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AMS Scientific Conference: Reinventing the City - Blueprints for messy cities?

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Reinventing the City Conference, April 23-25, 2024, Amsterdam. The ticket sale has started! Purchase your ticket and be part of this amazing event!

Join us for the Reinventing the City conference, where we will explore sustainable urban transformations on a metropolitan scale. Scientists, policymakers, students, and industry partners will come together to share insights, inspire action, and shape the future of our cities.

Purchase your ticket here

About the conference
The AMS Scientific Conference (AMS Conference) explores and discusses how cities can transform themselves to become more livable, resilient and sustainable while offering economic stability. Cities are innovation hubs, where an increasing number of people live, work, recreate, interact, and care. The urban fabric is where major transitions take place, catalyzing advancements in mobility, circularity, renewable energy, climate adaptation, urban food systems and digitization. Precisely for these reasons, our cities set the agenda for improving the livability and sustainability of our world.

Cultivating transformation
To foster improved urban environments, we need scientific and societal insights into our complex urban systems, into how natural and social processes are interconnected and reach tipping points, into the good, the bad and the ugly of our cities. We need amazing discoveries, technical and social innovations to transform the ugly, leave the bad behind and reach for the good. And most of all, we need to make the city together, because WE are the city.

Theme of this year

In this second edition of “Reinventing the City”, the overarching theme will be ‘Blueprints for messy cities? Navigating the interplay of order and complexity'. In three captivating days, we will explore ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’ (day 1), ‘Amazing discoveries’ (day 2) and ‘We are the city’ (day 3).

Day 1: 'The good, the bad, and the ugly'
The first day of the AMS Conference primarily focuses on the messiness: the various aspects of urban development and innovation. "The good" refers to success stories and positive developments in cities. "The bad" relates to challenges and issues that cities face, and "the ugly" pertains to less attractive aspects of urban development. This theme explores how cities, both in terms of space and users, evolve in both positive and negative ways.
Day 2: 'Amazing discoveries'
The second day of the conference concentrates on pioneering research and innovations, both technical and social, in the field of urban renewal and sustainability. Here, we ask participants to present and discuss new and exciting discoveries that have a positive impact on urban areas. We focus on areas such as mobility, food, circularity, energy, climate resilience, and smart data.
Day 3: 'WE are the city'
This theme emphasizes that the people living and working in cities play an essential role in urban renewal and development. This can involve community engagement, citizen participation, public-private partnerships, and the importance of involving all stakeholders in the city. Only together can we create livable and inclusive cities.

Topics
mobility | circularity | energy transition | climate adaptation | urban food systems | digitization | diversity | inclusion | living labs | transdisciplinary research

Registration Options

  • Full Conference Access: Immerse yourself in the entire event, spanning three captivating days, each dedicated to a distinct theme:
    • Day 1: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    • Day 2: Amazing Discoveries
    • Day 3: We Are the City
  • Single-Day Access: If your schedule is tight, you can opt for a single-day pass to attend the day that interests you the most.
  • Student Access: To encourage student participation in our conference, we offer exclusive student rates. Universities often provide funding opportunities to support students in attending conferences like ours. We encourage students to explore the available funds and grants at their respective universities. It's a great way to help offset the costs of your participation. Please note that student passes are available to currently enrolled students with valid student IDs.

Conference Fees

  • Full Conference Pass: €650,-
  • Single-Day Pass: €150,-
  • Student Full Conference pass: €200,-
AMS Institute's picture Conference from Apr 23rd to Apr 25th
Naomi Vrielink, Projectmedewerker at Future City Foundation, posted

Excursie Sittard-Geleen en Heerlen – Ontmoeten en samenwerken met en in de regio

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Op 21 en 22 maart reizen we af naar het Zuiden om daar van Sittard-Geleen en Heerlen te leren wat zij doen rondom het thema ‘ontmoeten’. Deze excursie wordt georganiseerd door de City Deals 'Slimme stad zo doe je dat' en 'Slim Maatwerk'.

