Roundtable discussion on development of environmental digital twins

On 31st March 2022, Prof. Huan Nguyen represented the London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC) at the roundtable discussion organised by National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The event focused on sharing ideas and lessons on how developers and users can collaborate on digital twins for environment, as part of the ongoing project on information management framework funded by National Environmental Research Council – UK Research & Innovation (NERC-UKRI) and the Met Office.

The event included talks from NOC, National Digital Twin Programme (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Joint Centre for Excellence in Environment Intelligence (Met Office), and Alan Turing Institute. Around 20 representatives from different departmental and research organisations were in attendance, e.g., the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). During the event, Prof. Nguyen shared the lessons learnt on federated digital twins and data sharing currently implemented in various projects of smart factory, structures at LDTRC. Useful information was also shared and exchanged from other guests with a summary to be sent to the UK government to contribute and feed into the digital twin work programme.

Keynote Speech at Heritech 2022: Digital Twin for Heritage Management

Prof. Huan Nguyen and Dr Noha Saleeb today delivered keynote speeches on the digital twin technology and how it helps in heritage management and restoration at the annual Heritech 2022 conference organised by Van Lang University (Vietnam).

Digital Twin represents the interconnection and convergence between a physical system and its digital representation created as an entity of its own, making it the focus of the global digital transformation within a wide range of areas, such as: manufacturing, infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, as it has the potential to optimize the operational processes. The speeches focus on the concept and the current stage of the digital twin technology and its development for heritage management and restoration, where heritage situation in Egypt was presented as a case study, as part of our ongoing work at the London Digital Twin Research Centre.

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Keynote Talk at MDENET Symposium 2022

On 26th January 2022, Prof. Balbir Barn from LDTRC delivered a keynote talk on “Digital Twin: Current Practice and Future (Sociotechnical) Prospects” at the MDENET Symposium 2022. Digital Twin research and activity is prevalent such that Digital Twins are acquiring silver bullet status. In the United Kingdom in particular, Digital Twin features as a key strand in future-proofing UK infrastructure such as that described in the UK Innovation Strategy. Notably, Digital Twins (DT) have a family resemblance to computational modelling and computer simulation more generally. The talk outlined the importance of the role of DT, their key characteristics, the types of digital twin and their underpinning enabling technologies. Continue reading “Keynote Talk at MDENET Symposium 2022”

Kick off Project “Urban Resilience in Agriculture”

The London Digital Twin Research Centre has today kicked-off the project “Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming in Vietnam and the UK” with partner Van Lang University and Khang Thinh Irrigation Tech (Vietnam), within the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme.

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