Reporting Road Problems in Smart Cities Using OpenIoT Framework

  • Alexey Medvedev
  • Arkady Zaslavsky
  • Sergey Khoruzhnikov
  • Vladimir Grudinin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9001)


Video streaming from cameras, closed-circuit television (CCTV), smartphones and Internet-connected objects (ICO) largely contributes to big data traffic on the Internet. Video streaming provides enormous amount of useful information for delivery of efficient and effective services in smart cities. Modern cities have large networks of surveillance cameras including CCTV, street crossings and the like. In this paper we discuss the challenges of annotating and retrieving video data streams from vehicle-mounted surveillance cameras. We also propose and evaluate the CityWatcher application – an Android application for recording video streams, annotating them with location, timestamp and additional context in order to make them discoverable and available to authorized Internet of Things applications. One of such applications is based on crowdsourced alerts to city authorities about road problems, like potholes, cracks, traffic accidents. These alerts are driver-initiated and are rewarded through an incentive mechanism. OpenIoT platform is used for infrastructure and development support.


Smart city Video streaming Internet of Things (IoT) Crowdsensing Intelligent Transportation Systems Vehicle-mounted surveillance camera (VMSC) 



The research has been carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation under grant agreement #14.575.21.0058.

Part of this work has been carried out in the scope of the ICT OpenIoT Project which is co-funded by the European Commission under seventh framework program, contract number FP7-ICT-2011-7-287305-OpenIoT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexey Medvedev
    • 1
  • Arkady Zaslavsky
    • 2
  • Sergey Khoruzhnikov
    • 1
  • Vladimir Grudinin
    • 1
  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.CSIROMelbourneAustralia

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