Universal College of Engineering’s International Conference on Smart City and Emerging Technologies (ICSCET 2018) in association with IEEE, attempts to envision the advancements of Smart Cities by conducting proper research and planning and by integrating multiple areas to infer insights on the same. It amalgamates interdisciplinary approaches from Computer and Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Sciences & Automobile Engineering and Applied Sciences & Humanities.
The core purposes of the event are:
- To determine and promulgate recent advancements and innovations that aid in the planning, implementation and policy making of smart cities with an impact on solutions from a majorly technological perspective.
- To urge discussions, cooperation and coordination from eminent dignitaries with credible positions and experience in their fields and also involved in the ideation and planning of smart cities.
- To appeal to the mindset of the citizens in general, involving their interests and vigilant participation, essential for smart city solutions and progress of the nation.
WHAT VISIONARIES SAY
“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.“
Founder - ESRI, United States
“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.”
Prime Minister, India
“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.“
Former Mayor - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“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
“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.“
English Travel Writer & Novelist, England
“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.“
Writer & Urbanist, England