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Towards a Platform for Community-centric Smart Connected Services



Eswaran Subrahmanian, Ram D. Sriram, Ramesh Jain


All cities can be seen as a collection of commons. Commons are spaces, services and resources shared by the citizenry. Any change in the state of any one of the commons could lead to a potential action or actions. In this paper we illustrate the use of a platform with three components: 1) Eventshop, an event processor and, 2) Krumbs a micro-reporting application, 3) predictive analytics module. The combination of EventShop and micro-reporting provides us with the needed data streams to address a given problem. We illustrate their use in the context of the Trash collection project with Downtown DC and an emergency flood management system. We also provide an architecture for what if analysis based on prior data for planning and augmenting real time response.
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Community centric connected systems, Smart services, Modular platform design, Predictive analysis, Polycentric control


Subrahmanian, E. , Sriram, R. and Jain, R. (2017), Towards a Platform for Community-centric Smart Connected Services, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created April 18, 2017, Updated October 23, 2018