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Master course in
ICT FOR SMART SOCIETIES
ICT for Smart Societies
Smart Society Day 2015
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Course programme
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ICT for Smart Societies

  Information and Communication Technologies for Smart Societies
Smart societies will make a more intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transform cities and improve the quality of life of their inhabitants, to produce and distribute energy more efficiently, to solve fundamental health, environmental, and transportation challenges. Projects based on the exploitation of ICT technologies to create a smarter societies are widespread: see for example the smart London vision, Amsterdam smart society, Torino smart city, the EC smart cities and communities, the Singapore Smart Nation project and the San Francisco Environment project among the 143 smart city projects identified by Stanford University researchers in 2012. On the other hand, the EC has identified ICT technologies and fully accessible broadband network infrastructure as the key enablers for the smart growth. The OECD document entitled ICT skill and Employment: new competences and Jobs for a Greener and Smarter Economy specifies that ICT jobs are increasingly required also in non-ICT sectors like environment, transport, energy and health.
Politecnico di Torino designed the ICT for Smart Societies Master of Science degree as an interdisciplinary project to train ICT engineers that will lead this smart revolution and shape the societies of the future. After laying the foundations of the core ICT topics, such as signal processing, smart networks, wireless communications and data management and distribution, the degree focuses on the key ICT applications for smart societies, including as application domain:
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Energy By processing and transmitting information, such as the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, an electrical grid can be transformed into a smart grid, with increased efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.
Transport By connecting and coordinating transportation means and by allowing passengers to travel using smart devices, improved transport and infrastructure efficiency, enhanced customer experience, reduced traffic congestion and pollution can be achieved.
Building design By exploiting the digital infrastructure, a city and its buildings can become smart, with an improved quality of life, reduced costs and resource consumption.
Public health Telemedicine is one out of many possible applications of ICT where collecting and processing information from remote monitoring devices, such as heart monitors, increases the quality of life of patients, while reducing costs and improving hospitals resource allocation.
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Environment Sensor networks, connectivity and information processing can transform virtually any environment in a smart environment, whose inhabitants benefit from the continuous interaction of smart devices with the physical world.

Particular emphasis is put on the interdisciplinary course laboratories where students can get a practical knowledge of the techniques taught during the lectures and learn how to use those tools that will represent the cornerstones of their professional expertise and on the final Master thesis that will have an interdisciplinary nature.

Master Degrees

Degree
Level
Duration
Location
Language
Statistics
Master
2 years
Torino
Italian/English/Mixed
Master
2 years
Torino
English
Not available yet -- former Communication Eng. or Computer Network Eng.
Master
2 years
Torino
English
Not available yet
Master
2 years
Torino
English

Bachelor Degrees

Degree
Level
Duration
Location
Language
Statistics
Bachelor
3 years
Torino
English
Not available yet -- see related degree below
Bachelor
 3 years
Torino
Italian with some courses taught in English
Bachelor
 3 years
Torino
Italian with some courses taught in English