TRACK 5: Design Models and Platforms for Trust Enhancing Smart Cities
Track Chairs: Leonidas Anthopoulos (University of Thessaly, Greece), Soon Ae Chun (City University of New York, USA)
Smart city utilizes the ICT to enhance living of local communities and make city operations sustainable against current and future challenges. The recent COVID-19 pandemic rapidly had to transition cities to virtual spaces where the ICT became the platform for work, socialization and transactions. However, this transformation did not utilize the smart city infrastructure designed with purpose for overall planning. The post-pandemic period finds cities to define their future strategies for transformation and innovations to serve citizens and businesses with the smart city infrastructure equipped with more advanced intelligent technologies to make cities more resilient to adversities and to promote better life. Citizens and the private sectors will be heavily rely on the smart city infrastructure.