AUS to host Smart Cities summit

College of Engineering to hold conference to discuss new technologies related to smart cities

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AUS to host Smart Cities summit AUS will host the Applications of AI IoT and CPS in Smart Cities Summit.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 18, 2018

American University of Sharjah will host a Smart Cities Summit on 22nd November.

The summit will bring together industry experts and academics to discuss new technologies and their relevance to smart cities, including AI, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

The event is being organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the AUS College of Engineering, and is intended as a reflection of the university's commitment to becoming a forum where research and innovation - especially as it relates to the challenges facing the region - are discussed and carried out.

The conference takes place under the banner of ‘Applications of AI, IoT and CPS in Smart Cities Summit,' and will include a range of sessions.

Speaking about the event, Dr. Fadi Aloul, Head and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at AUS, said: "As one of the leading and fastest growing CSE departments in the region, we are pleased to be holding this conference. With the concept of smart cities becoming such an important part of the country's march towards innovation and technological advancement, it is incumbent upon us to play our role in this endeavor. Technology is now an enabler for every business in all fields. Everyone will soon need to learn how to apply it in their field to succeed. The event will feature a wide range of presentations delivered by some of the leading experts in the country."

Speakers from Cisco, Nokia, IBM, SAP, VMware, HPE, Khalifa University and AUS will deliver lectures on a variety of topics. Sessions scheduled at the event include Big Data: Its Science, Industry and Business; Disruptive Technologies ad the Future of Cities; Superpowers of Technology; and Digital Transformation and Innovation, among others.

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