Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Title :

CityProbe: A city-scale pervasive sensing system for monitoring road conditions, air and sound pollution

Area of research :

Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus area :

Smart City

Principal Investigator :

Prof. Bhaskaran Raman, Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

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Executive Summary :

To determine the health of a city, several parameters need to be considered. The proposed project aims to probe and understand two specific aspects of city health: road infrastructure and pollution-levels. We propose a city-scale pervasive sensing framework, CityProbe, which seamlessly integrates customized sensing units and mobile phone sensors. The proposed solution scales by leveraging crowd-sensed reports from customized and mobile phone sensors, to monitor air and sound pollution levels and to detect poor road conditions, in real-time. CityProbe is novel in incorporating both participatory and automated detection techniques; and in being a first-of-a-kind framework that explores causalities between road conditions and pollution levels. A dashboard depicting the derived insights from the crowd-sensed reports will be presented to city agencies for assistance in policy-making; and citizens will receive customized alerts and recommendations related to travel conditions. We will field deploy our solution in three cities: Mumbai, Durgapur and Chandigarh.


Sanjeev Sofat, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, PEC University of Technology (Deemed University), Chandigarh, Mousumi Saha, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, Niloy Ganguly, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Sandip Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Subrata Nandi, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Sujoy Saha, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, Divya Bansal, PEC University of Technology (Deemed University), Chandigarh

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