Date

19 - 21 October 2022

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Time

9.00am - 5.00pm (AEST)

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Venue

UNSW, Sydney & Online

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Overview

Data and data science play key role in informed decision-making for various businesses. 3D location data and 3D 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 benefits 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 a smart cities era, all these data and information require appropriate collaborative and communication technologies for better management and sharing of data and information.

The Smart Data and Smart Cities (SDSC) 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. SDSC is the annual conference of the Urban Data Management Society, a society over 40 years old.

3D GeoInfo is an annual international conference that provides a forum for decision-makers, professionals, academia, data providers and vendors in the field of 3D geoinformation focussing on theoretical, standardisation, technical, implementation and application issues in different disciplines. 3D Geoinfo has been organised since 2006 in different parts of the world.

This year the 7th annual SDSC conference and 17th 3D GeoInfo will be jointly held in Sydney, Australia 18-21 October, 2022. This is the first time SDSC conference has come to Australia, and in fact the Southern Hemisphere. It is the second time 3D GeoInfo has been organised in Australia. This joint event will be organised by City Futures Research Centre, Smart Cities and Infrastructure Cluster and Geospatial Research Innovation Development (GRID) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

This joint event 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 themes of the two conferences.  

  • 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 

Conference fees

Early Bird Academic registration (ends 31st July 2022)

$550 AUD (excluding 10% GST)

Early Bird Non-Academic registration
(ends 31st July 2022)

$1000 AUD (excluding 10% GST)

Student registration

$300 AUD (excluding 10% GST)

Online registration

$250 AUD (excluding 10% GST)

Student online registration

$100 AUD (excluding 10% GST)

 

Academic and non-academic packages include

- 3 day conference proceedings including keynotes, parallel sessions and catering for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch

- welcome reception drinks, 18th October (worth $80 value)

- gala dinner, 20th October (worth $150 value)

 

Excludes half or full day workshops and masterclasses to be purchased separately. Tickets will be available soon.

 

Student registration includes

- HDR session (18th October), catering included

- 2 masterclasses

- 3 day conference proceedings including keynotes, parallel sessions and catering for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch

- welcome reception drinks, 18th October (worth $80 value)

- gala dinner, 20th October (worth $150 value)

 

Online registration includes

- live access to keynotes

- access to presentations and parallel sessions

- access to conference program 


Keynotes

Hon Minister Rob Stokes

Rob Stokes is the NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport.

He has been a Member of the NSW Parliament since 2007 and has served as Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Minister for Transport and Roads, Minister for Education, Minister for Environment, Minister for Heritage and Minister for the Central Coast.

Rob is an Honorary Fellow with Macquarie Law School, holds a double degree in arts and law from Macquarie University, a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in planning law.

Professor Volker Coors

Volker Coors is Professor in Geoinformatics and Computer Science at HFT Stuttgart. His research is focused on 3D Geospatial data infrastructure and Urban Geo-Informatics. He holds a Diploma degree with honours in Computer Sciences and a doctoral degree in Computer Graphics from Technical University of Darmstadt. From 2006-2017 he was Dean of Studies of the Information Logistics course. Since 2019 he is scientific director of the Institute for Applied Research at HFT Stuttgart. Prof. Coors is a member of the CityGML Standard Working Group (SWG) and chairman of the 3D Portrayal SWG of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). He is a founding member of the joint commission "3D-City Models" of the German Society for Cartography e.V. and the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation e.V. and Vice-President of the Urban Data Management Society. In 2020 he was guest editor of a special issue on “The Applications of 3D-City Models in Urban Studies” in the peer-reviewed ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Informatics.

Professor Flora Salim

Professor Flora Salim is the CISCO Chair of Digital Transport, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney. Her research, on behaviour modelling, AI and machine learning on time-series and spatio-temporal sensor data, has been funded by the ARC, Humboldt Foundation, Bayer Foundation, Microsoft Research, Qatar National Research Fund, and many local and international industry partners. She won the Women in AI Awards 2022 ANZ - Defence and Intelligence category. She is a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts, an Honorary Professor of RMIT University, an Associate Investigator of ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society, a member of ACM UbiComp Steering Commitee, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, Area Editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Associate Editor of Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT). She obtained her PhD from Monash University in 2009.

Hon Minister Victor Dominello 

Victor Dominello is a senior Minister in the New South Wales Government and has held various portfolios over the last decade including Aboriginal Affairs, Innovation and Finance.

In 2019 he was appointed the inaugural Minister for Customer Service and in 2021 was also appointed the inaugural Minister for Digital Government.

