Opportunities of Smart Cities
The main goal of a smart city is to use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve operational efficiency, while, optimising city functions and, consequently, promoting economic growth. Enhancing the quality of life for citizens, is one of the objectives of smart cities. The value lies in how technologies are used rather than simply how much technology is available.
Some of the characteristics of smart cities, include:
Egypt as a Smart Cities Leader in Africa
The New Administrative Capital (NAC) in Egypt is a leading example of a smart city in Africa. It is built to accommodate more than 7 million inhabitants, NAC aims to address global challenges, as well as strengthen Egypt's economic potential. The New Administrative Capital is characterized by being livable, green, sustainable, walkable, connected, and smart, covering smart traffic, smart security and smart resource management.
In light of this, “The International Conference on Smart Cities: A Vision for the Future” (ICSC2023) provides a prominent platform, with a driving force for all engineers, scientists, researchers, as well as decision-makers and professionals, working in fields related to smart cities.
ICSC2023 is expected to attract around 500 participants from all over the world. The conference will be held in a hybrid mode, both the physical and online participation will be available based on the Corona situation.