Augmented Virtual Reality: Combining Crowd Sensing and Social Data Mining with Large-Scale Simulation Using Mobile Agents for Future Smart Cities

Augmented reality is well known for extending the real world by adding computer-generated perceptual information and overlaid sensory information. In contrast, simulation worlds are commonly closed and rely on artificial sensory information generated by the simulator program or using data collected off-line. In this work, a new simulation paradigm is introduced, providing augmented virtuality by integrating crowd sensing and social data mining in simulation worlds by using mobile agents.

Call for Applications: Proptech startups around the world to join Colliers Proptech Accelerator

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things. The companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Colliers and the broader industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors.
Application Deadline in 2 months

EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering digitisation

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective (a Business Plan is required as part of the proposal). The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
Applications are closed

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville; smart ecosystem includes connected city center, true autonomous shuttle using "micropositioning," International Transportation Innovation Center and more.

Open-Source Electronics Platforms as Enabling Technologies for Smart Cities: Recent Developments and Perspectives

Popular platforms such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and Arduino come as single-board open-source platforms that have enough computational power for different types of smart-city applications, while keeping affordable prices and encompassing many programming libraries and useful hardware extensions. As a result, smart-city solutions based on such platforms are becoming common and the surveying of recent research in this area can support a better understanding of this scenario, as presented in this article.

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Applications are closed

Alibaba Cloud and PolyU to Advance Smart Cities and Smart Healthcare

Extended cooperation will focus on artificial intelligence research and applications with implications for the Greater Bay Area.

Call for applications: The Itron Smart City Challenge

The Itron Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT developers from across Europe to tackle a set of key business and societal challenges. These challenges will be designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen wellbeing, improve operational efficiency and build more resourceful communities.
Applications are closed

Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform

Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built locally in the UAE, the enterprise-ready platform will serve as a stepping stone for organizations in the UAE and globally to transition their blockchain testing and development into full-production.

Call for Innovation: Smart Cities Challenge

The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey have the opportunity to design the future of smart and safe urban mobility. Our joint Smart Cities Challenge first stage application was chosen out of 130 submissions to be among the 20 finalists vying for federal funding of smart city projects designed to improve the quality of life of city residents.
Applications are closed

Smart Cities for All launches project to define more inclusive approach to innovation for smarter cities

The project is convening leaders from government, industry, and disability organizations to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems, including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators, can create more inclusive apps and technology solutions that impact the lives of all people in cities, including persons with disabilities and older persons.

Low-Cost IoT: A Holistic Approach

The key factors for a successful smart-city project are its initial cost and its scalability. The initial cost depends on several inter-related aspects that cannot be designed and optimized separately.
10 months ago

Smart City Pilot Projects Using LoRa and IEEE802.15.4 Technologies

In this paper, we highlight this aspect and present two smart city testbeds developed in Italy. The first one concerns a smart infrastructure for public lighting and relies on a heterogeneous network using the IEEE 802.15.4 short-range communication technology, whereas the second one addresses smart-building applications and is based on the LoRa low-rate, long-range communication technology.
a year ago

Artificial Intelligence-Based Semantic Internet of Things in a User-Centric Smart City

In this paper, we propose a novel artificial intelligence-based semantic IoT (AI-SIoT) hybrid service architecture to integrate heterogeneous IoT devices to support intelligent services.
a year ago

Call for Projects: Smart Cities Challenge for startups worldwide

You know anything there is to know about IoT, AI, sensors, light, technology, smart cities and want to propose innovative ideas and solutions that will have a real impact on our everyday life? Then this challenge is for you!
Applications are closed
a year ago

What's Next in Making Smart Cities Smarter and Happier?

How will smart cities become even smarter? The answer lies not in simply integrating advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing, but in making the system work for individual societies.
a year ago

Call for Participation: The EIT Digital Challenge 2018 for European deep tech Startups

Fast-growing startups that already have customers, so called scaleups, are invited to enter their successful technology products in one of the following five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Hadoop Oriented Smart Cities Architecture

In this paper, we propose a Hadoop-based architectural stack that can provide the ICT backbone for efficiently managing a smart city. On the one hand, Hadoop, together with Spark and the plethora of NoSQL databases and accompanying Apache projects, is a mature ecosystem. This is one of the reasons why it is an attractive option for a Smart City architecture.
a year ago

A Multi-Technology Communication Platform for Urban Mobile Sensing

This work proposes a multi-wireless technology communication platform for opportunistic data gathering and data exchange with respect to smart cities. Through the implementation of a proprietary long-range (LoRa) network and an urban sensor network, our platform addresses the heterogeneity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices while conferring communications in an opportunistic manner, increasing the interoperability of our platform.
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Improving the road safety in Barcelona

Given the data on existing traffic accidents and the conditions of the road the proposed challenge wants to validate if this data could help to develop some solution in order to increase the awareness of all the users of the road about its risks and, therefore, increase the levels of road safety.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EDI Open Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Optimisation of traffic flow in Berlin, Germany

The challenge is to develop an analytics and prediction engine making use of sensory data identifying vehicles (of different types), bicycles, and pedestrians for creating traffic models at different times and road segments.
Applications are closed
a year ago

UAE Government’s GovTech Prize Launches the GovHack Series in 8 Major International Cities

The GovTech Prize works throughout the year to search for the best tech government solutions developed by governments and individuals, upon which are awarded at a ceremony during the World Government Summit.
a year ago

Performance Evaluation of LoRa Considering Scenario Conditions

A novel solution known as Low Power - Wide Area Network (LP-WAN) has emerged as a promising alternative to provide with low-cost and low-power-consumption connectivity to end-nodes spread in a wide area. Concretely, the Long-Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology is one of the LP-WAN platforms that is receiving greater attention from both the industry and the academia.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Smart Cities and Communities

The COP21 Paris Agreement recognizes the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
Applications are closed
3 months ago

University-Based Smart Cities: from collective intelligence to smart crowd-conscience

