IoT AND SMART CITIES 

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this Work Group is to investigate, develop technologies, and innovate the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities, in order to reduce the existing knowledge and experience gap as much as possible regarding developing countries. Through this group it is intended is to generate new knowledge in the field and accumulate technological experience through the implementation of real applications for the benefit of local society.

SUMMARY

During the first year, the Work Group will carry out research on the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its application in the area of home automation [1,2], with the aim of reducing the existing knowledge gap in developing countries. Once the necessary knowledge is accumulated, a real domotic system will be developed in which users can control devices (eg lighting, appliances, and doors, among others) of a smart home through different means, such as: voice, brain waves (specially created for people with movement and speech disabilities) and mobile devices (eg: smartphones and tablets). Additionally, the system will provide a platform for sensors and actuators that offer various services (eg: detection of trespassers / thieves entering the house.)

BENEFITS

We think that the country’s development should be based on synergies between the different societal actors. The proposed Work Group wishes to be part of this synergy through the following activities:

  • Democratization of accumulated knowledge with the academic and research society, through talks, seminars, and participation in scientific-technological events (eg: national and international conferences and expos).
  • Sharing experiences of implementing IoT services and smart cities, through consultancies and tutorials for CEDIA members, scientific groups, and other societal organizations.
  • Visibility of the results through international scientific publications and real implementations of the systems that result from the projects.

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

For more information: gt_iot@cedia.org.ec