An open city allows urban challenges to be tackled using data. On the one hand, data must be shared in a uniform and scalable manner so that it forms the foundation for building specific views for a particular domain. On the other hand, the data (especially in the case of sensors as a data source) must be of sufficiently high quality so that true visualization models can be built. All these aspects are dealt with in a bottom-up, three-part COOCK workshop. This workshop is part one. Here you can find the second and third part.

Date: Tuesday February 2nd 2021, 9:00 - 11:00


Registered participants will receive the zoom-link a few days before the meeting.

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This workshop (part one) is built up as follows:​

  1. We will start with a practical look at connecting sensors in the smart city.​
  2. We will continue with the different levels of interoperability that will be discussed in order to store and unlock this data and how this works concretely within the infrastructure of IDLab (Internet and Data science Lab). ​
  3. Finally, research results will be shared about publishing real-time data as open data.

Agenda (2h online event)

  • 9:00 - 9:05

Intro by IMEC-IDLab Antwerp, Bart Braem

  • 9:05 - 9:25

How to connect sensors today? by IMEC-IDLab Antwerp, Johan Bergs

Presentation: Connecting Sensors.pdf

  • 9:25 - 9:45

Minimum Interoperability Mechnanisms and more by IMEC-EDIT, Stefan Lefever

Presentation: Coock workshop feb Stefan.pdf

  • 10:00 - 10:20

General introduction to NGSI & available tools by IMEC-IDLab Ghent, Philip Leroux

Presentation: Bestand:Coock Workshop NGSI v02.pdf

  • 10:20 - 10:40

Open Data Learnings from IMEC CityOfThings project "Observer" by IMEC-IDLab Ghent, Brecht Van de Vyvere

Presentation: Coock-polling-vs-pushing.pdf

  • 10:40 - 11:00

Wrap-up and Q&A