The Municipality of Heraklion and FORTH organised a public event on Wednesday April 20, 2016 to promote the RERUM project and the smart city applications that were deployed in the city. The goal of the event was to describe and present to the citizens the purpose of IoT, how they can benefit from the Heraklion smart application and show them the importance of security and privacy in IoT.
The focus of this first event was on the smart transportation application, which is developed by Linköping University and is already deployed in the city, with the assistance of Cyta and the local transportation company. The event was open for all interested citizens and it was extensively disseminated by Heraklion to many local groups.
The event included speeches by the vice mayor Petros Iniotakis (leading the Municipality of Heraklion group working for RERUM), Mr. Costis Mochianakis (Scientist in Charge of Municipality of Heraklion for RERUM), Dr. Athanasios Lioumpas (Cyta) and Dr. Elias Tragos (FORTH – Technical Coordinator of RERUM). Dr. Tragos gave also a demonstration of both the smart transportation application on the mobile phone and the traffic monitoring results on the website. In the end there was a Q&A session, where many people from the audience expressed questions regarding the benefits of RERUM and made suggestions for improvements in the applications.
More information regarding the event is available at FORTH’s website by using this link (in Greek): http://www.ics.forth.gr/index_main.php?l=e&n=5&id=89.
There is also a report about the event at http://www.citybranding.gr/2016/04/project-rerum.html (in Greek).