An ICT platform for sustainable energy ecosystem in smart Cities


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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.

19 22 octOn 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.

biobioOn 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: 

smart citiesParticipants:

Jana Teremranova, IPE (Latvia) – 4 and 5 September, 

Ana-Ruxandra Toma, UPB (Romania) – 4 to 8 September.

logo report 1 IEEEParticipant: 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. 

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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.

Smart cityDante Carrizo, University of Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Marcelino Gajardo, University of Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, marcelino,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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Publicado: Martes 25 de abril 2017


Dr. Dante CARRIZO MORENO (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Fernando ULLOA VASQUEZ (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Luis GARCÍA SANTANDER (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Project An ICTOn 1 February, 2017 the Institute of Physical Energetics (IPE) started a new project "An ICT platform for Sustainable Energy ecosystem in Smart Cities" (ITCity). The project is financed through the ERA-NET-Lac Latin America, Caribbean and European Union programs. The project provides cooperation between the European (Latvia and Romania) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile and Barbados) countries, the development of research and innovative solutions towards a smart, sustainable and energy efficient urban environment in order to promote social, economic and environmentally friendly energy solutions. IPE is the project leader.

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