BSC showcases an innovative big data project at the Smart City Expo World Congress

15 November 2019

The CLASS project, coordinated by BSC, is part of the leading smart city event in Barcelona this year.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), one of the biggest smart city events worldwide, that is held on 19-21 November 2019 at Fira Barcelona. The project showcased by BSC this year is CLASS - Edge and Cloud Computation: A Highly Distributed Software for Big Data Analytics, coordinated by BSC Senior Researcher Eduardo Quiñones.

SCEWC is a unique global event focusing on urban transformation bringing together leading figures of the smart city ecosystem. BSC and CLASS will be part of the exhibitor Generalitat de Catalunya at the dedicated Parc Empresarial area at stand No. 413. At this space, BSC will showcase an interactive demonstration of the orchestration and timing analysis capabilities of COMPSs, a distributed software framework developed at BSC.

Funded by the EU H2020 programme with €3.9 million, the CLASS project is working towards intelligent mobility applications for modern smart cities. It is developing a novel software architecture framework that executes distributed big data analytics with real-time constraints in urban spaces using connected cars and autonomous vehicles. The capabilities of this framework are being evaluated on a real smart city use case in the Modena Automotive Smart Area (MASA) in Italy.

“The Smart City Expo is a key event in the sector of digital transformation and mobility and there could be no better fit for it than the CLASS project. We are excited to be a part of SCEWC this year and demonstrate the innovative approach that CLASS brings to smart mobility applications in modern urban environments”, says CLASS coordinator Eduardo Quiñones. “We will take this opportunity to communicate the project and show an interactive demo to leading companies and enterprises in the field as well as fellow researchers and policy makers”, he adds.

Apart from BSC as coordinator, CLASS partners include the City of Modena, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IBM Research, Atos and Maserati. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 780622.

Learn more about CLASS and its novel smart mobility approach through the project’s website and videos.