Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

Enabling the Future Internet for Smart Cities

InterSCity project webinar – first day

June 17, 2020 10:19 pm

On 06/12, we had the first InterSCity project webinar, open to the general public. The presentation slides and videos are available!

The 3rd (online) InterSCity Workshop is at full steam

May 26, 2020 2:38 pm

The third edition of the InterSCity (National Science and Technology Institute – INCT – of the Future Internet for Smart Cities) Workshop is being held from April 7th to June 9th. The event was planned to take place from April 5th to 8th in Itamambuca (SP), but was restructured to take place remotely, via Internet, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The presentations were rescheduled and divided in 5 technical sessions covering the topics of urban mobility,

INACITY in the 2nd BRICS Young Innovator Prize

November 22, 2019 1:45 pm


The INACITY project (INvestigate and Analyse a CITY) was selected to be one of the finalists competitors of the 2nd BRICS Young Innovator Prize, awarded to recognize the top research, development and innovation projects that can contribute majorly to the science and technology sectors and gathered scientists from all the BRICS nations, in the event that is part of the 4th BRICS Young Scientist Forum that happened in Nov 6th,

Pesquisadores do InterSCity vencem Desafio da Radartona 2019

November 11, 2019 11:32 pm

Radartona was a Hackathon for the development of mobility solutions for the city of São Paulo, using data from the 900+ radars installed in the city. In addition to the radar data, a large amount of city data was also available, such as information on traffic accidents, weather, and the average speed of city buses. The event was held at Mobilab+ (http://mobilab.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/) on November 8-10.

Radartona proposed six challenges for the development of solutions: average radar-detected speed,

Rede Globo TV news mentions InterSCity results

August 8, 2019 5:11 pm

TV local show (in portuguese): click here to watch

Article: download

MIT scientist Fabio Duarte Graduate Course on Urban Science at IME-USP

June 28, 2019 8:43 pm

MIT scientist Fabio Duarte conducted a graduate course on Urban Science at IME-USP.
The course was based on recent literature on Urban Science, AI, and Autonomous Vehicles published in the Nature and Science journals.
The contents were highly interdisciplinary and attracted 35 graduate students from Computer Science, Architecture, Urban Planning, Engineering, Physics, and Social Sciences. Staff members from the City of São Paulo, IPT, and SERPRO, the Brazilian Public IT Company, also participated.

Best Student Paper Award in the ECMS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation

June 19, 2019 12:18 pm

The paper “Evaluating Exclusive Lanes for Autonomous Vehicle Platoons” authored by Gustavo Covas, Eduardo, and Fabio Kon won the best student paper award in the ECMS International Conference on Modelling and Simulation in the city of Caserta, Italy. The paper was presented 14/06/2019 by Eduardo Santana.

You can download the paper here.

2º Workshop InterSCity – INCT

May 27, 2019 4:59 pm

The second InterSCity Project Workshop took place at Juquehy-SP from April 15th to 17th, with discussions on public health, environment, urban mobility and transportation, accessibility, education, architecture and urbanism, and their relationship with software platforms for smart cities, IoT, cloud computing, machine learning, and big data.

GTA/UFRJ wins the best paper award for the second year in a row in WBlockchain 2019

May 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Work developed by the GTA/UFRJ team was recently awarded the “Best Paper Award” for the paper “Provendo uma Infraestrutura de Software Fatiada, Isolada e Segura de Funções Virtuais através da Tecnologia de Corrente de Blocos”.

Hack Mobility 2018 proposes solutions to improve urban mobility in São Paulo with feminine view

September 5, 2018 9:18 pm

In the last sunday (09/02/18), the HackMobility2018 event took place in downtown São Paulo.
The hack day event hosted 21 participants, all women, and aimed to analyze data related to urban mobility in São Paulo to propose solutions that contribute to a more accessible city for pedestrians and cyclists. For this purpose, the participants had access to several datasets of city departments, such as the Health Secretariat, the Traffic Engineering Company (CET),

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Changing the world with Accessibility Technologies

July 26, 2018 2:45 pm

When: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 3:00-4:30PM
Speaker: João Marcos Barguil (IME-USP)

Abstract: In Brazil and around the world, there are millions of people with various deficiencies. Besides, an aging population is a worldwide tendency, which implies a growing number of seniors in society, with diverse kinds of functional and cognitive limitations. Finally, women in the final stages of pregnancy, small children, or people without deficiencies but with temporary limitations, all benefit from Accessibility.

