FI-Event aims to become a reference global online platform to easily promote, monitor and analyze the social impact of city events as they are happening. Data input gathers real-time geolocated data from top social networks, as well as available open Big Data sources. This is complemented with a mobile app to engaged citizens and tourists into the city events.
The main challenge is to turn Big Data and social media analytics into real valuable information for citizens and tourists (e.g. time space and time series KPIs, alerts, “geolocated maps” and “heat maps”) to plan events, increase attendance and measure the impact and success of the city events. These added values will cover aspects such as: Tourism, Transport and Safety.
The FI-Event project is one of the business ideas within the FIWARE Accelerate Programme, being developed in a 9-month timeframe (from October 2015 to June 2016), with an execution of 3 periods (currently in stage 2 until the end of March). It is planned to have a first trial version and a final Business and Strategy Plan to go into the market by the end of June 2016.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
• Increase citizens and tourist engagement in city events by 20%
• Improve security aspects of macro events by 30%
• Traffic jam reduction by 10%: The event’s attendance will be informed about traffic status and transport media to arrive to the event.
• The platform will calculate statistics taking into account previous editions
• The use of the event social network on the mobile app will provide the tool used by citizens and tourist to make awareness of risks during the event
• The platform will share with the attendance real time traffic maps and transport media location
This project will leverage on FIWARE (fiware.org), a public, royalty-free and open source platform that eases the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. Besides being one of the reference platforms for GCTC 2016, FIWARE is contributing to the International Technical Working Group on IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework launched by NIST. FIWARE brings the NGSI standard API which represents a pivot point for Interoperability and Portability of smart city applications and services.
This project will also make use of OGC standards (Open Geospatial Consortium), to access to open geospatial information offered by the SDI of the cities.
Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability:
Such FIWARE NGSI API is one of the pillars of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (oascities.org), a driven-by-implementation initiative that works to address the needs from the cities avoiding vendor lock-in, comparability to benchmark performance, and easy sharing of best practices. There are currently 89 cities from 19 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific who have officially joined this initiative, including the city of Valencia.
FI-Event will generate a competitive impact for the companies, which will leverage on open government data, avoiding extra costs on geo-data production. The platform will help to improve the decision making process of a City in order to offer the best services for citizens and tourists in sectors such as: Tourism, Safety and Transport.
The platform is composed of two components: a web content management platform (FI-Event CMP), that is the main product, and a free mobile application as complementary service (FI-Event app).
• The FI-Event CMP will be delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that will be available on an online subscription basis and will be accessed through any web browser.
• The FI-Event app will be launched to the market for free, available in Google Play and App store.
Team Information: Team Lead:
Paula Llobet, Fundacion InnDEA Valencia ([email protected])