Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

The Future Internet will integrate large-scale systems constructed from the composition of thousands of distributed services, while interacting directly with the physical world via sensors and actuators, which compose the Internet of Things.

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Recent Publications

Optimal Placement of Virtualized BBU Processing in Hybrid Cloud-Fog RAN over TWDM-PON.

Accepted for publication in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2017. Rodrigo Izidoro Tinini, Larissa C. M. Reis, Daniel Macêdo Batista, Gustavo Bittencourt Figueiredo, Massimo Tornatore, and Biswanath Mukherjee, 2017.

Software Platforms for Smart Cities: Concepts, Requirements, Challenges, and a Unified Reference Architecture.

ACM Computing Surveys, 50 (6), December 2017. Eduardo Felipe Zambom Santana, Ana Paula Chaves, Marco Aurelio Gerosa, Fabio Kon and Dejan Milojicic, 2017.

Smart Services: A Case Study on Smarter Public Safety by a Mobile App for University of São Paulo.

The 2017 IEEE Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI). João Eduardo Ferreira, José Antônio Visintin, Jun Okamoto Jr. and Calton Pu, 2017.

InterSCity: A Scalable Microservice-based Open Source Platform for Smart Cities.

6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems. Arthur de M. Del Esposte, Fabio Kon, Fabio M. Costa and Nelson Lago, 2017.

InterSCSimulator: Large-Scale Traffic Simulation in Smart Cities using Erlang.

18th Workshop on Multi-agent-based Simulation. Eduardo F. Z. Santana, Nelson Lago, Fabio Kon and Dejan S. Milojicic, 2017.

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Online presentation of smart cities projects

During the summer program at IME-USP, 4 projects were developed in the Smart Cities discipline:

  • Interactive map and Accessibility Ranking of São Paulo city
  • Pedestrian DNA – monitoring and analyzing the pedestrian walk
  • Modeling and simulation of the movement in São Paulo’s Bus System
  • Big Data Processing in Smart Cities – Explaining Anomalies in São Paulo’s Bus System

The presentation video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDvcfhyaT0c

Best Tool Award for CATRACA

The GTA/UFRJ team, headed by Prof. Otto Carlos, developed the tool called “CATRACA: a scalable traffic classifier and analyzer” for analyzing big stream data and classifying in real-time threat from normal network traffic. The work developed by the team of Prof. Duarte was recently awarded with the “Best Tool Award” during the Simpósio Brasileiro em Segurança da Informação e de Sistemas Computacionais (SBSeg’2017). Moreover, the research has been going on for two years and it was also awarded with the “Best Paper Award” of the 1st Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet’2017) on October 2017,

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InterSCity Platform.

A microservice-based, open-source smart city platform that aims at supporting collaborative, novel smart city research, development, and deployment initiatives.

InterSCSimulator – A Smart City Simulator.

An open-source, extensible, large-scale Traffic Simulator for Smart Cities, extensible to other Smart City domains.


A middleware for large-scale, low-latency processing of mobile data streams with support for mobile-mobile cooperation, context awareness, connection balancing, and cloud integration.

Network Infrastructure and Security.

An interconnected network based on NFV to research aspects of network security in order to address the challenges posed by IoT technologies.

Internet of Trees.

This project aims sensor prototypes attached to trees for monitoring the environment using free-design hardware and open source software.

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