Smart Cities and ICT Development

Schedule and location

Monday December 10 -  Tuesday December 11.
Tampere University of Technology (Korkeakoulunkatu 1), Festia-building,  room FA128 Kappelisali.


Registration is open November 12th  - December 3rd.


Professor Marijn Janssen, Delft university of technology, the Netherlands

Professor Ida Lindgren, Linköping Univeristy, Sweden

Senior adviser Juha Mustonen, Gofore

Professor Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University of Technology


Professor Samuli Pekkola, Tampere University of Technology.




In order to gain two credit units, the students are asked to write a reflective learning diary. This means they have to reflect what they have learned in relation to the course and its content. The main point in writing a learning diary is to illustrate own line of thought instead of repeating what the lecturer has said. A learning diary should consequently reflect learning.

The following questions may be helpful:

1) What did I learn? What was new to me? Was there something that changed my views and why? Focus on and analyze the themes important to you.

2) What did I not understand? What went against my own ideas? Why? What was less comprehensible? Why? Focus on and analyze the questions that left you puzzled.

3) What the course has taught is likely to have some relevance for you and your research. Can you identify what this is? How are you able to apply this knowledge in your research? How does this support your development? Make note of and reflect on the thoughts that emerge as especially important.

Please return the learning diaries by the January 1st 2019 to Samuli Pekkola,

Detailed Program

Day 1 (10.12.2018)

8:30 – 10:50 Digitalization of public services – an introduction   // Ida Lindgren

11:00 - 11:45 Preparing Smart City for digitalization, case Vantaa   // Juha Mustonen

 Lunch break

12:45 - 14:15 Who are affected by the digitalization of public services – a stakeholder perspective  // Ida Lindgren

14:30 – 16.00 Development of big and open linked data // Marijn Janssen


Day 2 (11.12.2018)

8:30 – 10:00 Challenges and inherent contradictions in digital service design and provision in the public sector // Ida Lindgren   

10:15 - 11:45 Data governance in the public sector // Marijn Janssen

Lunch break

12:45 - 14:15 Shared services and infrastructures // Marijn Janssen

14:40 – 16.00 IS acquisition in the public sector  // Samuli Pekkola


Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 2 credit points. This requires participating both days and completing the assignments: 

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.