The 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

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The 28th NISPAcee Annual Conference cancelled

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  26th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
I. Local Government - Local Services and Infrastructure
Author(s)  Mihaly Lados 
  Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Gyor  Hungary
 Title  Smart City Attitudes of Hungarian Cities
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Presenter  Mihaly Lados
The paper would join the topic of "Local Services and Infrastructure in the smart city” of
VIII. Working Group on Local Services and Infrastructure.
There is an emerging interest on smart city issues by both scientists and practitioners. More than one hundred definitions were developed by researchers, suppliers (developer companies), policy makers (European Commission, Covenant of Mayors, national governments) and others (experts, non-profit organisations etc.). To think about Smart City approach as a global idea it is clearly includes the following terms: sustainable, inclusive and effective city management by the use of ICT to ensure the well-being and better quality of life for their citizens.
When we talk about smart city we are dealing the city as organism, dividing the city into ICT based interconnected subsectors. The details of this classification differ by countries/experts who developed any method to measure the smartness of cities.
Cities are in double pressure regarding smart city issues. First of all they would like serve well the needs of local society (voters) but paying attention to global challenges (like climate change), too. On the other side, on daily base dozen of smart city application developers try to sell their products, services to cities. For good decision, cities needs a good planning procedure behind.
Nowadays, as same as in many other countries in the World developers provides new smart city apps proposals for Hungarian big cities almost every day. How our cities are prepared to adopt these initiatives? Is there any strategy behind their decisions or there are rather ad-hoc development decisions based on the availability of external – national or EU – funds?
The paper identifies the actual attitudes of Hungarian big cities (Budapest and cities with county right) according to smart city approach reflecting to questions on regulatory framework, inclusion of local citizens and scale (size of municipality).

Győr, 12 November, 2017
Mihály Lados