ITCity partners acquainted the participants with the preliminary ITCity project results, as well as made presentations on these topics:
Jana Teremranova, IPE (Latvia) – 4 and 5 September,
Ana-Ruxandra Toma, UPB (Romania) – 4 to 8 September.
Participant: Marcos Aurélio Domingues (INESC P&D BRAZIL)
In August 6 to 11, 2017 took place in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, the First IEEE International Summer School on Smart Cities (IEEE S3C). The school was organized by the Metrópole Digital Institute (IMD), located at the campus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). The school focused on the use of Information Technology (IT) to solve many problems faced by big cities. The School provided a wide range of state-of-the-art courses and activities led by some of the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the area. Marcos Aurélio Domingues, from the INESC P&D BRAZIL, attended the school on behalf of the ERA-NET LAC ITCity project consortium.
Participant: Phd. Eng. Mihai Olteanu (UPB)Participant: Phd. Eng. Mihai Olteanu (UPB)
Between 3rd and 6th of July 2017, the 4th edition of Summer School on Smart Grid, was organized by the University of Salerno. The topic of this year was “Transition to a Low-Carbon Power Grid: Status, key issues, challenges and opportunities”. From the ERA-NET LAC ITCity project consortium, Phd. Eng. Mihai Olteanu from UPB participated to the event.
On October 17-19, 2017 the ITCity partners will participate in the conference “Biobio Energia VI International Conference” in Universidad de Concepción, Chile, where the preliminary ITCity project results will be presented.
Abstract - Smart city rankings represent a means for cities to improve the life quality of their inhabitants in a competitive context. Some of the indicators considered in these evaluations are related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, the impact of such projects is not usually measured. This study assesses smart city ranking of a few Chilean cities and evaluates the impact of three ICT Projects. For this purpose, authors, based on their previous study, recalculate the smart cities indicators. The results show that the individual impact is rather low, but the impact increases considering several projects. Furthermore, to significantly improve the ranking, a substantial investment is required. This work is intended to serve as a decision tool to assist government agencies in their planning and investment promotion.