27-28 September 2016,The University of Melbourne, Australia


As the Chair of the International Symposium on Smart Future Cities: The Role of Spatial Data and Urban Analytics, and on behalf of the organising committee, I would like to thank our international and local speakers and all delegates for attending and participating in the Symposium this year.

Our event was a great success with more than 150 delegates from over 10 countries attending, and over 50 presentations delivered across the two days covering 8 key themes. An exhibition was also held in the breakout space featuring displays from PSMA Australia, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), HERE, the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS), and the Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA).  

The aim of the symposium was to present and discuss the latest innovations, research and practice related to smart future cities. The Symposium provided an opportunity for Australian and International delegates, expert practitioners, thought leaders, senior executives and researchers to exchange new ideas and experiences regarding best practices in  leveraging spatial data and urban analytics including smart cities planning, building constructions, national infrastructures, housing, 3D land and property information, 3D city models, Building Information Model (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) and associated analytics, to help realise Smart Future Cities.

I thank the University of Melbourne and our major sponsors Land Victoria: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and PSMA Australia for their support and contributions to the symposium. I also extend my thanks to our broad range of international and local supporters from government, industry and academia for attending and contributing to the event.



Professor Abbas Rajabifard

Head of Department of Infrastructure Engineering
Director of Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration
The University of Melbourne


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