Smart Cities Whitepapers
New whitepapers on the topics of cloud computing and network architecture for smart cities are now available for download. These whitepapers are a result from the Smart Cities of the Future Kickoff Event, October 2013 in Guadalajara City, Mexico.
Network Architecture based on Virtualized Networks for Smart Cities
A.D. Guerrero-Pérez, A. Huerta, F. González and D. López
Abstract— Over the next three decades, seventy percent of the global population will live in cities; this fact implies the development of best practices to improving city resources management. The integration of information and communication systems into the various technical systems and infrastructures of a city are fundamental bases in smart cities. A smart city must combine legacy networks and new communication architectures; in order to configure existing communication networks to achieve compatibility and interoperability. The requirements toward a network often change impact direct and indirect costs of purchasing networking equipment and its rapid depreciation; in response to this fact, the network virtualization proposes decoupling of functionalities in a networking environment to develop new networking proposals, services and test platforms for smart cities.
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Cloud Computing Architecture for digital services into Smart Cities
J.F. Hernandez, V.M. Larios
Abstract— Population growth, the use and evolution of the Internet and ability of minimizing response times and maximize user activities have allowed to generate any ideas are to improve the quality of services of the users around the world. In this case, the smart cities as an estrategy propose relevant trends to incorporate information systems, sensors and analytical of data to support a sustainable environment. In this paper, we propose an architecture for cloud computing and HPC as a platform to implement the smart city digital services. Some of the first services are related to parking, data processing, security and sensing pollution. For this study, we focused on the city of Guadalajara as a urban renewal model for other cities. Hence, we listed the characterictics of some services to analyze their behaviour and propose an estrategy for services based in a cloud infraestructure. This contribution is based on the review of other smart cities expereinces as Seattle, Montreal, Singapur or Amsterdam. Finally, we will show the importance of updating educational programs at the universities and a create cloud computing laboratory for the city in order to promote innovation in services.
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Smart people: enhancing CCD citizens’ engagement through data utilization
De Obeso-Orendain, A., Lopez-Neri, E., Dominguez Jindrizka, and Gutierrez-Garcia, J.O.
Abstract— Providing the ability of making the most out of the considerable amount of data that is going to be produced once Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD) comes alive is the purpose of the Analytics and Visualization (AAV) group. After identifying the elements of the CCD data ecosystem we describe the building blocks of our strategy. We also present a measure of Citizen Engagement that encompasses relevant aspects of the Smart People dimension of the European Smart City Model and outlines a proposal for using Complex Event Processing (CEP) as part of the Data Management layer of the Urban Operating System of CCD. To support our approach we are leveraging the expertise generated by the Universidad Del Valle de México (UVM) SmartCampus, which will also function as a testbed to prove our concepts.
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Living Lab for Smart Territory
J.G. Robledo, V.M. Larios, and L. Gómez
IEEE Guadalajara Internet of Things and Open Data Framework Working Groups
Abstract—This document describe some of the most important aspects of the living lab proposal for a smart territory, our proposal include the development of a solution for both city and rural areas, we depict some efforts already available in rural and city and make a proposal to integrate a solution which combine several problems shared by cities and rural areas. Our proposal is based on a model that promotes the open innovation as an strategic axis for the involvement of the people in the solutions of their surrounding environment problems. In order to achieve the goals, three phases of development are proposed. The process to gather information, would promote the first open data framework repository and the development of skills for analytics and visualization. Finally, the educational process is engaged in all of the phases of the project progress.
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IEEE-GDL CCD Smart Buildings Introduction
V.M. Larios, J.G. Robledo, L. Gómez, and R. Rincon
IEEE Guadalajara Phisical Infraestructure Working Group for Smart Cities
Abstract—As part of the activities of the IEEE-GDL CCD working group of physical infrastructure, this whitepaper is intented to be an initial guide to understand the layers, taxonomy of services and best practices for the development of smart buildings. Open standards are claimed in order to increase interoperability between layers and services. Moreover, two buildings in Guadalajara city, one new and another to renew, are described as a proof of concept under development and being part of the strategy to develop the smart city infrastructure based in a master plan. A discussion will be addressed in order to identify the areas of innovation and opportunities for the smart buildings as the contribution of this document.
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Towards the preparation of the Guadalajara’s SmartCity Metrics Structure
Vázquez-Castañeda, C, Estrada-Guzman, E,
IEEE Guadalajara Metrics for Smart Cities Working Group
Abstract— Since 2013, Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD) project is developing a plan to prepare the Guadalajara, Jalisco to become the first smart city in Mexico. One of the important parts of the process is the development and implementation of a metrics structure. Based on the study of the metrics used in other smart cities around the world, the Guadalajara’s metrics framework will be used for monitoring the activity of the city. The objective of this document is to present the main plan of the metrics structure preparation and some of its characteristics.
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