Smart cities need open platforms and tools to help their local ecosystem to exploit available data from various sources such as IoT devices, legacy devices, social networks, mobile applications, etc. and build innovative applications improving the quality of life and security of their citizens.
OSGi, with its modular and service-oriented approach, is an excellent opportunity to boost open innovation for tomorrow's smart cities.
The talk will illustrate the benefits of OSGi for smart cities with concrete deployed examples in smart city domain in Europe and Japan via the collaborative projects such as BigClouT (http://bigclout.eu) and FESTIVAL (www.festival-project.eu). It will also introduce a global alliance initiative, Urban Technology Alliance, aiming at joining forces with the OSGi community. The main goal of the alliance is to bring together various actors of the smart city ecosystem such as cities, large and small industries, research centers and universities, non-profit organizations, etc. to have the voice of each stakeholder (both supply and demand sides) for defining cities of the future and enabling cooperation and exchange of best practices.