Saturday, 20th of April of 2019

Citizens benefits based in Smart Cities and Daily use technologies evolution

Speaking of Smart cities, we always think about how new technologies and communications create new environments converting modern cities in giant robots plenty of new and automatic functionalities. But what is the role of citizens on these new contexts? Are they really improving their lifestyles? Flatly yes.

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Wednesday, 20th of March of 2019

The challenge of integrating multiple devices and data sources in one single platform

Multiple devices of different brands and models, many end-users, tons of data and multiple platforms to manage different devices: How can we deal with it? Integration and collaboration are the keys.

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Tuesday, 19th of February of 2019

Smart City Standards

After several years of research and real project implantation in Smart Cities, the lack of broadly used standards starts to be a key problem in the success of Smart City concept and it is source of interoperability problems, makes smart services reuse impossible, originates a lack of compatible devices, etc.

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Tuesday, 31st of January of 2019

Business Intelligence Tool

In the past decade, the energy efficiency has grown substantially due to its benefits in addressing many of people’s most pressing concerns: system reliability and regulations and rising costs. In this sense, we created an intelligent energy consumption tool based on the historical data collected by Verbund sensors and stored in Grafana platform for data analysis and monitoring.

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Tuesday, 18th of December of 2018

Use of 3D visualization at CitiSim Project

One of the objectives of the CITISIM project is to use 3D technologies to represent the existing and relevant elements for a smart city; from buildings, streets, sidewalks and green areas to street furniture.
3D visualization is used in many fields and has had a great development in recent years. With the widespread use of WebGL and the arrival of more modern and powerful hardware, the browser is becoming commonplace for 3D rendering. To visually represent the different elements of a smart city, Cesium which is a 3D mapping platform has been selected.

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Friday, 23rd of November of 2018

AR, VR, Gamification: Cutting-edge technologies applied in Smart Cities

The recent advancement in smart cities and IoT technologies increased the need in the development of cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications. Although these technologies are parallel, they are not similar. VR technology is used when a projection of the real world is generated by the computer, and includes the user interaction in the designed environment.

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Monday, 15th of October of 2018

Big Data and the Internet of Things: keys to the success of a city

Anticipate traffic jams, prevent natural disasters, help in emergency situations or improve the city. Big Data and the Internet of Things are transforming the urban environment. They do it in terms of mobility, infrastructure, energy, health and education to give life to the so-called smart cities. The objective is to achieve sustainable development and, at the same time, increase the quality of life.

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Monday, 10th of Septemberof 2018

MobiWay – Mobility beyond Individualism

Congested traffic is a reality of urban environments, due to road infrastructure problems that can no longer handle the large number of cars. Traffic incidents, working areas, weather conditions make trafficking a major concern for municipalities. Advanced traffic control technologies can lead to more efficient use of road infrastructure, which reduces traffic congestion, local pollutant emissions and energy consumption.

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Monday, 20th of August of 2018

Cities, new technologies and privacy

Nowadays societies are experimenting a fast and forced adaptation to new technologies due to the extreme portability of new devices and the constant struggle of cities to keep their facilities, amenities and security forces up-to-date.

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Tuesday, 7th of August 2018

Kafka-based platforms can now join the CitiSim ecosystem

As a result of the increasing interest in the CitiSim project and the first collaboration with a private company (out of the international consortium), a CitiSim to Kafka adapter has been developed, becoming an open door to other Big Data and Analytics solutions and a clear mechanism to add value and to increase the impact in the market.

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Tuesday, 17th of July of 2018

IoT for tracking of people

The concept Internet of Things (IoT) references the digital interconnection of common objects with Internet. IoT provides great capacity to generate important amounts of data from the physical world, which once analysed by computer tools, can be used to improve decision making as well as the performance of daily activities, thus facilitating the lifestyle of people. There are IoT solutions for many areas, such as: industrial, domestics, transport sector, etc.

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Monday, 2nd of June of 2018

Smart city H2020 ongoing projects: An overview

As a process of technological surveillance, the citisim comsortium regularly analyzes other approaches to smart city concept, in this entry blog we are going to provide an overview of the H2020 ongoing project. The H2020 research program has been funding research projects related with smart city since the concept inception, in this entry we will see some of the most relevant projects currently being carried out under this program.

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Wednesday, 21st of February of 2017

A first approach to Augmented Reality in CitiSim

For CitiSim Spanish Pilot, an Augmented Reality application is being developed. This application is aimed to run on Microsoft HoloLens smartglasses and it’s being prepared to allow an easy port to any other future devices. Using it, specialists will have access and tools that allow them to practice emergency simulations in an efficient ways.

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CitiSim Project (TSI-102107-2016-4) has been co-financed by Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda inside National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological innovation 2013-2016 of Spain.

By funds from Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology through the program INNOGLOBAL of Spain.


And by Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) through project PN-III-P3-3.5-EUK-2016-0043 of Romania.