ClouT: Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

Partners: CEA-LETI (France), ST Microelectronics (Italy), Engineering (Italy), University of Cantabria (Spain), Genova City (Italy), Santander City (Spain), NTT East (Japan), Panasonic System Networks (Japan), National Institution of Informatics (Japan), NTT R&D (Japan), Fujisawa City (Japan), Mitaka City (Japan)

ClouT’s overall concept is leveraging the Cloud Computing as an enabler to bridge the Internet of Things with Internet of People via Internet of Services, to establish an efficient communication and collaboration platform exploiting all possible information sources to make the cities smarter and to help them facing the emerging challenges such as efficient energy management, economic growth and development.

ClouT will provide infrastructures, services, tools and applications that will be reused by different city stakeholders such as municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators, in order to create, deploy and manage user-centric applications taking benefit of the latest advances in internet of things and cloud domains.
ClouT with its user-centric approach, will also offer to end-users the possibility of creating their own Cloud services and share them with other citizens.

SODA: Social Big Data Infrastructure for Empowering Open Smart Cities

Partners: The University of Tokyo, NTT R&D, Tokyo Denki University

We envision Social Big Data World where huge amount of data generated by a variety of sensors are consumed by a huge number of services simultaneously. This project aims at establishing an infrastructural technology that makes the data circulate among consumers, enabling the consumers to integrate, amplify, learn and predict the world from the data. A number of potential applications on it will provide the power of real-time city management  with functionalities of, for example, real world event detection/classification, N-dimensional analysis and visualization of cities, and city resources control.

G-Space City Project: Resilience City Shonan – Disaster Prevention Model with Practical Damage Simulation and Effective Information Provision through Ground, Air and Space Services Orchestration

Partners: Shonan Wide-Area Administrative Council, NTT East

Japan has still big risks for earthquake and tsunami. The big disaster has possibility to damage the Internet infrastructure, the alternative communication way for alerting citizen is necessary. In this field trial, we plan to leverage quasi-zenith satellites to sending emergency alert to citizen and various actuators in the city. When the big earthquake and tsunami is occurred, quasi- zenith satellites automatically sends an evacuation message to citizen and actuators in the city. Then, speaker system which mounted on public cars such as garbage collection car announces evacuation message to citizen nearby. In addition, drones also fly to monitor real-time situation of the city by using camera and sensors. We also target to collect practical evacuation ability of citizen through evacuation training applications. The information can be also useful for further analysis on the disaster simulation. Furthermore, we also focus on collecting disaster information from citizen by using participatory sensing technology. The participatory sensing is fully integrated with WEB technology.