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IoT skills for Smart Cities

What the SMACITE project tells you about the recommended skills for IoT implementation in Smart Cities’ projects? Smart Cities’ projects usually have a strong presence of IoT implementation as part of their activities. The article "User and Professional Aspects for Sustainable Computing Based on the Internet of Things in Europe" in Sensors MDPI by Vera Pospelova, Ines Lopez Baldominos, Luis Fernández, Ana Castillo Martínez and Sanjay Misra analyses in detail which are the recommended skills and knowledge for Smart Cities engineers and technicians. Everything is mapped to the main frameworks...

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The Smarter Ecosystems

Immersed in a constant technological change, the innovation rhythm keeps going even quicker. The latest tech developments have been creating new opportunities, and now, their impact is starting the next data centered revolution. Data will become one of the most precious assets of the world by far, even more important than gold.The race to dominate this new era increased the interest in data acquisition, protection, transference, and analysis. These principal data value chain parts can be upgraded due to 5G, Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing and cybersecurity technologies. With these...

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1st promo video of SMACITE project

What is SMACITE project?Are you interested in Smart Cities? Or are you interested to become a Smart City Engineer or Technician?Check our first video developed by our project partner Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd!Follow us in our website and Social Media accounts and we will keep you updated about the project outputs!

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The increasing importance of Edge Computing in Smart City applications

Until very recently, workload in Smart City applications has generally been managed in the cloud, even if that implied the transmission of huge data volume (for example, video streams) and adverse latencies for certain use cases.Recent advances in processing capacity, power management, and wireless communications (from LPWAN to 5G), however, are enabling embedded systems to assume part of the processing load of Smart City applications on the edge or even endpoints, which means, nearer to the data sources and reducing notably response times.A very interesting example is the partnership collaboration...

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SMACITE project at PCI 2022 conference

On Saturday November 27 2022 the SMACITE project was presented at the 26th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics hybrid conference organized by the Greek Computer Society and the University of West Attica. The presentation provided an overview of the project workplan, produced and expected outcomes. During the discussion that followed Mrs Maria Rigou from University of Patras and Mr Ioannis Voyatzis stressed that SMACITE is open to collaborations and ideas of joined initiatives with other relative projects or researchers active in the Smart Cities domain.More information about the event: h...

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SMACITE project at BASSCOM Autumn Retreat

SMACITE project was presented for the first time to the Bulgarian ICT ecosystem during the BASSCOM Autumn Retreat that took place on October 7-9, 2022 in Varna, Bulgaria. The event was a joint initiative of BASSCOM and ICT Cluster - Varna. More than 45 high-level representatives of leading Bulgarian software companies and BASSCOM associate members, among them universities, non-governmental organisations, centres for vocational training, venture capital funds, etc., attended the meeting.The participants were introduced to the main and specific objectives of the SMACITE Project, planned activities...

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UAH presence at the Road to Smart Cities and Digital Sustainability webinar

SMACITE's partner Luis Fernández from Universidad de Alcalá presented the project SMACITE for the development of two new professional roles for Smart Cities mapped to ESCO and e-CF during the Road to Smart Cities and Digital Sustainability webinar organized on 5th of December, The connection between the digital and green transitions is becoming more and more important. As society becomes increasingly digital, we must ensure that this feeds into the strategy for a more sustainable economy in the future. This webinar focused on current projects supporting this overlying goal, which includes the...

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European DIGITAL SME Alliance and Smart Communities

To achieve one of SMACITE first objective, a mapping of skills and competences for Smart Cities Engineers and Smart Cities Technicians, we have summoned European small and medium-sized enterprises currently supplying technologies for Smart Cities to let us know what they think is required to be able to effectively work in this challenging environment. The involvement of the private sector, through SMACITE partner European DIGITAL SME Alliance and its Focus Group Smart Communities, will ensure that the curriculum follows market specific needs and timely respond to the urgent needs of a city in...

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Bilbao at the 8th Smart Cities Conference

Bilbao was the guest city at the eighth Smart Cities Conference, which under the slogan "Smart solutions for a sustainable city" was held in Zagreb (Croatia) on 6 and 7 April. This is a forum organised by Lider media and the Association of Cities in Croatia with the aim of enabling world leaders to share good technological practices in the smart field. The organising entities chose Bilbao as the guest city because they consider it to be a model to follow in applied to sustainable urban and social development.The Smart Cities Conference aims to give visibility to concrete initiatives and existing...

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