Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors)
Name of the organization/project in English:
Technical University of Catalonia (Computer Architecture Department)
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The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science.
In a highly creative context, the UPC's research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University's commitment to the environment and to change.
With a focus on intellectual rigour, critical thinking, a cross-disciplinary approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges.
he activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC—in partnership with industry—an agent and driver of economic and social change.
The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
The Computer Networks is a research group of the Computer Architecture Department at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in Barcelona (Spain). Our mean research interest is on Mobile Wireless Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), applied to different areas, such as Smart Cities and Vehicular Networks.Related to this, we coordinate the H2020 project CAPTOR (2016-2019) that runs three big pilots on tropospheric ozone monitoring in Austria, Italy and Spain, driven by grassroots activists and local communities, and we have developed an Opend Linked Data repository called CommSensum under the National project PLASMA for community sensor networks (visit http://commsensum.pc.ac.upc.edu/ ).
The CAPTOR monitoring network will use DIY nodes created by our team (the so called "captor" nodes). We are also interested in research activities on the following topics: Security in Ad Hoc Routing and Delay/Disruptive Tolerant Networks.
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CAPTOR (H2020 CAPs call) combines the concepts of citizen science, collaborative learning and environmental grassroots activism to leverage the collective intelligence of existing networks of local communities, allowing them to understand reasons and consequences of air pollution; to stimulate debate; to address authorities with scientific valuable, robust data from citizens’ network of monitoring stations; and to transform this discussion into solutions. CAPTOR runs three big pilots in Austria, Italy and Spain, driven by grassroots activists and local communities where citizens will engage in the project on different levels to address their concerns.