One Mega Event | Smarter Solutions for a better Tomorrow. 23-25 May 2018, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Call for Papers

The conference technical committee of the expo is now accepting abstracts to be presented at the One Mega Event. Here's your chance to share your techniques, strategies, solutions, product innovations and research discoveries with your peers. The conference is open for smart cities, entrepreneurs, research and development centres, industrialists, businessmen, universities, municipal and government departments, associations and institutions, NGOs, CSR activists.

Future Buildings

  Policies and regulations for green buildings
  Buildings as active agents in urban networks
  Business opportunities for industries
  Incentive schemes for developers/ holders
  Rehabilitation of heritage buildings
  Economic impact

Housing for all

  Slum redevelopment
  Schemes, subsidies, funds, etc.
  Challenges, planning and way forward

Connected homes

  Importance of home
  Emerging technologies for providing integrated services
  Connected home categories
  Interests vs needs
  Barrier in adoption
  Integrated services

Green Buildings

  Sustainable building materials and designs
  Implementing energy efficiency in the buildings
  Advancing net ZERO
  Transforming technologies; HVAC, indoor air quality, etc.
  Certification of green buildings

Building resilience

  Safe building code and construction
  Safety network
  Resilient building design
  Precautionary techniques and plans
  Stakeholder involvement
  Accountability and transparency in disaster management

Skill development for construction sector

  Address the skill gap
  Set skills for the un-organised sector
  Financial support
  National Occupation Standards, Curriculum and Assessment Guidelines
  Capacity building

Real estate development

  Overview of the sector
  Expected growth
  Opportunities for investors
  State initiatives
  Real estate bill: is it making the difference?
  Residential real estate vs commercial real estate

Emerging trends in real estate

  Moving up the risk curve
  Demand and supply of housing
  Developers' perspective
  Investors' perspective
  Startups bringing change in the sector

Investment realities in real estate

  Financing and capital sources
  New investment strategies
  Opportunistic deals
  Emerging funds
  Tax efficient investing
  Institutional Investors

Solar Industry in India: Policies/regulations and targets

  Government targets and supporting policy framework
  State policies and regulators
  Institutional mechanism in creating solar smart cities
  Promoting small existing manufacturers and encouraging large new players
  Focus on achievements vs targets
  Emerging and transforming technologies

Solar industry in India: Issues, challenges and roadmap

  Focus on land acquisitions/power evacuation
  Anticipated issues in executing the massive pipeline of policy based projects
  Lack of R&D and efforts being made in this direction
  Introducing standards to ensure quality
  Future roadmap for solar industry
  International collaborations, e.g. ISA

Solar developers’ perspective (ground mount/solar parks/EPC's/storage etc.)

  Challenges in optimizing cost, design and construction
  Repercussions of falling tariffs
  Emerging storage technologies and road ahead: Booming battery solutions
  Commercial feasibility of storage solutions
  Grid stability through storage

Solar rooftop

  Opportunities in commercial/residential/industrial sector
  Best practices for solar rooftop installations
  Challenges faced by developers & designers
  Securing quality and safety
  Implementation experiences from large scale developers
  Grid Connected
  Grid connected solar rooftop systems for distribution network
  Enabling bankability in PV rooftop space
  Long term PPAs Established and emerging technologies

Make in India

  Analysing India’s manufacturing policy
  Making India globally competitive
  Focus on PV's / CSP's
  Emerging opportunities in solar off grid sector
  Tapping the potential of solar thermal and off grid products (solar water heaters/ pumps/ lamps, etc.)

Off grids: mini and micro

  Adoption and promotion of mini and micro grids
  Challenges ahead: Regulated prices, tariff determination, customer adoption, payment collection and faster dispute resolution
  Provision of grid connection to enable sale of power to local utilities
  Specification of quality and performance standards
  Single window clearances for seeking regulatory approvals

Solar financing

  Affordable finance for solar projects
  Financing tools and assistance: Clean energy funds, green bonds, etc.
  Improving the bankability and investments in solar parks
  Funds, schemes and incentives introduced
  Impact of Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)

Skilling for the solar sector

  Skill development initiative undertaken by the government: Sauryamitra programme, etc.
  Employment generation potential of solar in India
  Imparting quality training in solar PV technology
  Developing qualification standards for green jobs

Smart grids & smart metering

  Integrating renewables into smart grid
  Impact of renewable energy resources in future power networks
  Secure and energy efficient communication for smart grid systems
  Digitalisation of distributed systems
  Real-time overvoltage prevention control
  Are smart grids enablers for smart cities?
  Innovations in smart grid technologies

Green transportation: Roadmap

  Policies for EVs/HEVs
  Analyse market trends
  Understanding EV consumers
  Optimization of fast charging infrastructure
  Financing opportunities
  Incentive schemes
  Opportunities in storage/batteries segment
  Environmental benefits of Electric Drive

Green transportation: Technologies

  Advances in EVs: Autonomy, performance and efficiency
  Technologies for improving efficiency of EVs/HEVs
  Refining and improving the batteries
  Battery safety and standards
  Grid advancements
  Adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure

Efficient urban public transport and facilities

  Policies and regulations for public transport
  Challenges and future road map
  Implementation the plan of expanding the current rail and road network
  Upgradation of railways, airports, roads, highways and bus terminals
  Smart tolling

Inter-city multimodal connectivity for economic development

  Corridor development
  Sustainable and affordable air transit
  Sea ports development
  Interstate agreements for goods, freight and logistics vehicles
  Inland waterways transportation
  Smart highways
  Simplification of tax structure
  Rest stops for transporters/drivers

