To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
City Information Model
- ICT CityPulse
- Energy, environment, public
The City Information Model (CIM) collects, analyzes and allows city authorities to act in near real time to the city's situation. The city government operates the CIM, but it is also accessible for third parties via a series of Application Programming Interfaces (API), even though some information is confidential. The status and performance of the building you live in is continuously reported in real time. The facility management services - fed by sensors in the residential and commercial buildings - communicate with each other and CIM. For example, they automatically trade surplus energy with each other and prices are calculated to match supply and demand. In this sense, planning and design are an on-going social process, in which the performance of each item is being reported in real time and compared with others. Population changes can be inferred, as can movement patterns, environmental performance, as well as the overall efficiency of processes such as value chains or objects such as buildings.