The workshop themed ‘Connecting to the smart cities - Developing a road-map to explore big data analytical solutions to address Mekong Delta’s current challenges” under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund addressed rapid urbanization and development challenges faced by Vietnam, using cross-disciplinary Smart City and Big Data related innovations.
It also focused on Smart City innovations including Internet-of-Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Ambient Intelligence, to provide a robust solution to challenges posed by rapid urbanization and development.
Forty early career researchers at this workshop discussed future research challenges in this area, leading to build invaluable collaborations for innovation between UK and Vietnamese academic institutions and industry focusing on improving the social, environmental and economic aspects of urban areas.
The workshop brought together UK and Vietnamese researchers from multiple disciplines including built environment, engineering, management, computing and social sciences. The focus was on developing multi-disciplinary approaches for adoption of smart city innovations and capacity development of involved early career researchers.