11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'15)
Special Theme - Smart Living Cities, Big Data, Sustainable Development
November 01-03, 2015, Dubai, UAE

Technically Co-Sponsored by:
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Smartness Innovation Adoption Session

Leila Ismail

UAE University, UAE

Achim P. Karduck

Furtwangen University, Germany

Jie Liu

Fudan University Shanghai, China
Cloud Computing in Smart Innovation Ecosystems Smart Technologies and SEED
(Social, Economic, and Ecologic Development)
Smart Enterprises and SEED

Capturing Video Portfolio: Statement from Participants, by Leila Ismail (UAE University, UAE) and Achim P. Karduck (Furwangen University, Germany)

Smartness Innovation Adoption Forum


Achim P. Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany

Jie Liu, Fudan University Shanghai, China

The Special Theme of IEEE Innovations in IT´15 is Smart Living Cities, Big Data, Sustainable Development. In the area of the Smart Technologies covered at IEEE IIT´15, we are witnessing the potential and momentum of change for all facets of life, based on progressing innovation. At the same time, new directions for Sustainable Development are aimed for globally. The term SEED denotes to “Social, Ecologic, and Economic Development“.

The latest Smart Technologies, covered at IEEE IIT´15, promise to play a key role for the solutions envisioned for our global challenges, e.g. for the Future of Energy, Health, Agriculture/Nutrition, Safety and Security, or Citizen Involvement.

In the Smartness Innovation Adoption Forum, we focus on one question:

Smartness Innovation Adoption Forum Which contributions can Smartness provide for SEED, through increasing resource productivity and supporting the lifestyle in Smart Living Cities and Societies?

Radical change for SEED is possible and required, as Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker outlines in Factor 5 [1]. He is the current Co-President of The Club of Rome [2, 3], a forum that identifies challenges and opportunities for our common future in the context of SEED. Factor 5will provide the context of our Forum.

In essence, Professor Weizsäcker provides examples for transforming the global economy on an economic path that is environmentally sustainable, by increasing the resource productivity by 80% in various sectors in the industrialized regions. While radically improved resource productivity is economically more profitable, it contributes at the same time to our quality of life and our living environment. Factor 5 provides as well paths for developing economies, indicating on how their progress can take place in a much less resource inefficient way than for industrialized regions in the past.

The Forum provides position statements and a discussion round with our distinguished participants about the above raised question. The Forum will provide a global view from the UAE/Middle East, USA, China, Europe, and Australia. The co-innovation role of Public-Private-Partnerships for the Innovation Ecosystem is addressed, by providing international best-practice examples.

The Forum at IEEE IIT´15 relates directly to the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai [4]. Its theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, with the three sub-themes addressing the global shared challenges in “Mobility, Sustainability & then Opportunity”. Like Expo 2015 in Milano [5], the aim is to meet the vital needs of people today and for generations to come. Smart Technologies are a key building block for this ambition of mankind [6].

Distinguished Participants to Smartness Innovation Adoption Forum:

Leila Ismail

UAE University, UAE

Michael Perrone

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Elizabeth Chang

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Gary Michael Schneider

Global Technical Leadership, IBM, USA

Christian Wagner

City University, Hong Kong, China

El-Ghazali Talbi

Polytech'Lille - University of Lille 1, France

[1] Weizsäcker von E. et al.: Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy through 80 % Improvements in Resource Productivity, Published with The Natural Edge Project, Routledge Publishing, 2009.

[2] The Report of the Brundtland CommissionBrundtland: "Our Common Future", UN Commission on Environment and Development, Oxford Press, 1987.

[3] Randers, Jorgen , "2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years. A Report to the Club of Rome Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Limits to Growth", Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012.

[4] Expo 2020, Dubai, UAE, https://expo2020dubai.ae/en/

[5] Expo 2015, Minalo, Italy, http://www.expo2015.org/en

[6] Senseable Cities, MIT, http://senseable.mit.edu/

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