IoT for smart cities needs accessible open data and open systems, so that industries and universities can develop new services and applications. The main aim is to develop energy efficient frameworks to improve energy efficiency by using innovative integrated IoT techniques.
a year ago

New Smart Cities Data Sharing Framework Helps Cities Develop a Robust and Secure Data Sharing Ecosystem

Through use of IoT sensors, connected devices, and innovative applications, cities globally are collecting vast amounts of data on everything from traffic patterns, public safety implementations, air quality and more.
a year ago

Investments in Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives Are Forecast to Reach $80 Billion in 2018, According to a New IDC Spending Guide

Smart Cities attain digital transformation in an urban ecosystem to meet environmental, financial, and social outcomes. In IDC's view, a Smart City begins to be developed when multiple smart initiatives are coordinated to leverage technology investments across an entire city, use common platforms to decrease service time/maintenance costs, share data across systems, and tie IT investments clearly to smart missions.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Cities as a platform for citizen-driven innovation

Proposals should capture successful innovative practices that are emerging in Europe particularly from those urban areas that effectively absorb, develop and create new knowledge and ideas, and turn this knowledge into social and economic development. In particular, they should take stock of how citizens are increasingly engaging in the experimentation and the development of new solutions blending technological, non-tech, cultural and social practices, e.g., frugal technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

A Cellular Approach to Net-Zero Energy Cities

The present paper describes a cellular approach to a Net-Zero energy concept, based on the balance between the potential solar energy supply and the existing consumption patterns at the urban unit scale.
a year ago

RTA Dubai launches tests of the world’s first ‘Autonomous Pods’

The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes. They can be coupled in 15 to 20 seconds or detached, depending on the destination of riders, in 5 seconds. The autonomous pods are fitted with cameras and electromechanical technologies to carry out the coupling and detaching processes, and this feature can be activated in-motion.
a year ago

The Search for a Convergent Option to Deploy Smart Grids on IoT Scenario

This work is a review which presents and discusses the two main technologies which are currently best positioned to play this role of convergence that is RF Mesh and LoRaWAN. The strengths and weaknesses of each one of them are also presented and propose that in actuality LoRaWAN is a promising option to offer the required conditions to take on this convergent position.
a year ago

Call for Applications: The Le Monde Smart Cities Awards for Non-European projects

Le Monde is kicking off its urban innovation competition. The Le Monde Smart Cities Awards are intended to promote the best urban transformation projects deserving to receive greater attention, so that others can follow their example, adapting it if necessary to their own context. As a company, municipality, association, student, individual, perhaps you have considered or started implementing an original and effective solution for your urban environment. Le Monde invites you introduce your project and apply for one of the Le Monde Smart Cities awards.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU - Japan Call for Proposals: Advanced technologies (Security/Cloud/IoT/BigData) for a hyper-connected society in the context of Smart City

Interoperability of IoT devices/platforms is of particular interest in the context of Smart Cities (the areas of energy, social infrastructure, traffic/transport, healthcare, and disaster/crime prevention) in order to promote collaboration between a variety of business operators and platforms connecting to various IoT devices, open source, standards, SDKs, common APIs, are the cornerstone of the EU-Japan collaboration.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New technology is changing the face of transportation, electric vehicle sales are rising, along with the infrastructure that supports them; autonomous vehicles are hitting the streets; ride sharing is transforming urban transport markets; and greener buses are reshaping mass transit.
a year ago

CES® 2018 Innovation Award: Bosch smart city solution Climo helps to manage air quality

The Climo system enables the rapid and accurate measurement of air-quality parameters. It combines sensors and software to deliver a range of air-quality data, covering key air pollutants including: particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone. It also provides data from environmental parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, light, sound, pressure – and even pollen.
a year ago

Smart Cities in Taiwan: A Perspective on Big Data Applications

In this paper, we discuss the concept of a smart city based on information and communication technology (ICT), analyze the objectives of smart city development in Taiwan, and explain the supporting technologies that make such development possible. Subsequently, we propose a hierarchical structure framework of smart city systems with levels of complexity ranging from low to high and interconnections and interactive relationships in five dimensions: the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile Network, and smart business.
4 months ago

Vivatech Mobility and Smart City Challenge

This call for projects covers four main subjects:new ways of moving around,smart parking,new fuels, hydrogen,improving the energy efficiency of vehicles.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Smart City and Smart Tourism: A Case of Dubai

The objective of this study is to identify best practices related to Dubai’s smart city and smart tourism. In so doing, Dubai’s mission and vision along with key dimensions and pillars are identified in relation to the advancements in the literature while highlighting key resources and challenges.
a year ago

Towards the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Providing Sustainable Services in Smart Cities

The objective of this paper is two-fold: on the one hand, to identify the whole set of features that must be provided by a UAS to be considered sustainable and to show that there is no UAS satisfying all these features; on the other hand, to present an open and sustainable UAS architecture that may be used to build UAS on demand to provide the features needed in each application field.
a year ago

Open IoT Ecosystem for Enhanced Interoperability in Smart Cities - Example of Métropole De Lyon (France)

This paper presents a smart city pilot (Heat Wave Mitigation in Métropole de Lyon) for which the proposed ecosystem significantly contributes to improving interoperability between a number of system components, and reducing regulatory barriers for joint service co-creation practices.
a year ago

Joensuu City Challenge: Smart Solution Pilot related to City Services

The four challenges for which solutions are sought are versatile. A smart solution pilot related to city services is searched for. In the City-Lab approach, innovative proposals such as CityLabs or StreetLabs are expected. The third case is related to a river/lake tourism solution, proposals can range from tourist service solutions to VR/AR applications for recreational purposes. Finally, green energy solutions are expected for a vast recreational area at the lakeside where one of the oldest Finnish rock festivals takes place every summer.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Blueprint sets out plans to build smart Hong Kong

The Government released today the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong with a vision to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city. The Blueprint maps out development plans in the next five years, aiming to enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people's quality of living as well as Hong Kong's attractiveness and sustainability by making use of innovation and technology (I&T).
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Renewable energy system integrated at the building scale

