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Securing Smart Cities - A Collaborative Workshop

Date & Time:
November 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, Event Centre

Are smart cities secure? What kind of data do they collect and who controls that data? What are the unintended consequences of new technologies, policies and laws in smart cities? Are citizens willing to trade in their privacy for efficiency?

Please join us on November 15th to learn more about this topic and hear from our experts.

This workshop provides a forum for discussing and information sharing on a topic of direct relevance to the city of Calgary. Smart cities use information and communication technologies to enrich the quality and performance of urban services such as, energy, health care, law enforcement, transportation and utilities. Smart cities can be efficient, livable, sustainable urban areas of technological advancements. These technologies however raise many important security and privacy issues because of massive connectivity and data collection. Technologies may also have unintended consequences and bring with them new challenges. The workshop provides a forum for academia and other stakeholders to discuss this very important topic of direct relevance to the City of Calgary. The workshop consists of two panels and an open question and answer period.

1:00 p.m. Panel I: Now and the Future: Where are we now and where do we go from here?
Panelists will discuss current technologies used to secure smart cities versus the cost of privacy and impact citizens.

2:00 p.m. Panel II: Unintended Consequences.
Panelists will focus on the unidentified consequences of technologies, systems and policies. How can smartness assist in cities (and subsequently citizens) to achieve a higher standard of living?

This annual workshop is hosted in partnership with:
The Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies in the Faculty of Arts
The Institute for Privacy and Information Assurance in the Faculty of Science

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Admission is free!

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