Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

 NOVEMBER 16-19, 2020 | NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Co-Located with:

USIgnite App Summit SBIR/STTR Defense TechConnect


Monday, November 16: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Additional Registration Fee Required)

How to Design a Smart City – IoT Technology Based

Smart Cities have been identified as a promising potential application domain for the information and communication technologies (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) with a wide range of possible services that can benefit City Administration/Municipal Governance. Municipal governments around the globe are employing big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of daily life. Information and communication technology (ICT) is used to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to improve contact between citizens and government.

This workshop provides an overview of IoT applied while architecting smart city applications. The session provides building blocks and schematic of few case studies of smart cities. Attendees will learn fundamentals of IoT infrastructure and networking technologies such as IPv4, IPV6, Wi-Fi, BLE, 6LowPAN, ZigBee and Cellular concepts. Instructor will demonstrate few hardware, smart city sensors and IoT cloud technologies including AWS IoT, IBM Bluemix and Microsoft Azure. Few of the IoT communication protocol such as MQTT, CoApp shall be discussed. The session also helps to learn how to deploy interoperable and scalable smart city solutions that will meet needs of the city communities. It will help cities plan roadmaps to acquire these solutions for their citizens.

Participants will learn to design and analyze Smart City. The learning model includes sensors, hardware platform and cloud. Sensors related to Smart City such as Environmental Monitoring, e-Government, Waste Management, Flood Monitoring, Smart City Lights(LED), Smart Power Grid, Smart Parking, Smart Hospital, Smart Agriculture, etc., The workshop describes the block diagram, schematic and implementation plans. It also discusses Bill of Materials required to build a Smart City. The course outlines the usage of Cloud platform.  

About the Instructors

Shivakumar Mathapathi

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering Science, Sonoma State University
  • Adjunct Lecturer, MSIS, Santa Clara University
  • Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility, Fremont, CA
  • Team Lead, Global City team challenges hosted by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Under the Department of Commerce, USA

Shivakumar Mathapathi is the Adjunct Professor at Sonoma State University. He is the Team Lead for Global City team challenge hosted by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST USA). Shivakumar has over 25 years of experience in product development, design and faculty. Mathapathi is a seasoned technologist, instructor and practitioner on the Internet of Things (IoT) with extensive experience as lead faculty, lab-practice and mentorship in executing smart city, smart agriculture, assisted living and other IoT related projects. He has designed study programs and academic syllabus for The IoT course, a master's curriculum (4 units) taught at Santa Clara University and California Polytechnic State University. He was the instructor for IoT course at Cal Poly- San Luis, Obispo (part of California State University) also led senior design team to design and develop IoT cloud platform needed for smart city. Shivakumar has contributed to build the ecosystem and establish innovation pathways for the OpenIoT project, a blueprint and awarded Open Source project in the Internet of Things for smart Cities sponsored by the European commission. 

Shivakumar is also a team lead for Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) project hosted by the National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce, USA. GCTC team comprises of Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, City of San Leandro, City of Galway (Ireland) and City of Rohnert Park, CA.

Mr. Mathapathi is the Co- Founder and CTO of Dew Mobility, Fremont, CA.

Dr. Raju Bhukya

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute Technology Warangal

Dr. Raju Bhukya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute Technology Warangal. He has 15 years teaching experience at NIT Warangal and interest areas are bioinformatics, internet of things, agri informatics, etc. He has published many research papers in international journals and conferences. His main research areas are disease detection using DNA patterns using machine learning and artificial intelligence. He conducted many national and international Faculty Development Program, programs at NIT Warangal. He is also involved and contributed to smart cities project hosted by Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) hosted by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).



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Supporting Organizaitons

Advanced Energy Economy
Cleantech San Diego
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Colorado Technology Association
Dallas Innovation Alliance
Innovation & Tech Today
loT Playbook
Metrolab Network
Open Connectivity Foundation
Smart Cities San Diego
Smart Columbus
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