19 - 21 October 2022

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9.00am - 12:00pm (AEST)

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Data and data science play key role in informed decision-making for various businesses. Location data and location data analysis add more advantages for identification of problems, patterns and trends by location and time to make smarter decisions for our cities. Smart cities get benefit from data, data science, location data and analytics to provide accurate information for better decision making at local and regional scale. Sensing technologies and real time data collectors are also great tools for collecting different dimensions of data. In smart cities era, all these data and information require appropriate collaborative and communication technologies for better management and sharing of data and information.  

Smart Data and Smart Cities conference is an annual international conference that brings together international experts in city analytics, GIS, digital twins, smart cities and data science from leading research institutes to discuss advances in methods and applications. It provides a forum to discuss the use data and technology to plan and shape our future cities. SDSCC is the annual conference of the Urban Data Management Society, a society over 40 years old.  

The 7th annual SDSC conference will be held in Sydney, Australia in Q4, 2022.  This is the first time the conference has come to Australia, and in fact the Southern Hemisphere. This year’s conference will be organised by City Futures Research Centre, and Smart Cities and Infrastructure cluster at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.  

This conference seeks to invite cutting edge research, experience, and implementation relevant to city and infrastructure data, analytics, collaborative environments, and platforms for smarter decision making at local, national, and international levels. We encourage scholars and practitioners to share their research and experience relevant to the following themes (not limited to) with the conference attendees: 

  • GIS, urban informatics, and smart cities 
  • Sensing technologies, laser scanning and smart cities 
  • BIM and infrastructure 
  • Data science, visualisation and City Analytics 
  • Mobility data and visualisation  
  • 3D/4D modelling of cities  
  • BIM/GIS integration and digital twins 
  • Derving insights from digital twins 
  • Digital twins levels of maturity   
  • Spatio-temporal patterns 
  • Smart cities during and after Covid-19  
  • Big data/big spatial data analysis and management   
  • ICT and smart cities 
  • Smart transportation  
  • Net zero emission cities
  • Smart homes 
  • Realtime/web based/interactive data visualisation 
  • Cities’ dashboards 
  • Smart Energy efficiency solutions  
  • Data and analytics for circular economy in cities 
  • Participation and empowerment 
  • Privacy, data security challenges in digital twins and smart cities 
  • Blockchain technology for municipal management 
  • Open data and open urban platforms 
  • Crowdsourcing data collection and analytics 
  • Monitoring systems 
  • Disaster management/warning systems 
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in smart cities 
  • Drones for monitoring/inspecting cities and construction sites 


Event dates and registration coming soon!


    Participation in Sydney, Australia  

    Standard rate: $399.00 

    Full rate including dinner: $499.00 

    Student rate: $199.00 

    Student rate including gala dinner: $299 

    Online participation: 

    Standard rate: AUD$199 

    Student rate: AUD$99 


Event program coming soon 

Please see below for the agenda







  • Professor Chris Pettit is the Conference Chair for SDSC 2022. Chris Pettit is the Director of the City Futures Research Centre, inaugural professor of Urban Science, and Plus Alliance Fellow at UNSW Sydney. He currently Chair of the Board of Directors for CUPUM (Computational Urban Planning and Urban Management) and on the International Advisory Board for the “Geo for all” initiative. He is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia’s National Plantech Wrking Group, the advisory board for the Centre for Data Leadership, the Committee for Sydney’s Smart Cities Taskforce and the NSW Government Expert Advisory Group for Planning Evidence and Insights. 

    Prof Pettit established the City Analytics Lab (CAL), a dedicated space designed to support collaborative city planning and user-centred design. He is an investigator on a number of ARC, CRC and Industry projects including Chief Investigator on the Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer Toolkit and more recently – “Value Australia – Sharpening our land and property decisions with Artificial Intelligence”.

  • Associate Professor Hoon Han is the Chair of the Scientific Committee for SDSC 2022. Dr Hoon Han is Associate Professor of City Planning Program in the School of Built Environment, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW in January 2011, he held teaching and researching positions at Griffith University (2009-2011) and the University of Queensland (2004-2009), where he completed his PhD program (2004). His research focuses on smart cities, residential mobility and property markets using a range of quantitative methods such as spatial modelling, machine learning and multivariate analysis. More specifically, his research contributes to the spatially integrated social science, which systematically tests, explores, and monitors changes in geographic location, distribution and patterns across cities and regions. Hoon Han has actively disseminated his research through various outlets. He has published over 100 publications, including scholarly books, book chapters and journal papers. His publications have been cited over 1,320 times worldwide (Google Scholar, Aug 2021). 

  • Sisi Zlatanova graduated as a surveyor at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria) and obtained her PhD degree on 3D GIS for Urban Development at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). She worked as a software programmer at the Central Cadastre (Bulgaria) and has been in academic positions at UACG (Bulgaria), the Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, the Netherlands), Graz University of Technology (Austria), Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies (Russia). She joined the University of New South Wales in January, 2018. Her recent research concentrates on 3D Indoor modelling and navigation. She have been involved in the work of several international organisations, is the president of ISPRS TC IV on Spatial Information science, the treasurer of UDMS and a co-chair of OGC SWG IndoorGML. She also actively participates in the organisation of conferences such as Gi4DM, UDMS, 3D GeoInfo, Indoor3D and summer schools.