Sittard-Geleen laat zien hoe zij in hun proeftuin Zeeheldenbuurt in gesprek gaan met de inwoner over activiteiten en bewegen. In Heerlen-Noord zien we in een van de gebieden van het Nationaal Programma Leefbaarheid en Veiligheid de stappen die worden gezet op gebied van kansengelijkheid. En bij de Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen staat digitalisering centraal. De gebundelde kennis van data science en mensgerichte Artificial Intelligence (AI) leidt tot nieuwe slimme digitale ontwikkelingen en diensten, die de kwaliteit van leven verbeteren.
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Datum: 21 en 22 maart (Let op, overnachting op eigen kosten)
Tijd: 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Locatie: N.T.B

Meld je hieronder aan:

Meet-up from Mar 21st to Mar 22nd
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Hoe ontwerpen we samen de slimme stad?

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Van scanauto’s tot  beveiligingscamera’s, in stadsontwikkeling wordt computer vision technologie op allerlei manieren ingezet in de openbare ruimte. Het inzetten van zulke technologie leidt tot allerlei uitdagingen op gebied van het inbouwen van publieke waarden. Neem bijvoorbeeld de scanauto, deze wordt vooral ingezet om parkeerovertredingen te detecteren. Technisch gezien is het ook mogelijk om andere dingen te 'scannen', zoals zwerfafval, kadebelasting of groepsvorming. Maar willen we dat wel? 

Wanneer de gemeente besluit om computer vision technologie in te zetten, gaat dat vaak via een aanbestedingsproces. De gemeente publiceert een opdracht waar organisaties en bedrijven zich kunnen inschrijven. Waag heeft het aanbestedingsproces in kaart gebracht en onderzoekt op welke momenten burgers betrokken kunnen worden. Tijdens deze workshop delen we de eerste inzichten en gaan we samen met de deelnemers op zoek naar best practices, tips en tools voor het vergroten van de maatschappelijke waarde van aanbestedingen. Denk jij ook mee? 

Masterclass / workshop on Jan 16th
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TH/NGS 2023

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Join us on 15 December for our annual ThingsCon event powered by CLICKNL. Participate in interactive sessions, be inspired by the keynotes, and view the thought-provoking projects in our exhibitions. And most of all, meet each other!

True to ThingsCon mission, we focus on a theme that we feel resonates with current developments and discussions that explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond; our current working theme is <em>‘Un</em>/i<em>ntended Consequences’</em>. Read more on our website.

Friday 15 December will be our main conference day. With a mix of: interactive sessions, inspiring keynotes, pitches from the community and an inspiring design exhibition.

  • Opening and closing keynote by Maria Luce Lupetti (TU Delft) and Bas van de Poel (Modem)
  • 12 interactive sessions in two rounds
  • Short project pitches
  • Exhibition with the best design student work and case-studies from practitioners.
  • Meet fellow participants during lunch and breaks, ending with drinks

Find more details on the program page!

Iskander Smit's picture Conference on Dec 15th
Jorgen Karskens, Project manager Civic Interaction Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 / 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿 experiment

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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 / 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗿
This experiment created by Tessa Steenkamp, questions what the camera car in your city sees, that you can’t see? Come explore the journey its data travel, and how they are used. Which functions do you think are a good idea – and where do you think is the limit? More info here

The experiment is organized by the HvA 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 research team. Human Values for Smarter Cities is a 4 year research project on how to make smart city technology understandable and contestable through civic participation.

The experiment is hosted by 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 on 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. This year's theme: ‘𝗨𝗻/𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀’, explores and promotes the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the #IoT and beyond. The event is organized by ThingsCon and powered by CLICKNL.

𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 here 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!

Lecture / presentation on Dec 15th
Jorgen Karskens, Project manager Civic Interaction Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 workshop

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𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 
In this workshop, Tom van Arman will guide you through some concrete citizen-by-design applications, toolkits and techniques to keep your smart city projects safe, insightful and inclusive to all. In this hands-on workshop, we will examine the Scan-Car. What is its purpose? What what does it do today? What can it do tomorrow? Teams will collaborate and speculate how the Scan Car can fit a citizen-centric future city. More info here

The workshop is organized by the HvA 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 research team. Human Values for Smarter Cities is a 4 year research project on how to make smart city technology understandable and contestable through civic participation.

