The objective of Smart City should be to provide good governance and value for services to citizens, experts have said at a meeting in Ahmedabad.
This can be achieved through integrating different technological systems in a city-which may link payment, civic services and the service industry, said experts at National Conference on emerging research trends in engineering (NCERTE).
They said the integration of technology systems should be made simpler and less expensive. They also highlighted the need to form a Protocol Society that will manage all operations.
An official said it is one of the rare national level seminars where students are acquainted with emerging opportunities in engineering when setting up Smart Cities.
The meeting highlighted issues such artificial intelligence, green technologies, civil engineering, electronics and communication.