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The 2017 Smart City Summit & Expo will focus on the development and application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart cities, one of the organizers said Wednesday in Taipei. Smart cities are a crucial field for the application of IoT, which in turn is vital to the realization of intelligent communities, Taiwan Smart City Solutions Alliance (TSSA) said at a pre-show press conference. At the expo, experts from various industries are expected showcase smart city applications and speak on topics such as smart building, smart healthcare, smart retail, smart security, intelligent transportation, and sleep technology, the TSSA said.

For the first time, this year’s event will bring together 54 international city officials, including mayors, to share their experience in the area of smart city development, the TSSA said. Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮), who was also at the press conference, said transforming Taipei into a smart city is a top priority. He said IoT technology will be used to construct intelligent communities in the city within two years. Taipei will be pleased to share its ideas with other cities in Taiwan and across the world, he said.

An estimated 200 international and domestic companies will participate in the expo Feb. 21-24, setting up 900 booths at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. The exhibition is being organized by the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), TSSA, and the Taipei City government.

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