“Citizen-centric linked data services for smarter cities” Smart City Seminar


Date: 06.02.2014

Time: 11:00 – 11:45

Location: Sala Stringa –  FBK-CIT, Via Sommarive, 18 – Povo-Trento.


Speaker: Dr. Diego López-de-Ipiña

Affiliation: DeustoTech-INTERNET, DeustoTech, Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto

Bio: Dr. Diego López-de-Ipiña is an associate professor and principal researcher of “MORElab – Envisioning Future Internet” group (http://www.morelab.deusto.es/) and director of DeustoTech-INTERNET unit, associated to DeustoTech – Deusto Institute of Technology (http://www.deustotech.eu), University of Deusto in Bilbao, SPAIN. He is the director of the PhD program within the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, U.K in 2002 with a dissertation entitled “Visual Sensing and Middleware Support for Sentient Computing”. His main research interests are pervasive computing, internet of things, semantic service middleware, open linked data, social data mining and mobile-mediated and tangible human-environment interaction. He is currently focusing his work on the role of citizens as active data contributors to the knowledge of a city modeled as Linked Data. He has been PhD supervisor in 6 dissertations. He is taking and has taken part in several big consortium-based research european (MOVESMART, IES CITIES, MUGGES, SONOPA, CBDP, GO-LAB, LifeWear) and Spanish (THOFU, mIO!, ADAPTA, SABESS, PIRAmIDE, ACROSS) projects, mostly as principal researcher from the Deusto part, involving the adoption of mobile computing, semantic web, social data mining, linked open data, social robotics and Web 2.0 and beyond to novel AmI-related application areas such as urban computing, sustainable computing or AAL. He has more than 70 publications in relevant international conferences and journals on Ubiquitous Computing, Semantic Web, Middleware, Smart Cities and AmI, including more than 25 JCR-indexed journal articles. He has reviewed over 60 research project for the Spanish Evaluator Agency (ANEP) and taken part in EU FP7 as project evaluator and reviewer for objective 1.2 and COST actions.

Abstract: Open Government Data combined with dynamic data collected from either citywide sensor networks or apps running in citizens’ smartphones offer ample potential for innovative urban services (apps) that realize Smarter Cities. This talk will start describing the concept of Urban Linked Apps and their role as enablers of cost-efficient Smarter Cities. Then, it will outline the steps necessary to progress towards more assistive and inclusive, i.e. Smarter Cities, which leverage the integration of heterogeneous huge volumes of data consolidating a city knowledgebase. Next, it will discuss the progress achieved, so far, within the IES CITIES project which is implementing a platform designed to facilitate the development of urban apps that exploit public interlinked and aggregated data offered by councils and enriched by citizens. Such a platform is demanded to address the needs of three core stakeholders in a city ecosystem: a) citizens consuming useful data services in different domains, in their daily interactions with the city, but also contributing with complementary data to the city, b) companies leveraging a simple JSON RESTful API to analyse and exploit the knowledge gathered about a city and create novel value-added urban apps over such data, and c) the City Council, using the platform to publicize its urban datasets and track the consumption or demand for new services assembled around them.

Contact Person: Matteo Gerosa (gerosa@fbk.eu)

Smart City Seminar Series: this seminar series is organized by the Smart Campus project, and wants to offer a regular appointment for discussing trends, challenges and achievements towards the Smart City vision. Smart Campus is a joint project carried out by Trento Rise, University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

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