About ICSCET in conjunction with Smart City

A Smart City is an immensely advanced and urbane region that encompasses the finest overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate and housing and an efficient transport and communication system along with market feasibility. It is a scientifically advanced city providing smart solutions to otherwise mundane problems of ordinary cities. It preeminently adopts information technology as the prevailing infrastructure to cater to its residents. They work with a focus on the increasingly pressing needs of present day urban planning and infrastructure with policy planning and public private partnerships as the locus of Smart Solutions.

According to Dr. Sam Musa, a Smart City is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to manage a city’s assets which include, but are not limited to, local departments’ information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services. The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life by using urban informatics and technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. The city officials can accountably coordinate with each other and interact with the community which enables efficient monitoring of the city happenings and evolution. Through the use of sensors integrated with real-me monitoring systems, data is collected from citizens and devices and then processed and analyzed. The information and knowledge gathered are keys to tackling inefficiency.

Smart City as a concept stands out and is in demand today because of its propensity to ‘always put people and their needs first’.

The crucial move of this Conference is to harbor technological innovation and excellence by encouraging youth to professionally contribute for the benefit of humanity. It also aims to interconnect the technical community, globally for their research on Smart City.

WHAT VISIONARIES SAY

“Smart City is one which is a step or two ahead of people’s aspirations. There should be facility for walk-to-work because today a person spends maximum time in travelling to office and gets very little time to work. Besides transportation, technology also plays a key role and there should also be provision for energy efficiency, and cycling etc.”
Narendra Modi
Prime Minister, India
“Our world is evolving without consideration, and the result is a loss of biodiversity, energy issues, congestion in cities. But geography, if used correctly, can be used to redesign sustainable and more livable cities.“
Jack Dangermond
Founder - ESRI, United States
“Smart cities are those who manage their resources efficiently. traffic, public services and disaster response should be operated intelligently in order to minimize costs, reduce carbon emissions and increase performance.“
Eduardo Paes
Former Mayor - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“We need - more urgently than architectural utopias, ingenious traffic disposal systems, or ecological programmes - to comprehend the nature of citizenship, to make serious imaginative assessment of that special relationship between the self and the city; it’s unique plasticity, its privacy and freedom.“
Jonathan Raban
English Travel Writer & Novelist, England
“Smart habitation is an integrated area of villages and a city working in harmony and where the rural and urban divide has reduced to thin line.“
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Late President of India
“By designing cities in a way that values everyone’s experience, we can make cities that help us all get stronger, more resilient, more connected, more active and more free. We just have to decide who our cities are for. And we have to believe that they can change.“
Charles Montgomery
Writer & Urbanist, England