24 June. 2020, 14:00, Online Webinar
iNicosia: A Digital Twin of the City of Nicosia
Smart technologies are revolutionizing how people approach everyday activities in cities across the globe. As its first flagship project, RISE is building upon the Smart City strategy designed by the Municipality of Nicosia, utilizing the infrastructure and data created by applying smart technologies with the vision to improve the quality of life of anyone that interacts with the urban environment.
To do this, the iNicosia project is bringing together several RISE teams and collaborators with knowledge, expertise and tools from a wide variety of complementary fields including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things. iNicosia is creating a digital twin of the city that integrates all sources of available data—smart city, research, crowd-sourced and online—into a real-time 3D model. Through visualization and simulation, users of the digital twin can observe the real-time conditions of the city while glimpsing into the future based on information and projections. Simulation solutions are used to optimize planning activities and to assist in better decision-making. Through this multidisciplinary collaboration, iNicosia aims to become a point of reference in quality-of-life improvements, creativity and progress for local authorities, policy makers, scholars, residents and visitors.
||Demetris Antoniades, Ph.D., leads the Digitally Enhanced Urban Environments (DARE) Multidisciplinary Research Group at RISE. Demetris holds a BSc (2005), MSc (2007) and PhD (2011) in Computer Science from the University of Crete, with a focus on Parallel and Distributed Systems and Information Systems. Over the last 16 years, he has been a researcher, software developer and the technical project manager on several European and international research projects. In the webinar, Demetris will discuss available data inputs, the benefits of smart city approaches and future smart steps for RISE, Nicosia and Cyprus
45min presentation + 15min discussion
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