CLICK for NEWS Smart Cities need to set up a flexible Living Lab to cope with the city evolution in terms of services and city users’ needs and capabilities. Snap4City solution (https://www.snap4city.org) provides a flexible method and solution to quickly create a large range of smart city applications exploiting heterogeneous data and enabling services for stakeholders by IOT/IOE, data analytics and big data technologies. Snap4City applications support multiple paradigms as data driven, stream and batch processing, putting co-creation tools in the hands of: (i) Smart Living Lab users and developers a plethora of solutions to develop applications without vendor lock-in, (ii) final users customizable / flexible mobile Apps and tools, (iii) city operators and decision makers specialized / sophisticated city dashboards and IOT/IOE applications for city status monitoring and control. Snap4City satisfies all the expected requirements of Select4Cities challenge PCP and much more, and it is 100% open source, scalable, robust, respects user needs and privacy; provides MicroServices and easily replaceable tools; compliant with GDPR; provides a set of tools for knowledge and living lab management, and it is compliant with more than 50 protocols including end-to-end encrypted communication. Snap4City is an official platform of FiWare, an official library of JS Foundation Node-RED, etc.
Snap4City improves city services, security and safety by offering a sustainable solution for smart city and Living Lab, thus attracting industries and stakeholders. Snap4City is capable to keep under control the real time city evolution: reading sensors; computing and controlling key performance indicators, KPI; detecting unexpected evolutions; performing analytics; taking actions on strategies and alarms. Snap4City supports the city in the process of continuous innovation on services, infrastructures, with control and supervision, tools for business intelligence, predictions, anomaly detection, early warning, risk assessment, also setting up strategies for increasing city resilience with respect to unexpected unknown events. Thanks to knowledge base Snap4City provides flexible solutions to get immediate insights and deductions of the city status and evolution, exploiting ultimate artificial intelligence, data analytics and big data technologies, activating sentient solutions collecting, and exploiting heterogeneous data of any kind, from any data source (open and private; static, real time, event driven, streams, certified and personal). Please apply for a free registration. if you are interested on testing do not hesitate to perform the registration selecting the "DISIT" organization which has a large number of data accessible. Snap4City also includes service for other Organizations and data of several cities as: Firenze, Helsinki, Antwerp, Pisa, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Siena, Massa, Modena, Cagliari, Venezia, etc.; and from regions as Tuscany, Garda Lake, Sardegna, Belgium, Finland, Emilia Romagna, etc. Snap4City is open to your contributions, using snap4city tools and contributing in improving them, adding more tools and features, etc. Please join the community on GitHub/disit. https://github.com/disit
Snap4City is 100% open source, secure encrypted, scalable, modular and flexible, managed by DISIT Lab of University of Florence, in collaboration with other institutions and companies accepting to work on open source model; it can be used to set up Living Lab and smart city solutions satisfying a large range of requirements of city officers, citizens, and tourists to developers, companies and researchers. It can be easily integrated with in place solutions to provide from data, factors and causes, predictions, anomalies, optimizing resources and understanding social contexts and meanings of facts from data. It can be installed on cloud and on premise. This capability is obtained by enforcing the new functionalities of Snap4City tools/modules on your premise and/or exploiting them from cloud. Snap4City is based on Km4City knowledge base and smart city API (Https://www.km4city.org ), a suite of open source technologies for developing smart cities big data aggregators and analytics adopted in TRAFAIR CEF, REPLICATE EC H2020, RESOLUTE EC H2020, Sii-Mobility SCN MIUR, WEEE Life, Green Impact, 5G with Wind 3G and Estra, MOSAIC RT, and others. Snap4City added to Km4City the flexibility to set up Living Labs and co-working environments for IOT/IOE (internet of things/everything) in smart cities and industry 4.0; to use a large range of IOT devices, IOT Edge, IOT Buttons, IOT Gateways, PAX Counters, mobiles, OBU (on board unit, vehicular kit fpr bikes, cars and busses), social media and satellite data, and it is open to all standards and custom models. Some of these devices are also produced by Snap4City as Open hardware and Open Software.
Snap4City has been developed in response to Select4Cities challenges and PCP (https://www.select4cities.eu/). Select4Cities has proposed a number of functional and non-functional requirements and concepts, extending those of ENOLL Living Lab Association. All the expected requirements and much more have been satisfied by Snap4City solution which is fully open source, supports cloud and scalability for processing and IOT/IOE, respects user needs and privacy according GDPR and to the different user kinds, provides tools and community for co-creation; mixt data driven, stream and batch processing; it is fully based on microservices and uses easily replaceable tools. Snap4City solution has been designed to be scalable, flexible, safe and respectful of privacy, endowed of a powerful semantic reasoner based on Km4City multi-domain semantic model and tools (https://www.km4city.org). A special attention has been provided to enable the development of applications in multiple domains and not only on mobility and transport, tourism, health, welfare, social, Industry 4.0, etc. The innovative aspects of the Snap4City solution are related to semantic computing of entities for discovering and search information, resources management, real time data analytics, parallel and distributed computing and cloud management, applications based on microservices and external services, dashboards and development tool kits, etc. The proposed solution is flexible enough to support extensions at different levels of granularity: data, analytics, tools and applications.
Hugo Goncalves, Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki, said: "We have seen outstanding solution development in this PCP. Entrance to Phase II was tough and the successful contractors all impressed the Buyers Group by going above and beyond expectations, showing that their solutions not only meet complex technical standards and requirements but also a variety of end-user needs. In this first year of the competition, the innovation levels are very strong, and all of our contractors should be immensely proud of what they have achieved so far."
If you are interested in getting involved please perform the free registration to test it from real cases. While if you are interested in getting informed about how to have Snap4City on your city, pelase send an email to email@example.com . DISIT lab of UNIFI (https://www.disit.org) coordinates the Snap4City solution with the support of UNIMI, and Snap4 srl, for services, and many other partners. Let us know if you are interested in having your space into Snap4City with a dedicated Organization which can be cities, regions, provinces, as well as areas and communities of any kind.
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