IBM100 - Colloquia – IBM Research – Smarter Cities Technology Centre
The Science of Cities
October 26-27, 2011
IBM Research & Development – Ireland, a Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin, Ireland is bringing together esteemed leaders from academia, government, and industry to discuss and debate the most pressing issues of urbanisation and the future of science and technology required to address the challenges and aspirations of cities.
Cities are vibrant hubs of life, engines that drive the global economy, and proving grounds for social and technological innovation. However, while cities offer the economies of scale needed to cope with the world’s increasing population, contemporary urban infrastructures are plagued by pollution, resource inefficiencies, unreliability, crime, and social inequities.
The Science of Cities Colloquium is focused on bringing computer science and mathematical expertise to bear on the challenges of transportation, water, energy, and urban information systems. It will enable researchers and city leaders from diverse domains to make new connections, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and identify directions that will drive new progress.
The Colloquium is being held at the IBM Technology Campus, Dublin, Ireland on October 26th and 27th, in conjunction with the Opening Ceremony for the new IBM Research and Development – Ireland facility.