The Aarhus Follower Group met for the first time at the end of June at Godsbanen in Aarhus. Here, Smart City interested stakeholders from Aarhus met with the IoTCrawler team to hear more about the project.

The meeting began with project coordinator Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, presenting the structure and key outcomes of the IoTCrawler project to the attending follower group members.

Ralf Toejnes from University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück continued the introduction by outlining the technical aspect of the project, presenting the shift from web search to Internet of Things search. Rounding the introduction off, Payam Banarghi placed IoTCrawler in the history of Internet of Things and search so far.

After this, Martin Strobach from AGT International, Sebastian Holmgaard from City of Aarhus and Juan Antonio Navarro, OdinS, outlined some of the scenarios for the project.

“Our approach is to make open data sources more useful to citizens and to engage them in creating their own citizen services,” Sebastian explains the crowd. “This is one of the reasons we want to engage with our local community interested in Smart City development – we are very interested in your thoughts and ideas on the real-world possibilities of IoTCrawler.”

The meeting ended with networking and discussions between partners and the follower group. “It has been really interesting to hear more about the project and talk with the partners today,” comments Therese Hansen from the follower group.


Do you want to follow the project and become a member of the Aarhus Follower Group? Read more here.

The slides from the presentations are available here on SlideShare.

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