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Km4City solutions, tools and models are in use for the Sii-Mobility SCN, for RESOLUTE H2020, REPLICATE H2020 and GHOST MIUR projects, in the Florence, Tuscany and many cities in it, and Cagliari in Sardegna. Those projects are also contributing in improving the platform and reshare the contribution to the community.

Km4City is a knowledge base and a research line of DISIT lab mainly developed before the start of Sii-Mobility, RESOLUTE, REPLICATE projects, but improved with them as described in the following. Km4City started in the 2013 with a generic name, smart city ontology, it was named Km4City later. The major information and model at that time was focussed on the Open Data of Florence Municipality and exploiting Lamma for weather, and POI plus street  maps from Tuscany Region. Main informative data set were: digital location, cultural activities, schools, commercial activities, etc.
After that phase, in the successive years the activity on Km4City has growth a lot stronlgy improving the model which is now capable to cope with many City and Regional Domains, which provides a large range of interopable and modular tools for a wide range of different purposes and establishing a number of collaborations. 
Those projects are complementar contributions each other and almost all of them use and contribute the  Km4City research and innovation lines in different manners (a more detailed plan is provided under request, and it has been already provide to institutions). In more details:

  • Snap4City, proposed as Living Lab Solution for Phase 1 to Select4Cities EC PCP for Helsinky, Compenhagen and Antwerp. Phase 1 was held in June and July 2017.
  • WEEE Life EC project for smart waste management in the case of valuable technological garbages. 
  • RESOLUTE H2020 started in the 1st of May 2015. It planned to use Km4City since the project proposal with the aim of exploiting the Km4City solution and imrpving it. The activity focused on resilience guidelines and of transport systems. Issues very relevant have been the monitoring of people flows moving in the city, the monitoring of risk, the FRAM model and tool (as Resilience DS), the access and integration of knowledge and data regarding the risk and resilience assessment. Among them: Wifi data for modeling and traking people flows i nthe city, emergency data from hospitals, hearthquack data, risk maps on floding and value building for real time assessment, etc., integration of Smart Decision Support based on System Thinking, etc. RESOLUTE project is developing several other tools with the help of other partners and industries which are not developed yet and are not included into Km4City view.
  • Sii-Mobility SCN MIUR started the 1st January 2016. It is the major contributor to the enlargement and improvement of Km4City being contributed with mobilty and transport issues at level of Tuscany since Sii-Mobility has among its goals a large experimentation in many city of Tuscany. Thematic areas are mainly: local transportation, parking, metro, train, traffic flow data and predictions, gates, routing, user engagment rules, user behavior analysis for mobility, mobile app, development kit, etc. While at the beginning Km4City as you can see at FODD 2015 was only focussed on POI in Florence. Several new data and knowledge entities and tool have been added with Sii-mobility for automating the ingestion process (DIM, RIM) and making accessible those services and functionalities on the Smart City API.  Sii-Mobility project is developing several other tools with the help of other partners and industries: vechicular kits, direction kits, partcipatory tools, ticketing tools, etc. Which presently are not developed yet and not included in the Km4City view, but will be totally compliant and interoperable with Km4City view.
  • REPLICATE H2020 started in 1st of February 2016. It planned to use Km4City since the project proposal with the aim of exploiting the Km4City solution and imrpving it. The activity performed on REPLICATE is mainly focused on energy, mobility energy, IOT and Control Room. In that context, it is planned to add at the Km4City model IOT information (light, smart benches, smart light, smart waste, smart irrigators, etc.), energy staff (house meters, energy meters from building, recharge stations, etc.), and develop the smart city Control Room tools and panels integrating old and new data and information setting rules for control and sustainability.  REPLICATE project is developing several other tools with the help of other partners and industries which are not developed yet and are not included into Km4City view, but will be totally compliant and interoperable with Km4City view.
  • Other projects are joining the stream mainly exploiting the above produced results. They are all Open Source and share for everybody would like to use them in your projects and develoment activities, creating new instances of the platform in your premise of collaborating with us, providing us your data, etc. Examples of this fact are not for profit projects such as: GHOST MIUR project in the Cagliari area, NextPOSition on Tuscany with VAR Group and EPSON, JOIN project of Tuscany Region, UNIFI Mobility, etc.
  • Twitter Vigilance Connection with Km4City: Twitter Vigilance platform started since the 2014 as an internal project of DISIT lab. After few months of its activity the collaboration with LAMMA and CNR IBIMET was activated in a not for profit collaborative track. The first activation of TV was in Aprile 2015 in collecting tweets and estimating metrics based on them. Since that period a number of experiments were activated in the areas of: weather, environment, drugs, services, advertising, city moods, etc. Most of the above mentioned projects planned to use the TV platform for different purposes: Sii-mobility for monitoring public transportation services (also contributing to improve the tools adding new features); RESOLUTE for monitoring as early warning tool and thus supporting TV in creating the RTTV version; REPLICATE just use it in some dashboard facitlity thus adapting TV in being dashboarded.
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Km4City: From Data to Services for Sentient Cities, flyer
Open Source and inter-operable tools to keep city under control via personalized dashboards •monitoring services’ status of city operators •monitoring and understanding the city users behaviour •collecting moods, contributions and data from the city users •monitoring social media for city services and events, event predictions •improve city resilience, reducing risks and decision support by: •assessing city resilience level •improving city resilience, providing objective hints •improving city users awareness with personal city assistants and participatory tools •transform data in value for the city: •enabling commercial and business applications •aggregating multi-domain data and services for SMEs and city operators •enabling integrated city services into third party web portal for all •providing suggestion on demand services for SMEs and city operators •accelerating and simplifying the implementation of business and service oriented Apps Follow the Km4City City .....

Km4city provides a collection of models and tools for smart city developers and administrators.

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All the tools beloging to the family of Km4City can be accessed by http://www.km4city.org and have been developped in several contexts and projects. They can be accessed in demo and/or real tools from the following panel at http://www.km4city.org


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