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Ana Aguiar gave a distinguished seminar on IoT for Smart Cities

24, Jul, 2018

Ana Aguiar, assistant professor at University of Porto (FEUP) and coordinator of the Networked Systems Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal, gave a distinguished seminar entitled “IoT for Smart Cities: Experiences from a large-scale pioneering deployment” at CISTER/ISEP. The talk addressed the issue of observing urban processes for the sake of citizens’ quality of life, supporting better-informed policies and deployment of new services. Such observation requires sourcing heterogeneous technologies for sensing and data collection, which is a good fit for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). In the talk Ana shared her learn-by-doing experience in building a city-scale IoT deployment in the city of Porto that leveraged 19 static environmental sensors and a vehicular network with 600+ vehicles to monitor the weather, environment (air quality and noise) and mobility. This was complemented with mobile crowdsensing that gathered data from more than 600 participants, collected it in a common backend and stored it using common spatio-temporal data models to simplify sharing and joint analysis for the characterization of urban dynamics.

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