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.

Register now for the second session of the InterSCity webinar (Nov 18th)!

  • Dataspaces: Enabling Next-Generation Big Data Platform Architecture for Data Ecosystems - keynote by Edward Curry (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Irish Software Research Centre)
  • Application Studies of IoT Devices for Landslide Monitoring - Alessandro Santiago dos Santos (IPT)
  • Acceleration of Smart City Simulations - Daniel Cordeiro (EACH-USP)

Recent Publications

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.

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.

Toward Smart and Sustainable Cities.

Communications of the ACM, November 2020, Vol. 63 No. 11, Pages 51-52. Fabio Kon, Kelly Braghetto, Eduardo F. Z. Santana, Roberto Speicys, Jorge Guerra Guerra , 2020.

Evaluating CRoS-NDN: a comparative performance analysis of a controller-based routing scheme for named-data networking.

Journal of Internet Services and Applications, november. João Vitor Torres, Igor Drummond Alvarenga, Raouf Boutaba and Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte, 2019.

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“Covid-19 Intelligent Monitoring System in SP” awarded on WebMedia Symposium

The Brazilian Symposium on Multimedia and Web (WebMedia) is an annual event held by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and, since 1995, it has been one of the most important forums in Brazil for debates between researchers, professionals and students in the multimedia areas, hypermedia and web.

The “Luiz Fernando Computing Award” is promoted within WebMedia, which aims to honor professors, researchers and students involved in innovation projects that have a social impact and promote the improvement of society.

InterSCity members are awarded on SBRC 2020 Simposium

 Certificate Best Paper Award

InterSCity had a strong presence in the 2020 edition of SBRC (Simpósio Brasileiro de Redes de Computadores e Sistemas Distribuídos)! Among the various excellent papers presented, the group received several awards:

Best paper in CoUrb workshop for the paper “Visualizing the structure of urban mobility with bundling: A case study of the city of São Paulo“, by Tallys Martins (IME-USP), Fabio Kon (IME-USP), Nelson Lago (IME-USP),

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Recent press

Startup supported by PIPE-FAPESP presents a tool to decarbonise public transport at COP26

Scipopulis was one of the five Brazilian startups selected to participate in a program aimed at giving visibility to fast-growing startups in the long term, with solutions to fight climate change.

Full article (in Portuguese):


What if autonomous cars circulated at Paulista Av.? Simulator shows technology impact

Software created at USP and in use by the CET (city transit company) may guide decisions about new subway lines, bike routes, and automobile traffic.

Full article (in Portuguese): https://www.automotivebusiness.com.br/pt/posts/mobility-now/e-se-carros-autonomos-rodassem-na-avenida-paulista-simulador-mostra-impacto-da-tecnologia/

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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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