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Luis Munõz    






Professor Luis Muñoz received both the Telecommunications Engineering degree and Ph.D. from the Polytechnical University of Cataluña (UPC), Spain, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He also holds a Master in Mathematics, Statistic and Operation Research (Licenciado en Ciencias Matemáticas, UNED). He is head of the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory belonging to the Communications Engineering Department (DICOM) at the University of Cantabria, Spain. His research focuses on advanced data transmission techniques, heterogeneous wireless multihop networks, Internet o Things, technologies and services in the context of smart cities and applied mathematical methods for telecommunications. He has participated in several National and European research projects belonging to the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th and H2020 Framework Program in which he was technical manager of SmartSantander. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. He serves as editor of several journals and he has been invited to participate in the Steering Committee and Technical Program Committee of the most relevant international conferences. In parallel to this activity, he serves as consultant for the Spanish Government as well as for different companies in Europe and USA. Last but not least, he has served as expert of the ETSI and European Commission.


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Presentation abstract

Smart Cities and the Co-creation Paradigm

Forthcoming, increasingly strict, demands on cities worldwide has led urban ecosystem stakeholders to look for solutions which can guarantee the sustainability and efficiency of the everyday processes and services managed by them. Information and communication technologies, and in particular the Internet of Things, have become a key enabler in the transition towards the connected city paradigm. However, in parallel to these efforts, both technicians and city managers have to ensure that citizens will play a key role in this transition. This talk well present some key insights based on real experiences of the evolution of the city towards a connected city, maintaining the citizen as the key stakeholder in the urban ecosystem.


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