A rapid deployment platform for smart territories

Juan M. Corchado, Pablo Chamoso, Guillermo Hernández, Agustín San Roman Gutierrez, Alberto Rivas Camacho, Alfonso González-Briones, Francisco Pinto-Santos, Enrique Goyenechea, David Garcia-Retuerta, María Alonso-Miguel, Beatriz Bellido Hernandez, Diego Valdeolmillos Villaverde, Manuel Sanchez-Verdejo, Pablo Plaza-Martínez, Manuel López-Pérez, Sergio Manzano-García, Ricardo S. Alonso, Roberto Casado-Vara, Javier Prieto Tejedor, Fernando de la PrietaSara Rodríguez-González, Javier Parra-Domínguez, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Saber Trabelsi, Enrique Díaz-Plaza, Jose Alberto Garcia-Coria, Tan Yigitcanlar, Paulo Novais, Sigeru Omatu

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This paper presents an efficient cyberphysical platform for the smart management of smart territories. It is efficient because it facilitates the implementation of data acquisition and data management methods, as well as data representation and dashboard configuration. The platform allows for the use of any type of data source, ranging from the measurements of a multifunctional IoT sensing devices to relational and non-relational databases. It is also smart because it incorporates a complete artificial intelligence suit for data analysis; it includes techniques for data classification, clustering, forecasting, optimization, visualization, etc. It is also compatible with the edge computing concept, allowing for the distribution of intelligence and the use of intelligent sensors. The concept of smart cities is evolving and adapting to new applications; the trend to create intelligent neighbourhoods, districts or territories is becoming increasingly popular, as opposed to the previous approach of managing an entire megacity. In this paper, the platform is presented, and its architecture and functionalities are described. Moreover, its operation has been validated in a case study where the bike renting service of Paris-Vélib’ Métropole has been managed. This platform could enable smart territories to develop adapted knowledge management systems, adapt them to new requirements and to use multiple types of data, and execute efficient computational and artificial intelligence algorithms. The platform optimizes the decisions taken by human experts through explainable artificial intelligence models that obtain data from IoT sensors, databases, the Internet, etc. The global intelligence of the platform could potentially coordinate its decision-making processes with intelligent nodes installed in the edge, which would use the most advanced data processing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Article number236
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bike renting
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Edge computing
  • Smart cities
  • Smart cyberphysical platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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