1st Keynote Speaker:
Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Challenges and Unwanted Features of the Smarter Cities Development
(Milan Dado, Aleš Janota, and Juraj Spalek - University of Žilina, Slovakia)
In the light of the latest knowledge and scientific projects findings the authors present actual R&D trends in the field of smart solutions for sustainable mobility based on ICT. New ideas, cutting-edge innovations and technologies for mobility agenda are needed together with multidisciplinary perspective and holistic approach applied. However, the positive expectations of sustainable mobility growth might also have some negative effects on the life and behaviour of citizens and institutions. This work indicates both positive and negative aspects of the smart city developments to open the floor for cross-fertilization of critical and incentive ideas.
Prof. Milan Dado (63) is Full Professor with the Department of Telecommunication and Multimedia. He is also dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, former rector of the University of Zilina, former president of the Slovak rectors’ conference and has number of other activities in Slovakia and in foreign countries.
Main milestones for development of his international activities were his longer stays abroad e.g. Two-month stay at the York University Canada, Northern Telecom and Bell Canada in 1993, Six-month stay at the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm in 1990 and Six -month stay at the Vienna University of Technology in 1981-1982. He has visited many other foreign institutions during last 24 years.
He has been actively involved in European research and education programs (TEMPUS, COST, LEONARDO, Socrates, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Program, European University association projects…) and has managed national projects related to information and communication technologies, intelligent transportation systems, regional innovation strategies and e-learning. He is project coordinator of ERA CHAIR project in Intelligent Transport Systems at the University of Zilina.
He has been a member of a number of international committees and is COST program national coordinator and member of COST Committee of Senior Officials at the present time.