Professor Nélio Cacho, vice-coordinator of the Smart Metropolis Project, received the Best Paper Award in the Third IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2017), held on September 14-17, 2017 in Wuxi, China. The ISC2 2017 is the flagship conference co-sponsored by the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative, IEEE Power & Energy Society, and IEEE. This year, ISC2 focuses on new Artificial Intelligence technologies and the investments needed to fuel sustainable economic development.
The paper entitled Towards an Architecture for Smart Garbage Collection in Urban Settings presents the work developed by the professor in collaboration with researchers from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal. As the main contribution, the work proposes a software architecture that provides simulation and implementation of route generation algorithms, challenging the traditional models and making the best use of the technologies available today. For instance, it uses Artificial Transportation System with the goal of suppressing the existent flaws and gaps in today’s systems.