The School Urban Computing 2019 (Cagliari, May 15-22, 2019) is the first of three training events on the trans-disciplinary field of Urban Computing, provided by the project Metropolitan Digital Fabric - TDM. During the three editions of the school, the discipline of Urban Informatics will be declined on the themes of Big Data (2019), Visual Computing (2020) and Smart Grids (2021), respectively.

School Theme. Urban Computing exploits the large amount of data produced daily by the population and the city organization and processes and draws knowledge in order to better understand the functioning of the city, to solve the problems of the population and improve the efficiency of the city itself. The solutions proposed have the ambition to make the city more effective, to promote the productivity of citizens, to improve their quality of life and to make the city organization more equitable to the population and more resilient to problems and unforeseen events. The first edition 2019 of the school is focused on the theme of "Big data: acquisition, treatment and statistical methods of analysis".

Format. The school is structured in two modules: Introductory (in Italian) and Advanced (in English). Each module will include both frontal lessons (mornings), open to a wide public, and laboratory sessions (afternoons), reserved to a restricted number of registered participants.

Who should attend. The school is aimed at students, professionals, employees of businesses and public administrations and citizens who want to deepen the issues of urban computing and co-develop solutions to improve the city.

The TDM Project. TDM aims to create new intelligent solutions for the protection from environmental risks, energy efficiency and the fruition of cultural heritage, through the study and application of enabling technologies and innovative vertical solutions Methods and applications will be tested and validated in the city of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), using advanced communication infrastructures and widespread distributed sensor networks. TDM is a collaborative project between CRS4 and the University of Cagliari, funded by the regional agency Sardegna Ricerche (POR FESR 2014-2020, Azione 1.2.2).