The proposal will provide a combination of different renewable energy technologies to cover the highest possible share of electricity, heating and cooling needs of a multi-family residential or commercial or public or industrial building (in the case of the industrial building, the project is not expected to address the energy needs of the industrial process).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Cisco Announces $1 Billion Program For Smart Cities

The program helps cities assemble the right type or suite of finance instruments to fund and deploy innovative technology with minimal initial investment. Whether a city is looking to reduce energy usage, ease traffic and parking, or boost public transportation ridership and revenues, the program will help cities with solutions. Revenue-share financing, for instance, even allows a city to tie financing to desired outcomes and extend future operating budgets through revenue streams from the new services that a digitized infrastructure makes possible.
a year ago

Machine Learning for Internet of Things Data Analysis: A Survey

This article assesses the different machine learning methods that deal with the challenges in IoT data by considering smart cities as the main use case. The key contribution of this study is presentation of a taxonomy of machine learning algorithms explaining how different techniques are applied to the data in order to extract higher level information.
a year ago

Italtel introduces Open Innovation Program with focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Cybersecurity Technologies

Italtel has launched an Open Innovation program, which will see it collaborate with start-ups and new businesses to leverage emerging technologies for applications such as Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Digital Healthcare.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Huawei Creates a Smart City Nervous System to make the city as an organic life body

Becoming a Smart City involves the digital transformation of a city to address challenges in the physical world. This demands data-driven systems that combine management and IoT data to help authorities manage the city and enable the physical and digital worlds to be integrated.
a year ago

Reinforcement Learning for Predictive Analytics in Smart Cities

We discuss an intelligent process for query assignments that adopts Machine Learning (ML). We adopt two learning schemes, i.e., Reinforcement Learning (RL) and clustering. We report on the comparison of the two schemes and elaborate on their combination. Our aim is to provide an efficient framework to support the decision making of the QC that should swiftly select the appropriate processor for each query.
a year ago

Cloud-enhanced Robotic System for Smart City Crowd Control

In this paper, a generic cloud robotics framework is proposed to realize smart city vision while taking into consideration its various complexities. Specifically, we present an integrated framework for a crowd control system where cloud-enhanced robots are deployed to perform necessary tasks. The task offloading is formulated as a constrained optimization problem capable of handling any task flow that can be characterized by a Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG).
a year ago

A Cyberphysical System Based Mass-Customization Approach with Integration of Industry 4.0 and Smart City

In this study, we propose a new approach for mass customization with the integration of smart retail and smart production. With removing the operators and actualizing the progress autonomously, it is aimed to reduce the waiting time of customers. Because less waiting time means that there are more mass-customization customers, and this is expected to increase the popularity of mass customization.
a year ago

Smart Cities Mean Safer, More Accessible Communities, Says New CTA Report

With the Internet of Things (IoT) as a foundation, technologies such as automated street lighting, smart energy meters, parking assistance apps and sensors have the ability to make cities safer and more accessible, says a new report from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
a year ago

Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Communities

This paper promotes the concept of smart and connected communities SCC, which is evolving from the concept of smart cities. SCC are envisioned to address synergistically the needs of remembering the past (preservation and revitalization), the needs of living in the present (livability), and the needs of planning for the future (attainability).
a year ago

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in NEOM, a Smart City dedicated to Trade, Innovation, and Technology

NEOM is born from the ambition of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to see the country develop into a pioneering and thriving model of excellence in various and important areas of life. NEOM aims to thrive the transformation of the Kingdom into a leading global hub through the introduction of value chains of industry and technology.
a year ago

Bristol named as UK’s smartest city

Bristol has overtaken London as the UK’s leading 'smart city' according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The report is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, key projects and overall readiness in using digital technology to improve crucial civic services from transport infrastructure to healthcare.
a year ago

Dubai launched Internet of Things Strategy and the Data Wealth initiative

The Dubai IoT Strategy seeks to build the world’s most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in the world’s smartest city to improve people’s lives. The strategy aims to protect Dubai’s digital wealth, encourage government departments to join the emirate’s smart transformation, and achieve the objectives of the Smart Dubai Plan 2021 to transition to a 100% paperless government.
a year ago

Benin launched an International Call for Projects for the Development of Smart City Sèmè City

This city of innovation and knowledge brings together high-level training institutions, research and development centres, and incubators of innovative solutions to help solve the challenges facing Benin and Africa.
Applications are closed
a year ago

DigitalTown Introduces Blockchain Platform for Smart Cities

The DigitalTown single-sign-on SmartWallet provides every registered citizen with a free verified login with which they can securely connect and transact both locally and globally across both public and private services - everything from local shopping, booking a table at a restaurant or signing up for parks and recreation. Community members and businesses can also securely transmit funds in real-time without fees using their SmartWallets.
a year ago

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards $4.8 Million to Center for Innovative Technology to Enhance Smart Cities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.
2 years ago

Atlanta deployed Smart City technology, connecting traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers to the Internet of Things

The AI technology includes the Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone appwhich will connect drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to the infrastructure and each other to improve safety and mobility in the covered corridors.
2 years ago

NASA World Wind: Virtual Globe for an Open Smart City

In this article, firstly the open source framework NASA World Wind is introduced. NASA World Wind comes mainly with two versions. The Java version is well established in the market and has many customers. On the other hand the new version, which is the Web version, Web World Wind, is still at the dawn of development cycle, with many features implemented and already used in several applications, with a great future ahead.
2 years ago

Securing Metering Infrastructure of Smart Grid: A Machine Learning and Localization Based Key Management Approach

In this paper, we propose a localization-based key management system for meter data encryption. Data are encrypted by the key associated with the coordinate of the meter and a random key index. The encryption keys are managed and distributed by a trusted third party (TTP).
2 years ago

Enriching the Fan Experience in a Smart Stadium using Internet of Things technologies

