Fujisawa field trials

This blog is dedicated to BigClouT field trial to be conducted on the behalf of Fujisawa City and NTTE.

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Fujisawa City is interested in utilizing BigClouT platform to solve their challenges as city services.

Description of the city

Fujisawa city is located in southern part in the center of Kanagawa prefecture and surrounding by 6 cities and 1 town (Yokohama, Kamakura, Chigasaki, Yamato, Ayase, Ebina and Samukawa).  The south shore faces the Gulf of Sagami and it is the almost flat topography. Enoshima (Fujisawa-shi) was chosen as a sailing venue of the Tokyo Olympics Paralympics in 2020. Enoshima is the one of the famous sightseeing spots in Japan.

Fujisawa city realizes that year 2020 is an important turning point in order to challenge for social changes such as “the year 2050 problem”, Japan’s population will suffer biggest fall in history in 2050. City tries to enhance the vitality of citizens since it is the 80th anniversary of the municipal organization enforcement. City aims at the activated synergy of improvement of hospitality for all the visitors from all over the world and revitalization of local economy to succeed this coming event.

Field Trial Scenario

Fujisawa has been focusing on two core areas for trials – participatory sensing and infrastructure management. Within these areas are a number of sub-projects each with its own self-contained trial.

Trial 1: Participatory sensing, and optimizing the incidence on local economy

Trial 2: Fine-grained city infrastructure management

Trial 1: Participatory sensing, and optimizing the incidence on local economy

To collect various city information from city officers, we developed MinaRepo in the 1st year. It focuses on allowing city officials to record incidents such as graffiti, problems with garbage etc, and to initiate action by city officials to resolve the issues. In the 2nd year, our main activities we to improve the MinaRepo system to reflect feedback from Fujisawa city officers, e.g. types of incidents, and reporting workflow, and to add functionality such as KML file import functions or report export functions. A second major push has been to expand the range of the participatory sensing trials. In addition to scaling up the 1st year’s field trial, we are also planning a crowd event management by getting information of people at a station and counting numbers of people near Enoshima Island to utilize for security management plan towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics.

Overview of Enoshima monitoring trial

Future image generation

Trial 2: Fine-grained city infrastructure management

Trial 2 is focused on fine-grained city infrastructure management and is an extension of the work we demonstrated in year 1 based on sensors attached to garbage trucks in Fujisawa city. As part of our scale-up efforts we have expanded this trial to use camera data to determine road surface condition, and in particular status of road markings. In addition, we have integrated several BigClouT components from WP2 and WP3 such as D-NR and KNOWAGE to validate the technology.

Image of Distributed Node-Red Integration

Image of Deeponedge

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