Under the National Program "Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro" (work-linked training), three students attending the fourth year of the Alberti High School of Cagliari (Alessandra Aretino, Leonardo Madau and Stefano Sedda) are doing an internship at CRS4, monitored by Prof. Maria Grazia Brignardello. Between 3-6 April 2018 the students, tutored by CRS4 researchers Luca Massidda, Marino Marrocu and Simone Manca of the High Performance and Computing For Energy & Environment group, will follow an educational pathway on the theme of "Energy awareness and smart cities".
The overall objective of the internship is to reflect on the use of energy and on the impact of one's habits on the CO2 emission deriving from the use of digital techologies, Big Data and Open Data and consequently, what can be done to improve life quality in one's community. The internship takes place within the project "Tessuto Digitale Metropolitano" (City Digital Fabric). Among the objectives of the project, we can state the development of a platform that will offer new intelligent solutions to improve both resource management and citizens' safety and quality of life. Through a widespread use of sensors in schools and public buildings, citizens will become more aware of their energy consumption and of that of their district or town. The City Digital Fabric project was commissioned by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia. The first steps of the experimentation will be done in Cagliari with the participation of CRS4, Cagliari University, the Joint Innovation Center and the City of Cagliari.