“Indian Urban Data Exchange” for Smart Cities
One focal point of RBCCPS activities are Smart Cities, especially the IT infrastructure needed to make them “smart”. One challenge is the diversity of Smart City solutions, often developed independently and created in vertical silos. As a result, data created by one specific application (like smart street lighting or smart surveillance) is usually only available to that application and cannot be leveraged more broadly – to either other applications or even other cities. Furthermore, the data created in each city every day is a very real currency and can open up new revenues for every Smart City.
In order to facilitate the development of cities to data exchanges, the “Indian Urban Data Exchange (IUDX)” should be created, a completely open source platform based on an underlying framework of open APIs, data models, and the security, privacy and accounting mechanisms that will facilitate easy and efficient exchange of data among disparate urban data silos.
More details on the IUDX architecture and possible use cases, as well as the open invitation to government agencies, industry and academia to interact with us, are available in this White Paper: “The Indian Urban Data Exchange: An overview of the rationale, architecture and methodology“.