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Texas A&M at Qatar's Trabelsi co-organizes virtual conference on sustainable smart cities

Published Feb 15, 2021


Texas A&M University at Qatar will present the virtual Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories International Conference 27-29 April from Doha.

With the world’s population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 and two-thirds of that population living in urban environments, cities will face many social and ecological challenges, including poverty, unsustainable energy and water use, pollution, environmental degradation, and increased risks of natural disasters. The concept of smart cities attempts to provide solutions to these challenges by implementing information and communication technologies, with the most promising trend being the creation of smart micro-territories, or hi-tech small towns, districts or satellite towns near megacities. With the availability of enormous amounts of data, the challenge is to identify intelligent and adaptive ways of combining the information to create valuable knowledge to optimize decision making regarding regarding governance and resource consumption.

Led by Texas A&M at Qatar math assistant professor Dr. Saber Trabelsi, the workshop will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry to discuss the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of smart cities and smart territories. Local partners include Msehireb Downtown Doha, Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Qatar University, with workshop chairs and committee members from six continents around the world.

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