Smart Cities Application for Optical Sensors and Sensing Topical Meetings
Smart cities bring together infrastructure, smart governance, big data, and technology. By incorporating technology into the urban environment, the performance and interactions of services such as energy, transportation, communications, and utilities are better integrated and more effectively used. As a result, the quality of life of citizens is improved and environmental impacts reduced. Optical Sensing has a critical role to play in smart cities!
Optics and Photonics is already broadly proliferated in the cities to provide functions ranging from simple infrared elevator safety switches to complex optical networks providing efficient communication backbone. In this Innovation Challenge, you have the opportunity to envision new areas where light and technological innovations in optics and photonics can become an enabling technology in smart cities. Think out of the box and propose unique optical sensing solutions to important problems that will enable truly smart cities of the future with smart ecosystem of technology, communication, services and thriving citizens. The innovative solutions can be focused on new optical sensor ideas, novel applications of existing optical sensing technologies (such as LIDAR, distributed optical fiber sensing or integrated photonics sensors), innovative infrastructure employing optical sensors (e.g. LiFi), advanced optical sensor signal processing, or any other innovations leveraging optical and photonic sensing solutions. Help define the future of optical sensing in smart cities and everyday life!
Solutions will be judged on the following:
- Compliance: is the idea submission complete and does it comply with the rules of the challenge?
- Novelty: does the idea describe a novel approach to providing a solution?
- Originality: how original is the proposed technology or use of existing technology?
- Relevance: How well does the idea relate to the topic and provide a solution aligned with the goals of this challenge?
- Feasibility: how likely can the idea be prototyped?