Supporting large-scale events in the smart city
News from Mar. 21, 2016
Smart-Cities offer their inhabitants a series of cultural, political and sporting events. Irrespective of open-air concert or sporting event – it is not always possible to be there live. Often such large-scale events are of interest to millions of people worldwide that follow these events in front of their TV sets and comment on them in blogs and via other social media.
Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed the Social TV-App “HbbTV” with which television editors can put together additional content following the modular concept, such as blog articles for different programs and offer them via the internet connection of the television set. The viewers can follow the Live-Blog, look at individual blog entries and photos during the broadcast.
In order that such events are a safe experience for the visitor on location, an increasing number of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are deployed. This critical ICT supports the organizers in areas e.g. organization, security, logistics and economics. Fraunhofer FOKUS is working on methods and tools to safeguard such systems.
The SXSW® is an annual conference that takes place in Austin (Texas, USA) dealing with topics all around music, film and interactive media. In the “German Haus”, decision makers and experts from the German digital industry presented themselves to the approximately 70,000 participants.