Since June 2015 the activities of the Observatory have been fully tranferred to the ASLERD (The Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development)


ASLERD website 


ASLERD Wikipedia page





• The Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development (ASLERD) organizes its first event, a networking session at ICT2015: 

Smart Learning Ecosystems for social innovation and territorial development

Room 5C, 22/10/2015 (14:50-15:35) -> link

register for ICT 2015 and join us -> link



• Another opportunity to take part in the think tank activated to design and building up future

'Smart Learning Ecosystems in Smart Regions and Cities'

is offered by the workshop promoted by the SCLO at EC-TEL 2015, next 15th of September in Toledo, Spain

deadline: expired -> website



•   “Critical and participatory development of people centered smart learning ecosystems and territories”

has been chosen as one of the themes that are likely to be influential throughout the next decade and offer an agenda for alternatives with computing technologies through new forms of societal and critical engagement. 

Aarhus (17 August 2015) on occasion of decennial Aarhus conference Critical alternatives

deadline: expired  -> website



Other events of interest:


• Workshop on “Mobiscool: Mobile, Social and Culturally Oriented Learning”, Copehnagen  (24 August 2015) on occasion of MobileHCI 2015, organized by the Aalborg University -> website

deadline: expired 


• Conference on 'Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers', Catania (7-9 October 2015) -> website

deadline: expired 


• Workshop on “The city’s intangible cultural heritage”, Kyoto  (17-19 October 2015) on occasion of Culture and Computing conference, organized by the Aalborg University -> website

deadline: expired 


• First Annual IEEE International Smart City Cinference (ISC2 - 2015), Guadalajara (25-28 October) -> website

deadline: expired 




• Candidates to act as National Reference/Contact Points expected to act as glue-agents able to connect, in a network of peers, all relevant stakeholder of SCL of a Region are encouraged. In particular NR/CPs are expected to:
a) foster the establishing of national networks to include industries, municipalities, learning organizations, etc. ... and of course to encourage SCLO memberships of the most prominent entities (soon additional SCLO descriptive materials will be made available to everybody);
b) report on local best practices and relevant resources (that may help to compile the 'SCL white pages') and, possibly, to get in contact with national observatories on smart cities and, when appropriate, with other relevant actors like, for example, the National Statistics Institutes.


Memberships of Institutions of countries not already represented in the SCLO are strongly encouraged (see members list)