Meetings, Workshops and Seminars
The Smart Cities Research Institute at American University of Sharjah (AUS) held its First Round Table Discussion (RTD) on May 2018 at the university. Present at the workshop were field experts and professionals from government, industry and academia. The RTD sought to identify state-of-the-art, feasible future implementation strategies for smart cities in the UAE and the GCC region. Also discussed were areas of technology or implementation gaps in these strategies and how AUS might contribute in filling theses gaps.
In October 2018, SCRI had its first workshop on the deployment of 5G and IoT in UAE. Guest speakers were Nurettin Cetinkaya and Mahmoud El-Banna of NOKIA Corporation. They highlighted how telecommunications become a major pillar of the industry for achieving the next wave of revolution, which is mainly focusing on machine-to-machine communication, automation and artificial intelligence. The aim of this event was to show how 5G and IoT will support this drastic change in the industry.
Projects Awarded SCRI Research Funds
Sponsored Summer Research
In Summer 2018, SCRI funded summer research trips for AUS faculty to engage with international collaborators on identifying and carrying on research activities related to smart cites research:
To bolster research activity at AUS, SCRI has funded the purchase of the following state-of-the-art equipment: