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This year's FITCE congress was held in Ghent in Belgium, from 25 to 27 September.  The theme was Smart Cities highlighting where technology supports socio-economic development. Digital technology provides the means to bring new solutions and opportunities to the city, involving automation based on smart sensor applications, sharing knowledge based on open data platforms, and improvements on traffic planning, energy generation and consumption, social interactions. The business aims are to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. The conference is concerned with how these ideals will be realised and how existing barriers to deployment can be overcome. Details of how the event progressed are given below:

 

Finally we now have details of the provisional programme for the next Congress which in Kraków, Poland between the 21st and 23rd of September 2020 and has the theme 5G - opportunities and threats.