Simulation and Evaluation of a Model for Assistive Smart City

  • Marcelo Josué Telles
  • Jorge Luis Victória Barbosa
  • Rodrigo da Rosa Righi
  • José Vicente Canto dos Santos
  • Márcio Joel Barth
  • Leandro Mengue
Part of the Urban Computing book series (UC)


This chapter presents the evaluation of the Model for Assistive Smart Cities (MASC), which is intended for ubiquitous accessibility. The model was evaluated with data obtained from a contextual simulator (SIAFU), applied in the central region of São Leopoldo city, Brazil. Unlike other approaches, the evaluation considers multiple accesses asynchronously, indicating that the model meets massive applications with response time within the standards indicated for this type of application. The evaluation considered requests from three different groups of users, characterized as: people with disabilities (PwDs), health professionals involved in the care of PwDs, and managers of public administration. The results of the evaluation indicated the feasibility of implementing the model in Smart Cities. In addition to collaborating with accessibility, the model favors the decision-making in the management of services in the cities.



The authors wish to acknowledge that this work was financed by CNPq/Brazil (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development— and Capes/Brazil (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel— We are also grateful to Unisinos ( for embracing this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Josué Telles
    • 1
  • Jorge Luis Victória Barbosa
    • 1
  • Rodrigo da Rosa Righi
    • 1
  • José Vicente Canto dos Santos
    • 1
  • Márcio Joel Barth
    • 1
  • Leandro Mengue
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos—UNISINOSSão LeopoldoBrazil

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