Unit of Spatial Planning


Regional Development - SPReD

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SUNDAY, JULY 3                                                         
20:00 -             Reception - Terrace, Divani Caravel Hotel (Light Dinner)    

MONDAY JULY 4                                                         
10.00 - 10.40    Opening Session
Chair: Maria Giaoutzi, National Technical University of Athens   

Welcome Rector NTUA, Prof. Simos Simopoulos
Prof. Emmanouil Protonotarios, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Keynote Address: “My Social, Cultural Space on Planet Earth”
10.40 - 11.00          Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00   Session 1: Access and Networks
Chair: Yoshio Arai, University of Tokyo at Komaba                      

Kellerman Aharon “Mobile broadband services and the availability of instant access to cyberspace”
Loo Becky P.Y. and Ngan Yu Ling “Google, Yahoo, Baidu and QQ: Do you get different results? Why? What do they tell us about the Internet Regulatory Regime in China?”
Psaraki Voula, Andreas Schaferb and Ioanna Pagoni “The impact of ITS on transport infrastructure and CO2 emissions”

12.00 -13.00     Session 2: ICT and Regional Development
Chair: Aharon Kellerman, University of Haifa/Zefat Academic College    

Hara Shinji “Digital Cinema and Creativity-based Regional Development: Toward a New Geography of ICT and “Content Industry” from Japanese Experience”
Hashimoto Kenji “Elderly-people business of the peripheral areas using the Internet in Japan: A case of agribusiness “Irodori”
Yamamoto Kenta “Spatial structure of production in Japanese animation industry: Focus on studios' international division of labour strategies”

13.00 - 14.00          Lunch                                                                                                    
14.00 - 15.00    Session 3: Planning for Smart Cities
Chair: Becky Loo, University of Hong Kong
Stratigea Anastasia “Smart Cities for Community Development: The Greek Experience”
Occelli Sylvie “Monitoring road safety in an information wired environment: the case of Piedmont”

15.00 - 15.30          Coffee break
15.30 - 17.00    Session 4: Planning Methods
Chair: Ranald Richardson, Newcastle University, SiDE, Culture Lab
Norzailawati Mohd Noor, Mazlan Hashim and Rustam Khairi “Simulation Sprawl due to Un-Authorized Development Using Remote Sensing High Resolution Data Based On Cellular Automata Model”
Tolidis Kostas and Efi Dimopoulou “Using Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) as a Planning Tool in Mountainous Areas”
Emmanouilidi Elpianna “Estimation of a discrete-choice model with spatial interactions: The case of deforestation in Western Attica between 1990 and 2000”

 9.30 - 10.30     Session 5: Greek Information Society
Chair: Giaoutzi Maria, National Technical University of Athens
Oikonomou Constantinos “An Assessment of the Greek Information Society from a local and regional perspective
Delitheou Vicki “The contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Local Government and Development”
Thoidou Elisavet “Electronic governance and strategic planning: evidence from Greek metropolitan areas’

10.30 - 11.00          Coffee break                                                                                        

11.00 - 12.00    Session 6: e-Government in Practice
Chair:  Tommi Inkinen, University of Helsinki
Arai Yoshio, Sae Naganuma and Yasukazu Satake “Broadband policies for limited Internet-access areas by local governments:  An analysis based on the questionnaire survey in Japan”
Inkinen Tommi “Spatial Practices of Electronic Government in Finland”
Wada Takashi “Information gathering by employees of local municipalities in Japan: A case study of Shunan City”

12.00 - 13.00    Session 7: Socio-spatial transformations
Chair: Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio
Stilianos Alexiadis and Christos Ladias “A Model of Regional Planning with Geographical perspective”
Physentzides Kostas “Cyberspace and the transformation of cities to cybercities: A Trialectic approach”
Tousi Evgenia “Social Networks and Space: A case study from the Greek urban scenery”

13.00 -14.00           Lunch                                                                                                    

14.00 -15.00     Session 8: e-Participation and Heritage
Chair: Mark Wilson, Michigan State University
Scorza Francesco, Giuseppe Las Casas and Beniamino Murgante “Volunteered approaches for cultural heritage exploitation and local development processes”
Breil, Margaretha and Lorena Rocca “The idea of a Natural Park in the Venice Lagoon, using participative e- mapping of spatial values”
Grammatikogiannis Elias and Maria Giaoutzi “Social Networks in Support of Participatory Planning”
15.00 - 15.20          Coffee break
15.20 - 16.30    Business Meeting
18.00                Visit to Acropolis Museum
20.00               Dinner in the Plaka Area (Greek House ATTIKOS - Garivaldi  str. 9)

WEDNESDAY JULY 6                                                                     
 9.30 - 10.30     Session 9: ICT, Innovation and Governance
Chair: John Mourmouris, Democritus University of Thrace
Richardson Ranald “Planning for information and communications networks: new spaces for local intervention in the neo-liberal state?”
Sklias Pantelis and Athanasios Bozinis “Global Political Economy in the Digital Era”
Korres George M. and Aikaterini Kokkinou “The Role of Innovation in Competitiveness and Convergence Process:  A Benchmarking Study for European regions”

10.30 - 11.00          Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30    Session 10: Mediterranean Renaissance Project (MRP): The Role of ICT in Mediterranean Democratic Movements
Chair: Barney Warf, Dept. of Geography, University of Kansas
Warf Barney “Dubious Geographies of Internet Freedom in the Middle East”
Paradiso Maria “The role of ICT in recent Mediterranean democratic movements and migrations: a field work with Tunisian migrants in Lampedusa island, March 2011”
Lefebvre Olivier “The Arab revolutions and the role of Information Technologies: a geopolitical and social analysis”
Wilson Mark and Kenneth Corey “From Tankman to Tahrir: The Role of ICT in Democracy Movements”

12.30 - 13.30          Lunch