The workshop is hosted by 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 on 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. This year's theme: ‘𝗨𝗻/𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀’, explores and promotes the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the #IoT and beyond. The event is organized by ThingsCon and powered by CLICKNL.

𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 here 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!

Masterclass / workshop on Dec 15th
Jorgen Karskens, Project manager Civic Interaction Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱/𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀

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𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱/𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀
In this workshop we will look at unwanted consequences, based on two existing urban technologies: a parking scan car service and an online reporting platform for local issues. We will use a canvas and our imagination to work on recommendations to repair the existing systems and/ or structures where these consequences originated. Hosted by Mike de Kreek
More info here

The workshop is organized by the HvA 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙑𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 research team. Human Values for Smarter Cities is a 4 year research project on how to make smart city technology understandable and contestable through civic participation.

The workshop is hosted by 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 on 𝗗𝗲𝗰 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 at Het Nieuwe Instituut. This year's theme: ‘𝗨𝗻/𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀’, explores and promotes the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the #IoT and beyond. The event is organized by ThingsCon and powered by CLICKNL.

𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 here 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗛/𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!

Masterclass / workshop on Dec 15th
Lieke Mijnen, Fieldlab voor de bouwsector en industrie at BouwLab, posted

Innovation Dinner: Cultuurverandering in de bouw

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CULTUURVERANDERING IN DE BOUW

Binnen de bouw zal men in de toekomst anders moeten gaan werken vanwege de maatschappelijke opgaven als duurzaamheid, klimaat en het arbeidstekort. De bouw zal (meer) moeten leren werken met alle digitale mogelijkheden die er zijn en aankomen. Dat vereist een andere cultuur van samenwerken. Zowel binnen het bedrijf als in de keten.

Ook het tekort aan personeel zorgt ervoor dat anders zal moeten worden omgegaan met personeel. Bedrijven zullen inclusiever moeten worden, zullen ook te maken krijgen met zij-instromers en ook hier zal digitalisering ervoor zorgen dat meer gedaan kan worden met minder mensen. Dr. ir. Koos Johannes, onderzoeker cultuur & ketensamenwerking bij de HVA zal tijdens het diner zijn inzichten delen over de Cultuurverandering in de bouw. Over deze, en nog veel meer onderwerpen, gaat het komende Innovation Dinner met als thema: Cultuurverandering in de bouw.  

Wil jij meepraten over dit onderwerp? Meld je dan nu aan voor dit innovation dinner!

Lecture / presentation on Dec 13th
Herman van den Bosch, professor in management development , posted

10. Health

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Most important causes of death worldwide (Source: The Lancelet, le Monde)
 
This is the 10th episode of a series 25 building blocks to create better streets, neighbourhoods, and cities. In this post, I mainly focus on health problems which are directly related to the quality of the living environment  

Are cities healthy places?

According to the WHO's Global Burden of Diseases Study, 4.2 million deaths worldwide each year are caused by particulate matter. The regional differences are significant. Urban health depends on the part of the world and the part of the city where you are living. More than 26 million people in the United States have asthma and breathing problems as a result. African-American residents in the US die of asthma three times as often as whites. They live in segregated communities with poor housing, close to heavy industry, transportation centers and other sources of air pollution.
Globally, the increasing prosperity of city dwellers is causing more and more lifestyle-related health problems. Heart disease, and violence (often drug-related) has overtaken infectious diseases as the first cause of death in wealthy parts of the world.  

The Netherlands

Very recently, Arcadis published a report on 'the healthy city'. This report compares 20 Dutch cities based on many criteria, divided over five domains. The four major cities score negatively on many aspects. In particular: healthy outdoor space, greenery, air quality, noise nuisance, heat stress and safety. Medium-sized cities such as Groningen, Emmen, Almere, Amersfoort, Nijmegen, and Apeldoorn, on the other hand, are among the healthiest cities.
In Amsterdam, the level of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in 2018 exceeded World Health Organization standards in many streets. The GGD of Amsterdam estimates that 4.5% of the loss of healthy years is the result of exposure to dirty air.  

