The meeting started with a site visit to the Aarhus City Lab which will be one of the main testbeds in IoTCrawler.
“The City Lab is filled with sensors measuring wind speed, temperature among other things” Carsten Kaa, project manager for the City Lab in The City of Aarhus explains, “and the purpose of the Aarhus City Lab is to be a test facility for Smart City solutions and a showroom for new smart city initiatives. The City Lab will function as a playground for partners so it’s great to have the IoTCrawler project use this as a part of their project”.
Payam Banarghi is excited about using the Aarhus City Lab in the IoTCrawler project. He says: “The infrastructure allows researcher to access live data from a real-world setting and work with stakeholders and citizens. This will lead to the development of applications that will fulfil the needs of citizens and public and private organisations. It is very exciting to see that the City of Aarhus has taken such a progressive approach to open data, innovation and technology design.” Payam is Professor of Machine Intelligence at the University of Surrey where he works on designing applications and services for future Internet and healthcare systems.
After the site visit the partners investigated the other testbeds in the project and also started working more in depth with unfolding the scenarios, which will drive the development of the IoTCrawler Framework.
Following the partner meeting the first meeting with the Aarhus Follower group was held. Read more about it here.