SINFONIA wins best paper award

July 5, 2018 11:40 am

The paper “SINFONIA: Gerenciamento Seguro de Funções Virtualizadas de Rede através de Corrente de Blocos” co-authored by f Gabriel A. F. Rebello, Igor Drummond Alvarenga, Igor Jochem Sanz, and Otto Carlos M. B. Duarte has won the best paper award in I Workshop em Blockchain: Teoria, Tecnologias e Aplicações (WBlockchain’2018) of the XXXVI Simpósio Brasileiro de Redes de Computadores e Sistemas Distribuídos (SBRC’2018).  The GTA/UFRJ team, headed by Prof. Otto Carlos Duarte, developed SINFONIA (Secure vIrtual Network Function Orchestrator for Non-repudiation,

HardwareLivreUSP will perform on Arduino Day

May 10, 2018 8:21 pm

The members of the group Hardware Livre USP, after the successful participation in the Campus Party Brasil 2018, were invited to perform at Arduino Day with the EscovandoBits workshop.

The workshop will take place at Praça das Artes at 10am on 12/05/2018.

For more information: https://arduinodaysp.splashthat.com/

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Energy Consumption on Android – A comparison of different approaches of development

April 25, 2018 6:54 pm

When: Friday, May 4th, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Speaker: Wellington Oliveira (CIN/UFPE).

Abstract: Mobile devices have become ubiquitous in the recent years, but the complaints about energy consumption are almost universal. On Android, the developer can choose among several different approaches to develop an app. This presentation shows our investigation on the impact of some of the most popular development approaches on the energy consumption of Android apps. Our study used a testbed of 33 different benchmarks and 4 applications on 5 different devices to compare the energy efficiency and performance of the most commonly used approaches to develop apps on Android: Java,

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Social Housing and Sprawl – The Minha Casa Minha Vida Case

April 20, 2018 3:17 pm

When: Monday, May 14th, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Where: Auditório do CCSL-IME/USP.

Speaker: Ciro Biderman (FGV-SP)

Abstract: We analyze the impacts on the urban form of a large Brazilian public housing program—Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida (PMCMV). Our aim in this paper is to determine whether the program impacts urban sprawl and its trend.  We analyze 18 metropolitan areas using satellite images and other datasets to compare municipalities where the program was more intense with municipalities where the program produces housing below the median.

The Plug & Network paradigm: a new way of designing networks

March 22, 2018 5:53 pm

When: Friday, March 23th, 2018, 9:00 AM.

Where: Sala H-312C, GTA/UFRJ.

The objective of this presentation is to introduce the new paradigm that will be used from 2020:  the “Plug &Network” concept. This concept allows to derive new network architectures ranging from a completely centralized architecture to a fully distributed solution. We will examine the pros and cons of these different architectures to try to imagine architectures that should be deployed in the 2020s.

Network security for the 2020s

March 22, 2018 5:49 pm

When: Thursday, March 22th, 2018, 12:00.

Where: Sala H-312C, GTA/UFRJ.

The objective of this seminar is to examine new solutions for securing data networks and the solutions that will be implemented in the short and long term. We will examine the solutions based on secure elements, Cloud of security, blockchain, new generation firewall, big data, machine learning, etc. We will look at how to implement them in the four major network architectures for the 2020s that will integrate 5G,

Online presentation of smart cities projects

February 21, 2018 7:58 pm

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

December 11, 2017 11:14 pm

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,

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Energy Efficient Wavelength Dimensioning and Placement of Virtualized BaseBand Processing Functions in Cloud-Fog RAN over TWDM-PON for the Support of 5G Internet

November 30, 2017 4:32 pm

When: Friday, December 15h, 2017, 3:00 PM.

Speaker: Rodrigo Izidoro Tinini (IME/USP).

Abstract: In the context of future Cloud Radio Access Networks (CRAN), optical networks will play an important role to provide the required transport capacity between cell-sites and processing pools, especially for future 5G scenarios. For instance, using CPRI fronthaul technologies a single antenna element can generate data up to 24.3Gbps even with current configurations of radio transmissions, and it is expected to generate up to Tbps with the advance of technology.

Apps modernos mostram como a tecnologia transformará as cidades

November 26, 2017 5:07 pm

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Understanding and Analyzing Open Urban Data.

November 14, 2017 1:01 pm

When: Friday, November 24th, 2017, 4:00 PM.

Where: Anfiteatro do Centro de Informática da UFPE.

