Brazil-EU Cooperation on Human Smart Cities and FIWARE Workshop

February 16 and 17, 2016   |   Instituto Metrópole Digital


On behalf of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Inovation (MCTI), the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) is organizing the Brazil-EU Cooperation on Human Smart Cities and FIWARE Workshop, in partnership with the European Comission. The goal of the Workshop is to define an Action Plan to the development of Solutions to Human and Smart Cities using FIWARE as a common infrastructure.

The workshop is organized by the presidence of SBC and it will be hosted by the Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), in Natal/RN - Brazil, on 16-17 February. The inviters are from the Brazilian academic community, the European Comission, the Federal Government, and Enterprises.

The resulting action plan will be submited for endorsement at the right level: municipalities and state gobernments interested in implemented innovation ecosystems, relevant Ministries who will strive to support its implementation, the European Commission who will encourage the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) to make available techonology, support, and the necessary training for the development and deployment of the FIWARE-based solutions.

Organization Commitee


  • 08:30 - 09:00   Registration
  • 09:00 - 10:00   Opening session
    SBC , MCTI and EU Welcome message
    Key Speech – MCTI – Manuel Fonseca / Márcio Leão Coelho ( Director of TIC Politics - SEPIN.MCTI)
    Key Speech – MCTI – Human Smart Cities in Brazil - Alessandro Augusto Nunes Campos (SEPIN.MCTI)
  • 10:00 - 10:15   Coffee Break
  • 10:15 - 12:00   Panel 1 - Human Smart Cities and FIWARE towards the Brazilian draft action plan
    Human Smart Cities - Alvaro de Oliveira
    FIWARE in Europe - Jesus Villasante
    FIWARE in Brazil - Moacyr Martucci and Flavio de Oliveira Silva World Bank - llari Lindt
  • 12:00 - 13:30   Lunch (Restaurante NAU)
  • 13:40 - 15:00   Panel 2 - Human Smart Cities in Brazil
    Ministry for Industrial Development (ABDI) - Guidelines for a Human Smart Cities National Plan - Carlos Fries
    Ministry of Communications - Digital Cities – Thales Marçal Vieira Neto
    Brazilian Network of Human Smart Cities - André Gomyde
    EMBRAPII Initiatives for Human Smart Cities - Carlos Eduardo Pereira
  • 15:00 - 16:20   Panel 3 - FIWARE Initiatives in Europe
    Service innovations for the Human Smart Cities - Jarmo Suominen (Aalto University, Finland)
    How to foster Civic Tech Innovation in Cities through start-ups and Innovation Ecosystems – Civic Tech Amsterdam – Katalin Gallias
    Intelligent Lighting, FIWARE and LLL – Lightenjin – José Mota
    FIWARE Projects (Phase 2) – Engineering – Stefano de Panfilis
  • 16:20 - 16:40   Coffee Break
  • 16:40 - 18:10   Panel 4 - Brazilian Projects on Human Smart Cities
    FIWARE and Human Smart Cities cases in Recife - Kiev Gama
    Natal Smart and Human City Plan - Nélio Cacho and Irani Santos
    Monitoring river flood and pollution: our experiences in the city of São Carlos - Jo Ueyama
  • 18:10 - 18:40   Closing Session
    Key Speech - DG Connect - Mário Campolargo (By videoconference)
    Conclusions of the day
  • 09:00 - 11:00   Presentation and Discussion and of the Action Plan Draft
    Overview of Action Plan Draft
    Thematic domains of Action Plan Draft
  • 11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - 13:00   Operationalisation and Approval of the Action Plan
  • 13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30   Action Plan Networking
    3 to 4 Parallel Networking sessions addressing thematic domains of Action Plan
  • 16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
  • 17:00 - 18:00   Closing Session


Room B205 - Centro Integrado de Vocação Tecnológica (CIVT)
Lagoa Nova, Natal, RN, Brazil

Organization Commitee

Prof. Dr. Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville - UFRGS and President of SBC
Prof. Dr. Thais Batista - DIMAp/UFRN, IMD/UFRN and Vice-President of SBC
Dr. Arian Zwegers - European Commission
Dr. Peter Fatelnig - European Commission
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Oliveira - Aalto University - Helsinki
BSc. Irani Santos - Director of Social Economic Development at Natal City Government
Prof. Dr. José Ivonildo do Rêgo - IMD/UFRN
Prof. Dr. Frederico Lopes - IMD/UFRN
Prof. Dr. Jair Leite - DIMAp/UFRN and IMD/UFRN
Prof. Dr. Nélio Cacho - DIMAp/UFRN and IMD/UFRN