The California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CaFFEET) is an annual event established in 2011 by EDF and the General Consulate of France in San Francisco.  This year EDF and the Consulate General are collaborating with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), a leading research institute at the University of California, based in Berkeley.

The topic of 2012 edition is: "Smart City: What Is the Added Value?".This event will  focus on the question: How can Smart City processes increase the attractiveness and the resilience of the city?  Smart' technologies do not, come without risks and it is important for the cities to minimize those risks during the transition'.

A second question the conference will also explain: "What is the cyber security risk of Smart City prosseses?

An impressive line-up of policy makers, government officials, industrial groups, start-ups and academic researchers will discuss these questions. They will work with participants to start to define the real value of the smart' technologies to the world's cities in the 21st century during pleanary sessions. For a complete agenda and information, please visit


November 5-6, 2012



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