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Our Goal

The goal of the VaVeL project is to radically advance our ability to use urban data in applications that can identify and address citizen needs and improve urban life. This project will develop a general purpose framework for managing and mining multiple heterogeneous urban data streams for cities become more efficient, productive and resilient. The framework will be able to solve major issues that arise with urban transportation related data and are currently not dealt by existing stream management technologies. The project brings together two European cities that provide diverse large scale data of cross-country origin and real application needs, three major European companies in this space, and a strong group of researchers that have uniquely strong expertise in analyzing real-life urban data. VaVeL aims at making fundamental advances in addressing the most critical inefficiencies of current (big) data management and stream frameworks to cope with emerging urban sensor data thus making European urban data more accessible and easy to use and enhancing

The VaVeL project presented at the computer expo CeBIT 2017

AGT International participated at the largest computer expo in the world CeBIT at 20-24 March in Hannover. The company presented the VaVeL and two other EU research projects (CPaaS.io and GrowSmarter) at the Smart City Forum hall, Public Sector Parc.

Smart City Forum is organized by Urban Institute and unites a range companies, research institutes, and projects dedicated to the development of Smart City applications and urban solutions. In particular, the forum included the following companies’ booths: Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, SAP, and others.

The INSIGHT project recieves the Outstanding Public Project Award in ITS Ireland

Winner – Dublin City Council. L-R: David O’Keeffe (ITS Ireland), Pearce Flannery (Deputy Mayor of Galway City Council), Dermot Kinane (Dublin City Council)

The INSIGHT project represented by the Dublin Cicy Councli participated in the 5th ITS Ireland Awards and recieved the "Outstanding Public Project Award"!

The ITS Ireland Awards is the only program in Ireland that honours the most innovative, effective, and influential achievements in the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry.

ICDM Tutorial - Mining smartphone and mobility data

Along with Spiros Papadimitriou and Tina Eliassi-Rad, VaVeL members Dimitrios Gunopulos and Katharina Morik provided a Tutorial to the atendees of ICDM 2016.

The title of the tutorial was Mining smartphone and Mobile data

Here is the description as appears in http://icdm2016.eurecat.org/tutorials/

VaVeL at Mobile Tartu 2016

Prof Andrienko, VaVeL member, gave an invited talk at the Mobile Tartu 2016 at Tartu Estonia. He talked about his research in Space, Time and Visual Analytics.

For more details please visit http://mobilitylab.ut.ee/mobiletartu/2016/

 

VaVeL at ADBIS 2016, 20th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems

In ADBIS 2016, 20th East-European Conference on Advances in  Databases and Information Systems, Prof. Avigdor Gal gave a keynote lecture on 'Big data Integration' ( http://adbis2016.vsb.cz/keynote/) based on research work done in VaVeL.

VaVeL at the European Data Forum

The VaVeL project had a strong presense at the European Data Forum 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands with a booth, a poster (see picture) and a keynote.

Plenary Meeting in Warsaw

Another successfull meeting in Warsaw.

The major milestone reached in this meeting was that the VaVeL team resolved many data issues, especially the data sources coming from Warsaw. Both days of the meeting were hosted in the Warsaw University of Technology were the organization was excellent. One afternoon the whole team visited the premises of the City of Warsaw were we discussed in detailed the data issues with many people from the City.

The next meeting will be in our other City Use Case: The city of Dublin!

Kick-Off Meeting in Athens

Our kick-off meeting in Athens was a huge success! The gathering took place in the premises of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

All partners were represented and the agenda included fruitful discussion on a variety of topics, such as:

  • Overall Goals
  • Data Availability
  • Planning for first 9 and 18 months of the project
  • Work Package presentations
  • Administrative and Organizational Issues

Next meeting will be in Warsaw!

Kick-Off Meeting Coming Up!

We are all very excited that our first meeting is approaching. The Kick-Off Meeting of VaVeL will take palce in Athens, Greece, March 1 and March 2.

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