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.
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
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 www.smartdelhi.iiitd.edu.in 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.
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.