Abstract: A growing number of cities are now making urban data freely available to the public. These initiatives, however, are fairly recent and the landscape of open urban data is still not well known. In the first part of the talk, Luciano Barbosa (CIn/UFPE) will present a study that takes a first step toward understanding the current landscape of open urban data to better assess the challenges and opportunities for finding,

Painel: Ética em IA e Cidades Inteligentes

November 6, 2017 11:09 pm

As novas tecnologias apresentam um enorme potencial para contribuir positivamente com as nossas cidades e seus cidadãos. No entanto, elas podem também trazer sérios problemas à privacidade e segurança desses mesmos cidadãos e, caso não aplicadas corretamente, podem exacerbar ao invés de diminuir as desigualdades sociais e os preconceitos já existentes na sociedade. O INCT da Internet do Futuro para Cidades Inteligentes traz 5 especialistas para discutir aspectos éticos das Cidades Inteligentes e da IA no IME-USP. Contamos com a sua presença ou e-presença!

Possibilidades de aperfeiçoamento, uso e publicação de dados de mobilidade urbana do município de São Paulo

October 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Semana Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia.

Quando: Quinta-feira, 26 de Outubro às 10h.

Onde: EACH | USP (Auditório Verde).

As atividades de mobilidade urbana, como a operação de serviços de transporte público, são grandes produtoras de dados. Parte desses dados é disponibilizada pela prefeitura de São Paulo como dados governamentais abertos, o que também demonstra a importância da mobilidade urbana para políticas de governo aberto e transparência governamental. O painel ora proposto pretende apresentar as possibilidades de aperfeiçoamento,

Hardware Livre USP

October 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Semana Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia.

Quando: Sábado, 28 de Outubro às 9h.

Onde: Centro de Difusão Internacional da USP.

O grupo Hardware Livre apresentará seus projetos desenvolvidos ao longo dos anos envolvendo placas como Arduino, Raspberry Pi e Intel Galileo, além de soluções utilizando impressora 3D, Internet das Coisas e interfaces musicais. Os participantes poderão interagir com os projetos que vão desde protótipos de soluções científicas a vídeo games.

1st Cyber Security in Networking Conference

October 11, 2017 7:47 pm

Prof. Otto Duarte, InterSCity member, will be the General Chair of the 1st Cyber Security in Networking Conference.

Image-based information visualization (or how to unify SciVis and InfoVis)

September 27, 2017 3:48 pm

Prof. Alex Telea offered a presentation on how to unify scientific visualization (SciVis) and information visualization (InfoVis).

When: Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 2:00 PM.

Where: Auditório Jacy Monteiro, IME- USP.

Abstract: For decades, scientific visualization (SciVis) and information visualization (InfoVis) have been related, but still distinctly separated disciplines. Methods and techniques in the two areas have developed relatively separately, causing an arguably unnecessarily separation in the visualization field. Attempts for unification exist,

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: REFlex Water

September 27, 2017 3:39 pm

On September 29th, 2017, Ricardo Massa Ferreira Lima presented the REFlex Water engine.

Abstract: This project proposes the conception of a novel water management framework, called REFlex Water, that uses declarative business processes to specify the management policies and to control the actions of water managers. The main component of REFlex Water is the REFlex Rule Engine, which analyzes the rules of the declarative business process to identify inconsistencies or threats to the correct execution of the process.

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: DSML para modelar visualmente consultas em streams.

September 21, 2017 5:24 pm

On June 5th, 2017, InterSCity and INES 2.0 jointly presented a GUI for creating Complex Event Processing (CEP) rules, using a Model-Driven Development (MDD) template.

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: Técnicas de Visualização Interativa de Dados para Análise de Dados Urbanos

September 9, 2017 11:21 pm

In this lecture, Nivan Roberto Ferreira Junior described recent data visualization techniques for allowing analysts to explore big urban data in a interactive way, on August 11th, 2017, at UFPE.

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: InterSCSimulator, um simulador de Cidades Inteligentes.

September 9, 2017 10:50 pm

On August 25th, 2017, Eduardo Santana presented the first version of InterSCSimulator, a Smart Cities open code, extensible and large scale simulator. The seminar may be watched on YouTube.

Seminar in partnership with INES 2.0: O ecossistema da plataforma InterSCity

June 28, 2017 4:05 pm

On June 26th, 2017, InterSCity and INES 2.0 had another issue of their periodic joint seminar when Arthur Del Esposte discussed the InterSCity platform. The seminar was transmitted in realtime and may be watched on YouTube.

Presentation at USP: Tecnologias de participação: introdução aos requisitos de informação para políticas públicas

June 28, 2017 3:59 pm

On May 15th, 2017, André Leirner has offered a presentation at USP on how to leverage citizen participation in public administration.

Best Student Paper Award

May 10, 2017 7:50 am

The paper InterSCity: A Scalable Microservice-based Open Source Platform for Smart Cities has received the Best Paper Award of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems!