Multimodal perception and intelligence in Municipality of Trento

Italy Trento

The Municipality of Trento (MT) needs to understand what is happening in various areas of the city like parks, squares, underpasses and crossroads. Currently, MT owns hundreds of cameras that have been installed to monitor the city, microphones, traffic sensors etc. However, it is the amount of data, especially its velocity and variety, and their heterogeneity that the municipality staff cannot handle. Today, MT data are only used posteriori, as a trial evidence after something has happened.

The goal of the experiment is to perform:

  • Batch analysis in order to study the trend of the phenomena over time and forecast possible problems in connection with external information (e.g.: weather in case of traffic, events like Christmas markets in case of criminal threats).
  • Real-time analysis in order to send an ALERT in case of potentially dangerous situations in order to reduce authorities’ response time for preventing and countering criminal events and reduce also the officials spend for the risk assessment of criminal attacks to public spaces and events.

Read more about the specific use case we’ll experiment with in the city of Trento here.

trento experiment

Key Facts

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
  • E-mail: marvel-info{at} 
  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under grant agreement No 957337. The website reflects only the view of the author(s) and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.