UCD Lab: Urban Co-creation Data Lab

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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at annualmeeting2021@bsc.es
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.


The pressure on urban areas is accelerating and the need to provide citizens with quality services in what concernssecurity, emergency, operational management and planning led to municipality decision to invest in the Lisboa Smart Management Platform (LSMP). It is paramount to be able to build the analytical capabilities on top of it and address some of the most relevantchallenges the city faces today, specifically analytical services able to support managing the following challenges:

  • Mobility, supporting new planning and management approaches altogether with new tools to evaluate impact andprediction of behaviours.
  • Waste management, to identify patterns and support the prediction of the production of urban waste associated witha variety of context information (e.g. events, climacteric situation, etc.)
  • Parking, create new models either to predict or to generate viable alternatives for illegal parking in the city. Identify patterns and impact of illegal parking.
  • Pollution, develop predictive models for the propagation of liquid and atmospheric pollutants
  • Crowd management, build impact prediction models based on the mobility/people flows in large events.

The Lisboa Urban Data Laboratory is an open co-creation initiative that will answer the needs of Lisboa Municipality to take advantage of the analytical capabilities altogether with the best expertise at European level, framed by thesimultaneous objective of making openly available its results. The Urban Co-creation Data Lab (UCD Lab) is a cross-border expansion of the Lisboa Urban Data and aims at developing a new generation of public services in the context of smart cities exploiting supercomputing facilities andpublic & private data to analyse complex combinations of large datasets in areas of public interest. This will answer the challenges we face today in fighting climate change and assuring the quality of live to the peoplewho lives, works or visits the city.