Collaborative measuring air quality

In various cities, groups of concerned citizens have started measuring the quality of the air themselves. A professional example is the AiREAS project in Eindhoven. An innovative measuring system has been developed together with knowledge institutions and the government. Sensors are distributed over the area of the city and the system provides real-time information. The AiREAS group regularly discusses the results with other citizens and with the city government. The measurement of the quality of the air is supplemented by medical examination. This research has confirmed that citizens in the vicinity of the main roads and the airport have an increased risk of mortality, reduced lung function and asthma.
The AiREAS project is linked to similar initiatives in other European cities. Occasionally the data is exchanged. That resulted in, among other things, this shocking video.  

Future?

Could the future not be that we are busy doing the obvious things for our health, such as walking, cycling, eating good food and having fun and that thanks to wearables, symptoms of diseases are watched early and permanently in the background, without us being aware of it? The local health center will monitor and analyze the data of all patients using artificial intelligence and advise to consult the doctor if necessary. An easily accessible health center in one's own neighborhood remains indispensable.
 
Follow the link below to find an overview of all articles.  

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder at Tapp, posted

Responsible Sensing Safari & Workshop

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There is a lot of sensing going on in Amsterdam. Where are these sensors? What kinds of sensors are there? How do these sensors help our city? Join us on October 4th for a hands-on workshop to learn how to use 1) privacy-by-design toolkits, 2) discover citizen centric sensors and 3) learn how to make your own smart city projects more responsible.

Join us for an inspiring afternoon to learn and build human centric smart city technologies.

REGISTER FREE >> Eventbrite Responsible Sensing Safari & Workshop

Are you a concerned smart citizen, or smart city innovator? This workshop is for you! Tom van Arman, from TAPP - Smart City Architecture will guide you through the many legal, technical and even spatial considerations that you'll need to know about before deploying sensors in public space. Participants will go on a real-world Sensor Safari to discover the many devices in their natural habitat. Finally, roll up your sleeves and work together in a ‘Sensing Dilemma Workshop’ where we will field test some sensing projects to see how it can help (or harm) our future city! The workshop will take place on the Marineterrein, an inner-city test ground for a sustainable living environment.
Ethics in smart city technology is not something you assess at one specific point in time in a tech's lifecycle and then can forget about it. In the project Human Values for Smarter Cities, researchers, designers, civil servants (The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam), and citizens look for ways ethical principles can be interwoven in the articulation, making, deployment and adjustment of smart city technology.

Tom van Arman's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 4th
Teska Drosten, Communicator at Waag, posted

Waag Open: handwerk x elektronica

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De voertaal tijdens dit evenement is Nederlands
Heb je altijd al eens willen ervaren hoe een sensor werkt? Of hoe je een actie omzet in een reactie? Kom dan naar Waag Open en leer hoe je met verschillende textiel-technieken zachte, aaibare sensoren kan maken. 
E-textiles bieden de mogelijkheid om aanrakingen, knijpbewegingen of spanning om te zetten in data. Door met stroomgeleidende garens elektronische componenten te maken (bijvoorbeeld door te borduren of te breien), kun je vervolgens fantastische dingen aansturen zoals geluid, licht en beweging. Tijdens deze Waag Open editie focussen we op geluid: aan het eind van de avond gaan we de zelfgemaakte sensoren gelijk testen, en sluiten we af met een muzikale jamsessie…
Ontwerper & maker Michelle Vossen en soldeer- & hardware-expert en tevens oprichter van Acid Solder Club Veerle Pennock bieden je een toegankelijke instap in de wereld van elektronica. Ze hebben zichzelf de uitdaging gesteld om elektronica tastbaar en zichtbaar maken: textiel leent zich hier uitstekend voor! 
In deze workshop leer je verschillende textieltechnieken die je daarna zelfstandig kunt toepassen om je eigen zachte sensoren te maken.
NB: geschikt voor alle niveaus en achtergronden!

Programma

19.15 - 19.30 uur Inloop
19:30 - 19:45 uur Welkom en introductie
19:45 - 20:00 uur Uitleg e-textile, elektronica en modulaire synth
20:00 - 21:30 uur Zelf twee sensoren maken: 1 digitaal, 1 analoog
21:30 - 22:00 uur Afsluiten met een 'jamsessie' + drankje

Waag Open

Elke eerste donderdagavond van de maand opent Waag haar deuren! Kom langs om te discussiëren en te doen. Want we gaan niet alleen in discussie over maatschappelijke thema's en de toekomst - je leert daarnaast ook altijd iets praktisch.
Iets dat je altijd al hebt willen uitproberen, zoals de 3D-printer in het FabLab, of juist iets dat je nooit had verwacht, zoals uitpluizen hoe DNA in elkaar zit in ons biotech-lab. Waag Open vindt plaats in (een van) de maakplaatsen op de eerste en tweede verdieping van het historische Waaggebouw op de Nieuwmarkt.

Toegankelijkheid

Omdat het Waag-gebouw een beschermd monumentaal pand is, is het helaas niet voorzien van een lift. Dit evenement vindt plaats in de Makersguild op de eerste verdieping van het Waag-gebouw. 
Mocht je krap bij kas zitten en wel graag aan dit evenement willen deelnemen, neem dan contact op met tanja [@] waag [punt] org. 

Teska Drosten's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 5th
Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Smart building inside and out

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Day and night, 114 sensors are collecting data about the use and occupation of the facilities at H20 Esports Campus in Purmerend. Such data can be of great interest to plan work more efficiently and cost effectively. Partners of AMdEX, an Amsterdam Economic Board initiative make sure data is exchanged between trusted parties only. And that any conditions for access and use are enforced.

How many people go in and out a building throughout the day? Do they prefer specific elevators? Which toilet areas are most used? Are bins and soap dispensers full? Facility managers and cleaning companies love that type of information. Unoccupied areas do not need to be serviced as frequently as busy ones. The Esports Campus, an event location for businesses and private parties, was keen to share the sensor data in a safe and trustworthy manner. The entrepreneur reached out to the team of our AMdEX initiative, via the Data Sharing Coalition.

Ready for it

For AMdEX, the request from Esports Campus came at exactly the right time. Previously, the field lab at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam proved how environmental and liveability data can be accessed and shared in a trusted environment – after the data owner and data user had agreed on simple terms. “We were ready for a more complicated case,” says Hayo Schreijer (Dexes), one of the founding partners of AMdEX. “The case at Esports Campus is a mix of private and public data, collected in a private space and to be shared over the Internet. Also, a lot more parties would be involved than in the previous Marineterrein case.”

Endorsing partner KPN

KPN is AMdEX’ endorsing partner for connectivity and network infrastructure. KPN’s infrastructure could enable this innovative entrepreneur to collect and share this data reliably with his business partners. Carolien Nijhuis is EVP Internet of Things and Dataservices at KPN. She says: “This smart building project is next level complexity. It combines all the issues we think are important. Safe and trusted exchange of data is necessary to solve the bigger issues in our society. In this project, KPN provides interoperability and connectivity according to European standards of privacy and security.” It is tempting to think that data exchange is all about technology. It is not. “Besides being innovative, using professional technology, data exchange is very much about legal and organisational issues”, says Schreijer.

New terms and conditions

The Esports Campus pilot ran in parallel with a next phase of the field lab at the Marineterrein. Tom van Arman (Tapp), says: “At Marineterrein we measure environmental factors and occupancy of the public space: water quality, temperature, numbers of people. Esports is a private space that collects more personal and commercially sensitive data. We had to consider new terms and conditions in the agreements with all parties involved. We also included the principles of the Tada Manifesto, that prescribe safe, inclusive sharing and usage of data.” Collecting data inside a building results in whole new datasets to play with.

Prototype for all-in-one app

This summer, a milestone was reached: a prototype of Facility Apps, the all-in-one app solution for cleaning and facility management. Data from the Esports Campus is made available to the cleaning partners through this app, allowing them to plan the work more efficiently. The data in the app is contained in a ‘Solid Pod’, a decentralised data store. When data is stored in someone’s Pod, they control which people and applications can access it. The AMdEX layer verifies the identity of parties that want to access the data and authorises them to do so – if they are certified parties. Schreijer clarifies that AMdEX does not ‘see’ the data. It tells systems whether access or usage of data is allowed and makes these decisions auditable. Nijhuis also emphasises that KPN enables the technical data exchange and has no access to the actual data. The next step is to evaluate the app with the users.

