Sefki Kolozali and Daniel Puschmann (ICS, University of Surrey)
The smart cities are evolving into a larger eco-system or ecosystems that
were previously disconnected. More and more applications and services in
these ecosystems are going on-line. To date, nevertheless, large amounts of valuable data and sensor information remain unused or are limited to specific application domains due to the large number of specific technologies and formats (such as traffic information, parking spaces, bus timetables, waiting times at events, event calendars, environment sensors
for pollution or weather warnings, GIS databases). Moreover, the aggregation of information from various sources is typically done manually and the shared data is often static. The CityPulse project aims to design, develop and test a distributed framework
for semantic discovery, processing and interpretation of large-scale real-time
Internet of Things and relevant social data streams for knowledge extraction in a city environment.
Michele Nati, PhD (ICS, University of Surrey)
The EU FP7 SOCIOTAL project ( http://sociotal.eu ) aims to build more participatory open eco-systems in which IoT devices and information flows can be freely shared in a secure and trusted manner and made available to the benefits of communities and its citizens. To achieve this and to overcome the current view of IoT business-centric deployments used by enterprises for the sole optimisation of business processes, through the extraction of real world knowledge from environments and consumer intelligence, SOCIOTAL will provide adequate socially aware tools and mechanisms that simplify complexity and lower the barriers of entry.
Focus of this short talk will be to provide an overview of the SOCIOTAL project alongside with the target smart cities use cases and the challenges that the realization of them will face.