Workshop on Smarter and Digital Delhi

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Citizen Solutions for

Smarter Delhi

Workshop on Smarter & Digital Delhi

on February 13th, 2016

Selected Proposal

About the Workshop

Cities are systems with many different functions; transport, trade, administration, economic and social systems, culture to name a few. A ‘smart city’ therefore is 'the effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens.’ To this end, smart cities mobilize many new technologies in achieving these goals.

Delhi is a mega metropolis, with various elements of smart city already in place. However, much more can be done to make Delhi Smarter through the use of Digital technologies – and that is the focus of this workshop which IIIT-Delhi is organizing. This one-day workshop will have discussions with researchers, technologists, and opportunities and the associated challenges in making Delhi smarter through the use of Digital technologies.

The workshop will have sessions on Infrastructure and applications (including mobility, energy, health, etc.) Each session will offer a short summary of the key challenges and opportunities for making Delhi smarter in that area, some examples, and some recommendations for research and development both by academia and industry.

In the afternoon there will be a session “Smarter Delhi: Solutions from Citizens”. Delhi has a large number of highly educated citizens with global exposure and varied expertise and experience; participation of citizens in evolving solutions for improvement can result in practical ideas for improving life of residents of Delhi by making Delhi Smarter. For this session, we will crowd source “implementable solutions” for smarter Delhi from the people of Delhi. A panel of experts, government representative, and representative from Delhi Dialog Commission, will select best solutions and the proposers will have a chance to present them at this workshop. Delhi Government has assured that some of the winning ideas will be taken up for implementation by the Government.

Workshop Program

10:00 - 10:15
Prof. Pankaj Jalote (Director IIIT-Delhi),
Prof. Pushpendra Singh (Dean, IRD),
Mr. Kiran Karnik (Chairman, IIITD ),
Ms. Punya S Srivastava (Secretary, T&TE)

Opening Remarks
10:15 - 10:30
Shri Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister
Chief Guest

10:30 - 11:00
Prof. Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Importance of running urban-scale experiment in the undertaking of smart city research initiatives.
Keynote Speaker

11:00 - 11:30
Mr. Ashish Khetan, Vice Chairman, DDC
Keynote Speaker

15 min
Tea Break

11:45 - 12:05
Dr. KR Rao, IIT Delhi
Pedestrian facilities – Are they smart?

12:10 - 12:30
Mr. Arun Narayanaswamy, VMware
Smart City Infrastrucutre

12:35 - 12:55
Mr. Sundeep Sahni, OLA Cabs
Startups working in Smart Delhi Space

1 hour
Lunch Break

2:00 - 2:20
Prof. Bharadwaj Amrutur, IISc
Smart water distribution system

2:20 - 2:40
Dr. Anurag Agrawal, CSIR
Enabling effective and affordable healthcare delivery and research

2:40 - 3:00
Mr. Saurav Kumar, Cube26
Home Automation & Data

30 min
Tea Break

3:30 - 5:00
Citizens Forum

Citizens solutions for Smarter Delhi

Call for Proposal

Any mega city regularly faces challenges for which solutions have to be continually found and implemented. In current times, to improve the lives and services in mega cities for its citizens, the city has to become “Smarter”. IIIT-Delhi is organizing a workshop on “Smarter and Digital Delhi” on Sat, Feb 13, 2016 to discuss challenges and opportunities for making Delhi smarter by the use of digital technologies.

It is also well know that good solutions/ideas for problems that communities in cities face can come from a diverse range of people. The workshop also aims to crowdsource ideas for smarter Delhi, and identify the best of them. The best ideas will be invited for presentation in a special session in the workshop. The best ideas will be presented to the government of Delhi, which has assured that some of them will be taken up for implementation.

We solicit your ideas for Smarter Delhi. We request proposals from citizens or citizen groups for smart solutions to problems in the following areas

  • Traffic Management
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management
  • Clean Delhi
  • Green Delhi
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Public Spaces
  • Speedy Justice
  • WiFi
  • Sports
  • Electricity
  • Governance
  • Housing
  • Corruption
  • Employment
  • Trade / Commerce
  • Education
  • Other

The proposals should be no more than 1000 words in length. A proposal must have a title, brief summary, the problem it is trying to solve (i.e. problem statement), the solution being proposed, the community or segment of population that will benefit from it, implementation challenges, and Estimated cost.

Citizens are requested to focus on proposing solutions to immediate problems of a community, group, neighborhood, etc. that can be piloted with some support and resources from the Government. Please avoid ideas that are vague, too esoteric, or very hard to implement.

The proposals should be submitted online at using THIS FORM(you must have a google account to submit the form). The deadline for submission is: Feb 7, 2016, midnight.
Last Date for Submission is over.

The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experts, including some from the Government of Delhi. The authors of the “winning” proposals will be informed, and will be invited to present their ideas. The selected proposals will be given prizes and also be published on the workshop website. Arrangements are being made with newspapers to carry them. All submitters will get a free registration to the workshop.

Selected Proposal

Evaluating the Proposals

Proposals submitted by the deadline will be first screened for completeness. From the submitted proposals, a technical shortlisting committee will shortlist proposals that are sound and implementable and will help solve some problem of some section of the population.

The shortlisted proposals will then be evaluated by a high powered selection committee, which will then identify the best proposals. Authors of these proposals will be invited to present their proposal in the workshop, where they will be felicitated and will be given a prize.


Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi
Chief Guest
Sh. Manish Sisodia is the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi...  more
Arun Narayanaswamy
Ashish Khetan
Vice Chairperson, DDC
Keynote Speaker
Vice Chairperson, Delhi Dialogue Commission... more
Valerie Issarny
Valerie Issarny
Inria Research Director, France
Keynote Speaker
She'll emphasize importance of running urban-scale experiment... more
Arun Narayanaswamy
Arun Narayanaswamy
R&D Director at VMware
Indian Institute of Science
Bharadwaj Amrutur
Bharadwaj Amrutur
Professor at Indian Institute of Science
Saurav Kumar
Saurav Kumar
Founder and CEO at Cube26
Kalaga Ramachandra Rao
KR Rao
IIT Delhi
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
Sundeep Sahni
Sundeep Sahni
Vice President of Ola Cabs
Sundeep has an experience of over nine years as an entrepreneur and leader. Before joining OLA... more
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Principal Scientist at CSIR IGIB
Leads Center of Excellence for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung disease & CSIR program for...more

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