We propose a Smart Stadium as a living laboratory to balance both size and heterogeneity so that smart city solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies may be deployed and tested within an environment small enough to practically trial but large and diverse enough to evaluate scalability and efficacy.
2 years ago

Alibaba will support Macau’s transformation into a Smart City by using Cloud Computing Technologie

Alibaba Group, the world’s largest online and mobile marketplace, today announced that it and the Government of Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau), have entered into a strategic partnership framework agreement, under which Alibaba will support Macau’s transformation into a smart city by using cloud computing technologies in order to bring benefits to both residents and tourists visiting the city.
2 years ago

Reinforcement Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics in Smart Cities

In this paper, we define the concept of a Query Controller ( QC ) that receives queries for analytics and assigns each of them to a processor placed in front of each data partition. We discuss an intelligent process for query assignments that adopts Machine Learning (ML). We adopt two learning schemes, i.e., Reinforcement Learning (RL) and clustering.
2 years ago

Kickstart Accelerator announces its shortlist of 30 startups in FinTech, Food, Smart Cities and Robotics & Intelligent Systems

The selected startups work on a variety of innovative ideas, with aspirations to either disrupt traditional industries or capitalise on new technologies. In the Smart Cities vertical, for example, there is a lot of interest around tracking and controlling pollution and two of the selected startups, uHoo and Hawa Dawa, are working on products that help to measure air pollution both outdoors and indoors as well.
2 years ago

Thailand and China to promote the development of Internet of Things, Smart City, and Startup businesses

The cooperation will promote the development of Internet of Things studies, the Smart City campaign, and startup businesses to yield economic benefits in both countries, especially by launching study trips to Shenzhen, China which resembles Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor project which is expected to become a digital sister city with Shenzhen in the future.
2 years ago

Registration Opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai is calling on the world’s most innovative companies to help find solutions to key strategic challenges as registration opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators, the world’s fastest growing business accelerators programme, which is run by Dubai Future Foundation.
2 years ago

IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge to Help Five Cities Improve Services to Their Residents

Smarter Cities Challenge engagements have helped cities around the world to significantly improve the quality of life for their residents. Projects informed by IBM advice have helped to upgrade skills of city staff, enabled cities to win prestigious awards, and made them more competitive.
2 years ago

WISeKey Unveils its New Citizen Digital Identity Platform to Bring Innovation and Security to Smart Cities across the Globe

WISeKey’s identity management and innovative cybersecurity solution for IOT will provide smart cities with a scalable, easily manageable object identity management and security solution when connecting to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft-based platforms. The Managed WISeKey Root of Trust (RoT) serves as a common trust anchor, which is recognized by operating systems (OS) and applications to ensure the authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of on-line transactions.
2 years ago

EIB lends EUR 230 million to Municipality of Florence for Smart City projects

The loan is mainly designed to support small and medium-scale projects but can also be extended to larger schemes such as the construction of a new phase of the city's tram system (lines 2 and 3) and the Fiera di Firenze exhibition centre (trade fair hub/Fortezza project).
2 years ago

Envision Energy Launches 'Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance' to enable smart energy transition

Going forward, the Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance will focus on enhancing technological and network exchanges and beneficial business practices among its member companies. Those efforts are expected to result in an increase in R&D spending in the US and global as well as the industry standardization that will bolster transformation of the energy industry.
2 years ago

Australia - Moving from Smart Grids and Smart Meters towards Smart Cities and Smart Communities

By making the electricity grid 'intelligent' and adding telecoms to it, the power will eventually shift – away from the electricity companies and to the customers, who will be able to control their energy consumption through smart grids and smart meters with interactive sensors, M2M and IoT devices.
2 years ago

Providing IoT Services in Smart Cities through Dynamic Augmented Reality Markers

Smart cities are expected to improve the quality of life of citizens by relying on new paradigms, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and its capacity to manage and interconnect thousands of sensors and actuators scattered across the city.
3 years ago

Submit your Smart Cities Solution to NextChallenge: Smart Cities

Through the program, technology providers are tasked with proposing hardware and software solutions within one or more of the following categories: smart parking, smart mobility, smart infrastructure, and smart buildings. Innovations should be connected, interactive and data driven (i.e., "smart"), and contribute to safer, more sustainable communities.
2 years ago

Worldwide spending on Smart City estimated to $41 trillion in the next 20 years

Qatar is one of the fastest growing IT markets in the Middle East region and as part of the government’s ICT-2015 strategy, the government had outlined plans to invest QAR6bn (USD $1.6 billion) in information technology and IT services. Cybersecurity features as an integral part of Qatar government’s strategy framework.
2 years ago

Cohda Wireless receives $2M from the Government of South Australia to test Autonomous Driving Solutions

The fund will provide $10 million over the next three years to projects that demonstrate, develop or contribute to the applied research of future mobility technologies. The South Australian Government will award grants to projects that contribute to Adelaide’s Smart City initiative and position South Australia as a competitive test bed for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).
2 years ago

China, Japan, and South Korea Lead Asian Smart City Initiative Deployments

ABI Research finds that governments in China, Japan, and South Korea lead the deployment of citizen-centric, smart city initiatives in Asia. Specific leading cities in China that continue to show accelerated adoption of smart energy solutions include Dalian, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Tianjin. The smart city programs improve overall quality of life, boost enterprise operational efficiencies, and enhance the effectiveness of public safety and security, transportation, citizen engagement, catastrophe management, and sustainability services.
2 years ago

Startup brings Solar-Powered, Phone-charging park benches and Digital Signs to Cities worldwide

The benches contain an embedded charging station powered by a mini solar panel, with two USB ports for plugging in mobile devices. They also connect to wireless networks.
2 years ago

Design of IoT Systems and Analytics in the Context of Smart City Initiatives in India

The paper discusses the use of Machine learning techniques to smart city management aspects like smart water management which include water demand forecasting, water quality monitoring and anomaly detection.
2 years ago

