Name of the IRI Project: Development of a platform for energy efficient management and monitoring of the smart city by cloud computing with a set of applications for citizens and businesses with a high level of security of data

English title of IRI project: SmartCity.MODESTY (Multi source BigData for Enviroment Sustainability Predictability System)

Short description of the project:

The role of the Modesty project is to increase the energy efficiency of a smart city and to make the economy more efficient in line with sustainable development. Within the project, a network of interactive, modular sensors (IoTs) will be developed and installed in the area of ​​the city of Rijeka with the aim of collecting real-time data on the urban environment (carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, temperature, noise, vibration, etc.) infrastructure and activities for the necessary research and public use. In addition to the sensor that will measure the activities and parameters on the land, the sensors for measuring the pollution of the sea, the power of the current, will be set up.

In addition to data from the newly installed sensors, Modesty’s integration with other CEKOM projects will also be carried out, which also collects data on the environment and population activities through sensors, all in order to obtain a more relevant sample of data for research purposes. In addition to data from the hardware sensors, data from the mobile network of the operator on movement and retention will be collected and integration with the municipal services of Rijeka (such as water supply, electricity, heating) will be carried out in order to obtain data on energy consumption of citizens as well as integration with port systems to obtain information on freight maritime traffic. The aim is to analyze the relationship between population and industry activity and the environment and the amount of energy consumed. Reducing energy consumption is the backbone of a digital agenda implemented by the European Commission.

In order to collect the collected data from different sources as a basis for various analyzes and forecasts, it is necessary to develop the Big Data system and develop a set of advanced analytical models, which is the central developmental activity of the Modesty project. The potential applications of the Big Data Analysis on the data collected from the IoT solution and other sources are as follows: making conclusions and recommendations on the healthiest or most cleared route and time of movement between points A and B in the city based on data on air quality, sound, vibrations (traffic detection car traffic), studying the links between infectious diseases and environmental conditions, real-time traffic floods and improving road infrastructure maintenance, measuring microclimate in different parts of the city so that citizens have available information about the time at the village level and more densely, suggesting the safest route to night-time traffic based on data on the density of pedestrian traffic, studying the link between energy consumption and the movement and the number of inhabitants and tourists in the city, analysis of the impact of urban traffic (number of vehicles, buses, ferry lines) on the environment, etc. Knowledge of the interaction of these parameters will facilitate city planning and decision-making in the management of the city and will result in the improvement of the ecological and traffic conditions in the city of Rijeka and the rationalization of energy consumption.

Given that the analyzes will use data on population movements from the mobile network as well as energy consumption data obtained from utility bills, a particular weight in project development will take on the development of systems and algorithms for anonymization and data grouping (Trust Center) as the protection of personal imperative citizen data. The security of the data itself will be guaranteed and further secured by using a security data center. Given the global figures that speak of a large increase in the number of IoT devices and the variety of services they use, it is inevitable that the system within and within the smart city of Rijeka will be developed and expanded according to the needs and possibilities that will surely emerge after the establishment of the platform in the production environment of the City of Rijeka. Various scenarios that will arise from realistic queries and everyday problems will most likely occur, which will lead to widespread use of the IoT platform, with new devices and new services. Monitoring and verifying the integrity of such a system as well as the standards that will need to be respected to secure the device and all parts of the system will be the main cornerstone of this activity.

In order to ensure the proper availability of all system components that are essential for the functioning of the system as a whole and for the timely delivery of all key information related to the functioning of a smart city, it is necessary to develop a unified control of all key systems, which will have the task of monitoring the availability and functionality of the device system, defining and tracking KPIs for each point in the system, and defining and tracking key performance indicators for individual services from end to end, from source to site services.

Data and analysis from the Big Data system will be open and available to the public on the Open Data portal. Open data will enable individuals, organizations, engineers, academics and other communities to further study the interdependence of human and environmental activities and energy consumption with the aim of developing new solutions and applications to increase the quality of life of citizens and energy efficiency, such as applications for asthma users recommended routes and times of movement.

The Modesty Project provides a platform for inter-city, industry, scientific community and population collaboration on energy and sustainable energy solutions projects. It is also expansive in the area of ​​other smart cities and regions and in the future it will be possible to compare cities based on selected set of parameters derived from the project.

Compliance with the Smart Specialization Strategy:

The project is in line with the following subtematic areas S3:

Thematic Development Area (TPP): Traffic and Mobility

Sub-thematic area (PTPP): Ecologically acceptable transport solutions

Indicative IRI topics in PTPP: Systems, solutions and applications for planning, organizing and monitoring multimodal transport modes and results in reducing emissions of pollutants, environmental pollution, reducing crowd and increasing efficiency and speeds from one to another location

Thematic Development Area (TPP): Traffic and Mobility

Sub-thematic area (PTPP): Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics

Indicative IRI topics in PTPP: Internet stuff, large databases and cloud traffic solutions

Thematic Development Area (TPP): Energy and Sustainable Environment

Sub-thematic area (PTPP): Energy technologies, systems and equipment

Indicative IRI topics in PTPP: Intelligent Measurement Solutions and Internet Things, ICT Solutions Related to the Energy Sector (Smart Cities and Regions)

Thematic Development Area (TPP): Energy and Sustainable Environment

Sub-thematic area (PTPP): Ecologically acceptable technologies, equipment and advanced materials

Indicative IRI topics in PTPP: Energy management systems for planning, investing and monitoring energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions; ICT solutions for spatially-qualified monitoring of releases of pollutants and greenhouse gases into the environment; Innovative technologies based on the development of advanced network sensors in the Internet environment of “things internet”, managing and analyzing large amounts of data and solutions in the cloud

The Modesty project is based on ICTs, large amounts of data and Internet stuff. Sensors within the project will be placed at key points in the city and at sea and in real-time will be enabled monitoring of pollutants and greenhouse gases in the environment. Based on the measurements and analyzes made it will be possible to draw conclusions on air quality and optimal routes for pedestrian and road traffic in order to reduce CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases. The implementation of the protocols to city services will enable the processing of city data for the purpose of detecting habits and problems of citizens in order to rationalize energy and resource consumption. The project addresses issues of data security and systems that fits into the cyber security area identified in S3.