Study of India-appropriate technology (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities

Study of India-appropriate technology (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities

Principal Investigator: Bharadwaj Amrutur (Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems)

Members of the Smart City Task Force

Dr. Hemant DarbariExecutive Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Pune (C-DAC)
Dr. Suresh V.Joint Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Pune (C-DAC)
Pamela KumarVice-President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI)
Bipin Pradeep Kumar
Co-Founder, Gaia Smart Cities
Arvind TiwaryFounder, SangEnnovate
Dr. Abhijit LeleRobert Bosch Business and Engineering Solutions India
Dr. Geetha Manjunath
Head of Data Analytics Research Laboratory, Xerox Research Centre
Dr. Prasant MisraScientist (Embedded Systems and Robotics), TATA Consultancy Services
Narang N. KishorFounder, NARNIX Technolabs
Dileep ParuchuriProgram Manager, Intel Technologies
Dr. H. S. SudhiraDirector, Gubbi Labs
Madhav ChablaniCloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI)
Dr. Nanjangud C. NarendraPrincipal Engineer (Research), Ericsson
Bindoo SrivastavaGeneral Manager (Programs and Operations), Telecommunications Standards Development Society (TSDSI)
Ranjani BalasubramanianFaculty, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Priyanka JainConsultant, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems
Subramani M.K.Administrative Executive, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems

The Indian Government has launched many national-scale ICT initiatives in the last year, some of which are:

Irrespective of their final mandate, these programs are ultimately driving towards a coherent plan of infrastructure development, service delivery and information transparency for the advancement and empowerment of Indian citizens. ICT will be critical for the successful execution and long-term sustainability of these projects. Among other ICT technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide a seamless inter-connect between the physical entities with the cyber world with M2M communication and closed-loop control with/without human intervention. Hence, leapfrogging to adopt IoT as the ICT “technology of choice” will be the key to success.  Some early examples of using IoT based smart solutions are:  Smart parking, ITS, tele-care, woman safety, smart grids, smart urban lightning, waste management, and water management. The IoT industry in India is targeted to reach a revenue of 15 billion USD by 2020.

Given the nascent stage of IoT deployments and its immense potential to be the “technology of choice” for Smart Cities development across India, there is an urgent need for:

  1. An accreditation framework to lower the barriers for companies – big and small, global and local – to participate in this massive exercise of development of India and
  2. Enablers for development of India-centric solutions (which also relevant to other growing economies).

The aim of this project was to enabling the Indian Smart Cities Challenge by providing :

  1. Recommendation and guidelines for Smart City RFPs related to IoT specific technologies:
    (1) driven by an “India specific” use case analysis
    (2) emerging technology adaptation methodology
  2. India appropriate reference architecture for IoT enabled Smart Cities through a collaborative platform of domain experts from industry, academia, government, start-ups, professional bodies and user-agencies.

For more information please visit the website of IoT for Smart Cities Task Force.