Business Systems Laboratory - 2nd International Symposium
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY.
Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice
January 23-24, 2014 Universitas Mercatorum
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TECHNOLOGY AND SMART IMPROVEMENTS FOR A BETTER LIVING
University of Palermo (Italy)
Technological advancements are bringing closer to reality the dream of cities which are both sustainable and smart. On one hand, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are expected not only to realize energy savings for most city services, by a massive network of networks that is able to monitor in real-time power and water consumption, but also to facilitate the integration of wind, solar, and other renewable sources. On the other hand, social capital which springs from the tight cooperation between individuals and already established social groups may drive the whole process, through well known and emerging phenomena like environmental self awareness and green hedonism, for example in personal carbon footprint estimation. Smart devices are expected to support people in taking decisions in everyday life which are not only sustainable but also facilitate reducing health risk behavior, improving at the same time social trust and membership. For example, personal devices not only may help in taking routing decisions for time-saving urban mobility but also may suggest solutions which are environmentally sustainable: the latter aspect may provide positive social feedback once such a constructive behavior is shared in real time to social networks.
This track presents original papers by researchers and practitioners in the industry that present leading edge research and applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and other interactive automated devices, such as Embedded Systems for real-world control and sensing.
The topics of the track include (but are not limited to) the following research fields:
Geolocated Intelligent Cooperative Transport Systems and Services, Behavioral Modeling of Traffic Flows and Logistics, Safety, Health, Mobility and Sustainability, Use of Artificial Intelligence Techniques and Activity-Based Models in Sustainable Mobility, Mathematical Optimization for Sustainable Traffic Engineering and Logistics, Multi-modal interoperable transport, Socially Persuasive Technology and Transport Policy, ICTs for Energy Management and Energy Efficient Design, Information Systems for socially based smart and better living, Smart Technologies: Experiences from Developing Countries, Travel Demand Management/ Mass Transit Policies, Novel Applications targeted to Health, Mobility, Livability and Sustainability, Renewable Energy Sources in Transportation, Social and Institutional Information Related to Travel, Adaptive Road Pricing and Traffic Congestion.
Friday 24 - Room "Appia": 9,00 - 13,30