Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  About the Track

Track Chair : Mr. Alaa Ahmad

Nowadays, when more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, when information and (mobile) communication technologies are real catalysts for innovations in all domains, there is  a lot of emphasis laid on  how modern cities should become "Smart Cities", "Smarter Cities" or "Future Cities", in order to improve life quality and to reduce costs, to become a "Smart Learning City"

In addition to learning, happiness and wellbeing are nowadays considered a measure of social progress and a goal of public policy for smart city dwellers. This information can be used by governments, communities, and organizations, to enable policies that support better lives. By analyzing several indicators like income, education, health, among others, it’s possible to have a better inside of communities welfare, that analyzing these indicators individually.

Open data and trust in its use and security underpin the future of a sustainable smart city. Historically, governments, enterprises, and individuals have all held their data close, sharing as little as possible. Privacy concerns and fear of security breaches far outweighed the value of sharing information. It is understandable that the prospect of openly shared data is not one which is quickly adopted. But smart cities have to obtain data for better planning and guarantee that is used only for the benefit of the data owners.