EXUS as Coordinator
Smart Spaces Safety and Security for All Cities
The Smart Spaces Safety and Security for All Cities project (S4AllCities) is poised to address the vulnerability of city soft targets to low-cost attacks that can strongly impact their citizens.
The project aims to revolutionize the way smart cities become more prepared for and resilient against physical and cyber-attacks on their soft targets, smart spaces and critical infrastructure. This is achieved through augmenting situation awareness in city spaces with greater intelligence, machine-encoded context knowledge, and real-time evaluation of cyber and physical security threat levels.
The S4AllCities approach centers around three modular yet interconnected digital twin sub-systems designed to ingest large amounts of data from edge-computing sensors (such as a portable near-infrared spectrometer for detection of chemical precursors to explosives, or fiber Bragg-grating based sensors for real time monitoring of city infrastructure) deployed around the Smart Cities and which appropriately fuse the information received to establish recommended courses of action and present timely, concise, actionable information to the relevant operators.
The S4AllCities System of Systems (SoS) functionality is achieved by means of a large array of AI-based tools operating on the massive amounts of data received from the sensor networks. These networks comprise multiple innovative sensors further advanced through the project activities and complemented by smart city legacy sensor networks. The S4AllCities SoS is completed by both physical- and cyber-security shielding using appropriate safety and anonymization standard methods.
The S4AllCities SoS will be validated in three European Smart Cities: Trikala (GR), Bilbao (ES) and Pilsen (CZ), where the system will be installed on a pilot/demonstration basis and run continuously for three months using different scenarios involving physical and cyber-attacks on the smart cities’ soft targets.
09/2020 - 08/2022
• Creation of a harmonized physical and cyber-security solution for smart cities engaging all involved stakeholders (public transport, Law Enforcement Agencies, energy sector, civil security, and public operators). The project engages 5 cities (Trikala, Valencia, Bilbao, Buzau, Pilsen) with a combined population of 1.5 million people and solution will be demonstrated in large scale pilots in 3 of those cities.
• Leverage multiple heterogeneous data sources from legacy sensors, novel sensing elements, and crowd sourcing from social media as input to the data fusion engine of the digital twins. The S4AllCities System of Systems, consisting of 14 tools and 3 digital twins, forms a novel transferable and replicable tool for the protection of citizens by preventing risks.
• Engage the wider public and simultaneously conform tools with societal values, comply with laws and directives, while not affecting citizens’ lives or changing the cities’ open character. The combination of novel technologies along with the active engagement of citizens will provide a new approach for enhancing the security of public spaces.
EXUS MEPE – Greece
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY (United Kingdom)
ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IBERIA SL (Spain)
CS GROUP (France)
FUNDACIÓN TEKNIKER (Spain)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Greece)
CROWD DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL (United Kingdom)
TELESTO TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION EPE (Greece)
CRISISPLAN BV (Netherlands)
GAP ANALYSIS (Greece)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA (Spain)
ADITESS LTD (Cyprus)
EULAMBIA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES (Greece)
ENGINSOFT SPA (Italy)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS (Greece)
TECHNOLOGICKA PLATFORMA ENERGETICKABEZPECNOST CR ZS (Czechia)
BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL (Romania)
MUNICIPALITY OF TRIKALA (Greece)
ANAPTYXIAKI ETAIREIA DIMOU TRIKKAION ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA OTA E-TRIKLA AE (Greece)
HELLENIC POLICE (Greece)
METRO BILBAO SA (Spain)
MUNICIPALITY OF BILBAO (Spain)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA / VALENCIA LOCAL POLICE (Spain)
BUZAU MUNICIPALITY (Romania)
SPRÁVA INFORMAČNICH TECHNOLOGII MĔSTA PLZNĔ, P.O. – Czechia)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING (Spain)