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S6 Project

A Smart, Social and SDN-based Surveillance System for Smart-cities


S6 Project (A Smart, Social and SDN-based Surveillance System for Smart-cities) is a platform that aims to create an innovative and pervasive video surveillance system that allows you to exploit the potential offered by the combination of the two technologies, SDN and NFV, and the edge and fog computing paradigms thanks to the latter's characteristic of decentralizing the intelligence of information systems by moving the computational capabilities from the cloud, or from the central computing nodes, to the periphery of the network and, in particular, to the access nodes. The goal is, therefore, to create a system of Smart Access Nodes (SAN), managed by a common Orchestrator, within which to instantiate functions of computer vision, artificial intelligence, sensors and real-time video streaming functions on- demand that allow you to share content and / or enable alarm functions in a social way.

Features of S6 Project

The project therefore aims to create a real Internet of Things applied to video surveillance, consisting of a multitude of cameras and sensors to be deployed over a city area.


because new features can be created and integrated into the system at any time and in a non-invasive way (without suspending the service itself)


because, thanks to the virtualization techniques inherited from cloud computing, it is possible to automatically perform the so-called "resource consolidation operations", according to which the computational load of virtual machines running on lightly loaded servers can be concentrated on a small number of servers , allowing the others to be switched off for the purpose of energy saving, obviously always in compliance with the quality of the service requirements


since, thanks to the use of the fog computing paradigm that shifts the computational load to the edge, the use of large data centers is not required even when the extension of the territory covered by the service increases; moreover the SDN optimizes the number of streams that the network must manage, avoiding unnecessary duplication of the video streams in the multipoint-to-multipoint transmission from the cameras and sensors to the users; -social, since everyone can add cameras to the system, share images with other users, register for the contents and functionalities of the cameras of interest, and receive data and images according to their access permissions


since the same cameras are used by several subjects, institutional and otherwise, with the consequent saving of money and energy. For example, the Police Forces will not need to contact the owners of individual video surveillance systems but will have a pervasive and capillary shooting system integrated with computer vision algorithms capable of facilitating many prevention and investigation tasks.






S6 Project

ACTION 1.1.5 of the ERDF PO. 2014/2020

Support for the technological advancement of companies through the financing of pilot lines and actions for early product validation and large-scale demonstration.

Project in a group of companies

Thematic Objective 1 - Research, Technological Development and Innovation
Specific objective 1.1 - Increase the innovation activity of enterprises

Service 5 - Technological innovation and policies for economic development

Contractor: Vicosystems

Registered office: via Etnea, 736 - 95128 Catania

Operating Unit: via Etnea, 736 / PAL. B - 95128 Catania

VAT number: 04790640876

Project n. 08620200 0588

CUP: G19J18001220007,

Project title: "S6 Project"

Charon Code: SI_1_22982.


connecting SANs nodes in mesh mode via WiFi and LTE connections, and immediately migratable to future next-generation mobile radio technologies of 5G networks, in which the radio access points will be nodes with native SDN / NFV functionality that will then be able to host the architecture of SANs developed during this project

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