We are happy to announce two invited talks during the workshop!

Predicting for the Adaptive Transport System, given by Prof. Francisco C. Pereira (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

pereiraIt is not uncommon that traffic prediction tools and research report very high accuracy. However, the very few sch tools that exist in the market seem not to be performing as well as people would like, even though their accuracy may in fact correspond to the announced. There is a paradox in the field: traffic prediction is not difficult most of the time (the routine conditions), but sometimes it becomes extremely hard (the non-recurrent events), which is often when it is needed! In fact, our transport system, and in fact, the Smart City as a whole, is moving to a paradigm where supply can adapt much faster to demand than before, and this brings new challenges to predictability. It becomes less acceptable to fail!

This presentation will focus on ongoing and past work from DTU, MIT, CISUC and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) related to treatment of non-recurrent events in traffic, and its interaction with system optimization.

Spatial Data-Driven Analytics for Smart Cities, given by Associate Professor Raymond Chi-Wing WONG (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

raymond2 Nowadays, location-based services (LBSs), which refer to those services that are based on location (or spatial) data, are broadly used in our daily life. In this talk, we will talk about the recent development of LBSs. Some examples are “Search-nearby”, “Spatial Crowdsourcing”, “Trace Tracking” and “Shortest Distance”. We will focus on presenting some important results like how to start the business in a city, which attracts a lot of attention from both the academic and industry communities.