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Wednesday, December 20 • 16:40 - 18:10
Internet of Things for Smart City: Green and Sustainability (WS42)

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Proposer's Name: Mr. MINGLEI SHE
Proposer's Organization: China Association for Science and Technology
Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Xu ZHAO
Co-Proposer's Organization: China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
Prof.Mr Xiaofeng TAO,Civil Society,Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)
Ms. Xu ZHAO,Civil Society,China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)

Session Format: Panel - 90 Min

Country: China
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Country: China
Stakeholder Group: Technical Community

Speaker: Xiaofeng Tao
Speaker: Cai Chen
Speaker: Otieno Omondi
Speaker: Abdelkarim Benabdallah
Speaker: Mikhail Komarov

Content of the Session:
The smart city is the future of urbanization; A city whose foundation is information technology especially integrating IoT is known as smart city. The innovative technologies (IoT, big data, cloud computing, AI etc.) developed over the last five years start to draw a picture of what smart cities will look like within the next decade. Smart City is about smart technology, but it is also about smart governance, smart people and smart economy. This session will bring a full view of how to improve quality of life, foster economic growth, and deliver on eco- sustainability initiatives utilizing IoT for smart cities. It will present smart city framework, development tools and policies in different filed, such as smart transportation, smart Energy and water management, smart environment, smart health care etc. Besides, considerations for regulation & management for smart cities will be displayed through some best practices, and those practices in different perspectives from different nations, department and stakeholders and the challenges of future smart cities would be addressed and discussed.

Relevance of the Session:
The purpose of this workshop is to highlight how the IoT is playing a key role in supporting local and global communities to achieve smart management and operation, and provide a series of policy options to utilize the Internet of things to realize the goal of sustainable development (SDGs). The session will be directly related to the theme of IGF2017: “Shape Your Digital Future”, which promotes a strong emphasis on creating technical solutions smart management and sustainable form of governance. Smart city gives us a better glimpse of embracing new technologies and innovations for shaping a digital future, also raises a point about what regulations and governance methods suit for the newly created. Smart cities use IoT devices to collect and analyze data, connect everything in city. The cities then use this data to improve infrastructure, public utilities, services, and more. The power of IoT connectivity allowing city governments, businesses, and citizens to interact in new ways that make cities more efficient, safer, cleaner, and more livable. 

This discussion will bring together participants from both the established IG technical and academic and those in working in the evolving IoT space to consider the interaction of the existing structures of Internet governance and technical and administrative, which adapt to the requirements of the IoT, including openness, transparency, security and continuity of Internet service and multistakeholder cooperation for smart city.

Tag 1: Internet of Things
Tag 2: Internet & ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals
Tag 3: Multistakeholder Cooperation

Professor Xiaofeng TAO will make an opening speech introducing the agenda of the workshop. After that he will give a presentation on the overview of the IoT development worldwide, technologies currently available or being released into the market, strategic IoT solutions for smarter cities, and how to create successful international collaboration among multi-stakeholders.
Doctor Cai CHEN will talk about 'Policy and Regulation' on innovative forms of smart city, especially focus on rapid deployment of new IoT devices and applications in smart cities. Examples of Chinese best practice in building green and sustainable infrastructure and the services in the future of smart cities will also be discussed.
Karim Benabdallah will talk about the application of information and communication technologies in smart city projects. How can the IoTs-based technologies improve and reshape our future city in an environment-friendly manner.
Daniel Omondi is going to give his apprehension of the smart city in nature and present on how private sectors can actively participate in the smart city initiatives. How developing countries can learn from the experiences from the developed countries in the process of urbanization.
Dr. Mikhail Komarov will discuss IoT and behavior change with the use of IoT and energy-saving solutions. how default settings in smart devices change our behavior

Proposers, Co-organizers and Speakers have been chosen to ensure Geographic, gender, and stakeholder group diversity. Each speaker will bring a unique perspective and experience to the ways in which IoT can realize a better digital future and green and sustainable life. For gender diversity, there are 1 female co-organizer, Ms. Xu ZHAO, who has proposed the session jointly and coordinated the content with the experts. 2 female speaker, Ms. AiHua Wang and Ms.Helani Galpaya, who are senior experts in the research and planning division of IoT and smart city. For geographic diversity, there are 2 from Africa, 3 from Asia Pacific, 1 from Europe; the moderator is from Asia Pacific as well. For stakeholder diversity, there are 2 from technical community,4 from civil society, 1 from ICANN GAC(government). Here, Ms. Aihua Wang comes from technical community, but she is involved in the IoT and smart city research and planning for enterprises and private sectors for many years.

Onsite Moderator: Prof.Mr Xiaofeng TAO
Online Moderator: Prof.Mr Xiang Zhou
Rapporteur: Mr Minglei SHE

Online Participation:
Online participation will be led by a facilitated dialogue. Online attendee will get involved in the workshop during the whole session and have separate queue and microphone which rotate equally with the mics in the room and is entitled to raise questions after each presentation of the speaker and engage during the panel discussion.

Discussion facilitation:
The moderator will open the session by welcoming all the participants, introducing the topic about to be discussed and the speakers onsite and online. (10 minutes)
Speakers make their presentation respectively.After each presentation, the moderator probably make comments and engage the audiences and online participants in a quick Q&A session.(40 minutes)
Then the moderator will engage the panelists in a lively conversation to get their perspectives on topic related questions.(20 minutes).
The moderator will elicit what panelists find most insightful from the discussion and build on them by asking questions to create active flow of conversation with both panelists and experts in the audience.(10 minutes)
The last ten minutes, the moderator will warp up the discussion by summarizing the consensus of the facilitated dialogue and pointing out the challenges we are confronting.(10 minutes)

Conducted a Workshop in IGF before?: Yes
Link to Report: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4098/230

Additional Speakers: 

1.Helani Galpaya,

Helani Galpaya is CEO of LIRNEasia, a pro-poor, pro-market think tank working across the emerging Asia Pacific on ICT policy and regulatory issues. She assumed the CEO role in Jan 2013. Prior to that, she was LIRNEasia’s Chief Operating Officer.

She researches, does consulting work and engages in public discourse on issues related to net neutrality, policy and regulatory barriers in Internet access, e-Government, broadband quality of service, and how knowledge and information disseminated via ICTs can improve inclusiveness SMMEs (small, medium and micro enterprises) in agriculture and micro-work markets. She is currently conducting research on digital labor in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia, looking at online platforms that enable freelancing and micro-work. She is also carrying out nationally representative surveys of Internet use by households and individuals in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal. In Myanmar, she’s continuing ongoing with a new initiative to examine how experiences and perceptions of harassment, surveillance and privacy impact how people of Myanmar experience the Internet.

Prior to LIRNEasia, she worked on at the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka implementing e-Government projects under the World Bank’s e-Sri Lanka initiative. She was a management consultant at Booz&Co.(now Strategy&) in New York and has also worked at Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the USA. She has an MS in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and a BA in Computer Science from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA.

SpecialtyICTs, Digital Trade, and Development


2.Aihua Wang

Ms. Aihua WANG, the Chief Engineer of Planning & De


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Wednesday December 20, 2017 16:40 - 18:10 CET
Room XXII - E United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)