Workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable"

  • 7-8 June 2017Add this to my calendar
  • There is no charge for this event
  • Bordeaux, Franceexpand

In cooperation with the European Commission and Eurocities, ETSI is pleased to announce the ETSI workshop “Making Smart Cities Sustainable” from large scale pilots to real-life deployment”, taking place on 7-8 June 2017, hosted by Bordeaux Metropole and the City of Bordeaux in the premises of the Hotel de Bordeaux Metropole.

The event will include a number of showcases and demonstrations of relevant solutions and equipment.


All major European and global cities are aware of the importance of large-scale deployment of new services that are both citizen-centric and also enable the creation of sustainable and resilient future cities. Faced with this urgency, a multitude of solutions are currently being proposed by the industry.

However, city authorities are now looking for guarantees and sustainable solutions when making such important technology investments. They demand clear benchmarks based on reliable indicators that may be shared within the City community and that clearly indicate the level of maturity and performance in terms of "City smartness".

Goals of the event

The workshop will provide an opportunity to hear from various city representatives who will share their views on how to move beyond trials and pilot project to wider implementations of standards based solutions.

The workshop will also:

  • Examine how technology and innovation are enabling today's Smart City deployments.
  • Identify the major technology trends, taking into account major industry initiatives.
  • Provide a clear overview of the latest developments in the relevant standardization organizations and European initiatives.
  • Present the importance of examining the economics and social aspects that are required to enable the evolution towards the Smart City.

The Showcases are intended to demonstrate multi-vendor projects as a viable technology. It will be a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight about Sustainable Smart City in action - and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen the strategic planning and decision-making, and help identify which “Smart” solutions may be viable in the Cities. A call for demonstrations is now open. More information is available HERE.

Why attend?

Participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Exchange openly with regional and national experts and discuss the latest solutions to the real-life challenges of deploying smart solutions in Cities.
  • Discover the latest technological innovations and learn how these technologies are currently being implemented by pioneering cities.
  • Come and explore our showcases, where leading manufacturers will be demonstrating exciting and innovative Smart city enabling solutions.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to interact with the relevant experts and learn how such technologies may be used to improve our urban areas.

Target Audience

The workshop will bring together experts from both public and private sectors in order to discuss the ongoing EC initiatives, key global implementations, major technological and social challenges.

The event will be of particular interest to technology specialists, including, city planners to ICT engineers, designers, policy-makers, academia, standards experts and many others involved in, or simply curious about, the recent development of Smart City technologies and solutions.


Agenda Outline

This is the agenda outline for this workshop. 

The programme is currently being worked on and will be finalized by mid-April.

Participants will be able to visit the Showcases during coffee and lunch breaks. 

  7 June 2017
14:00 Session 1: Smart City, From Test Beds to Wide Field Deployments
  The replication of smart city services, an issue for European consortia partner cities. 
The vision of Bordeaux Métropole, the City of Milan, Eurocities and the European Commission.
16:45 Session 2: Urban Data Platforms
  For several years, all major European cities have been wondering how to set up an urban data platform.
Bordeaux Métropole launched a study on this subject in 2016. What are the first deliverables? An Update on European-Urban Data Platforms: EIP SCC.
  8 June 2017
09:00 Session 3: IoT Large Scale Deployments
  The Internet of Things is already deployed on a large scale through European projects and through supplier initiatives, but they are not always coordinated at the territory level.
11:30 Session 4: Large and Sustainable ICT Deployments
  Large-scale deployments must take into account the sustainability and life-cycle management of components.
14:00 Session 5: Smart Home, Smart Buildings, Smart City (sustainable customer premises)
  How to bring innovation to the eco system level?
16:45 Closing Panel: The Learning City
  Large-scale deployments require skills within communities and a vision of those communities’ maturity level and knowledge.












Showcases & Call for demonstrations

Sustainable Smart Cities Showcases, 7-8 June 2017

Cities need to have some level of confidence in the proposed technological solutions in order to be able to discern whether they fulfil the city requirements. Hence the current explosion of "Demonstrations" which make it possible to showcase ICT solutions, presenting concrete use cases such as the centralized control of energy or traffic at the scale of a territory as well as optical fibre home networks. Faced with these high expectations, manufacturers and suppliers feel the same urgency to demonstrate these viable solutions.

Call for demonstrations

A call for demonstrations to take part in the Sustainable Smart Cities Showcases is now open. Proposed demonstrations must satisfy the following:

  • Demonstrations must show a Sustainable Smart City in action
  • Demonstrations should be related to the domains of:
    • POF (Plastic optical fibre)
    • GOF (Glass optical fibre) 
    • SEMS (Heating control command systems)

The showcases will provide users the opportunity to meet manufacturers and industry and discuss about experience in enabling sustainable smart cities.

Should you wish to submit a Showcase proposal, making reference to one or more of the topics mentioned above, please fill in the attached Submission Form and send it to by 14 April 2017.


  • Showcases will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2017 and Thursday 8 June 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Set-up on Wednesday 7 June Morning
  • Tear-down on Thursday 8 June evening

Neither ETSI nor its members make any endorsement of any product or implementation claiming to be demonstrated or conformed during this event. No verification or test is performed by ETSI.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.