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.

InterSCity researchers seek to apply novel Computer Science and Technology techniques to tackle urban social problems in underprivileged neighborhoods and low-income populations, leveraging existing data and collecting and analyzing new datasets to support Evidence-based Public Policymaking.

Recent Publications

A Theory of Organizational Structures for Development and Infrastructure Professionals.

In IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 1898-1911 (1 April 2023). Leonardo Leite, Nelson Lago, Claudia Melo, Fabio Kon, and Paulo Meirelles, 2023.

Using bundling to visualize multivariate urban mobility structure patterns in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area.

Journal of Internet Services and Applications, vol 12. Tallys G. Martins, Nelson Lago, Eduardo F. Z. Santana, Alexandru Telea, Fabio Kon, and Higor A. de Souza, 2021.

ForestEyes Project: Conception, enhancements, and challenges.

Future Generation Computer Systems, v. 124. Fernanda Dallaqua, Álvaro Fazenda, and Fabio Faria, 2021.

Abstracting mobility flows from bike-sharing systems.

Public Transport, march. Fabio Kon, Éderson Cássio Ferreira, Higor Amario de Souza, Fábio Duarte, Paolo Santi and Carlo Ratti, 2021.

Transitioning to a driverless city: Evaluating a hybrid system for autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles.

Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 107. Eduardo Felipe Zambom Santana, Gustavo Covas, Fábio Duarte, Paolo Santi, Carlo Ratti, and Fabio Kon, 2021.

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Scipopulis well placed in UN international competition on Big Data for Sustainable Development

On November 22, the United Nations Statistics Division, together with other statistics organizations around the world, organized the UN Big Data Hackathon. Its goal was to develop ideas and solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to assist in resolving Global challenges.

Scipopulis, one of the members of the InterSCity project, took part in the challenge and analyzed disaster data along with socio-economical features of the cities where those disasters occurred to identify possible city characteristics that potentialize the occurrence of extreme climate events.

Best Paper award for “Drones in the Big City: Reducing Air Delivery Collisions” in VI CoUrb

The article “Drones in the Big City: Reducing Collisions in Air Deliveries” (in Portuguese), whose authors were Fabíola de Oliveira (UFABC), Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (UNICAMP), Reinaldo Bianchi (FEI), Carlos Kamienski (UFABC), received an award for best paper at the VI Workshop on Urban Computing (CoUrb) of the XL Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC 2022), in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará.

The workshop’s idea is to implement intelligent solutions to these problems;

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Recent press

Two interesting articles about Open Science and Deforestation Combating in the 46th edition of “Computação Brasil” Journal (in Portuguese)

Dois artigos interessantes publicados na 46ª edição da revista Computação Brasil (CB), onde o primeiro trata sobre “Software Livre: Pré-requisito para a Ciência Aberta” (páginas 12 a 15 da revista) dos autores Christina von Flach e Fabio Kon e o segundo intitulado por “Cidadãos comuns ajudando no combate ao desmatamento das florestas tropicais” (páginas 20 a 23 da revista) dos autores Fernanda Dallaqua, Álvaro Fazenda, e Fabio Faria.

Acesse a revista através do link: https://www.sbc.org.br/images/flippingbook/computacaobrasil/computa_46/pdf/CompBrasil_46.pdf

The road to (not) Smart Cities: Are we on the same page?

Text produced by Marcelo Batista Nery and Fabio Kon about the road to take the potential of Information Technology to turn smart cities. See the full text (in Portuguese) in: https://itforum.com.br/colunas/o-caminho-para-cidades-pouco-inteligentes-estamos-na-mesma-pagina/

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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 at developing sensor prototypes for monitoring the environment using free-design hardware and open source software. The project includes a base station and a sensor station including these sensors: LDR, DHT22, Soil Moisture, sap-flow, and leaf temperature.

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