Abstract: Limited resources in urban environments, such as road networks, energy and water, are under increasing strain as a result of population growth. However, such resources could be managed in a better way through behavioural change. This presentation explores ICT-enabled autonomous behavioural change as a means to ameliorate sustainability issues in future cities. In particular, the focus is on multi-agent systems applied to energy demand-side management and to traffic congestion.
Bio:Prof. Siobhán Clarke is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin. She joined Trinity in 2000, having previously worked for over ten years as a software engineer for IBM. Her current research focus is on software engineering models for the provision of smart and dynamic software services to urban stakeholders, addressing research challenges in the engineering of dynamic software in ad hoc, mobile environments. She is the founding Director of Future Cities, the Trinity Centre for Smart and Sustainable Cities, which includes contributors from a wide range of disciplines, including Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Social Science, Geography, Law, Business and the Health Sciences. She leads the School’s Distributed Systems Group, and was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2006.