FSC & RRAU Overview:
Following previous successful Conferences, the 2nd International Conference on Future Smart Cities & the 2nd International Conference Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism were both organized and held from 5 - 7 September 2019 in Sepang, Malaysia in collaboration with Xiamen university Malaysia. The Conferences included many discussions that covered extremely important topics and they were chaired by Professor Xiao Han, the Head of Information Communication Technology Department in Xiamen University Malaysia.
The Opening Ceremony Started with opening word from the conference Chairperson and a brief overview of the conference topics that will be discussed, following his Speech Professor Zhang Ying the Assistant President of Xiamen University Malaysia delivered a welcome speech and initiated the conference. The opening session was then wrapped up by a speech delivered by IEREK's Chief Executive Officer and founder, Dr. Mourad Amer.
The Plenary Session started with Conferences Keynote Speakers speeches:
Prof. Jonathan Li, Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. “HD Maps Navigating You in Smart Cities”
Prof. Matthew Fineout, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University – Director of Smart Architecture, Pittsburgh. “Environmentally Sensitive Geometries“
Prof. Javier Aguirre Contrerars, Professor if the Department of the Environment, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico. “Solarquim: Dual Electric Power Generation System for a Housing”
Prof. Yang Chenhui, Executive Dean, Yongtai Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Xiamen University China. “Active Learning Framework for Image Classification” and “Sensing and Computing of Smart City“
After a light lunch break, the final lecture/speech was delivered as a 3-hour workshop on “How to Successfully Prepare and Publish Your Paper” and presented by Dr.Nabil Khelifi, Senior Publishing Editor, MENA region, Springer, Germany.
By the end of the first day, and to provide our researchers with an opportunity to socialize and establish new connections and collaborations, keynote speakers and participants were invited to attend a Gala Dinner.
On the 2nd and 3rd day of the conference authors started presenting their researches while the session chairperson and moderators listened, discussed, and evaluated the sessions. The sessions were split into 6 sessions over a duration of the two days as follows:
Session 1: Smart Cities: The Development of Integrated Frameworks
Session Moderator: Dr. Lim Poh Im, Dr. Ahmad Affandi
Session 2: Smart Energy Adaptation and Resiliency Challenges
Session Moderator: Prof. Kamran Shavarebi, Dr. Andi Rossi
Session 3: Smarter Cities: Efficient and Sustainable Living
Session Moderator: Dr. Siti Aida Samikon, Dr. Heng Yu Ping
Session 4: Smart Mobility: Challenges & Solutions
Session Moderator: Prof. Mohd Fairuz Shahidan, Dr. Anis bin Haron
Session 5: A Computing Perspective: Global Trends & Strategic Approaches
Session Moderator: Prof. Rahinah binti Ibrahim, Dr. Ahmad Affandi
Session 6: Smart and Digital Applications
Session Moderator: Prof. Norsidah Binti Ujang, Dr. Raja Majid Mehmood
After wrapping up the conference sessions for the third day, a discussion panel was held in the closing Ceremony to discuss the final remarks presented by the session moderators and speakers which stimulated group discussions and open debates key to identifying the next steps and recommendations that would assist in a buildup on the existing research.