The Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD) is organizing the SynCity 2014 Summer School (September 17, 2014 – September 30, 2014). From a practical perspective and through interdisciplinary workshop formats, the summer school SynCity 2014 wants to explore how the inevitable technology push of smart technologies can be directed towards more social, human, and urban sustainable development.
The idea of "smart" and "intelligent" systems pervades all levels of urban environment. Mostly associated with ICT, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things, "smart" concepts still demand clarification and original interpretation. For the SynCity summer school 2014, TU Dresden invites up to 20 excellent young researchers, PhD-students and PostDocs from all over the world with an interest in technology development and socio-ecology to explore future trends in urban design.
Within the conception of the SynCity 2014 summer school, the acronym 'Syn' stands for two key concepts:
1) SYNCHRONISATION – the coordinated and harmonized interaction of multiple urban systems which is requisite for a truly smart city; 2) SYNERGY – the creativity and innovation that emerges when smart people from different fields, countries, and cultures meet and exchange ideas.
Participation is limited to 15 international participants. Additionally 5 PhD students from TU Dresden can take part at SynCity. From a practical perspective and through interdisciplinary workshop formats, the summer school SynCity 2014 wants to explore how the technology push of smart technologies can be directed towards more social, human, and urban sustainable development.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must be a researcher, who are in an early stage of their academic career, such as PhD students, Post-Docs, and junior faculty, from all over the world.
With the application to the summer school, candidates automatically apply for a refund of up to 90% of the travel expenses. Candidates will be informed about the exact funding with the letter of acceptance. Travels need to be arranged individually and independently by the participants. The summer school organisation committee does not arrange any travels.
Accommodation costs of international participants are covered by TU Dresden (5-/6-bed multi-shared rooms including breakfast) at the Hostel Mezcalero.
You can submit your application no later than June 15, 2014.
To apply the participation in the summer school and a travel grant for up to 90% of your expenses, please send to the e-mail address email@example.com the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official document proving your enrollment for/accomplishment of PhD studies
- Filled in document “Personal and scientific statement” (download template on this webpage)
- Work sample (paper, thesis chapter, project)