25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Chih Hong Sun
Taiwan GIS Center

Dr. Sun is a professor at Geography Department, National Taiwan University and Past President of Taiwan Geographic Information Society (2005-2006). In 2008 he was appointed as chairman of Taiwan Geographic Information System Center, which is a non-profit organization funded by the Council of Economic Planning and Development, Executive Yuan. Dr. Sun was also elected as president for Asia Geographic Information System Association in 2010. Dr. Sun received his undergraduate education at the National Taiwan University (1977) and his Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Georgia, USA (1986). He served as director of the Global Change Research Center, National Taiwan University from 1998 to 2004 and the executive secretary of the Commission on Sustainable Development Research, National Science Council from March, 1998 to June, 2000. Prior to that, Dr. Sun also served as chairman of the geography department, National Taiwan University from August 1994 till July 1997. His research specialties are in geographic information system, spatial decision support system, hazards mitigation, and sustainable development. His recent researches are concentrated in developing intelligent spatial decision support system for natural hazards mitigation and for sustainable development issues. Dr. Sun is the project leader for the design of the National Geographic Information System in Taiwan.

Framework of a Spatially-enabled Intelligent City

A spatially enabled society refers to the emerging governance revolution offered by pervasive spatial information technologies and spatially equipped citizens. The spatial enablement becomes an important component for modern cities. A spatially enabled intelligent city is using the concept of ambient intelligence to integrate various smart technologies, including internet of things, geo-sensor network, wireless broadband, mobile device, and cloud computing service, which are embedded into our daily life. The objective of the project is to propose the framework of a spatially enabled intelligent city for pursuing sustainable cities. The prototype framework of project comprises the following four components: the first, we are attempted to developing tiny smart sensor networks for intelligent buildings and surrounding urban environment; second, modeling the spatial-temporal variations of land cover and urban micro-environment; third, tracking human contacts to simulate disease spread among high-dense populations by using mobile sensors. At last, by means of ontology and intelligent agent, we can build an intelligent spatial decision support platform which integrates all sensor data and modeling results from the previous three components for carrying out a framework of spatially enabled intelligent city. This prototype framework would integrate the cloud computing and sensor web products made in Taiwan and provide a total solution for intelligent city which is highly demanded in the developing world.