Great potential for smart cities

This pilot has shown that private data can be shared reliably between private partners. Combined with the results from the public space of Marineterrein, all three partners see great potential for smart city applications. City planning based on actual data, more efficient energy management of buildings or even industrial areas, innovation in sustainable logistics. “Especially when we all work together,” concludes Nijhuis. “If you run alone, you go faster, but together you go farther.”

Text: Karina Meerman

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AMdEX: Sensordata delen uit smart buildings

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Wat is de bezetting van een gebouw gedurende de dag? Hebben mensen voorkeuren voor bepaalde liften? Hoe vol zijn afvalbakken en zeepdispenser?

Door de explosieve toename van sensoren weten we steeds meer over het gebruik van gebouwen en openbare ruimtes. Maar in de meeste gevallen mag niet alle data zonder meer worden gebruikt en zijn sensoren van verschillende eigenaren met specifieke eisen. Dit maakt het delen van data tijdrovend en kostbaar.

De H20 Esports Campus heeft, samen met AMdEX, KPN, iShare en Facility Apps deze catch-22 doorbroken voor het delen van gevoelige data. Zij laten zien dat het mogelijk is om zulke gegevens te delen tussen meerdere partijen en toch grip houden op hun eigen data.

Programma

Op 14 september vertellen zij hier meer over. Het programma:

  • Welke uitdagingen speler er bij het delen van sensordata? – Hayo Schreijer (Dexes) & Dirk Tuip (H20 Esports Campus)
  • Hoe wordt gebruik gemaakt van iShare om deelnemers te identificeren? – Gerard van der Hoeven (iShare)
  • Hoe functioneert de Smart Building data space in de praktijk? – Smart Building Team

Na afloop is er gelegenheid elkaar te ontmoeten en bij te praten.

Ken je collega’s of andere organisaties voor wie dit event ook interessant is? Stuur dit event dan naar hen door. Heb je vragen? Neem dan zeker contact op met Willem.
De toegang tot dit evenement is gratis. Registratie is vereist.

Meer informatie

Met AMdEX ontwikkelen we een digitale notaris. Deze notaris levert contracten aan organisaties die data willen delen. Ook dwingt AMdEX de voorwaarden in deze contracten af. De contracten ondersteunen eenvoudige datatransacties tussen twee organisaties. Maar ook complexe AI-algoritmen, die toegang moeten hebben tot data die op meerdere plekken is opgeslagen.

Ontdek meer over de digitale notaris AMdEX.

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IoT Tech Expo

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IoT Tech Expo is the leading event for IoT, Digital Twins & Enterprise Transformation, IoT Security IoT Connectivity & Connected Devices, Smart Infrastructures & Automation, Data & Analytics and Edge Platforms.

Speakers include:
🎤 Bruno Ávila - i-Team Director - Digital Urban Planning Lab - City of Amsterdam
🎤 Anca Iordanescu, PhD Computer Science - VP Engineering - IKEA
🎤 Thomas Kleine-Möllhoff - CIO - Pfizer
🎤 Yamina Kelm - Product Manager - Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
🎤 Najeeb Younossi - Head of Connected Experiences and Software - BAT
🎤 Fatiha Hammadi - Head of Digital & Innovation - Saria
🎤 Roland van der Heijden Program Manager - Digital City Rotterdam - City of Rotterdam
🎤 Teppo Rantanen - Executive Director - City of Tampere
🎤 Gaurav Lakhwani - Transition Program Manager - Nike

And many more

Selected presentations and panel discussions:
✅ Staying on Track with Digital Twins
✅ Examining the Current IoT Security Landscape
✅ Machine Learning for the Ultimate IIoT Infrastructure
✅ Implementing IoT inside the Aircraft
✅ Presentation: The Cognitive City
✅ Kyiv Digital Connecting Communities in a Time of War
✅ AI Opportunities in 5G
✅ Building a Robust Cyber Security Strategy,
✅ Locking Down Intelligent Building Security
✅ How IoT Devices and Data Platforms Build Better Consumer Value and Loyalty

Join over 6000 tech enthusiasts gathering on the 26-27 September, make new, valuable connections and boost your knowledge of IoT - all that at IoT Tech Expo Europe in Amsterdam.