  • Cynthia received her PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sydney, and after graduation, she started her academic career in construction management area and since then developed her research in this area. Cynthia joined UNSW in 2011 and has been conducting research on information and knowledge management in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications on construction planning, cost management and facility management. Cynthia’s another research area is on reducing carbon footprint in the construction process for sustainable development and green building rating. Recently, Cynthia’s research is focusing on combining these two areas, and using BIM, digital twin and other ICT technologies to improve the efficiency and productivity, and reduce carbon emissions for smart city and infrastructure development. Cynthia also supervises PhD students in conducting research on women in Construction, construction health and safety, etc. 

  • Dr Brian Lee is a senior lecturer in City Planning at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. Brian’s research activities have been centred on transport planning, travel behaviour, active transport and integrated transport infrastructure and land use planning. He led a number of research and industry projects on transport planning in Australia and Canada. Brian’s current research focuses on exploring to improve transport planning practice by integrating transport infrastructure and land use planning and enhanced understanding of travel behaviour for sustainable and liveable cities. 

  • Dr Sara Shirowzhan is the lecturer and the Academic Advisor of the City Analytics program in the School of Built Environment (BE) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. She is also the co-convener of the Smart Cities and Infrastructure Cluster at BE. Sara’s areas of research in technologies relevant to built-environment informatics include sensing technologies, advanced GIS, BIM, digital twins, and artificial intelligence. Sara teaches and supervises students on City Analytics, GIS, Construction Informatics and BIM relevant topics at undergrad and postgrad levels at UNSW. She is currently an Editorial Board member of the journals of Sustainability (MDPI) and Advances Civil Engineering. She is also a Topic Board member of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information as well as Buildings journal. Sara completed her PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW. 

  • Claire Daniel is a post-graduate research student at UNSW. 

  • Alessandra is a research and administrative assistant at City Future Research Centre who recently graduated with her Bachelors in Social Research and Policy. She is a budding urban planner who will commence her Masters in Philosophy in 2022.

Our Sponsors

Event sponsorship is a great way to build awareness and maximise exposure of your brand, products and services to a broad and receptive audience which includes government, industry, academics and the community.  

This is an exciting opportunity to promote partnerships that will deliver a major boost in research and development funding for research in Smart Cities. 

There are several event sponsorships packages available although we are happy to discuss individual needs should one of the defined packages not suit your goals. All event sponsors will be promoted before, during and after the week. 

  • Pre-event
    • Promoted as Platinum Partner in pre-event communications including newsletters and online promotion
    • Featured as a Platinum Partner on the front page of the event website
    • Sponsor logo listed first on all promotional material 
    • Promoted as the Platinum Partner throughout event
    • Sponsor logo included on all event signage 
    • Verbal recognition of support at the opening and closing ceremony
    • Table allocation with signage 
    • A morning tea hosted by your organisation 
    • Ten delegate registrations 
    • Ten tickets to Gala Dinner and allocated VIP table with sponsor’s name 
    • One keynote speaker
    • Five masterclass tickets
    • Sponsored Platinum Partner networking drinks
    • Sponsored Platinum Partner gala dinner 
    • Opportunity to place a gift on each chair
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    • Slide dedicated to company name during the conference 
    • Promoted as Platinum Partner in post-event communications 

  • Pre-event 
    • Promoted as Gold Partner in pre-event communications including newsletter, online and social media promotion 
    • Featured as a Gold Partner on the front page of the event website
    • Sponsor logo listed on promotional material 
    • Promoted as the Gold Partner throughout event
    • Five delegate registrations 
    • Five tickets to Gala Dinner
    • Three masterclass tickets
    • Sponsored Gold Partner lunch
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    • Sponsored lunch event 
    • Verbal recognition of support at the opening and closing ceremony
    • Table allocation with signage 
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    • Promoted as Gold Partner in post-event communications

  • Pre-event 
    • Promoted as Silver Partner in pre-event communications including newsletter, online and social media promotion 
    • Featured as a Silver Partner on the front page of the event
    • Sponsor logo listed on promotional material 
    • Two delegate registrations 
    • Two tickets to Gala Dinner
    • Two masterclass tickets
    • Sponsored silver partner morning tea
    • Sponsored silver partner afternoon tea
    • Promoted as the Silver Partner throughout event
    • Verbal recognition of support at the opening and closing ceremony
    • Table allocation with signage
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    • Promoted as Silver Partner in post-event communications

  • Arrival tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be served to all delegates.

    • Promoted as Bronze Partner in pre-event communications
    • Featured as a Bronze Partner on the front page of the event website 
    • Sponsor logo listed on promotional materials 
    • Promoted as Bronze Partner throughout event
    • Verbal recognition of support at the opening and closing ceremony
    • One delegate registration 
    • One ticket to Gala dinner
    • One masterclass ticket
    • Sponsored morning tea 
    • Table allocation with signage
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    • Promoted as Bronze Partner in post-event communications 

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