On March 10th, 2023, in Bangkok, Thailand, a Knowledge Exchange was held to discuss IoT in Urban Development and Smart City Standards.
The event was focused on two main topics. The first topic was IoT in Urban Development, with a presentation by Henrik Beermann from Fraunhofer IMW on the CHARMS project. The project aims to improve the indoor comfort of historic wooden houses in Thailand using sensors to collect data for ongoing research. The discussion included different use cases, such as private manufacturing enterprises, control systems for large-scale real estates, evaluation of urban design competitions, and participatory processes for existing public services. The transdisciplinary discussion included a biologist, software developers, and urban planners/researchers.
The second topic was Smart City Standards, with a presentation by Philipp Lämmel from Fraunhofer FOKUS on enabling the structuring process, enhancement, and creation of urban ICT with the help of standardized smart city reference models. As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, it is more important than ever to ensure that our cities are designed to be sustainable, efficient, and resilient. Smart city technologies have the potential to transform the way we live, work, and play in urban environments. The workshop explored the role standardized smart city reference models can play in structuring, enhancing, and creating urban ICT. The possibilities of successfully transferring technical standards currently developed in Europe (e.g. the DIN SPEC 91357 Reference Architecture Model Open Urban Platform) to the context of smart city development in Thailand were discussed.
The event was initiated by Henrik Beermann from Fraunhofer IMW, hosted by Ralf Opierzynski from Integrationworks, and in collaboration with Egils Rubenis from OCTOBUS. Other speakers included Non Arkara from the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), Thore Dietrich from Fraunhofer IMW, Frank Schwartze and Kai Michael Dietrich from TH Lübeck, Agota Barabas from HafenCity University Hamburg, and Prapatpong Upala & Chalitda Ji Madhyamapurush from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) Smart City Innovative Research Academy (SCiRA).
The SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Team expressed their gratitude to everyone involved in the event.