Free and paid tickets available.

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Conference from Sep 26th to Sep 27th
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Charting the Future: Exploring the Latest AI Technologies in Cartography

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Join us on June 26th for an exciting and interactive afternoon (for FREE) dedicated to exploring cutting-edge AI advancements in cartography. Get ready to immerse yourself in a day filled with inspiration, knowledge sharing, and valuable networking opportunities with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the latest AI technologies in cartography.

Program

  • 14:00 – 14:15: Walk-in
  • 14:15 – 14:30: Welcome by Allard Pierson
  • 14:30 – 15:30: Interactive session with Linear Logic. Zeta Alpha, Amsterdam Time Machine
  • 15:30 – 15:45: Short break
  • 15:45 – 16:30: Open Stage - You can join and pitch your AI idea on stage to a relevant audience!
  • 16:30 – 17:15: Wrap-up and summary of the day
  • 17:15 – 18:15: Drinks, bites & networking

Interactive sessions
During this hour-long session, our speakers will showcase the exciting possibilities that arise from the application of cutting-edge cartography technologies. They will take you along on a journey that shows how 'simple' old maps can be enhanced, highlighting how the incorporation of relevant information brings historical landscapes, landmarks, and details to the forefront. By comparing these augmented maps with the present-day reality, you will gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and appreciate the changes that have occurred over time. The end result is an interactive map that facilitates user interaction.

Open stage
During the open stage, we welcome you (individuals/startups/organizations) with fresh and innovative AI ideas related to the topics mentioned below to present in a 5-minute pitch. Your presentation will be in front of a relevant audience existing of numerous stakeholders who are interested in potential collaborations, including people from the Allard Pierson Museum, TomTom, the University of Amsterdam, and various startups and other organizations.
You can sign up for the open podium via the registration form!

Who should attend?
We extend a warm invitation to all those who possess expertise ranging from the digitalization of data (and extracting meaningful insights from it) to effectively presenting this data to a wider audience through the use of AI. This means that if you have a background in any of the following areas, you won't want to miss out:

  • Mastering the art of digitization and extracting valuable information
  • Unleashing the power of 3D/4D mapping
  • Enhancing data with semantic enrichment
  • Harnessing the potential of Large Language Models/Neural networks
  • Revolutionizing data visualization techniques

Don't miss this engaging opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and stay at the forefront of innovation in cartography. Mark your calendars for June 22nd, and be prepared for an extraordinary and free event!

More information and registration can be found here.

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Pientere Tuinen

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Pientere Tuinen is een 3-jarig project dat begin april 2023 is gestart. Tot eind 2023 kunnen nieuwe deelnemers aansluiten bij het grootste participatieproject in Nederland. Pientere Tuinen is een samenwerking van 7 publieke en private partijen.

De aanpak in Pientere Tuinen draait om drie samenhangende onderdelen.
 
1. Data verzamelen met een slimme sensor en een interactief/educatief dashboard van de eigen tuin voor de individuele inwoner,
2. Kwantitatief (data-analyse) en kwalitatief (interviews/surveys) onderzoek naar strategieën voor een gezonde leefomgeving en duurzame gedragsverandering,
3. Advies op maat aan bewoners over de inrichting en het beheer van de tuin

Het doel van Pientere Tuinen is een groenere, gezondere leefomgeving te creëren door het bewustzijn en de motivatie bij tuinbezitters te vergroten. Dat doen we door data te verzamelen, onderzoek uit te voeren en meer maatwerk te bieden in de advisering en voorlichting aan bewoners.
 
