Smart Cities and People (SCP)

Smart Cities and People (SCP), an inter-disciplinary research thematic line, provides the base for the development of innovative technological, economic, social, environmental and wellbeing-related integrated solutions in complex urban centres. It covers scientific models, methodologies and technologies to enhance the human quality of life, leading to healthier, innovative, sustainable and secure societies. Additionally, a growing aging population requires a better understanding of health, wellbeing and disease, focusing on an integrated human-centred health care.

This research framework views the cities as complex non-linear systems, emphasizing links between energy, mobility, health care and ICT technologies for sustainability, security and economic growth, in which citizens (people) play the key central role. The development path of the sustainable and smart cities can have a significant impact on outcomes, such as quality of life, carbon emissions, energy use. Society should be innovative and follow a user-centred approach to adapt to the new transformations. 

Challenges of innovative societies include collaborative approaches, self-development and selfknowledge/ learning, innovation in people supporting activities, health care, education and services, development of systems that learn from data to enhance individual or group-based decisions and Innovation diffusion. Security and safety are also key conditions to promote development. 

ALGORITMI reveals strong R&D competencies in domains associated with this Thematic Line and has been actively involved in national and international research projects that have established valuable networking mechanisms, such as: 

        a) Sustainable energy; 

        b) Mobility solutions and ITS; 

        c) Sensoring, monitoring and IoT; 

        d) M2M and robotic systems; 

        e) Location-based services and positioning systems; 

        f) Urban Media; 

        g) HPC, Big Data and open data; 

        h) Health care interoperability, security and efficiency; 

        i) Ambient Intelligence and e-health applications; 

        j) Human factors, efficient cost control and management; 

        k) Intelligent decision support and data systems. 

Such domains will foster joint applications in European and National projects, in consortium with National and local authorities, reinforcing our long-term and previously established relations. 

ALGORITMI integrates multidisciplinary competencies to ensure the required Sustainable, Smart and People Centred Cities, able to promote the transformation and development of structures, processes and technological tools to address future challenges.