Full Session without Abstracts
Smart City concept is gaining more and more attention. The host city Orlando was one of the five cities the Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, partnered with as part of the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Orlando was selected because of its commitment to utilizing smart technologies to advance livability, workability, sustainability and resilience, which are general expectations from smart cities. A smart city is to be designed such that sustainable urban infrastructure, buildings, power grids and transportation structures have the capability sense and proactively act to minimize issues related to human and structural safety, seamless urban operations and economic vitality. In the information age, structures in smart cities will contain sensors, thereby responding to changes in their environment. While a smart city is designed and built, structural engineering play important role in number of different capacities. The session will focus aspects of smart cities, the role of structural engineers and different case studies from different presenters. A unique outlook on smart city infrastructure design will be discussed a city (Orlando), which is one of the main tourist destinations in the world. In addition, unique perspectives will be discussed such as: structures with sensors to improve the performance of simulations and predictions for asset management; developing urban infrastructure and buildings, detects and counteracts problems with aging urban infrastructure; development of unique 3D remote monitoring for predictive condition assessment; integration of structures with the other civil engineering infrastructure for a high quality of life city with high safety, sustainability and operability characteristics. Finally, sensor-data interpretation strategies on approximately ten full-scale structures in several countries, including the USA will be presented along with the recent activities of the host city, Orlando, will be presented. This session is expected to address some of the main challenges of smart city concepts along with some unique aspects. This session is organized by the local organizing committee, however, the session has two local presenters, one presenter from outside and one presenter from overseas, all with extensive experience and expertise in their respective areas. As a result, the session is expected to draw a wide range of audience. The session presenters are:
1. Ian Smith, PhD, Professor, (EPFL Switzerland, Principal Investigator in the SEC Future Cities Laboratory)
2. Alan Fyall, PhD, Professor and Arthur Huang, “From Smart ‘Resident’ Cities to Smart ‘Tourist’ Destinations: A Comparison of International Best Practice”
3. Dave Lattanzi (George Mason University) “Temporal Modeling of 3D Remote Sensing Data for Predictive Condition Assessment “
4. F. Necati Catbas, PhD, Professor, (co-lead of FUTURE CITY initiative at UCF) “Sensing, Operations and Decision Making for Structural Systems in a Smart City”
This is a 60 minute session.