Welcome at Sched for UTC 2016!

Here you can make your personal conference program. You can choose from 25+ sessions and 45+ speakers. Click on a session for more info.

For any questions, please contact us via oscardegrave@gmail.com

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Smart & Vital Cities [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 17


The 3D City: a live example from Rotterdam
Limited Capacity seats available


Using urban data from various sources makes it possible to model cities in 3D representations, in which detailed information about, among other things air quality, sound levels, visitor streams, economic structure and other factors can be made visible. It is expected that within 10 years all city planning and development will use such 3D representations. In this online excursion, Roland and Jantien will show and discuss a particular 3D representation of a neighborhood in the city of Rotterdam. The excursion will provide a hands-on understanding of what 3D city models entail, as well as a systematic reflection on their potential and challenges. 



avatar for Fadi Hirzalla

Fadi Hirzalla

Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr. Fadi Hirzalla specializes in media and citizenship, particularly in relation to interculturalism and young people, as well as in quantitative and qualitative research methods. He works as a researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

avatar for Roland van der Heijden

Roland van der Heijden

Urban planner and projectmanager, City of Rotterdam
Roland is an expert in sustainable urban development and geo-information, and project leader of the Smart City Planner and the Energy Atlas of the city of Rotterdam.
avatar for Jantien Stoter

Jantien Stoter

Professor of 3D Geo-information, Technical University Delft
Jantien is professor in Spatial Data Infrastructure and leads the 3D GeoInformation group of Technical University Delft.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
5. Van Beuningenzaal


Meet BOLD minds for Future Smart and Social Cities
Limited Capacity filling up


BOLD Cities is a new inter-university center from Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam that conducts big data research to help find solutions for urban problems. In this workshop the main researchers will discuss how big, open and linked data can help to answer urban issues regarding traffic flows, the quality of schools in various neighborhoods, how the neighborhood influences the health of its residents, the relevance of social media during large-scale cultural events, interaction between citizens, opportunities for establishing local businesses, energy consumption and air quality. Ethical dilemmas are a common theme running through these issues, especially with respect to the privacy of citizens, and the ownership of their data. Workshop attendants will be invited to share their knowledge, experience and views as well. 

Big data
- Rebecca Moody (Erasmus University): Rediscovering Self Sufficiency: How big data redefines and poses new challenges
- Sarah Giest (Leiden University): Cities in Transition: Using Big Data for Smart City Goals

Open data
- Bastiaan van Loenen (TU Delft): Safeguarding Data Protection in an Open Data World
- Reinout Kleinhans (TU Delft): Smart Urban Governance: How to improve two-way communication between governments and citizens

Linked data
- Gijs Custers (Erasmus University): Citizen participation in Rotterdam explained
- Marike Knoef (Leiden University): Encouraging single moms on welfare to find a job


avatar for Geert Maarse

Geert Maarse

Independent science journalist and TV-host, Geert Maarse
Geert Maarse is a Rotterdam based science journalist and TV-host. His work concerns the investigation of academic research and the public value of science. He has a background in business administration and journalism.


Gijs Custers

Promovendus, Department of Sociology, Erasmus Universiteit
avatar for Sarah Giest

Sarah Giest

Assistant professor, Institute of Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden
avatar for Reinout Kleinhans

Reinout Kleinhans

Associate Professor of Urban Regeneration, Faculteit Bouwkunde, TU Delft
My research and teaching interests are urban regeneration, self-organisation, online-offline citizen engagement, community enterprises, social media, collective efficacy, and participatory planning. Currently, I am studying Dutch experiments with Community Enterprises ("wijkondernemingen... Read More →
avatar for Marike Knoef

Marike Knoef

Universitair Hoofddocent, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Leiden

bastiaan van Loenen

Universitair Hoofddocent, Kenniscentrum Open Data, TU Delft

Rebecca Moody

Assistant professor, Department of Public Administration, Erasmus Universiteit
avatar for Liesbet van Zoonen

Liesbet van Zoonen

Professor of Popular Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Liesbet Van Zoonen is co-founder of BOLD Cities and Professor of Popular Culture,. She is also Dean Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, at Erasmus University Rotterdam and is

Tuesday May 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:45
4. Zeelenberg Zaal


Nervousnet: co-creating the data city

The ‘Internet of Things’ is both a buzz-word and a reality. Experts estimate that in the future there will be 7 times more connected things than people. For cities these connections offer unprecedented advantages to monitor and adjust city operations in real time. While currently the big IT corporations are pushing city governments to acquire their hardware and software, the Nervousnet developed by Professor Helbing and his team is run  as a 'Citizen Web', built and managed by its users. Inspired by Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap, people, companies and devices will be able to interact with Nervousnet in 3 ways: by contributing data; by analysing the crowd-sourced datasets; and by sharing code and ideas. The aim is to yield societal benefits, business opportunities and jobs. Professor Helbing will address the basic components and principles of Nervousnet, and show examples of its usage and benefits for future cities.  Nervousnet is affiliated with BOLD Cities.





Ulrich Mans

Projectmanager Centre for Innovation, Universiteit Leiden

avatar for Dirk Helbing

Dirk Helbing

Professor of Computational Social Science, Technical University of Zurich
Dirk Helbing is Professor of Computational Social Science at the Technical University of Zurich, and the Technical University of Delft. His key interests are in the responsible  constructions of smart systems and data-analytics for cities, especially with respect to civic control... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
1. Jurriaanse Zaal