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SCENE - Smart City on the Edge Network Enhancements: The Pilot Test in Porto

SCENE - Smart City on the Edge Network Enhancements: The Pilot Test in Porto


From January 28th to 30th, the second campaign was held of the first phase of field tests for the European innovation project “SCENE - Smart City on the Edge Network Enhancements” (Call H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020, FTI - FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION FTI), partnered by AlmavivA.

Following the first tests held in Catania last December, the Consortium convened at Matosinhos, a municipality in the Porto district, at the facilities of the innovation center CEiiA (Center of Engineering and Product Development).

The project’s ambitious goal is to create an innovative IoT platform for Mobile Edge Computing, in which a set of intelligent gateway (IGW) devices positioned in vehicles driving through the city interact along the route with different wireless sensors, both to collect data for sending to the service center (the SCENE Service Platform) and for remotely configuring the sensors themselves.

Another important objective is to create SCENE as an open platform, in which third parties (typically Smart City Service providers) can install their own applications on the Gateway, so as to bring data processing directly to the suburbs, close to the sensors positioned according to an Edge Computing approach.

Enabling the use of low-cost sensors is another important aim of the project which, it is believed, may be a driving factor for the creation of an ecosystem encompassing new services and startups.

An important contribution to the project comes from AlmavivA: the company will design and create the Service Platform, namely the control center that controls the entire platform. Among the most innovative aspects are the use of the GIoTTO® platform as a “Backend as Service” for SCENE, the creation of an analytics system and a control dashboard, besides the definition of the communication protocol with all components of the SCENE platform.

During the Pilot Test in Porto, the tests on the first version of the SCENE platform continued, this time on the Portuguese Use Case, in which an optical sensor with onboard intelligence is able to detect vehicles parked in double rows, generate an event and send it to the first Intelligent Gateway entering the Wi-Fi range.

During the tests, over one hundred events were recorded by the central platform which are currently being analyzed by the consortium.

Among the dissemination events, on January 30th SCENE was presented to representatives of the public administration and local media.

For AlmavivA, Sergio Sestili participated in the Pilot Test.

The next round of Pilot Tests will be held in Rennes, France.

Find out more on SCENE by visiting the project’s website