Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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An Edge computing case study for Monasca: Smart City (AI-powered) Surveillance and Monitoring

This case study presents a Smart City pilot in Messina (Italy), featuring surveillance infrastructure based on  smart, AI-powered, cameras.

To support several Smart City activities, the University of Messina developed an OpenStack-based framework called Stack4Things (IoTronic). Stack4Things exchanges information between IoT/Edge nodes (e.g. smart cameras) and OpenStack via Horizon and Neutron.

Stack4Things, together with Monasca, the OpenStack Monitoring Service, controls the health of IoT/edge nodes: preprocessing sensor data at the edge, collecting and presenting higher-level information to citizens, law enforcement personnel and municipality staff.


What can I expect to learn?

The audience will learn how to run OpenStack-powered Smart City, featuring several use cases. Particlar focus will be devoted to a smart (AI) camera-based surveillance system.

The presentation will feature details in terms of the requirements, the approaches to the problem, challenging deployments (e.g. at the airport) and the solution, with regards to hardware choices for the edge nodes and for the middleware.

Attendees will also learn about Stack4Things, its usage in Smart City scenarios and its focus on ioT/Edge computing, in combination with Monasca for device monitoring and data collection.

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm-6:10pm (12:30am - 1:10am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
University of Messina, Italy
Giovanni Merlino earned his international PhD degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from the Department of Engineering (DIEEI) at the University of Catania. He has been research fellow at University of Messina (UniMe) under the EU H2020 BEACON project, including leadership of testbed management activities, and is teaching assistant (courses in "Computer Networks"... FULL PROFILE
FUJITSU Enabling Software Technology GmbH
Cristiano is an IT technology professional who is passionate about innovation. He contributes to OpenStack with new features, ideas and cross-project collaborations. He develops relationships within the OpenStack community, gathers feedback from users and brings it back to the community to create a better platform. He evangelises OpenStack to foster innovation, standardisation and efficiency.... FULL PROFILE