ATHENS course “COMP21-Digital Solutions for Smart Cities” was held online at ITU between 15-19 November 2021. The course was given by Prof. Sema Oktuğ (Department of Computer Engineering), Prof. Fatih Terzi (Department of Urban and Regional Planning), and Assoc.Prof. Yusuf Yaslan (Department of Computer Engineering). 18 students from the European universities took the course.
Urbanization trends and challenges, smart city concept, telecommunication technologies for smart cities, and data analysis techniques are introduced throughout the course. Students, as the course project, worked in groups in order to design a smart city system/application for an African country considering the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations.