Jurgen Assfalg

ICT Manager, Città Metropolitana di Firenze

Jürgen Assfalg holds a Master Degree in Electronics Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. He's been a research associate and adjunct professor at the University of Florence until December 2003. His research interest during this period have been in the fields of virtual reality, image and video processing and management, human-computer interaction, and systems and software engineering. During the same period he's been involved in several EU funded projects. Since 2004 he's been responsible in IT department of Provincia di Florence (now Città Metropolitana di Firenze) for development and maintenance of the whole IT infrastructure, with a strong focus on innovation. Since 2009 he's been the technical leader of ITS and smart-mobility projects carried out by Città Metropolitana di Firenze.

Jurgen is speaking at

Application Track 5 - Smart society
November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



In this session, we present a novel software ecosystem, developed within the European-funded project ELASTIC, capable of exploiting the distributed computing capabilities of the compute continuum of the smart city, while guaranteeing additional properties, known as non-functional requirements of the system: the real-time, energy, communication quality and security. We further discuss how this design will be adopted and tested in a real-life mobility use case aiming to improve safety, efficiency and maintenance of the transportation network in the city of Florence.

The objectives of this session are to:
  • Present next-generation urban mobility applications for tramway solutions and their potential benefits for all involved stakeholders (public sector, transport operators, citizens, etc.)
  • Discuss the design of an extreme-scale analytics platform over a heterogeneous and distributed computing infrastructure for both data-in-motion and data-at-rest analytics
  • Present the ELASTIC solution, bringing together the edge and cloud paradigms into a unified software ecosystem that fully exploits the compute continuum
Agenda of the session:
  • Eduardo Quiñones (ELASTIC project coordinator, BSC): Overview of the ELASTIC project and the concept of elasticity (15 min)
  • Jürgen Assfalg (ICT Manager, Città Metropolitana di Firenze): Smart mobility use case in the city of Florence (10 min)
  • Anna Queralt (Senior Researcher, BSC): Distributed data platforms for extreme analytics (10 min) 
  • Elli Kartsakli (Senior researcher, BSC): A novel software architecture for analytics workload distribution whilst fulfilling real-time, energy, communication and secure properties (10 min)
  •  Q&A time (15 min)
Explore the ELASTIC project:
Website: https://elastic-project.eu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elastic_EU
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elastic-project-eu 

The ELASTIC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement Nº 825473.

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