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07 Global City Systems: How a ‘Global Systems Science’ can Help Cope with Urbanisation

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European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with DG CONNECT European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology and HLRS – High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Although 80% of the world population will soon live in ever expanding cities, our understanding of how those cities work is still limited. The recent advent of real and virtual sensors in urban areas and data on behaviours of citizens via e.g. online media is a rich source on what cities do. Analysing them might lead a “Science of Cities” that studies cities as global systems. The breakout session will discuss how such a “Global Systems Science” of cities could help tackle urban challenges and design “smart(er) cities”. It will also discuss the role of social media to allow citizens to help design smart cities collectively.
From August 29 to 31, interactive virtual environments to support policy decisions regarding global challenges like urbanisation or climate change will be on display at the Congress Centre Alpbach. For more information, see the programmes of the Built Environment and Financial Market Symposia.

Distinguished Engineer and Lab Director, IBM Research - Ireland, Dublin
Scientific Director and Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Director, Consulting Practice; Leader, Information and Communications Technology Business, Arup, London
Distinguished Engineer Emeritus, IBM Corporation, New York
Scientific Officer, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels

Dipl.-Ing. Volker BUSCHER

Director, Consulting Practice; Leader, Information and Communications Technology Business, Arup, London

Electronics, Siemens AG Software Development and Marketing, Nordson Corporation
1983-1987
1993

Ph.D. Colin HARRISON

Distinguished Engineer Emeritus, IBM Corporation, New York

Electrical Engineer, CERN, Geneva Research Engineer, EMI Central Research, Hayes Advisory Engineer, IBM, San Jose Senior Engineer, IBM Instruments, Inc., Boston Research Staff Member, IBM, Yorktown Heights and Rueschlikon Director, IBM, Yorktown Heights Director, IBM, Zurich
1972-1977
1977-1979
1979-1981
1981-1987
1988-1999
1999-2001
2001-2007

Ph.D. Ralph DUM

Scientific Officer, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Brussels

Ph.D. Thesis and Research Assistant at Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, Colorado Researcher, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
 M.Sc., Ph.D. in Physics, University of Innsbruck
1990-1994
1994-2000

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