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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous SMARTGREENS conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Smart Energy Systems in a Carbon Neutral Society    
Henrik Lund, Aalborg University, Denmark

Enabling Smart Cities for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Smart World  
Stefania Santini, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Leveraging Connected and Automated Vehicles, Traffic Shaping, and Reinforcement Learning for Future Traffic Management  
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobility Solutions Beyond the Autonomous Car  
Fernando García, Autonomous Mobility and Perception Lab, SAVIA Technologies, Spain


An Analysis of Power-to-x Technologies in Modern District Energy Networks    
Francesco Calise, Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

How Urban Heat Islands Do Compromise Our Resilience to Climate Change: A Human-centric Approach Towards Better Understanding and Mitigating the Energy-related Impacts in the Built Environment  
Anna Laura Pisello, University of Perugia, Italy

Smart Shipping and Logistics: Perspectives & Challenges  
Rudy R. Negenborn, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


The Right to the Smart City    
Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University, Ireland

Cities, Intelligent Energy Networks and the Decarbonisation of Built Environments: Do These Climate Change Adaptations Keep 1.5 Alive?    
Mark Deakin, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Autonomous Vehicles: Wireless Networking for Cooperative Maneuvering    
Alexey Vinel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany


Nationwide Digital Twin: Innovation for Resilience and Sustainability    
Markus Eisenhauer, Luxemburg Institute for Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Driving Automated Vehicles in Complex Conditions    
Bart van Arem, TU Delft, Netherlands

Optimization, Modeling and Assessment of Smart City Transportation Systems    
Hesham Rakha, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States


Energy Research for Cities of the Future
Lukas Krammer, Siemens, Austria

Last-Mile Logistics in Urban Areas  
Tolga Bektas, University of Liverpool Management School, United Kingdom

Digital Energy    
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Towards Sustainability: Self-Aware Cooperative Hybrid Cities
Norbert Streitz, Founder and Scientific Director, Smart Future Initiative, Germany

Open Innovation in Smart City Energy Transition  
Rudolf Giffinger, FB Urban and Regional Studies, Institute of Spatial Planning, TU Wien, Austria

Cooperative Automated Driving: From Platooning to Maneuvering  
Jeroen Ploeg, Lead Cooperative Driving, 2getthere, 2getthere B.V., Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Areas of Innovation in a Global World
Anna Nikina-Ruohonen, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France


Enhanced Protection of Vulnerable Road Users – A Combined Discriminative and Generative Approach for Accurate Detection and Prediction of Pedestrian Intentions    
Miguel A. Sotelo, Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

IoT Wayfaring through Urban Living Labs  
David Prendergast, Human in the Loop, Ireland

Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities - Improvement of Air Quality on Roads by Environmentally Oriented Urban Traffic Management
Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany


Towards 100% Renewable Energy Supply  
Gerard Smit, Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands

Towards Future Mobility with Mesh Connected Vehicles     
João Barros, Independent Researcher, Portugal

Managing the Tidal Wave of Data in the Genius (Internet) of Things  
Sandra Gannon, IBM Internet of Things, Ireland


Energy Internet - The Challenge of Smart Micro-Grids    
Paolo Tenti, Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Guidelines for Eco-friendly Data Centres - Lessons learnt in Three European Research Projects on Data Centres Energy Savings    
Giovanni Giuliani, HP Italy Innovation Centre, Italy

About Monitoring    
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Open Innovation Platforms for Automobiles and Mobility Solutions  
Venkatesh Prasad, Infotronics Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, United States

“Smart Retail” & “Beacons”
Vincenzo Sinibaldi, Comarch, Italy


Constructing Human Smart Cities    
Álvaro Oliveira, UFRN – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Change Alone is Unchanging - Continuous Context-aware Adaptation of Service-based Systems for Smart Cities and Communities  
Paolo Traverso, Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy

Smart City Concepts - Chances and Risks of Energy Efficient Urban Development    
Rudolf Giffinger, FB Urban and Regional Studies, Institute of Spatial Planning, TU Wien, Austria

Smart Cities Concept and Challenges - Bases for the Assessment of Smart City Projects    
Andrés Monzón, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Vision-based Perception for Intelligent Vehicles  
Alberto Broggi, VisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy


ICT Architecture as an Engine for the Electromobility of the Future  
Cornel Klein, CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany

Making Smart Cities Smarter - Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Smarter Mobility  
Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Independent Researcher, Spain

Open Protocols Are the Basis of the Most Cost Effective Charging Infrastructure    
Arjan Wargers, Independent Researcher, Netherlands


Reducing Energy Consumption by using Clouds  
Ivona Brandić, TU Wien Favoritenstr. 9-11, Vienna UT, Austria

Hubject - Connecting Emobility Networks  
Andreas Pfeiffer, Am Backes 16, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

ICT for Energy – a European Approach    
Bettina Schäfer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Nikos Hatziargyriou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University, Greece

Energy & Sustainability    
David M. Boundy, , Ireland