Engineering & ArchitectureGoals
The main focus of iNUIT is to make use of rich data provided by sensors and other data sources to gain detailed, quantitative insights into the many aspects of an urban space. It enables decision makers to respond to the need of a city and its population, and thus support the development of the city’s infrastructure and services.
- Improve the quality of life in an urban space by providing a platform to create new services and information sources which allow the citizens to organize their lives within the urban space.
- Provide a platform, which supports decision makers and politicians in their efforts to tackle the many challenges of a city, such as resource consumption, mobility, physical security and the particular needs of elderly and disabled people.
- Support organizers of large events in their need to monitor and manage the event, in particular during crisis situations.
Scientific and technological goals
- Integration of a diverse array of «objects» and sensors (smartphones, video cameras, environmental sensors, …) into a coherent infrastructure
- Development of a generic, wireless communication infrastructure to allow the objects to auto-organize themselves into a secure and reliable network
- Development of innovative methods for modelling of very large and heterogeneous data sets, information retrieval, knowledge extraction, and machine learning.
- Devise methods for security, trust and privacy of the Internet of Things infrastructure and the collected data.
iNUIT uses the paradigm of the Internet of Things as a technological platform to reach these societal goals. It contributes to the development of the Internet of Things through scientific research and development of real-world applications. In particular, considers the following challenges: