On July 28th we had the fifth day of the School of Advanced Science on Smart Cities.
In the morning, during Lightning Talks, we had the presentations of three students: Diogo Gonçalves, João do Monte and Rafael Pires, giving an overview of their research areas.
Then was Antonio Loureiro presentation: Internet of Things: from Theory to Practice. He explained that individual data has little value and mentioned that we cannot use data directly because it is important to do some cleaning and processing before using it. Antonio gave some examples like smoke sensors used to identify presence of fire, the use of smartphone sensors and the interest of IBM in having weather prediction data.
The first one described the recent work in the area of remote attestation techniques for low-end devices and also the methods used to mitigate physical attacks.
The second one was the continuation of July 26th presentation showing the Spacetime Framework used for simulating urban space in a real manner.
We had lunch and in the afternoon Claudio Silva continued talking about Analysis and Visualization of Urban Data. He explained that the quality of the techniques used for data visualization improved a lot with the time. Also, talked about some visualization tools, especially Urbane that allows data exploration and can be used for decision making in a city. Besides that, mentioned about the shadows study in the cities and its importance.
Afterwards, Antônio Loureito explained about Participative Sensing Networks on Urban Computing. He said that in past the main issue of these networks was data communication, but nowadays there are a lot of solutions for it. So, the main problem we have right now is mobility, that it is an open problem, with lots of challenges. In order to have communication and connectivity solutions is necessary to understand how mobility works.
As social events happened the Jam Session, where professors and students made a show with musics chosen by the public that was watching. The musics varied from Brazilian successes like Caetano Veloso songs to international ones like Beatles.
And then we finished the first amazing week of our School in an excited way!