July 17 Plenary Keynote Presentation

Daeyeon Cho is an Chief Director of Korea Strategic Smart Cities Program in Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement(KAIA) and a member of Presidential Special Committee of Smart Cities. He is also the leader of IPMA Smart City Special Interest Group. He has been in charge of planning and execution of National R&D programs such as topics of urban regeneration, smart cities(u-city), high-rise buildings, smart highways, green building, etc. since 2005. He suggested Test Bed Strategy to testify the usability of developed technologies. Through these big programs, KAIA has shown the ubiquitous city platform which is for domestic standard form of smart cities operation system. Recently, he has performed next-generation version of smart city as a head of demonstrative programs in Korea.

Presentation Title: Status and Prospect of Korean Smart City

Abstract: More than a half of the world’s population live in urban areas, and this number is expected to increase to two thirds by 2050. However, rapid urbanization caused various problems in many sectors of our society, such as transportation, energy, environment, social welfare, etc.. A new concept of framework to make cities a more sustainable and better place to live has been brought up consequently; the Smart City. The Korean government has struggled for the past decade to find a way to implement innovative solutions based upon holistic approaches. It however adopted the smart city as a vital national agenda, and keeps moving forward to develop an innovative smart city model to resolve urban problems as well as enhance the quality of life for citizens. The national strategic smart city R&D program, designed to demonstrate an innovative data-driven smart city model in existing cities, is currently ongoing, which will be briefly introduced as part of such efforts of our government.


Paulo Pereira is a Professor and a Director of The Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction (CTAC), University of Minho, Portugal and a coordinator of the Interdisciplinary platform UM-Cities. The purpose of CTAC is to produce knowledge to support its vision of “Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Territories”, developing innovative materials and technologies and systems in the fields of built environment, systems and infrastructures for transport, water and wastewater and for territory development, contributing to climate-change-resilient buildings and infrastructures. He is a former dean of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and a founder and former President of the International Society for Maintenance And Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTi).

Presentation Title: Mobility & Transport Systems for a city with future

Abstract: Today, as is true of our modern history, cities seem to be the best place to live, attracting more and more people and activities. However, not only does this movement represents a threat, but also challenges and opportunities for everyone, e.g., people, companies, organizations and governments. With the objective of providing urban quality of life, a balance between cities and territories and the efficiency of all assets, building and natural environments, and all systems, in particular physical and digital, must be addressed and achieved. I will will discuss the present context, the main challenges, as well concepts of smart cities, such as: smart, sustainable, resilient, safe and inclusive; with future cities relying on mobility and networks, both physical and digital, where physical networks and systems, like Mobility and Transport Systems will play a key role for the sustainability of cities. Therefore, the main focus of this presentation will be on the mobility and evolution of transport systems for a smart, sustainable, resilient and inclusive mobility, from roads and streets redesigning, to integrated smart mobility management, with a focus on the efficiency of all transport networks for everyone, today and tomorrow, faced with the threat of climate change and the demands of citizens.


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