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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.