ICSSC 2017
The 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City
June 5-6, 2017, Shanghai, China
Hussein Dia

Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


  • Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on ITS
  • Fellow of Engineers Australia
  • Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Fellow of the Institute of Transpor-tation Engineers

Plenary/Keynote Speakers

Hussein Dia

Presentation Information

Title:  Future cities and digital innovations: Unlocking the potential of disruptive mobility


The continuous waves in digital innovations and the sweeping changes anticipated by disruptive mobility are inspiring new visions of a transformational shift in urban transport. This presentation discusses the role of disruptive technologies within low carbon mobility networks and describes how digital innovations are changing the urban mobility landscape, enabling real-time measurement and analysis of transport systems and promoting sustainable urbanisation in smart cities of the future. The presentation maps the value of data-driven innovations in mobility and draws on practical applications, case studies and modelling results to demonstrate the benefits. The presentation also describes the major behavioural changes and the new mobility business models that would be required to achieve the desired targets and outcomes. Finally, the presentation provides an objective analysis of the technological, social and economic impacts and trends surrounding disruptive mobility, and how they are likely to influence the transport and mobility industries and marketplace now and into the future, including the regulatory challenges that must be overcome before widespread adoption and deployment.


Speaker Biography 

Hussein Dia is currently Associate Professor in the Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a Civil Engineer with leadership credentials in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and transport planning and modelling. His research interests are in the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in urban environments. He has more than 30 years of engineering experience in the public and private sectors, and has previously held a number of senior positions in ITS including Director, ITS Research Laboratory at the University of Queensland and Director, ITS Australia. Hussein is Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He currently serves as Editor of the international journal IEEE Transactions on ITS. Hussein is currently ranked in the top 500 influencers on smart and sustainable cities. Through his research and consulting background, Hussein has made significant contributions, innovations and extensions to best practice in ITS and modelling of transport systems. His standing in the profession is highlighted by more than 100 publications, speaking engagements to more than 40 conferences and symposia, membership on technical committees of national and international ITS conferences, and invitations for keynote addresses, peer review and technical audits of national and international ITS projects.


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