EghtesadOnline: The third round of Smart Tehran Congress will be held on Dec. 9-10 at Milad Tower.
The event, which will be organized by Tehran Municipality's IT Organization and Amirkabir University of Technology, intends to bring together academicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and representatives of knowledge-based firms to help bring the capital city closer to becoming a smart city, Mehr News Agency reported.
Special panels will address the need for modern management of urban affairs via location-based approaches, smart transportation, environment protection, offering urban services via artificial intelligence, and on the whole promoting the quality of life indices by tapping into modern technologies.
As was the case with the first and second editions held in March and December 2018 respectively, the event will explore open data, big data, ways to raise public awareness of the latest technological developments in urban services and productivity of urban management and data-based sustainable economy, while supporting tech teams and startups operating in the field of urban management, Financial Tribune reported.
Numerous programs have been planned on the sidelines of the event, including an innovation contest, training workshops, technology-oriented meetings, public speeches and a small-scale exhibition of smart products developed by startups and knowledge-based companies.
Enthusiasts can find more information and make reservations at the event’s website Smart.tehran.ir.
Experts believe Smart Tehran Congress will provide startups and academia with an opportunity to introduce their ideas, attract private investment and introduce new projects in line with the smart transformation plan.
Smart Technologies Used in the Capital
At the international level, IoT and smart solutions have conquered a wide arena and are employed for offering quality services. Smart devices connected via the Internet have been installed in several cities across the world, which collect and analyze data in real-time.
By using this information, cities can map areas of high pollution, track changes and identify polluters, and if possible remove them.
Transforming the Iranian capital into a smart city has been a priority of Tehran Municipality, as the application of smart solutions and IoT technology in urban management were placed on its agenda several years ago.
Projects entailing the application of smart technologies have been implemented in Iran, including replacing old electricity meters with smart grids to increase the accuracy of monitoring consumption. Smart power meters digitally send meter readings to energy suppliers via the Internet to undertake more accurate billing.
Currently, TM and Tehran Traffic Police are using automated smart surveillance systems to spot old and dilapidated cars that are the main source of air pollution in the metropolis.
The installation of online air quality monitoring systems across the capital can also be named among technologies used in urban management.
Tehran Municipality has welcomed collaboration with companies and individuals whose products and services can help alleviate problems such as air pollution and traffic congestion.