Annual International Conference on Smart Mobility Hosted by KAUST

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The three-day International Conference on Smart Mobility – IEEE (SM’23), held on the campus of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from March 19 to 21, 2023. A prestigious collection of academics, technologists, equipment producers, transportation service providers, and city planners gather at the conference to debate issues pertaining to intelligent transportation systems and services.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is organizing the conference in partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Communications, Space and Technology Commission, the Transport General Authority, and the Royal Commission for the Holy City of Makkah and the Holy Sites.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the potential applications and difficult challenges of smart mobility systems and services, as well as to present the most recent research, development, and publication findings. Eminent thinkers and forerunners in the fields of smart mobility are among the conference’s keynote speakers. The program includes a number of noteworthy activities, such as the Triple Helix Exhibition and the Women in Mobility Symposium (WiM), a first-of-its-kind smart mobility event with only female speakers, in addition to presentations like panel discussions, workshops, educational courses, and scientific papers.

Ravikiran Anafimi, the President of the TEMS association of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, said, “the conference draws a tremendous deal of interest, especially after being hosted by KAUST, where it plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of smart mobility systems and services and in promoting cooperation and innovation among the various stakeholders in this field. It also provides a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing mobility systems in general.”

Furthermore, Professor Tony Chan, the president of KAUST, noted that “smart mobility” has developed into a sector for cutting-edge scientific and research applications, especially given that the majority of cities globally are looking for sustainable solutions to mobility concerns. The conference is a fantastic chance to bring together experts from academia, the executive branch, business, and startups to coordinate efforts and find answers.


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