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. Participation is open to all upon registration.

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

Registration for this event is now closed. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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.


The event will take place in the Salle du Conseil, Hôtel de Bordeaux Métropole, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, 33 000 Bordeaux, France.

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

  7 JUNE 2017
13:15 Check-In / Registration & Welcome Coffee
14:00 Welcome Address
Florence Forzy Raffard, Bordeaux Metropole
David Boswarthick, ETSI
14:20 Session 1: Smart City, From Test Beds to Wide Field Deployments
Session moderator: David Boswarthick, ETSI
  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.
14:20 EU Position on H2020 and Large Scales Deployment
Svetoslav Mihaylov, European Commission, DG CONNECT
14:40 WP5 Replication Package & Strategy / Eurocities
Bernadette Degrendele, Eurocities
15:00 Delivering Public Value in City Operations. A shift from pilots to large scale deployments
Nicola Villa, IBM
15:20 City of Milan vision, Sharing Cities Coordinator for Milan
Piero Pelizzaro, City of Milan
15:40 Q&A - Panel discussion
16:00 Coffee break & Showcases visit
16:45 Session 2: Urban Data Platforms
Session moderator: Antony Page, Urban DNA
  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.
 16:45 EIP SCC (Smart Cities & Communities) for an Urban Platform Project
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, City of Ghent 
 17:05 Eclipse sensiNact platform for smarter urban environments, deployments in European and Japanese cities
Levent Gurgen, CEA Tech
 17:25 Urban Data Platform Study, Bordeaux Metropole
Kasia Lewicka & Gabriel Dos Santos, Bordeaux Metropole
 17:45 Open Source Urban Platforms Development, Metapolis
Fabien Cauchi, Metapolis
18:05 Q&A - Panel discussion
18:25 Networking Cocktail
  8 JUNE 2017
09:00 Opening speech
Alain Turby, Bordeaux Metropole
09:10 Session 3: IoT Large Scale Deployments (Intro ETSI)
Session moderator: Keith Dickerson, Climate Associates
  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.

Setting the Scene
Keith Dickerson, Climate Associates

09:30 oneM2M
Nicolas Damour, Sierra Wireless / Chairman of oneM2m ARC working Group
09:50 ISG CIM
Lindsay Frost, NEC / Chairman ETSI ISG CIM
Christophe Colinet, Bordeaux Metropole / chairman ETSI ATTM SDMC
10:30 Q&A - Panel discussion
10:50 Coffee break & Showcases visit
11:30 Session 4: Large and Sustainable ICT Deployments (DG ENVIRONMENT)
Session moderator: Pierre Mangin, eG4U
  Large-scale deployments must take into account the sustainability and life-cycle management of components.
11:30 Sustainable Smart Cities
Alistair Wright, GSMA
11:50 ICT Waste Management
Gilles Dretsch, Orange / ETSI STF516 member
12:10 Global KPI for ICT sites
Jean Marc Alberola, Airbus
12:30 Optimizing self-consumption in smart grids - REXAUTO project
Jaime Diaz Pineda, CATIE
12:50 Q&A - Panel Discussion
13:00 Lunch break & Showcases visit
14:00 Session 5: Smart Home, Smart Buildings, Smart City (sustainable customer premises)
Session moderator: Alain Kergoat, Urban Practices
  How to bring innovation to the eco system level?
14:00 Multi-Service Cabling in Customer Premises
Olivier Bouffant, Orange / Chairman ETSI ATTM AT2
14:20 POF, a DIY fiber for ubiquitous inhome’s Gigabit cabling
Philippe Bolle, Skylane optics
14:40 Smart road and Energy management
Karim Khemiri, COLAS
15:00 Water pump stations management system
Georgi Babinov, ECoCoMS Ltd / SBS expert at ETSI ATTM
15:20 Smart Metering Deployment
Sebastien Jaraba-Heffner, ENEDIS

How to optimize networks operations through Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Bibette, DCBRAIN

15:50 Q&A - Panel discussion
16:10 Coffee & Showcases visit
16:45 Closing Panel session: The Learning City
Panel Moderator: Antoine Bidegain, Bordeaux Metropole
  Large-scale deployments require skills within communities and a vision of those communities’ maturity level and knowledge.
  Closing panel / summary of each session: Session chairs (30 mn)
Moderated by Dominique Roche, eG4U
  The Learning City (20 mn)
Antoine Bidegain, Bordeaux Metropole
18:00 End of day 2 / Workshop closure

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. Each showcase presented one of the following categories:

  • POF (Plastic Optical Fiber)
  • GOF (Glass Optical Fiber)
  • SEMS (Sustainable Energy Management System)

List of selected Showcases:

  • POF: The DIY fiber in the Home’s wiring for sustainable Gigabit networking in every rooms - Skylane Optics
  • POF: At Home, the last 50m. From FTTH to FTIH - KDPOF
  • GOF: Passive Equipment for Optical Fiber Networks - HUBER+SUHNER
  • GOF: The optical fiber for building and home cabling for sustainable multiservice networking - Orange
  • SEMS: System for automated monitoring and management of water pumping stations - ECoCoMS Ltd.
  • SEMS: IoT private network for a sustainable smart City - SRC solution - Pilot Things
  • SEMS: Management of Global KPI for ICT sites - eG4U, Airbus
  • SEMS: Artificial Intelligence for SmarterGrid - DCbrain
  • MOBILITY: A multi-service network based on the existing lighting network - Bouygues E&S


  • Showcases took place on Wednesday 7 June 2017 and Thursday 8 June 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00.
  • 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.

This event was hosted by Bordeaux Metropole.

Venue: Salle du Conseil
Hôtel de Bordeaux Métropole
Esplanade Charles de Gaulle
33 000 Bordeaux