'Spotlight 2030'

Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 8th Edition, 2020 - December 3,4




Professor PhD. Vasile BALTAC,

Title of presentation: The Smart City - between trend and needs

Vasile BALTAC is a Professor of eGovernment at SNSPA (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration), member of the boards of ECDL Foundation, Ireland and LanguageCert, UK. He is the coordinator of SoftNet Group, an IT venture more that is more than 20 years old.

He has recognition on international arena being elected as President of the Council of the European Professional Informatics Societies – CEPIS, an organization representing 33 Member Professional Societies in 32 countries across greater Europe, and Vice-Chairman of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance – WITSA, a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from over 80 countries/economies around the world.

Associate Professor PhD. Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA,

Title of presentation: Business Based on Smart City Open Data

Milena YORDANOVA-KRUMOVA is an assistant professor of economics at the TU - Sofia (2005). She holds a Ph.D. in economics (2011) and one in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation (2014).

The focus of her research is related to Competency-Based Engineering Education and Technologies and Tools for Teaching & Learning, STEM, business 4.0 and data. She is also a founder of EduTechFlag (https://edutechflag.eu/) (2015), as well as founder and director of European Institute for Technologies, Education and Digitalisation (2019).



Title of presentation: Electronic Trade: challenges and strategies in Iran

Dr. Parvin NEGINRAZ is the Economic Counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations.

During 2014 till 2017 she was counselor in parliamentary and legal office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran and in North America office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran.

Cristian BULUMAC,

Title of presentation: Data - the foundation of a smart approach

Cristian Bulumac is policy advisor in the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group, covering telecommunications and space topics in the ITRE and IMCO committees. After a career in the central level of the Romanian public administration, he joined the debates on digital domain in the European Parliament.  Since 2012 he is part of the teams that drafted and negotiated the European rules on net neutrality, roaming, platforms and content regulation, consumer rights and the funding for infrastructure, research and skills in ITC. Cristian holds degrees in law and systems engineering and has previously practiced as a legal advisor for the public sector.



Title of presentation: Qom Smart City Road Map

Homayoun YAZDANPANAH is a graduate of Isfahan University of Technology who has published several articles in the fields of SDI and information technology. His executive positions began in Isfahan from 33 years ago and his tenure in Qom started with the establishment and formation of the first core of the Information and Communication Technology Organization and the Smart City headquarters. He succeeded in the execution of broadband development, Smart City security risks, and the development of a native model of the Smart City, as well as municipality ICTMP and initiating the Smart City roadmap with the development of products such as ESB, SDP-QR CODE, Qomyar App, Shakhe system and SDI.


Professor PhD. Lasse BERNTZEN,

Title of presentation: Public Transport in Smart cities

Lasse BERNTZEN is a professor in Information Systems at University College of Southeast Norway. His research has focused on the digital society, e-government, e-participation, and "smart cities". His research examines how cities can make better decisions by using data, analytics, and visualization. He is currently doing research on how Internet-of-Things and big data can be used in some of the subdomains of smart cities, such as "smart traffic", "smart public transportation", "smart parking", "environmental monitoring", "smart waste management", "smart energy" and, "crime prevention".