Information Access in Smart Cities

Frank Kresin, Research Director at Waag, will give a keynote on Sunday 13 April 2014 at the Information Access in Smart Cities (i-ASC 2014) workshop in Amsterdam. His presentation will be on the topic 'Smart Cities, Smart Citizens and the case for the CitySDK'.

The Amsterdam i-ASC 2014 workshop is organized in conjunction with ECIR 2014 by the University of Glasgow. ECIR2014 will be held at Hotel Casa 400, situated near the Amstel river in the vibrant Amsterdam East area.

For the full programme of this workshop, visit this page

Modern cities are becoming smart where a digital knowledge infrastructure is deployed by local authorities (e.g. city councils and municipalities) to better serve the information needs of their citizens, and to ensure sustainability and efficient use of power and resources. This knowledge infrastructure consists of a wide range of systems from low-level physical sensors to advanced sensing devices through social sensors.

This workshop will be a venue for research on digesting the city's data streams and knowledge databases in order to serve the information needs of citizens and support decision making for local authorities. Possible use cases include helping tourists to find interesting places to go or activities to do while visiting a city, or assisting journalists in reporting local incidents. Indeed, this workshop will foster the development of new information access and retrieval models that can harness effectively and efficiently the large number of heterogeneous big data streams in a city to provide a new generation of information services.


Casa 400, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC Amsterdam