He gained his Ph.D. in 2007 at the University of Žilina, Slovakia in Crisis Management. Since that time he received postdoctoral position as the Assistant Professor and in 2014 after successful habilitation he has received position as Associate Professor at the Department of Crisis Management, Faculty of Security Engineering, University of Žilina. Since October 2014 he is at the position of Vice-Rector for International Relations and Marketing at the university. In 2007 he participated in ISCRAM Crisis Management Summer School for Ph.D. students. In 2010 received the visiting scholar grant of Ruth Crawford Mitchell to the Center for Disaster Management at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. In his work he is focusing on supporting the information systems in the area of the decision making process in crisis management with use of smart solutions. For the year of 2012 was selected by the European Commission as Erasmus Staff Ambassador – 25th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme. He is a member of the editorial review board of the International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM) of ISCRAM Association and the editorial board of the Infotechnology journal in Lithuania, in 2012 was member of ISCRAM 2012 Conference organizing committee. He is author of several papers in Europe and abroad. He is a member of several scientific project teams and as well as of the ISCRAM Association in Brussels (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) and the Society for Science and the Public, in Washington D.C.
Title: Enhancing Resilience by Understanding Smart City and Safe City Concepts and their Common Systems
Authors: Jozef Ristvej and Maroš Lacinák
Department of Crisis Management, Faculty of Security Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia
Nowadays cities around the globe are becoming more intelligent and using approach of Smart Cities. Within these municipalities, Safe City concepts are implemented as well. Within this paper we are dealing with Smart City and Safe City concepts and their common systems. We propose several ideas on how to summarize all the systems of the Smart City concept. Along with the Smart City concept, we also present the concept of the Safe City. Those two concepts are interconnected and systems are presented. Within the paper, we present systems, their smart and safe layers and further summarizes features, needed in every system. However, our main focus will be still on the question of the safety and security in such cities in the future. Our study of the Smart City programs shows the lack of importance which is being given to this topic. Because of that, we are inspired to introduce our description of the Safe City systems and we define concepts and systems, as well as structure of the concepts.