Sustainable and Smart City planning using spatial data in Wallonia

Simulating population distribution and land use changes in space and time offer opportunities for smart city planning. It provides a holistic and dynamic vision of fast changing urban environment to policy makers. Impacts, such as environmental and health risks or mobility issues, of policies can be assessed and adapted consequently.
2 years ago

Mayor of London Outlines Ambition to Make the Capital the World's Leading 'Smart City'

London is already Europe's leading tech hub, attracting talent, innovation and investment from around the world. However, the Mayor wants to see the capital become the leading global city in the use of smart technologies and data to improve public services and city life. According to a recent report by IESE Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, London is already Europe's leading smart city, and is second only to New York in the global rankings.
2 years ago

Web based Online Home Automation and Security System based on Wireless Video Streaming using Internet of Things

The main objective of the present work is to design a smart home using various sensors which can be controlled and monitored by the Raspberry Pi via the Internet of Things (IoT). This will help the house owners to provide a simple, fast and reliable way to automate their environment. This paper focuses on two aspects of smart home i.e. home automation and home security.
2 years ago

A Smart City Application: A Fully Controlled Street Lighting Isle Based on Raspberry-Pi Card, a ZigBee Sensor Network and WiMAX

A smart city application has been realized and tested. It is a fully remote controlled isle of lamp posts based on new technologies. It has been designed and organized in different hierarchical layers, which perform local activities to physically control the lamp posts and transmit information with another for remote control. Locally, each lamp post uses an electronic card for management and a ZigBee tlc network transmits data to a central control unit, which manages the whole isle.
2 years ago

E-participation – a Key Factor in Developing Smart Cities

This paper aims to present a framework on how e-participation can be inclusive and how it might bring citizens closer to the idea of living in a smart city, by giving European reality examples regarding this concept. Prior Work: It shows the literature that concentrates on e-participation, focusing on citizens’ needs and requirements.
2 years ago

Application of Nanotechnology in Smart Civil Structures

This paper explores the vision in making of smart and innovative infrastructure and leading a smart city with the help of application of nanotechnology in civil structures. The study of nanoscience and various nanoparticles and their implementation in construction field is illustrated in this paper.
2 years ago

Cyber-Security in Smart Cities: the case of Dubai

The city of Dubai emerges as a leading partner in not only technology innovation but also designed infrastructure and strategic security. There is a strategy, which will globally add the city and leadership to the leading smart cities of the world. Considering current and future challenges, the strategic aim is to 'smart' wire the city of Dubai by 2020.
2 years ago

Study on Smart City construction of Jiujiang based on IoT technology

This paper expounds the connotation of smart city, explores the social and economic significance of the construction of smart city, analyzes the present situation of smart city construction in Jiujiang, studies the basic principles development altar get and key construction projects, and puts forward relevant of Jiujiang smart city construction, and puts forward relevant proposals about smart construction in Jiujiang, Jiangxi.
2 years ago

Technavio Announces Top Five Trends for the Smart Home M2M Market in APAC Through 2020

“The demand for enhanced security and safety in homes has been increasing rapidly. Smart homes enable interactive security systems that increase the level of protection expected by consumers. Smart homes incorporate automatic systems, which include motion and window sensors, thermostats, lights, and door lock controls,” said Rakesh Panda, one of Technavio’s lead industry analyst for M2M connected devices.
3 years ago

Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will work with the team in all projects to ensure the success of our projects, support the team as needed and contribute on many levels, including billings, QA and project scope.
2 years ago

Nokia to deploy LTE in 700 MHz band to support Smart City and Public Safety Applications in Hongkou district of Shanghai

The LTE network is being deployed to provide broadband connectivity for city services, specifically high-speed wireless links to video from cameras used for traffic control, video monitoring and analysis, and additional services in future. The network is based on Nokia's FDD-LTE solution and offers the data capacity needed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive video formats, including high-definition and ultra-high definition 4K, 3D and more.
2 years ago

Semantic Framework of Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Case Studies

In this paper, we propose a semantic framework that integrates the IoT with machine learning for smart cities. The proposed framework retrieves and models urban data for certain kinds of IoT applications based on semantic and machine-learning technologies.
2 years ago

Energy Efficient IoT Data Collection in Smart Cities Exploiting D2D Communications

The particular approach presented in this paper consists in appointing one of the IoT smart devices as a collector of all data from a cluster of objects using D2D links, thus acting as an aggregator toward the eNodeB. By smartly adapting the Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) on the communication links, we will show it is possible to maximize the radio resource utilization as a function of the total amount of data to be sent.
2 years ago

Kansas City Launches "Smart City" Initiative to make it a leading Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Community

The program includes Sprint Wi-Fi, a free outdoor public Wi-Fi deployment across more than 50 square blocks downtown, 125 "smart" streetlights along a two-mile stretch of the new KC Streetcar line and 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens. Sprint, in collaboration with Cisco, constructs, owns and manages the intelligent Wi-Fi network, which connects to a broad range of smart city applications.
3 years ago

LuxTurrim5G projects to develop new 5G technology and Business Opportunities based on Smart Light Pole Networks

LuxTurrim5G projects answers the challenges by taking into use small cell radio frequency (RF) technologies and higher frequencies to provide higher data capacity. The small cell solution needs a dense network of antennas setting new requirements for the network infrastructure. LuxTurrim5G will develop and demonstrate concrete technical solutions for smart light pole based 5G infrastructure, and business and service innovations based on that.
2 years ago

Impact of the Smart City Industry on the Korean National Economy: Input-Output Analysis

The characteristics of the smart city industry and its effects on the national economy of Korea are investigated using input-output analysis. The definition and industrial classification of a smart city are established using the Delphi technique for experts in various fields, from information and communication technologies (ICT) to governmental policies for urban matters.
3 years ago

A Novel Secure IoT-Based Smart Home Automation System Using a Wireless Sensor Network

In this study, a secure IoT-based smart home automation system was developed. To facilitate energy-efficient data encryption, a method namely Triangle Based Security Algorithm (TBSA) based on efficient key generation mechanism was proposed. The proposed TBSA in integration of the low power Wi-Fi were included in WSNs with the Internet to develop a novel IoT-based smart home which could provide secure data transmission among several associated sensor nodes in the network over a long converge range.
2 years ago

