Day 1: Thursday 25 February 2016

9:30 Coffee and registration

Professor Phil Taylor, Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Newcastle University


Aims and context for the symposium
Professor Richard Dawson, Newcastle University

10:45 Experimentation and demonstrators
Chair: Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Newcastle University

Keynote: Addressing large scale problems in society: from field labs to knowledge centers and ICT
Professor Robert Meijer, TNO, Netherlands

 13:00 Lunch

Diversity in Urban Living Labs
Chair: Professor Richard Dawson, Newcastle University

Keynote: European Network of Living Labs
Dr Tuija Hirvikoski, Laurea University of Applied Sciences and President of ENoLL Council

Brief presentations to introduce other urban living labs or raise important challenges

 15:30 Coffee

Data and observations
Chair: Phil James, Newcastle University

Keynote: Array of Things and the Waggle platform
Professor Rob Jacob, Argonne National Labs, and Chicago Urban Center for Computation and Data




Meet up at local pub for those with a thirst, destination confirmed on the day

 19:00 Symposium dinner, St. James’ Park (Newcastle United Football Club)


Day 2: Friday 26 February 2016


Urban analytics, modelling and visualisation
Chairs: Dr Stuart Barr and Professor Nick Holliman, Newcastle University

Keynote: Urban simulation, Smart Cities and linking Big Data with Urban Design
Professor Gerhard Schmitt, ETH Zurich

11:00 Coffee

Urban analytics, modelling and visualisation (continued)

Keynote: Digital City Exchange and the White City campus Living Lab
Professor John Polak, Imperial College London

13:00 Lunch

Towards a framework for urban living laboratories
Chair: Professor Richard Dawson, Newcastle University



16:00 Close