LIFE Vía de la Plata, sustainability and technology for Salamanca

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.


Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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