TDM: Tessuto Digitale Metropolitano (Digital Metropolitan Fabric)

Funded by: Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, POR FESR 2014-2020, Azione 1.2.2 POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020Reference: DELIBERAZIONE RAS N. 66/14 DEL 13.12.2016
Start: 2017-06-07Duration: 48 months
Contractor: CRS4Italy
Contractor: University of CagliariItaly


Metropolitan cities are among the main places of economic and cultural activity of the 21st century. The growing urbanization and aggregation of metropolitan territorial communities, sustainable development, citizen engagement, economic and cultural attractiveness and governance are among the most important issues facing modern cities. The increasing complexity of these issues and the technological development are leading to an urgent need and the opportunity to radically rethink how we build and operate our cities.
This project aims at studying and developing innovative methods and technologies to offer new intelligent solutions to improve city attractiveness, resource management, and the safety and quality of the life of citizens through the close combination of use and experimentation of advanced communication infrastructure and widespread sensors, and the study and development of innovative vertical solutions.
In particular, the project will be focused on the following topics: (a) open technologies for ubiquitous communication and distributed sensing; (b) aggregation, processing, and distribution or big data/open data; (c) citizen's safety from environmental hazards; (d) energy awareness, and development of intelligent networks for energy distribution; (e) scalable distribution and display of large amounts of data, with particular reference to numerical simulation and data from the cultural heritage sector.
The project is also accompanied by a dissemination and training plan, in which three Summer Schools will be organized on the subject of Urban Informatics.
The project is part of a broader framework that aims to make Sardinia one of the most important regions in the development and application of innovative technologies for smart cities. In particular, project experiments will be carried out, at a metropolitan city scale, through an agreement with the Municipality of Cagliari and also by means of the computing and network infrastructures made available by the Joint Innovation Center - JIC, located in the scientific and technological park POLARIS (Pula, Cagliari).


[1] Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Ruggero Pintus, Andrea Giachetti, and Enrico Gobbetti. Web-based Multi-layered Exploration of Annotated Image-based Shape and Material Models. In The 16th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, November 2019. To appear. 
[2] Fabio Bettio, Giovanni Busonera, Marco Cogoni, Roberto Deidda, Mauro Del Rio, Massimo Gaggero, Enrico Gobbetti, Simone Leo, Simone Manca, Marino Marrocu, Luca Massidda, Fabio Marton, Marco Enrico Piras, Luca Pireddu, Gabriella Pusceddu, Alessandro Seoni, and Gianluigi Zanetti. TDM: un sistema aperto per l'acquisizione di dati, l'analisi e la simulazione su scala metropolitana. In Proc. GARR 2019 - Selected Papers, 2019. To appear. 
[3] Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, and Enrico Gobbetti. Automatic modeling of cluttered multi-room floor plans from panoramic images. Computers Graphics Forum, 38(7), 2019. To appear. 
[4] Enrico Gobbetti. Creation and Exploration of Reality-based Models. Computers Graphics Forum, 38(2): xvii, 2019.
[5] Fabio Marton, Marco Agus, and Enrico Gobbetti. A framework for GPU-accelerated exploration of massive time-varying rectilinear scalar volumes. Computer Graphics Forum, 38(3): 53-66, 2019.
[6] Ulf Assarsson, Markus Billeter, Dan Dolonius, Elmar Eisemann, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Leonardo Scandolo, and Erik Sintorn. Voxel DAGs and Multiresolution Hierarchies: From Large-Scale Scenes to Pre-computed Shadows. In Tobias Ritschel and Alexandru Telea, editors, Proc. EUROGRAPHICS Tutorials, April 2018.
[7] Marco Agus, Enrico Gobbetti, Fabio Marton, Giovanni Pintore, and Pere-Pau Vázquez. Mobile Graphics. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Courses, November 2017.
[8] Marco Agus, Fabio Marton, Fabio Bettio, Markus Hadwiger, and Enrico Gobbetti. Data-driven analysis of virtual 3D exploration of a large sculpture collection in real-world museum exhibitions. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 11(1): 2:1-2:20, December 2017.

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