Urban ICT innovation for a better life

The “Smart City” model is strictly related to the ICT infrastructures that the city itself shares with the citizens; these innovative architectures provide a more efficient conservation of the fixed heritage and a better standard of living, thanks to modern and full-accessible services.

These are some research field examples:

  • Video control and intelligent urban surveillance
  • Security and geocoding in emergency call service
  • Energy saving
  • Remote automated control of industrial facilities
  • Remote hydrological networks and gas supply monitoring
  • Logistics
  • Safety at work
  • Personal and community healthcare
  • Waste management and trackback
  • Public transport networks
  • Automated recognition of road signage and traffic sensors
  • Intelligent parking infrastructures
  • Monitoring air and noise pollution
  • Identification of climate risk areas and zones at risk of natural disaster
  • Wired and wireless infrastructure for the web
  • NFC and other integrated payment methods
  • Digital signage and information retrieval for citizens
  • Social interaction
  • Tourist facilities

Any project involving advanced image processing and biometrics is developed in collaboration with Biolab, another research centre part of DISI (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) at the University of Bologna (Italy).