A central aspect of smart cities is to create value for any services by integrating different technological systems in a city-which may link payment, civic services and the service industry. Experts at National Conference on emerging research trends in engineering (NCERTE) at the Vishwakarma Engineering college said on Monday that the integration of technology systems should be made simpler and less expensive, which was a challenge. But at the same time, the experts opined that a Protocol Society should be formed that will manage all operations.
Principal of Vishwakarma Engineering college, Dr RK Gajjar, told TOI, “It is one of the rare national level seminars where students are acquainted with emerging opportunities in engineering on smart city, artificial intelligence, green technologies, civil engineering, electronics and communication. Our students are already interacting with experts from NITs, IITs and other scientific institutions in the country. We only hope that it fires up research activity,” said Gajjar.