I recently attended the MCCSIS 2023 conference in Oporto, Portugal. The conference was a great opportunity to learn about the latest research in urban planning and sustainable development and to share my work on bicycle availability prediction.
The conference kicked off with a keynote by Dr. Norbert Streitz, who discussed the challenges and opportunities of designing smart cities that are both human-centered and sustainable. He also highlighted the importance of citizen participation in the design of smart cities.
I attended several talks on machine learning, including one on the use of data science to improve quality processes in manufacturing. I also enjoyed a talk on the importance of data quality for smart city applications. The speaker argued that data quality is essential for ensuring that smart city applications are accurate, reliable, and efficient. They also discussed the challenges of ensuring data quality in a cross-organizational environment. Then, he concluded by discussing the requirements for a data catalog that can help to ensure data quality for smart city applications.
I really had a good time at the MCCSIS 2023 conference. It was a great opportunity to learn about the latest research in urban planning and sustainable development and to share my work with a wider audience.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the conference:
- Smart cities are becoming increasingly important as we move towards a more sustainable future.
- Human-centered design is essential for the success of smart cities.
- Machine learning is a powerful tool for improving the efficiency and sustainability of smart cities.
In addition to the technical sessions, I also enjoyed exploring Oporto. The city is beautiful, and the people are very friendly. I especially enjoyed eating the local food and visiting the museums. Furthermore, I even made use of some improvised "portuñol".
I would like to thank the organizers of the MCCSIS 2023 conference for a great event. I look forward to attending the next one!