Enkele voordelen van uw deelname aan Pientere Tuinen op een rijtje
- Tuinbezitters krijgen een bodemsensor die drie jaar lang hitte, bodemkwaliteit en het vochtgehalte meet, waarvan resultaten zichtbaar zijn op een dashboard
- Tuinbezitters krijgen (mede op basis van de data) specifieke voorlichting voor het vergroenen van de tuin door middel van tuintips, stappenplan en mogelijke (wijk)workshops
- Deelnemende organisaties zijn onderdeel van het grootste participatieproject van Nederland met ca. 5.000 deelnemers en meetpunten door heel Nederland
- Deelnemende organisaties worden betrokken bij twee langdurige, landelijke onderzoeksprogramma’s naar motivatie voor vergroening en gedragseffecten van verschillende interventiestrategieën, en data-analyses van milieu- en gezondheidsaspecten
- Als organisatie bent je zelf als partner zichtbaar in een landelijke PR- en communicatiecampagne rondom het project.
- Je leert zelf binnen de community over structurele, duurzame vergroening met uw inwoners onder andere van de onderzoeksprogramma’s en andere projectpartners

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X-mas makersnight special

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This evening we will have some Xmas-ideas and materials for you to work on, as to not only (learn to) use the machines & sensors, but also take home a souvenir (it would help if you already have Inkscape installed if you want to make the xmas tree decorations with your name in it:-)

Of course you can also work on your own projects with likeminded and discuss your challenges, or learn to work with Raspberry Pi or work on a prototype to 3Dprint etc. Manuals are available (but also on Youtube) and we have a lot of fun little projects to work on!

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Denk mee over gebruik van sensoren in Amsterdam

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De stad hangt vol met sensoren zoals camera’s, geluidsmeters en verkeertellers. De gemeente Amsterdam gebruikt deze sensoren om de stad veilig, schoon en leefbaar te houden. Daarbij is de privacy van haar inwoners heel belangrijk. Daarom werkt de gemeente aan duidelijke richtlijnen over de inzet van sensoren. Om dat goed te doen, vragen we de mening van bewoners over dit onderwerp.
 
We nodigen u van harte uit mee te denken. Daarvoor organiseren we bijeenkomsten. Daar kunt u in gesprek met de gemeente en met mede-Amsterdammers over sensoren op straat. We vragen u om ideeën, om ons te laten weten wat u belangrijk vindt. En welke rol u van de gemeente verwacht. Uw ideeën gebruiken we om ons beleid beter te maken. En om te checken of we aandacht geven aan de juiste zaken. We zorgen voor een goede open sfeer. En we verzorgen hapjes en drankjes.
 
Details 
Dinsdag 8 december 
16:00 - 18:00 uur

Aanmelden via:
https://www.amsterdam.nl/formulieren/innovatie/afwegingen-rond-sensoren-borrel/

Deze activiteit maakt deel uit van de week rond digitale rechten (5-11 dec):

Meet-up on Dec 8th
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Digitale rechten in tijden van Corona - film en nagesprek

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Amsterdam is een van de steden die actief werk maakt van de digitale rechten van haar inwoners als de Coronacrisis toeslaat. In een wereld die ongekend anders is, blijkt dat het vechten voor digitale rechten nog even zo van belang blijkt als voorheen. Misschien wel urgenter.  
De film start om 19u45 en duurt tot 20u15. Na de film gaan we met elkaar en de hoofdpersonen uit de film in gesprek. Voor wie wil, is er van 21 tot 23u een borrel.

Aanmelden via https://www.amsterdam.nl/formulieren/innovatie/film-gesprek-corona-digitale-rechten-8/

Deze filmvertoning maakt deel uit van de week rond digitale rechten (5-11 december) in Amsterdam:

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Responsible Sensing Lab anniversary event

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The Responsible Sensing Lab team invites you to their 2nd anniversary event!

At the Responsible Sensing Lab we research, develop and integrate smart technologies to help solve urban challenges. At the same time, we explore how to embed society’s public and democratic values in the design of these innovations.

On 16 February 2023 from 3.00 - 6.30 pm we will celebrate our 2nd anniversary with a hybrid event in the IJzaal of Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

Together with you, we'd like to reflect on our achievements since our official start and look ahead to our plans for the upcoming period. Rector Magnificus Peter-Paul Verbeek will provide a keynote. His research is centered around the relationships between humans, technology and society and focuses on philosophical analysis, ethical reflection and practices of design and innovation.

Please register so we know how many of you will join us in Amsterdam and online.

Responsible Sensing Lab's picture Meet-up on Feb 16th