Canberra will host a major conference on smart infrastructure on March 12, 2010.
Hosted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, the parliamentary event will look into the use of embedded smart technology and how it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost productivity.
“This will have implications for governments and business in sectors such as transport, energy, communications and water,” Standing Committee on Infrastructure chair, Catherine King, said in a statement.
Although King said the desired outcomes and cost of the conference had yet to be decided, she predicted the technology would improve safety and quality of life while reducing congestion.
“Examples of smart infrastructure include air traffic control global navigation surveillance systems, traffic signalling that adjusts to peak periods, smart electricity grids delivering more efficient energy use and utilising mobile networks for greater work efficiency,” King said in an email. “We expect that registration will be required for attendance… we are seeking ministerial involvement in various areas.
For more information, visit the conference's website.