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; Urban Computing emerges as a process of acquisition, integration, and analysis of a large amount of heterogeneous data generated from different sources in urban spaces (portable devices, sensors, vehicles, humans). In this context, Urban Computing is an interdisciplinary area that connects information and communication technology, advanced management of large volumes of data, and diverse methods of analysis of collected data. To better plan the future of cities and improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, Urban Computing aims to understand the nature of urban and social phenomena.
The workshop, which took place in May 2022, had about 20 presentations. The article “Drones in the Big City: Reducing Collisions in Air Deliveries” received the award for best paper and was invited to submit an extended version in the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies.
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