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Due to Demand, Stetson Offers Second Smart City Workshop This Year

A recent report by BCC Research found that the smart-city market reached $342.4 billion in 2016 and is projected to more than double by 2021, to an estimated $774.8 billion.

This workshop will examine what a smart city is and how to become one. Connected and autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming a part of everyday life. Car companies are moving toward automating vehicles, reducing accidents and human costs. But how do these vehicles interact with our current city engineering? How will these effect traffic patterns? Are they safe?

Due to popular demand, and in partnership with Bob McQueen and Associates, Stetson University is hosting a full-day workshop including topics on analytics, smart cities, and connected and autonomous vehicles.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Stetson University Center at Celebration, 800 Celebration Ave., Celebration, Florida

Who: The workshop is designed for engineers, sustainability professionals, data analysts and anyone interested in how the future of connected things will work and the data behind them.


Petros Xanthopoulos is an assistant professor in the Decision and Information Science Department at Stetson University. He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and has been working on data mining and analytics over the last 10 years.

Bob McQueen is currently an industry consultant with Teradata. He specializes in assisting public agencies to understand the effects of ITS, harnessing the full potential of recent advances in data science. Current assignments focus on Smart Cities and transportation data analytics to explain the effects of ITS and the effectiveness of transportation investments.

Registration: Early registration is $175 until Oct. 19. After that date, full price registration is $199. For more information, visit: https://www.stetson.edu/business/pace/smart-workshop.php.