At the BISITE Research Group we are committed to providing solutions for the cities of the future. To this end, we participate in projects that prioritise sustainability, especially in our city, Salamanca. For this reason, we are participating in LIFE Vía de la Plata, a project of great relevance for the development of the Smart City that Salamanca aspires to be.

LIFE Vía de la Plata is an ambitious project carried out by the University of Salamanca in collaboration with the Municipal Board of Housing and Urban Planning of Salamanca, the City Council of Salamanca, the University of the Basque Country and the Group for Geosciences, Climate Change and Hydraulic Engineering. This project participates in Life; the environmental initiative of the European Commission.

Vía de la Plata is a sustainable 11-kilometre route in Salamanca that prioritises the flora, fauna and heritage of our city. Our group will contribute all the knowledge it has acquired over so many years of designing projects and applying technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Edge Computing or sensing.

Big Data will be implemented in the platform’s architecture to store data captured from MES stations (IoT sources), as well as data captured indirectly, from sources ingested automatically by the platform (both internal sources generated by project resources such as health alerts, soil acidity, etc., and external sources Open Linked Data, weather forecast, pollen levels, traffic etc.).

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Projects such as MOVIURBAN and CHROMOSOME are part of our experience. In MOVIURBAN, we have designed a social machine for the sustainable management of smart cities, urban mobility, open data, mobile sensors. In CHROMOSOME, we have developed services based on IoT and an automation infrastructure capable of generating a change in the behaviour of residential energy consumption, towards a more efficient use without compromising comfort levels.

Smart Cities offer a better quality of life and a better future for our planet. Thanks to projects like Life Vía de la Plata, Salamanca, a World Heritage Site, will become more sustainable.


Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.