Developing the intra-city multimodal infrastructure

  City bus services
  Transit through metro, trams, pods, etc.
  Efficient local rail network
  Solutions for last mile connectivity
  Infrastructure for non-motorised transport

Traffic management & road safety

  Road safety management
  Intelligent traffic system
  Economic aspect of road safety
  Improving infrastructure
  Traffic police initiatives
  Enforcement of laws
  Pathways for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles

Parking infrastructure and management for smart cities

  Implementation of the Park & Ride facilities around the public transportation
  Technologies to facilitate parking operations
  Innovative parking solutions to improve capabilities and monetization
  Automated car parks
  Importance of parking to reduce congestions in the city
  Connected parking systems
  Better space utilisation through valued engineering design

Intelligent transport system (Connected vehicles)

  Wireless communications and vehicular networking
  Internet of things
  Cooperative driving, intelligent and autonomous vehicles
  Automotive electronics and automatic control
  Manufacturing and product safety engineering
  Practices, recommendations and standards
  Policy, economics and social implications
  Impact assessment and benefits
  Education, training and awareness

Developing a skill driver programme in a smart city

  Problems faced by the drivers in the current road and driving environment
  Recognising the needs of vulnerable road users
  Understanding of the vehicle anatomy
  Understanding of traffic control devices
  Driver behavior
  Rules, road regulations & the right of way
  Defensive driving & hazard perception
  Handling of emergencies and incidents

City planning

  Missions to transform nation
  Challenges in implementing mission
  Vision and goals
  Strategic plans and roadmap
  Essential elements
  Pan city or area based development
  Engaging citizens to achieve goals

Urban Design: Role of Architecture

  Refurbishment of existing cities
  Pan city or region wise development
  Design for new cities/townships
  Urban landscaping

Communication network and infrastructure

  Resource and network management
  Quality of service mechanisms for wireless networks
  Integration and co-existence of technologies and networks
  Sensor technologies and applications
  Wireless networks
  Experimental network measurements and characterization for data traffic

Translating IoT into innovation and better services

  Smart, connected products are brining urban transformation
  Data-driven business models creating new revenue streams
  Power of IoT and M2M technology
  Convergence of the digital and physical world
  Comparison from a universal standard
  Cloud enables IoT innovation?
  Human intervention with smart devices and technologies

Technologies for safety and security

  Developing smart security solutions
  Application of GIS technology
  Cyber security risk management

e-Governance for smart cities

  Minimum government and maximum governance
  Citizen’s engagements in building good governance
  Capacity building through e-Governance
  Urban local governance: have reforms been effective?

Citizen safety

  Safety in urban environment
  Emerging challenges to human and national security
  Women safety
  Smart policing
  Law enforcement

Solid waste management in cities

  Waste management: current approaches, gaps, solutions
  Waste collection, segregation and characterization
  Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Recycle
  Landfill management
  Clean India Mission

Health and the Cities

  Emerging issues in urban environmental health
  Age friendly cities
  Services and capacity for public health
  Climate change and air pollution
  Innovation to create self-aware and smart healthy cities
  Citizen’s responsibility in creating healthy cities

Water industry of India

  Water policies and planning
  Development and realization of national and international policies
  Water economics
  Infrastructure efficiency
  Effective water calculations
  Changing patterns of water consumption and use

Drinking water & sanitation

  Infrastructure to supply safe drinking water
  Urban and rural water distribution network
  Water sanitation and health
  Controlling water wastage from leakages and misuse
  Water quality assessment

Water management

  Water harvesting structure and technologies
  Water conservation
  Water recycle and reuse

Water resource management

  Water resources systems
  Climate change impacts on water resources
  Monitoring, remediation, assessment and protection of water resources
  Planning and management of water resources and water provision
  Aquifer recharge
  Water and groundwater interactions

Case studies

  Namami Gange project
  International examples of rehabilitating rivers/lakes/restoring natural water bodies

Technologies for water rejuvenation

  Technologies for potable and waste water treatment
  Industrial water: provision and treatment, reuse, and recovery of materials
  Nanotechnology and biotechnology for water processing
  Advanced membrane processes and other processes

Industry, urban and rural water requirements

  Sectorial water use and misuse
  Water quality and quantity
  Economic values of water in different usages
  Strategies for meeting water requirements

Viability of Inland waterways transportation

  Vision and Mission
  Objectives and targets
  Technological and physical viability
  Commercial and operational viability
Abstract Submission Form

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting the abstract:

  • The Conference technical committee will review all abstracts that have been submitted on time and in the correct format
  • The sessions are of the panel discussions format with one keynote presentation. The call for papers is open only for panelist opportunity and not for making the power point presentations. The keynote slots are reserved for contributions covering a wider scope which are of interest to audience and address the progress and novelties within the topic. All the panellists are required to submit the presentation by certain deadline after acceptance of the abstract.
  • Speakers will be notified of the outcome of their submission by email after 3 weeks of deadline.
  • Abstract Submission deadline is 28th February, 2017
  • Please avoid double submissions. In case you would like to replace or adjust your previously submitted abstract, please send the new version through email.
  • Please make sure the entries you are making should be correct as it will used for promotion till the end of the expo
  • Applications send by other means will not be accepted.
  • Commercial texts promoting particular products will not be accepted.
  • All information is to be provided in English only
  • Co-Presenters are not allowed
  • Organizer does not cover travel, accommodation and ground logistics costs but speakers enjoy free charge registration for entire event
  • Speakers must be aware that the Conference Technical Committee reserves the right to cancel their participation if they do not comply with these guidelines that will be sent at the end of the selection procedure.