Topic: smart cities

Digital Intelligence #DI2014

Digital Intelligence 2014 (#di2014) is a new international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures. It will be held in Nantes, on 17-19 September 2014 and jointly organised with Scopitone, the main French Festival on digital arts and electronic music (Scopitone 2014, Sept. 16-21, 2014). Continue reading


EC President Barroso hosts the 2nd Innovation Convention

On 10-11 March 2014, in Brussels, the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will host the 2nd Innovation Convention. It will bring together a unique gathering of world-class researchers, visionary people and innovators, including CEOs from some of Europe’s top companies, young innovators and net-entrepreneurs. Continue reading


Museums and the Web Florence international conference

Museums and the Web Florence is an international conference dedicated to the relationship between museums and places of culture on the one hand and the new paradigms of digital culture on the other: social media, mobile tours, augmented reality. It will be held in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence, Italy, on 19 to 21 February 2014, and is open to all professionals in the sector both public and private. Continue reading


EC published the brochure on “Sustainable Urban Dynamics”

EC published the brochure “Research and Innovation on Sustainable Urban Dynamics”. The brochure is the result of a stakeholder workshop organised last year to shed light on the Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 6 – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies – chapter on “The promotion of sustainable and inclusive environments through innovative spatial and urban planning and design”. Continue reading


NEWCIMED activities in Amman and Tafila emphasize sustainability of ‘new cities’

Its full activities for NEWCIMED (New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin) project last week in Jordan. Sustainable activities were being held by the NEWCIMED’s Jordan team in the Department of Antiquities (DoA). They were holding workshops, photo competition and exhibition between Amman and Tafila. Continue reading


MIRA and PAIR: new tools for visual analysis, searching and recognition

Visual Engines develops technologies and software products based on automatic visual analysis, searching and recognition. The company offers products and services relying on two in house developed technologies: Visual Information Retrieval (VIR), and Visual Object Recognition (VOR). Both solutions benefit from indexing strategies that are able to deal with a very large amount of images (on the order of hundred millions) with very limited hardware, making it possible to serve visual queries with sub-second response time and with limited budget. Continue reading


LuBeC 2013: Lucca as metaphor of the Italy we would like

On the 19th of October 2013, with the closing initiative “Lucca open for LuBeC”, when Lucca offered itself to the participants with events and extra openings, LuBec successfully concluded its 9th edition. In Lucca’s Mayor Tambellini’s words, Lucca becomes metaphor of the Italy we would like. Continue reading


meSch: Material EncounterS with digital Cultural Heritage

meSch has the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools for the creation of tangible interactive experiences that connect the physical dimension of museums and exhibitions with relevant digital cross-media information in novel ways. The project runs from February 2013 to January 2017 and counts on an international consortium composed by 12 partners and coordinated by the Sheffield Hallam University, and is already delivering its first prototypes. Continue reading


Internet Festival 2013 Edition

For the Internet Festival, closed on 13th October, Incubator was the keyword for 2013. The organizers have already published the first official data of the event: 60 countries directly or virtually represented; more than 23.000 devices connected (smartphones, pc, tablets); … Continue reading


Agorà of Polis comes back: Mobility, Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Building

The annual event organized by Polis (Polo di Innovazione delle Tecnologie per la Città Sostenibile – Innovation Pole of the Technologies for a Sustainable City) was held in the Engineering College of Siena’s University on the 26th – 27th September 2013. It has hosted two days of debate about the “Smart Specialization Strategy” general topic, structured on the three Polis themes MOBILITY, CULTURAL HERITAGE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. Continue reading