ASUA project addresses the challenge of enhancing our everyday lives and make European cities better, safer and more energy efficient places for everyone, through advanced ICT-technologies and a modern urban automation approach. The technical research and development efforts of ASUA can bedivided into three key elements: constrained devices (techniques for coping with extremely resource-constrained embedded devices even in challenging environments), communication networks (adaptive communication mechanisms and flexible interfaces for secure and reliable message dissemination)and information management (cloud-based technologies and semantic data models for distributed storage, autonomic decision making and multidisciplinary information management). ASUA project is built on several prototypes focusing on concrete application scenarios and based on the same reference platform, aimed to validate the technological outcomes of the project and demonstrate their usefulness and real-world applicability in the context of modern urban automation in Europe.
The project addresses the following systems, part of the three cases which are to be developed :
In Europe: In Austria, a web-based Urban Monitoring Information and Control System will be prototyped and validated at a running urban construction project. Its main benefit will be the integration and control of complex geotechnical monitoring sensors via a wireless sensor network;
In Romania, a prototype for a remote telemetry platform will be developed for use in urban environments, to demonstrate the effects of environmental parameters: temperature, precipitation, wind speed etc.;
In Belgium, a cloud-based nurse call model will enable a company to create a new strategy in building nurse calling systems and enhance the efficiency of future healthcare systems.