Urban Digital Twins
January 12-15, 2021
Virtual/Online
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Urban areas are facing enormous challenges: escalating population and energy consumption, connected and automated transport, information system development to meet resident and governance needs. Digital twins at the urban scale are transforming how cities are planned, built, and managed to better deliver services to citizens. Digital twins generally include static point-in-time models of the physical objects, as well as, dynamic models that update predictions in near real time using ubiquitous sensor feeds. Building on previous smart city developments, Urban Digital Twins - using the fundamental framework of space and time - will become the tools and methods for high density human settlements to be more livable, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The Location Powers: Urban Digital Twins summit will convene experts on urban geography, planning and governance; supported by civil engineering and BIM for design, model and operation of physical infrastructure; along with data science, machine learning, cloud computing, edge computing for information infrastructure. Cities ranging in size and economic prosperity are to be considered leading to recommendations supportive of urban development goals, e.g., UN SDG. Success requires collaboration of multiple tiers of government, the private sector, public utilities, building owners, community groups, etc. Several levels of scale in space and time will be considered, from city dashboards for real time situational awareness (e.g., transportation) to scientific datasets and analysis (e.g., public health), on the scale of long term urban sustainability.

The Location Powers series brings together industry, research and government experts from across the globe into an interactive discussion that assesses the current situation and produces recommendations for future technology innovations and standards development. The summit will build on themes from previous Location Powers: Big Data, Data Science, Smart Cities, etc. The Location Powers summits drive technology innovation conducted by members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

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Public Services Delivery

Sustainability and Equity

3D City Models

IoT and Edge Computing

Simulation and Predictive Models

Complex Systems


Summit Agenda

Sessions 1: Opening Keynotes and Digital Twin visions

Sessions 2: Tech depth and applications

Sessions 3: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary

Each session will be convened twice, once in western timezones and once in Eastern timezones. The themes of the two will be the same but the content will differ. Provision to connect the sessions will be undertaken.

West: Europe, UK, US
workday 1500 to 1800 UTC
Session 1W - Tuesday
  • Theme: Urban Digital Twin vision
  • Chair: Alan Leidner, GISMO
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 1E
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur: Dara Mendeloff, CIESIN
Session 2W - Wednesday
  • Theme: Tech depth and applications
  • Moderator: Robert Mankowski, Bentley
  • Keynote
  • Coordination with Session 2E
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakouts - Virtual Tables
  • Rapporteur: Adam Martin, ESRI
Session 3W - Thursday
  • Theme: Plan for action
  • Chair: Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey
  • Keynote: TBD
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E
East: Australia, Japan, Singapore
workday 0200 to 0500 UTC
Session 1E - Wednesday
  • Theme: Urban Digital Twin vision
  • Chair: TBD
  • Keynotes
  • Coordination with Session 1W
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur: TBD
Session 2E - Thursday
  • Theme: Tech depth and applications
  • Chair: Sisi Zlatanova
  • Keynote
  • Coordination with Session 2W
  • Panel Discussion
  • Breakouts - Virtual Tables
  • Rapporteur: Gavin Chen, SLA
Session 3E - Friday
  • Theme: Plan for action and workshop summary
  • Chair: TBD
  • Keynote
  • Panel Discussion
  • Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E, 3W
Session 1W - January 12th, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Summit Welcome
Session 1W Opening:

Keynotes: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 1E
Panel:
Session 1E - January 13th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Summit Welcome
Session 1E Opening:

  • Title: Urban challenges and Digital Twin Visions
  • Session Chair: TBD
  • Session Rapporteur: TBD
Keynotes: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 1W
Panel:
  • Panel Moderator: Adam Beck, Smart City Council
  • Panelist: Marie Truelove, Product manager Data61 CSIRO
  • Panelist: Tomohisa Oishi, Panasonic
  • Panelist: Sean Audain - Wellington City Council, NZ
  • Panelist: Invited
Session 2W - January 13th, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 2W Opening:

Keynote: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 2E
Panel Discussion - applications/systems: Breakout Session:
  • Each virtual table will have a discussion topic
  • Reports from the breakouts back to the full summit.
Session 2E - January 14th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 2E Opening:

  • Title: Tech Depth and Applications
  • Session Chair: Sisi Zlatanova, UNSW and ISPRS
  • Session Rapporteur: Gavin Chen, Singapore Land Authority
Keynote: International sessions coordination:
  • Coordination with Session 2W
Panel Discussion - applications/systems: Breakout Session:
  • Each virtual table will have a discussion topic
  • Reports from the breakouts back to the full summit.
Session 3W - January 14h, 1500 - 1800 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 3W Opening:

  • Title: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary
  • Session Chair: Jeremy Morley, OS
  • Session Rapporteur: Clare Hadley, OS
Keynotes: Panel:
  • Panel Moderator: invited
  • Panelist: Jamie Cudden, Dublin City Council
  • Panelist: Antje Kunze, Virtual City Systems
  • Panelist: TBD - invited.
  • Panelist: TBD - invited.
Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E
Summit Closing: George Percivall, OGC CTO
Session 3E - January 15th, 0200 - 0500 UTC      [Summary Agenda]
Session 1E Opening:

  • Title: Recommendations, Actions, and workshop summary
  • Session Chair: Stuart Barr, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
  • Session Rapporteur: TBD
Keynotes:
  • Siau Yong Ng, Singapore Land Authority
  • Adam Mowlam, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria, Australia
Panel: Rapporteur reports: 1W, 1E, 2W, 2E, 3W
Summit Closing: George Percivall, OGC CTO

Speakers and Panelists

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Stephen T. Levin

New York City Council Member

Kita Katsuhiko

Councillor of Office for Promotion of Regional Revitalization

Mark Enzer

Head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain

Chris Andrews

Esri, Group Product Manager, Geoenabled Systems

Advisory Board

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Robert Mankowski, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Digital Cities, Bentley Systems

Alan Leidner

President, NYC Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Organization (NYC GISMO)

Debra F. Laefer

Professor of Urban Informatics & Director of Citizen Science at the Center for Urban Science & Progress and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University

Jeremy Morley

Chief Geospatial Scientist
Ordnance Survey

Adam Martin

Open Platform Product Manager
Esri

Kentaro Akahoshi, Ph.D.

Committee member on interoperability of super city and smart city, Cabinet Office of Japan
Chair of committee on interoperability, Urban Structure Visualization Promotion Organization - USVPR

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George Percivall

CTO, Chief Engineer
OGC

Prof. Dr. Sisi Zlatanova

Head of Geospatial Research, Innovation and Development (GRID) lab,
School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney Australia,
President ISPRS Commission IV 'Spatial Information Science'

Dr. Gavin Chen

Senior Manager, Geospatial and Data Division, Singapore Land Authority

James Nenaber

Senior Solutions Manager, Public Sector Americas Sales, HERE Technologies

Josh Lieberman, Ph.D.

Director Innovation Programs | Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

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