Growth of Australia's Smart Cities Industry : Overview, Size and Share 2017

The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (FttP) and smart grids, so that connected and sustainable communities can be developed. However, they cannot be built within the silo structure that currently dominates our thinking; a holistic approach is needed, one that includes environmental issues such as energy-self-sufficient buildings, exchanges for renewable energy and e-cars, delivery of e-health, e-education and e-government services, as well as digital media and internet services.
2 years ago

Conceptual Model for Smart Cities: Irrigation and Highway Lamps using IoT

as per Energy survey statistics of a City (Lucknow, India) it was found that major portion of resources (water and electricity) were being wasted due to negligent activities of officials who were in charge of resource management. So to facilitate energy saving trends and to completely modernize it to autonomous system, module below is proposed which incorporates modern technological peripheral and has its base ingrained in IoT (Internet of Things) which when put into consideration would result in large scale resource and energy saving.
2 years ago

Inmarsat and Actility deploy city-wide Internet of Things network in Kigali to support Smart City initiative

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from 1 May, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and will provide a blueprint for smart city projects throughout Africa.
2 years ago

The City of Adelaide (Australia) has begun a tender process to seek proposals from Experienced Parking Sensor Technology Providers

The City of Adelaide has today begun a tender process to seek proposals from experienced parking sensor technology providers to supply and implement smart parking technology in the city. Smart parking technology will provide greater choices and improve customer service for city visitors and further reduce the need for, and number of, parking expiations.
2 years ago

Security in Intelligent Transport Systems for Smart Cities: From Theory to Practice

Connecting vehicles securely and reliably is pivotal to the implementation of next generation ITS applications of smart cities. With continuously growing security threats, vehicles could be exposed to a number of service attacks that could put their safety at stake. To address this concern, both US and European ITS standards have selected Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) algorithms to secure vehicular communications.
2 years ago

Green Economy as a vector of building and development of Smart Cities

Energy saving and energy efficiency, besides creation of conditions required for innovations in the main parts of economy, will considerably reduce the risks of climate change and natural and man-made disasters related to it. It will introduce considerable additional contribution into the development of smart cities.
2 years ago

NTU partners Danish consortium to Develop Technologies to improve the Sustainability and Liveability of Cities

NTU and the consortium will form a gateway that allows local SMEs to tap into a global network of living labs where they can test their ideas, products and innovations overseas. This will allow them to customise their products and services to meet the needs of a specific market.
2 years ago

iNUIT: Internet of Things for Urban Innovation

Internet of Things (IoT) seems a viable way to enable the Smart Cities of the future. iNUIT (Internet of Things for Urban Innovation) is a multi-year research program that aims to create an ecosystem that exploits the variety of data coming from multiple sensors and connected objects installed on the scale of a city.
3 years ago

Building Energy Metering and Environmental Monitoring - A state-of-the-art review and directions for future research

The paper provides a comprehensive understanding of available technologies for energy metering and environmental monitoring; their drivers, advantages and limitations; factors affecting their selection and future directions of research and development – for use a reference, as well as for generating further interest in this expanding research area.
2 years ago

Artificial Intelligence and Urbanization: The Rise of the Elysium City

We argue that the rise of artificial intelligence technology will lead to the creation of Elysium cities. Elysium cities agents will be technologists, technocrats, intelligent machines, and wealthy capitalists. These cities will be the first embracers of the artificial intelligence technology and will do so by incorporating five capabilities: physical, intellectual, information, governance, and socio-economic.
2 years ago

oneM2M reveals why Smart Cities must become Smarter if they are to be truly valuable

According to oneM2M, a horizontal platform, which consists of a common service layer to allow every component to communicate as one system, will enable city planners to sidestep vertical deployments, which do not scale if smart cities are to expand and support multiple IoT use cases. Instead, an open horizontal platform can leverage existing networks, enable the sharing of software across different applications and allow devices with multiple uses.
2 years ago

Smart Cities & Challenges in India – A Vision

For the best economic growth, India still needs to be focused much more on the consistently growing sectors like, Infrastructure, Industries, Hospital Services, Tourisms, IT, Foreign Direct Investments, Research & Development under PPP model, foreign collaborated Higher Education Systems, Service Industries, e-Governance in a more better way.
2 years ago

Complex IoT Systems as Enablers for Smart Homes in a Smart City Vision

This paper proposes a specific solution in the form of a hierarchical layered ICT based infrastructure that handles ICT issues related to the “big challenges” and seamlessly integrates IoT, smart homes, and smart city structures into one coherent unit. To exemplify benefits of this infrastructure, a complex IoT system has been deployed, simulated and elaborated.
2 years ago

Nokia joins 'Smart Tampere' initiative to help bring smart city services to one of Finland's largest municipalities

Nokia has joined 'Smart Tampere', an initiative to introduce smart city services that will foster economic development and improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland. Smart Tampere brings together local companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government and citizens to explore how digital technologies can be implemented in areas such as smart mobility, e-health, smart lighting, smart energy, extended user experience and more.
2 years ago

Social Network Services for Innovative Smart Cities: the RADICAL platform approach

In this paper we present the RADICAL platform, a software stack that enables the combination of social network (SN) services and Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of innovative smart cities. RADICAL makes possible the development and deployment of interoperable pervasive multi-sensory and socially-aware services; facilitates smart governance and flexible replication of services across cities and regions through a Virtual Machine generation mechan-ism in a sophisticated cloud environment.
2 years ago

Internet of Things will demand a step-change in Search Solutions

The IoT also presents a challenge in terms of cyber security. Applications which rely on public data, such as smart city technologies, need to be very accessible to make them available to a wide range of applications and services. Search mechanisms for these devices will need to provide efficient methods of indexing, crawling and finding data while ensuring the data is safe from hackers.
2 years ago

