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MGSU HOSTS THE SMART CITIES RUSSIAN – GERMAN SEMINAR

MGSU HOSTS THE SMART CITIES RUSSIAN – GERMAN SEMINAR

MGSU HOSTS THE SMART CITIES RUSSIAN – GERMAN SEMINAR
October 28, 2019

MGSU hosted the Smart Cities seminar on October 23, 2019. The event was organized in partnership with Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus (DWIH) headquartered in Moscow.

At the seminar opening ceremony, welcome addresses were delivered by Andrey Volkov, Acting Rector, MGSU, and Dr. Andreas Hoeschen, Director, DWIH in Moscow. Mr. Hoeschen thanked MGSU for the hospitality and longstanding successful cooperation and focused on the importance of the present-day life development in both countries. 

Key reports were delivered by Andrey Volkov, Acting Rector, MGSU, and Alexey Bulgakov, Professor, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). Andrey Volkov, Acting Rector, MGSU, was first to deliver his report entitled “The Smart City. Global Progress in Research and Innovations” at the seminar.

Acting rector commenced his report by addressing the background of the issue and its principal provisions. He said: “… the notion of being smart has several interpretations, and each person has his own idea of intelligence. When discussing problems of a smart city, one should decide upon the terminology.” Hence, terminology-related issues were an important constituent of the report. Besides, the speaker addressed the development potential of smart cities. 

The seminar also encompassed a roundtable discussion of the most relevant problems of digitalization of the economy and urban infrastructure; design, development, and assimilation of Smart City technologies, as well as a panel discussion of relevant problems of smart cities. The reports were delivered by Pr. Alexey Bulgakov, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Pavel Chelyshkov, MGSU, Pr. Christian Koch, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, Sergey Volkov, State Budgetary Institution Mosstroirazvitie, Dr. Heiko Kirschke, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, and Kirill Malyk, MZTA Joint Stock Company. 

In the course of the seminar events, the speakers initiated an interesting discussion of the history and prospects for the establishment and effective operation of urban cyber-physical systems, their legal regulation, selection of technological platforms for the digitalization of the economies, and development of regions involving the use of future-oriented information technologies. 

The seminar ended with a tour of the university premises.

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