CTTE & FITCE joint congress
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Wed 25 Sep
Thu 26 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
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Thu 26 Sep

09:00 - 10:30 Session 2: Smart Energy
Session moderated by Marc Verbruggen, HightechPartners, Belgium
Smart metering deployment planning, IoT for smart grids, e-vehicle charging
GIS Based Planning of Broadband Power Line Communication Networks for Smart metering
presented by Kurt Marlein, Head of Innovation at Comsof, Belgium
paper by Kurt Marlein
Why and how a Telco provider enters the e-mobility Market
presented by Alexander Decker, Comfortcharge Gmb, Germany
paper by Alexander Decker
IoT Enabling Technologies for Extreme Connectivity Smart Grid Applications
presented by Samuela Persia, Researcher on Wireless Communications, Fondazione Ugo Borboni, Italy
paper by Samuela Persia, Claudia Carciofi, Marina Barbiroli, Marco Teodori, Valeria Petrini, Andrea Garzia and Manuel Faccioli
Techno-economic Analysis of Residential Thermal Flexibility for Demand Side Management
presented by Thibault Degrande, PhD student at IDLab-Ghent University-imec, Belgium
paper by Jan Devriese, Thibault Degrande, Mihail Mihaylov, Sofie Verbrugge and Didier Colle
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 3: Data for and by smart cities
Session moderated by Edward Smith, Wokingham U3A
Data-driven government, privacy and protection
There's No Smart City without Smart 3D Mapping
presented by Peter Bonne, CEO at Orbit GT, Belgium
paper by Peter Bonne
Smart City Privacy: Enhancing Collaborative Transparency in the Regulatory Ecosystem 
presented by Athena Christofi and Laurens Vandercruysse, PhD researchers, CITIP-KU Leuven and VUB
paper by thena Christofi, Rob Heyman, Laurens Vandercruysse, Valerie Verdoodt, Caroline Buts, Michael Dooms, Jo Pierson and Peggy Valcke
The Social Construction of Personal Data Protection in Smart Cities
presented by Jonas Breuer, PHD Researcher at VUB, Belgium
paper by Jonas Breuer, Ine Van Zeeland, Jo Pierson and Rob Heyman
The road to datadriven local government 
presented by Bart Rosseau, Data & Information Manager at City of Ghent, Belgium
paper by Bart Rosseau
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 4: Smart city definition and adoption
Session moderated by Morten Falch, Associate Professor at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
What is a smart city and what is its future? Adoption of policy and innovation
A Closer Look to the Future of Smart Cities 
presented by Edward Smith, Wokingham U3A, United Kingdom
paper by Edward Smith and Mauro Ugolini
Being a Smart City is not the Goal, but What is? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Smart City Strategies in 13 Cities in Flanders
presented by Nils Walravens, Senior Researcher at imec - SMIT - VUB, Belgium
paper by Nils Walravens, Mathias Van Compernolle, Pieter Colpaert and Jan Waeben
 Adoption of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in Flemish passenger cars: a review of European Policy Options 
presented by Thibault Degrande, PhD researcher at IDLab-Ghent University-imec, Belgium
paper by Thibault Degrande, Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Sofie Verbrugge and Didier Colle
“The maker movement” in Belgium: A review of resistance to value co-creation in open innovation communities
presented by Joshua K Salawu, Researcher at Université de Namur, Belgium
paper by Joshua K Salawu, Annick Castiaux and Assaad El Akremi
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 Panel session: shaping the smart city
Moderated by Wolter Lemstra, Associate Professor Strategy Centre, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands
Smart City Alkmaar: A multi-stakeholder process to shape the future of a mid-size city using strategic conversations
Steven Koper
   Manager at Stadswerk072, the Netherlands
Smart City Nieuwe Dokken Gent: Recent experiences with re-building the old docklands
Lieven Demolder
   Project Lead at Clean Energy Innovative Projects, Belgium
Enabling Smart Cities: How broadband facilitates the development of Smart Cities
Crister Mattsson
   Advisor - RISE Acreo, Sweden
“Smart City Cluster Denmark”: Innovation network for digitization in sustainable cities and communities
Michael Finbarr Mullins
   Associate Professor, PhD, Architect, Aalborg University, Denmark
19:30 - 22:00 Congress Dinner
 Augustinian Monastery 

For the partner programme, a bit more information, including pictures, can be found in this PDF document. This information will soon be added to the online schedule.

Time flies, don't get surprised by how fast things go...

Monday 15 Apr 2019

The submission deadline
is already over

Sunday 30 Jun 2019

All notifications of acceptance were sent

Saturday 31 Aug 2019

Though not early bird,
tickets are still affordable

Wednesday 25 Sep 2019

Congress has started
we're having a great time

Why Ghent...

Because Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination, and more recently “a city small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant”.

Because National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed our city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Because you must witness with your own eyes what Napoleon and the mysterious thief of “the Just Judges” panel already knew: The Mystic Lamb really is key to European art history.

Because Ghent is at the crossroads of the most important inland waterways in Flanders.

Because the city comes to life again after sunset.

And of course because you like to get off the beaten track.

Congress Sponsors

Gold sponsor - City of Ghent

Technical sponsor - IEEE

Gold sponsor - Post Luxembourg

Partner - Agoria

Partner - FITCE Luxembourg

Silver sponsor - Comsof

Silver sponsor - Deloitte

Partner - imec

Partner - Ghent University