Paradip to be develop as World Class Smart Industrial Port City powered by Solar Energy

The port city of Paradip is to be develop as World Class Smart Industrial Port City. Joint Secretary (Ports) Sh. Pravir Kishn informed that the Ministry of Shipping is planning to develop Paradip as a world class, globally competitive, smart industrial Port City.
3 years ago

Framing a Satellite Based Asset Tracking (SPARTACUS) within Smart City Technology

In this paper, laboratory tests are carried out to provide specific devices the ability to run while satisfying the requirements of the incoming GALILEO system. Moreover, some of the targets are achieved within the current GPS system. An extensive experimental campaign is offered to validate the units in such a scenario.
2 years ago

Feasibility study of a Grid-tied 2MW Floating Solar PV power station and E-Transportation facility using ‘SketchUp Pro’ for the proposed Smart City of Pondicherry in India

The race of smart cities in India places Pondicherry at 75th position. To improve its ranking position for smart city race, we propose the implementation of 2MW Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) system -where a large water body could be used for generation of solar power. The floating PV system can be used to attain much higher efficiency compared to its counterpart on land based PV system.
2 years ago

Nine Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City startups selected for INFINITI LAB accelerator program in Canada

INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The nine participating startups have raised $2.7M in funding between them, and during the program they will receive education, mentorship and access to technology from corporate and technology partners including new partners IBM Canada and TribalScale, and existing partners including Techstars, OMERS Ventures, and the City of Toronto.
2 years ago

Solar Shading in Low Energy Office Buildings - Design Strategy and User Perception

The objective of this paper is to investigate the visual comfort and quality of daylight in modern office buildings in the Nordic climate. A study of various daylight-related aspects and qualities was carried out for three different office buildings, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods.
2 years ago

The Launch of UNDP Smart Cities and Social Governance Guide to Participatory Indicator Development

'Smart Cities', driven by big data and cloud computing, can ensure fairness and inclusiveness in city development says the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) in its report "Smart Cities and Social Governance: Guide to Participatory Indicator Development" launched at the Sino-EU Forum for Smart Cities and Social Governance in Guiyang.
2 years ago

IoT-EPI project announces New Funding Call for European Startups and SME in Smart City & Mobility

The IoT-EPI projects have a broader reach and address domains like eHealth, Logistics, Retail, Smart Grids, etc. IoT-EPI fosters technology adoption through community and business-building activities, while deriving exploitation strategies, on how to make successful ecosystems emerge, to involve the user in the development process and to respond to the societal challenges for Europe.
2 years ago

Open Standards for Smart Cities and IoT Showcases During Brisbane Street Lighting Conference

Silver Spring’s standards-based IoT platform supports a range of smart city, smart energy and other industrial IoT applications and services focused on improving system reliability, increasing energy efficiency, lowering operational costs, extending equipment lifespans, and enhancing citizen safety and quality of life.
2 years ago

IoT Architecture for a Sustainable Tourism Application in a Smart City Environment

This paper performs the first analysis on the feasibility of the use of an IoT approach and proposes a specific architecture for a sustainable tourism application. The architecture is tailored for the optimisation of the movement of cruise ship tourists in the city of Cagliari (Italy), by taking into consideration factors such as transport information and queue waiting times.
2 years ago

New Smart Cities Funding and Deployment Strategies to Boost GovTech Sector

New paradigms like citizen participation, data capitalization through mobile sensors in smartphones and vehicles for informational services, holistic approaches that leverage vertical adjacencies, and acceptance of the overall sharing economy will allow governments to adopt smart city technologies at minimum costs.
2 years ago

Smart City Market to reach USD 1.45 trillion by 2020, Barcelona among the best Smart Cities Worldwide

As the global population expands, demand for clean water becomes a concern and can affect natural water resources. Cities are adopting smart water management systems, based on ICT, to save water resources for the future. Technology can help supply systems to provide purified water in a cost-efficient manner. Siemens and Schneider Electric are providing smart water network systems to streamline water network operations.
2 years ago

Smart Cities: A Survey on Security Concerns

A smart city is developed, deployed and maintained with the help of Internet of Things (IoT). The smart cities have become an emerging phenomena with rapid urban growth and boost in the field of information technology. However, the function and operation of a smart city is subject to the pivotal development of security architectures.
3 years ago

Urban Big Data and the Development of City Intelligence (in China)

This study also points out the challenges of shaping and developing of China's urban big data. Considering the supporting and core role that urban big data plays in city intelligence, the study then expounds on the key points of urban big data, including infrastructure support, urban governance, public services, and economic and industrial development. Finally, this study points out that the utility of city intelligence as an ideal policy tool for advancing the goals of China's urban development.
2 years ago

The City of San Diego announced a $30 million investment to deploy the World's Largest Smart City IoT Sensor Platform

All the sensors used will be powered by the AT&T LTE network, providing the secure, reliable connectivity that cities need to become smarter, safer and more sustainable. And Intel silicon and IoT technology will sit inside the intelligent nodes to help extract metadata. The Intel Atom® processor E3900 and Wind River software will enable the powerful underlying platform to run intelligent analytics within the light fixture and extract meta data.
2 years ago

Blockchain-based Sharing Services: What Blockchain Technology can contribute to Smart Cities

This study discusses how blockchain-based sharing services can contribute to smart cities based on a conceptual framework. We hope it can stimulate interest in theory and practice to foster discussions in this area.
2 years ago

Why Smart Cities should star in Canada's Innovation Budget

The report suggests that to compete with the global leaders in innovation, places like Silicon Valley, New York and London, Canada should invest in these centres to support vibrant innovation communities that draw in the talent and investment startups need to grow.
2 years ago

China Global Tech showcased Self-driving Cars, VR, Smart Home, Smart City and Smart Clothing, engaging 12 Technology areas

Global Tech was first held in Beijing on Dec. 21 by Chinese media Huanqiu.com , which attracted hundreds of attendees including top tech companies like Huawei, Baidu, Qualcomm, Alibaba, and Lenovo, demonstrating the smart future of the intelligent world. Global Tech showcased some concept products that show the world's future may also be truly spectacular, including self-driving cars, VR, smart home, and smart clothing, engaging 12 technology areas.
2 years ago

