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15 - 16 NOVEMBER 2017 | EXCEL, LONDON
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Welcome and Registration
Public realm and campuses
Lighting’s role in Smart Cities: Making it happen
Speakers: Bryan Lawrence of Holophane
Lighting has the potential to be the powered communication backbone for the smart city and with the right sensors, opens up opportunities for a host of data-based services. The widespread deployment of the technologies present a variety of challenges specifically how they will be deployed, how they will be used and how will they evolve. Presented by Bryan Lawrence of Holophane.
Case Study: CityVerve: Smart Bike Lights for Manchester
Speakers: John Davies of BT, Michael Taylor of See.sense
CityVerve is the UK's smart cities demonstrator based in Manchester and a blueprint for smart cities worldwide. In this session John Davies, Chief Researcher at BT presents details of one of around 20 use case demonstrators being developed by CityVerve - a trial involving the use of smart lights attached to bikes involving 200 local cyclists. The smart lights will be will be used to generate data about cycle usage patterns in Manchester. The City Council and transport authority will analyse the data to drive decisions on the best location for new cycle paths and to intervene in traffic hotspots. This will optimise investment in cycling infrastructure. The end customers are citizens and businesses, who will benefit from better infrastructure and more people cycling, thus reducing congestion and improving air quality.
Lighting’s role in security and surveillance
Speakers: Mark Stokes of British Transport Police
In Japan they have trialled using blue light to dissuade suicide attempts on their rail system. Mark Stokes of the British Transport Police will discuss the limitations on the effectiveness of light in such and similar applications (e.g. intravenous drug injection; young people congregating), combined with the necessity to maximise appropriate lighting to secure maximum quality CCTV images for both investigative and evidential purposes.
How to specify street lights like a pro
Speakers: Bob Parks of Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance
Specifiers of street lighting have to balance numerous criteria such as pedestrian and driver safety, glare and light trespass. And now they must also understand the impact of short-wavelength, blue energy: how it can lead to lower luminance levels, while too much blue can adversely impact people and the environment. Presentation by Bob Parks of the US-based Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance.
Snow joke – Street lights’ role in weather response
Speakers: Professor Lee Chapman of the University of Birmingham
Sensors in public lighting can assist local authorities in monitoring and reacting to weather-related issues such as flooding, air pollution and snow. In one application in Hampshire, the street lights tell the local council which frozen roads need gritting.
Thursday 16 November 2017
Welcome and Registration
Infrastructure, rail and transport
Street lighting and electric vehicle charging: An unlikely partnership
Speakers: Dave Franks of Westminster City Council
Dave Franks of Westminster City Council will share his experience of a trial with electric vehicle charging using street lights. Westminster Council was one of the first authorities in the UK to trial this approach to residential electric vehicle charging. The presentation will look at the journey, from funding options, resident feedback, technical issues, planning
Taking SMART lighting to extremes
Speakers: Allan Howard of WSP
The Crown Bridges project consists of a number of new bridges one of which is 1.8km long and they are designed to take trams, cyclists and pedestrians. The bridges cross a nature reserve and this brings great demands on the proposed lighting installation. The functional lighting essentially takes SMART adaptive lighting to the extreme and acts as an envelope of light around the tram, cyclist or pedestrian and tracks them as they cross the bridge complex. Allan Howard will advise on the background of the project, how the solution has been considered and is being design using Virtual Reality gaming software.
Panel Discussion – How data can transform cities and communities
Speakers: Fiona Jones of Jacobs, Neil Arnold of City Of London Corporation, Rick Robinson of Amey
Actionable insights from lighting-mounted sensors can help cities and communities work better. But what are the challenges and how can we overcome them? Our panel of lighting experts, engineers, suppliers and urbanists discuss the issues.
Best practice: Smart lighting in universities
Speakers: Jeremy Turner of FAB Controls
How can connected lighting on campuses help universities achieve their goals in terms of energy, student safety, security, asset management, access control and space utilisation? Our speaker looks at some learnings from real-world examples.
Smart lighting on the rail network
Speakers: Mark Cooper of DW Windsor
What role can connected lighting play on the rail network to help network operators and TOCs to improve passenger experience in terms of comfort, safety and security? Are the standards in conflict with this opportunity? Presentation by Mark Cooper of DW Windsor.