Smart City Digital Twin Convergence Workshop

Cities around the world are increasingly integrating socio-technical advancements to transform their urban systems toward smart cities. As the world continues to urbanize, convergent science, engineering and policy for urban systems is needed to ensure such transformative developments are, in fact, creating sustainable urban systems that benefit the citizens and societies at large. This requires both: (1) convergence of a variety of involved academic disciplines and practitioner expertise from city stakeholders; and (2) convergence of cyber-enabled technology systems at the human-infrastructure interface, creating a new system that can be referred to as a Smart City Digital Twin.

 A digital twin is defined as a…"pairing of virtual and physical worlds [that] allows analysis of data and monitoring of systems to head off problems before they occur, prevent downtime, and even plan for the future using simulations.” (Forbes, 2017).  With a vision of advancing understanding, application, and future development of Smart City Digital Twins, this Smart City Digital Twin Convergence Workshop aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations from large metropolitan areas in the United States to conceptualize a convergent socio-technological framework for delivering smarter services through Smart City Digital Twins.

AGENDA

DAY 1 Monday, September 16 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

7:30am                   Registration, Networking + Breakfast

8:00am                   Welcome + Opening Remarks

8:30am                   Introduction to Workshop Purpose and Goals

PART 1:  CURRENT SMART CITY DIGITAL TWIN EFFORTS

9:00am                   First Panel – Energy Infrastructure Systems

10:00am                 Second Panel – Water Infrastructure Systems

11:00am                 Networking Break

11:30am                 Third Panel – Mobility Infrastructure Systems

12:30pm                Working Lunch – Smart City Digital Twin Flash Talks/Demos

PART 2:  TOWARD A SMART CITY DIGITAL TWIN FRAMEWORK

2:00pm                   Kick Off Smart City Digital Twin Framework Discussion Breakouts

2:30pm                   Breakout Groups Discuss Elements of Framework

4:00pm                   Breakout Groups Report

4:30pm                   End of Day Summary, Discussion + Next Steps

 

DAY 2 — Tuesday, September 17 (8:00 am – 12:30 pm)

7:30am                   Networking + Breakfast

8:00am                   Discuss Smart City Digital Twin Framework Developed in Day 1 + Plan for Day 2

PART 3:  FUTURE OF SMART CITY DIGITAL TWINNING

8:30am                   Kick Off Smart City Digital Twin Forward Looking Breakout Exercise

9:00am                   Breakout Groups Use Framework to Envision Future of Smart City    Digital Twins

11:00am                 Breakout Groups Report

11:30am                 Closing Discussion + Next Steps

12:30pm                Adjourn/Lunch

Organizers:

John E. Taylor (PI), Georgia Tech

Patricia Culligan (Co-PI), Columbia University

Sybil Derrible (Co-PI), University of Illinois (Chicago)

Rishee Jain (Co-PI), Stanford University

Debra Lam (Co-PI), Georgia Tech

 

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
    8:00 am - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    1:00 pm
Location: CODA Building, 756 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta

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