Optimized Energy Harvesting, Cluster-Head Selection and Channel Allocation for IoTs in Smart Cities

For energy efficiency, a novel radio frequency (RF) energy-harvesting scheme is presented in which each IoT device is associated with the best possible RF source in order to maximize the overall energy that the IoT devices harvest. For energy balancing, the IoT devices in close proximity are clustered together and then an IoT device with the highest residual energy is selected as a cluster head (CH) on a rotational basis.
2 years ago

Future ‘Smart Cities’ Should be Super-Connected, Green and Resilient

The Rutgers project seeks to integrate critical infrastructures, such as smart transportation, wireless systems, water networks and power grids, into a unified smart city. Critical infrastructures will share energy, computing, wireless services, users and operating personnel, and economic investments. These infrastructures typically face daily wear and tear; natural disasters, such as storms and earthquakes; and potential malicious attacks, such cyberattacks on the power grid or internet.
2 years ago

Big Data and Thriving Cities : Innovations in Analytics to Build Sustainable, Resilient, Equitable and Livable Urban Spaces

Innovative applications of geospatial and sensing technologies and the penetration of mobile phone technology are providing unprecedented data collection This data can be analyzed for many purposes, including tracking population and mobility, private sector investment, and transparency in federal and local government.
2 years ago

Multi Agent Gathering Waste System

A route system is developed to optimize the routes of the trucks and a mobile application has been developed to help drivers in their working days. In order to evaluate and validate the proposed system a practical case study in a real city environment is modeled using open data available and with the purpose of identifying limitations of the system.
2 years ago

Thai Energy Ministry pushes forward Smart City project to boost Energy Efficiency

An agreement has been signed between the Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry of Energy, and Amata Corporation Company Limited to put in motion the Smart City project, which was designed to raise the country’s competitiveness by slashing energy production costs. Under the collaboration, Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in Chon Buri province will be used as a model smart city, with focuses to be placed on the development of smart energy, smart environment and smart economy.
2 years ago

Funding to explore how the Internet of Things can be deployed in Smart Cities in Responsible and Equitable ways

IoT holds tremendous potential for cities. Major metro areas from Los Angeles to Singapore are using smart technology to manage traffic, conserve water and energy and participate in government. In New York, IoT is helping track residents’ and environmental data to monitor pedestrian traffic flow, while in Barcelona the government is streamlining waste management with smart bins that alert garbage trucks when to collect them.
2 years ago

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Innovative Entrepreneurship in Smart Cities

The project is built on a package of MOOCs targeting the young entrepreneurs’ learning needs in the context of "Smart cities” policies. The article presents the project concepts and the development and implementation steps, from MOOCs design, pilot phase, consultancy activities, impact study to proposals for national policies and accreditation.
2 years ago

New Key Performance Indicators for a Smart Sustainable City

We propose key performance indicators (KPIs) based on the Gross Social Feel-Good Index to evaluate a smart sustainable city and report the results of a field trial in a city located almost at the center of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
3 years ago

Smart Cities need to invest in the ICT platform

The most important element of a smart city is direct engagement with citizens, businesses and others. Not only is their support essential, through their enthusiasm and demand for services (and their votes) they can assist in building business models that can lead to investment.
2 years ago

Smart Dubai launches its Development Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence

Smart Dubai Government Establishment, the technology arm of Smart Dubai Office, today organised a one-day workshop for executives and technical teams from various Dubai Government Agencies to raise awareness on Dubai’s artificial intelligence service, "Saad" and outline a development roadmap for artificial intelligence in Dubai.
2 years ago

Living PlanIT creator of PlanIT Urban Operating System™, Infrastructure Management solutions for IoT and Smart City received 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award

Living PlanIT has emerged as a global force with its highly sophisticated and unified smart infrastructure management platform, the PlanIT Urban Operating System™ (UOS). This platform is an all-encompassing middleware that helps integrate sensors, devices and people in a smart ecosystem, ensuring seamless management of Internet of Things (IoT) in urban infrastructure.
3 years ago

Kansas City Publishes First "Smart City" Data, Helping Cities Worldwide Improve Performance

The $15 million technology investment, which includes free public Wi-Fi across 50 square blocks downtown, 125 "smart" streetlights and interactive kiosks to engage citizens, currently makes Kansas City the most connected city in North America. The Smart City program includes smart sensors that collect big data, in real time, to help the city operate more efficiently.
2 years ago

Nokia's Smart City expertise to help make western China's TianFu New Area a Science and Technology Hub

Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate on the establishment of the new digital city including the construction of the data center and related telecom infrastructure, the deployment of the trial network for internet of things (IoT), the incubation of IoT applications and devices, big data, and the deployment of an end-to-end optics network in Tianfu New Area.
2 years ago

Totem Unifies Design and Modern Technology to Provide Pioneering Energy and Communications Platform for Smart Cities

Distributed renewable energy generation and storage are essential elements for bringing clean cities to reality. With Totem's scalable model, the grid will be able to shatter the limits for solar and wind that the current network imposes. Totem's breakthrough product is designed for placement in locations such as city streets, schools, corporate campuses and retail settings.
2 years ago

Indonesian city gears up smart city roadmap with smart mapping tech

The City of Depok, located in the West Java Province, Indonesia, has cemented its commitment to achieve smart city status by 2025 by leveraging state-of-the-art mapping technology to boost government efficiency and productivity.
3 years ago

WSN- and IOT-Based Smart Homes and Their Extension to Smart Buildings

Our research approach is to design and develop reliable, efficient, flexible, economical, real-time and realistic wellness sensor networks for smart home systems. The heterogeneous sensor and actuator nodes based on wireless networking technologies are deployed into the home environment. These nodes generate real-time data related to the object usage and movement inside the home, to forecast the wellness of an individual.
2 years ago