Professor Isam SHAHROUR
What could we learn from Smart city projects and demonstrators?
The smart city concept meets a large concern around the world. This concept aims at the construction of a comprehensive digital management system of improving of cities that improves the efficiency and security and quality of life in cities as well as the involvement of citizens in the sustainable development of the cities. The implementation of this concept is complex, because it requires a huge transformation of cities including the city governance as well as the transformation of the urban infrastructures in “Smart Infrastructures”.
Some smart city projects and smart city demonstrators have been launched since several years. This conference will present lessons learned from these projects, with focus on large scale demonstrator “SunRise Smart City” conducted in France.
Distinguished professor at Lille1 University (France)
Former Vice-President “Research and innovation” Lille1 University
Expert in Smart Cities
Isam Shahrour is graduated from the prestigious Engineering School “Bridges and Roads”in Paris (Ponts et Chausées). He is strongly involved in research, higher education and urban development via innovation.
He is former Vice-President “Research and Innovation” of Lille1 University in France andformer President of the Regional Innovation Agency “Lille Metropolis Technopole” for Economic Development via innovation.
He is the founder of the project “SunRise – Smart City”, which consists in the construction of a large- scale demonstrator of the Smart and Sustainable City. He conducts various Smart City projects with local government and private sector.
His research activity resulted in more than 120 refereed journal papers and 200 conferences papers. He supervised80 PhD dissertations in the fieldsof geo-environment, urban engineering and smart cities.
He is frequently invited for key-note lectures concerning smart cities, urban development, knowledge society and digital transformation. He gave two TEDx talks concerning Smart Cities.