Dr. Hasan Haghighi


Received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Software Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  He is currently an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering  Department at Shahid Beheshti University. He’s been the executive and project manager of IT Master plan of Tehran Municipality since 2015. The foundation of Smart City of Tehran is being developed in this project.


In order to realize smart city master plans and projects in Iran, a suitable architecture and framework is needed. The existing architectures and frameworks cannot be simply reused in Iran cities because the goals, strategies and concerns of urban management and other stakeholders need special attention (and differ from country to country). Therefore, a subset of architectures and frameworks must be selected for inspiration and customization, and eventually, a proper architecture and framework for Iranian smart cities should be derived. In this talk, the existing frameworks and architectures in well-known smart city initiatives and projects (including the ITU-T architecture for smart sustainable cities, the smart city reference architecture, the city anatomy, the Navigant Research architecture, Libelium smart world and BSI-PAS smart city framework) are reviewed. Then, a suitable framework for Iranian smart cities is presented.