Victor firmly believes the use of real-time data and technology are the most powerful ways to improve quality of life and reduce suffering.

Victor was a member of the original Crisis Cabinet which led the NSW response to Covid-19 and now sits on the Covid-19 and Economic Recovery Committee.

His particular focus has been on delivering digital solutions such as the Service NSW QR code check-in feature and the real-time data analysis which has informed the state’s decision making. 

Victor has been the driving force behind the roll out of the Digital Driver Licence, the establishment of the $2.1b Digital Restart Fund and the rapid expansion of the Service NSW app to include QR code check-ins, the voucher programs, such as Dine and Discover, Covid-19 test alert notifications and the registration of positive rapid antigen tests.

In addition to digital, technology and customer experience, Victor is also obsessed with Batman.

Professor Nick Bailey

Nick Bailey is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Urban Big Data Centre. UBDC is an international centre-of-excellence in the use of ‘digital footprints’ data and associated analytical technologies to address the challenges of urban planning, development and management. It is a multi-disciplinary research centre and national data service, funded by UKRI-ESRC. Nick is also Associate Director of the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, which works to enhance access to linked individual-level administrative datasets. His own research focuses mainly on urban housing and neighbourhood systems.

Professor Debra Laefer

Debra Laefer is a Professor of Urban Informatics at New York University (NYU) and earned degrees from Columbia University (BA, BS), NYU (MS), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MS, PHD). In 2001, she undertook the mission of harnessing remote sensing capabilities for city-scale engineering workflows (e.g. infrastructure assessment, disaster mitigation). This began by re-envisioning urban, aerial LiDAR data capture, creating automatic means for conversion into computational modelling, employing hyperspectral imagery for differentiating in situ mechanical attributes, and pioneering high performance computing solutions for all attributes of full waveform LiDAR and for integrating multi-dimensional datasets. Most recently, her research has challenged the underpinnings of machine learning and deep learning for LiDAR datasets and forged new conceptions in 3D epidemiology to curb COVID-19 transmission. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and received numerous awards: 2021 Oracle Outstanding Paper Award in LiDAR Data Storage; 2020 New York State GIS Association COVID-19 Award, 2020 ESRI awards, and 2019 Institution of Civil Engineers Manby ICT/GIS/BIM award. Most recently she chaired the 2021 3D GeoInfo Conference in New York City.


Key Deadlines

Publication pathway 1 - Abstract paper submission
(6-8 pages)

Extended abstract (1000w) due:                                15th April 

Pathway - short paper submission

(paper to be accepted on abstract review)

*to be published in ISPRS archives 

Publication pathway 2 - Full Paper submission
(6-
8 pages)

(paper to be accepted on full paper review) 

Full paper due:                                                           15th May

*no abstract submission required in advance
*to be published in ISPRS annals 

Author notification (full paper):                                    10th June

Pathways 1 and 2

Final submission:                                                        10th July

Papers are submitted via Conftool.

Access conftool here

Paper must be prepared following strictly the ISPRS template for abstract and full paper:

See template here

 

 

 


Awards

This joining event will recognise the high quality presentations and papers by sponsoring the following awards:

  • Best paper award (SDSC, 3D GeoInfo)
  • Best oral presentation (SDSC, 3D GeoInfo)
  • Best young researcher award 
  • Several industry supported awards 

Committees


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 
    On-site
    • 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 
    Post-event
    • 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 
    On-site
    •  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
    Post-event
    • 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 
    On-site
    • 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
    Post-event
    • Promoted as Silver Partner in post-event communications

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

    Pre-event 
    • 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 
    On-site
    • 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
    Post-event
    • Promoted as Bronze Partner in post-event communications 

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

    Pre-event 
     
    • Promoted as Catering Partner in pre-event communications
    • Featured as a Catering Partner on the front page of the event website 
    • Sponsor logo listed on promotional materials 
    On-site
     
    • Promoted as Catering Partner throughout event
    • Verbal recognition of support at the opening and closing ceremony
    • One delegate registration 
    • One ticket to Gala dinner
    • Opportunity to include merchandise in tote bags
    Post-event
    • Promoted as Catering Partner in post-event communications 

     

     


Venue & Contact

Located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, UNSW Kensington is only walking distance to iconic beaches, such as Coogee and Bondi and provides an idyllic working environment. UNSW Kensington is a busy, thriving community of 60,000 students and 6,000 staff, the size of a small town. We are located just 12km from the Sydney CBD with direct transport routes to Sydney Harbour.

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