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Societies Conference Ⅰ
To resolve the current vexing urban problems at the global level as well as to respond the rapid changes of new technologies properly, diverse research on smart cities have been explored. Indeed, cities across the world are already positioning themselves to be more resilient, competitive, sustainable and smarter. Since the 1990s, major cities have invested in information and communication technology and infrastructure renovations to make smart, machine-to-machine interactions aimed at achieving cost savings and improving efficiency, governance and transparency within their communities. In this conference, we will explore innovative approaches in utilizing smart solutions to advance public services and transformation towards sustainable and resilient smart communities. In particular, we will have a chance to hear from an impressive lineup of speakers who will introduce us to best practices and suggest proven strategies to harness the new solutions in establishing cities and communities. We hope this conference will be a highly meaningful experience for all participants and give us a glimpse of the future of smart city in the era of 4thIndustrial Revolution.
(Tentative Title) Insights from the Real Cases of Sustainable Smart City: The Case of Omaha
Dr. Yu-Che Chen
Professor of Digital Governance, Director of Global Digital Governance Lab, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Yu-Che Chen, Ph.D., is Professor of Digital Governance in the School of Public Administration at University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Chen is the Director of the Global Digital Governance Lab. Dr. Chen received his Master of Public Affairs and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University—Bloomington. His current research interests are in collaborative cyber-infrastructure, smart and connected communities, big data, e-governance performance, and open government. He serves as Chair of the Section on Public Administration Research for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Board Member of the Digital Government Society.
Critical Success Factors of Sustainable Smart City
- Sustainability and Urban Resilience
Dr. Kim Normann Anderson
Professor, Director for the Business IT Program, Copenhagen Business School
Kim Normann Andersen, Ph.D., is Professor of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Study Program Director for the IT-focused bachelor and master programs at CBS. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Copenhagen University. His research focuses on implementation and impacts of technologies in government such as robots, online communication, self service, social media. He has been visiting scholar in Asia, USA, and Europe and involved a number of EU and EU-Asia projects. He has been appointed to various international and national committees within open document standards and large scale IT projects.
How Emerging Technologies Can Spur the Development of Smart City - Cases from Japan
Professor Shunuke Kimura
Meiji Univ. Graduate School of Governance Studies, Professor from Meiji Univ. Japan
Shunsuke Kimura, Ph.D., is Professor of Graduate School of Governance Studies at Meiji University. His reseach and teaching field is administrative law, public administration, comparative law and local public system. He jointed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in 1986 and served as a Section Chief of Policy Planning Division of MIC (1990) Director of the Finance Division of Gifu Prefecture (1994), Deputy Director of Public Enterprise Division (2001), Deputy Mayor of Matsuyama City (2003), Director of Foreign Inhabitant Registration Book System and Counsellor for Local Finance System (2008) and was a Professor of Hitotsubashi University until 2013.
Sustainable Smart City Public Service(The Case of Shanghai, China)
Professor Zhong-Ren Peng
Professor from Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
Zhong-Ren Peng, Ph.D., is Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, P.R. China. Dr. Peng has worked as a principal investigator or Co-PI on numerous research projects. Funding for his research, in excess of four million dollars, has been provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Geographic Data Committee, and the Wisconsin and Florida Departments of Transportation (DOT). Dr. Peng has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and is the principle author of the book “Internet GIS: Distributed geographic information services for the Internet and wireless networks” (Co-author Ming Hsiang Tsou) which was published in March 2003 by Wiley & Sons