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Dr. Vassileios Tsetsos
Chief Technical Officer, Mobics Ltd
Dr. Vassileios Tsetsos received his B.Sc. in Informatics from the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications at the University of Athens, Greece in 2003 and his M.Sc. in "Communication Systems and Data Networks" from the same Department in 2005. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. from the same department. He is a member of the Communication Networks Laboratory (CNL) of the University of Athens and the Pervasive Computing Research Group. Since 2010 he holds the position of CTO at Mobics Ltd. He has participated in R&D projects funded by the EU FP5 and FP7 programmes, and in several national research projects. He is currently scientific supervisor and coordinator in various European and national R&D projects. His research interests are in the areas of middleware for context-aware services and knowledge engineering.
Predicting parking occupancy in a sensor-enabled smart city
The “smart city” concept is becoming more and more popular for several reasons. Among them is the common understanding that urbanization should be sustainable in terms of quality of life for the citizens, financial viability, protection of the environment, etc. Key enablers for realizing this concept are the Internet of Things, M2M communications, and efficient and intelligent data management methods. In this presentation we describe experimentation with a large dataset of parking data in one of the largest smart city testbeds in the world: Santander. The work was performed in the context of the SmartSantander project and resulted in a novel parking prediction service.