Department of Information Technology

Smart City

To bring together researchers between divisions and between the department of Information Technology and external parts to create a multidisciplinary joint initiative focusing on IT for smart society.

Smart City Arena Seminar Series

March 2019

Joint Seminar with Division of Industrial Engineering & Sciences
Speakers: Cajsa Bartusch, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University; together with Edith Ngai from Smart City Arena in IT
Topic: Joint seminar on sustainable development in a smart grid context (TBD)
Time: 20 March 2019 (Wednesday) kl.13.00-15.00
Place: 1203, Fakultetsrummet, Ångström

At a recent workshop on sustainable urban development, which was organized by and as part of the research development initiative Uppsala University Sustainable Initiative (UUSI), we discovered that there seems to be attractive opportunities for fruitful joint research endeavors between the Department of Engineering Sciences and Department of Information Technology in various areas. Against this background, Cajsa Bartusch, researcher at the Division of Industrial Engineering & Sciences and Edith Ngai, senior lecturer at the Division of Computer Systems and arena coordinator of Smart Cities, invite all our colleagues to a joint seminar on sustainable development in a smart grid context, which is organized as part of the seminar series Advances in Industrial Engineering and Management. There will be two short presentations followed by joint discussions. A more detailed program will be sent to you shorty, but please save the date.

November 2018

Speaker: Joakim Widén, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University
Topic: Shaping Future Urban Energy Systems: Research in the Built Environment Energy Systems Group at Uppsala University
Time: 14 November 2018 (Wednesday) kl.13.15-14.00
Place: ITC1345

The Built Environment Energy Systems Group (BEESG) at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, specializes in system studies of new energy technologies and engineering solutions for the built environment. Given the wide range of new and emerging technologies for buildings and urban environments – from diverse mature technologies such as solar cells and energy-efficient windows to cutting-edge technologies like autonomous vehicles – improved knowledge is needed on how to introduce and combine these in existing systems while avoiding sub-optimizations.

The group uses system-analytical and mathematical methods such as simulation, optimization, probabilistic modeling and machine learning to approach these questions and to study the whole chain from utilization of renewable energy sources to integration of technologies into distribution systems. The output of the research ranges from basic knowledge about natural phenomena, such as the variability of solar irradiance on the urban scale, to practically applicable knowledge and innovations, such as the potential contribution of building-applied solar cells on city-scale and freely available state-of-the-art simulation programs for energy systems. This seminar will give an overview of the research we do, with possible connections to the Department of Information Technology and the Smart City Arena.

February 2018

Speaker: Torbjörn Fängström, IoT Sverige
Topic: IoT Sweden, what we are and what we do
Time: 13 February 2018 (Tuesday) kl.14.15-15.00
Place: ITC1345

This presentation will give a brief description of strategic innovation programs, focusing upon IoT Sweden. There will be an overview of how we work, different activities implemented by the program and a short description of some of the IoT-Sweden projects presently conducted. You can find more information about the program at our website:

January 2018

Speaker: Edith Ngai, Uppsala University
Topic: Green Internet-of-Things for smart cities and open data
Time: 24 January 2018 (Wednesday) kl.13.15-14.00
Place: ITC1345

Internet of Things (IoT) has become a promising technology for addressing societal challenges for smart cities worldwide. IoT for smart cities has to provide the accessibility of open data and cloud services for governments and the general public to develop new services and applications. In this talk, we will present our GreenIoT project for open data and sustainable development in Uppsala, Sweden. We will present our system architecture, testbed development, and research work on data modeling using Gaussian Process for urban environmental modeling. Finally, we will highlight on-going research activities and future directions on IoT and data analytics for smart cities.
Website of GreenIoT project:

Updated  2019-02-14 10:34:35 by Edith Ngai.