SMART-FI facilitates the use and sharing of open data in Smart Cities
Today, 54% of the world population lives in cities, and by 2050 its estimated to reach 66%. The SMART-FI project aims to provide a platform for service developers, municipalities and citizens in order to deploy and interconnect services using real data from public administrations. It uses smart cities open data to provide services on top of the FIWARE infrastructure.
The project SMART-FI will create a smart city platform to facilitate deploying, managing and offering services by using open data from smart cities.
A revolutionary platform that will analyze and provide analysis to recommend and offer personalized citizen services.
SMART-FI uses smart cities data to provide services on top of FIWARE infrastructure. The main aim of the project and the proposed platform is to provide:
i) methodologies to homogenize heterogeneous open data and data services,
ii) perform analysis and aggregation of data analytics services to predict patterns and make recommendations,
iii) facilitate services deployment.
The SMART-FI solution is for service developers and their users, all citizens, who can benefit from smart cities data, the SMART-FI approach will help deploy and interoperate services using open data. SMART-FI platform will provide tools to enable these smart city applications, creating business opportunities and improving the public’s quality of life. The platform will facilitate access to such data to make informed decisions on transportation, energy usage or government services, to name a few.
How does is work?
ICT supports the interaction between humans and devices in three consecutive activities: collecting, communicating and using information. The smart city collects information through fixed sensors or mobile devices to capture data such as temperature, sound and location. Next, it communicates data using different networks. Third, it interpret data to understand what has happened and what’s likely to happen next, making predictions. An important aspect is also to present the data in a way understandable for those making decisions, authorities, citizens or other stakeholders, based on the aggregated information.
Most people today uses mobiles to interact with the world, to plan, schedule and organize their lives; all this information is available right into the palm of a hand. Citizens want accurate and real-time personalized solutions from information regarding immediate or even near-future traffic, mobility patterns or other services relevant for their daily life. It also supports local authorities, public transport operators and other organisation’s to optimize the services provided supporting the concept of a smart city.
The project is funded within the ERA-Net Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) with support from the funding agencies in each country: CDTI in Spain, FFG in Austria, Tübitak in Turkey and Energimyndigheten in Sweden.
SMART-FI project on JPI Urban Europe website.
JPI Urban Europe Projects Catalogue (PDF)