CitySense has reached the final of the Free Software Award in memory of Giulio Concas

Free movement of ideas, importance of community, spread of knowledge: these fundamental principles of the open source world will be the focus of the first “Prize for the best presentation on the topic of Free Software", that will be hold in the morning of Saturday 20th December.

The contest was established by GULCh (Linux Users Group of Cagliari), by the associations "Apriti Software!" and Agile Group, with the patronage of DIEE (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), to commemorate Giulio Concas, esteemed professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari.
Giulio Concas was a big supporter of Linux and Open Source world and he was convinced that every new advancement and development had to become community heritage. Concas, whose academic activity was centered on Free Software, was also one of the first professors to join the GULCh in 1996, when the group was founded.
During the morning, the nine projects in the final will be presented: each finalist will show to the public and to the evaluation commission, a project idea related to Linux, Open Source or Free Software. The winner will receive 500 euros put up for grabs by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Among the projects that take part in the competition, there is also CitySense, the mobile app developed by TSC and designed to actively involve the inhabitants in the monitoring of environmental conditions of their own city. The application, thanks to the sensors of smartphones, collects data concernig different types of pollution: noise pollution, electromagnetic pollution or light pollution. The app measures and collects the data on cloud and then publishes them in real time on a web map.
Citysense is a project developed by Matteo Seu for TSC Consulting. Matteo Seu proposed the idea of the application, created the concept and wrote the code; Giulio Concas contributed to the project and oriented the Matteo’s work with precious advices and remarks.
Citysense was developed entirely using free software: the source code, written according to Android guidelines, is free; the rules for the dislay of data on the maps are open; Arduino, the electronic board that manages the detectors, is open source.


8:30-9:00 Introduction (Prof. M. Marchesi, director of DIEE; GULCh)
9:00-9:20 SARDU multiboot creator (Davide Costa)
9:20-9:40 Create and share: “Android Pc Remote Control” (Isabel Piras; Gianluca Leone)
9:40-10:00 How to improve the performance of security software that use blacklist mechanisms (Luigi Meloni)
10:00-10:20 break
10:20-10:40 Computer Vision with Simple cv and Raspberry pi (Simone Demuro, Alessandro Adandedjan)
10:40-11:00 LibreItalia, an italian home for LibreOffice (Italo Vignoli)
11: 00-11: 20 Smart city and smart citizens in the era of social and wearable (Matteo Seu)
11:20-11:40 break
11: 40-12:00 The advantages of free software applied to the model of social networks distributed e managed by the FOSS community (Dario Puligheddu)
12:00-12:20 EdPH: Electrolytic Printing (Alfredo Consolo, Davide Deiana, Valerio Sanna Valle)
12:20-12:40 Zero-knowledge WEP Crack and WPS vulnerability (Roberto Metere)
12: 40-13 00 Final meeting of the evaluation committee to decide on the awarding
13:00 Award ceremony


The conference will be held on December 20, 2014 in Cagliari, at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE), Faculty of Engineering, Is Maglias street, classroom B0, Ground Floor.

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