e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings

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SV4D Architecture: Building Sustainable Villages for Developing Countries

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_8,
        author={Andr\^{e} Pereira and Pedro Madureira and Carlos Resende and Pedro Almeida and Waldir Moreira},
        title={SV4D Architecture: Building Sustainable Villages for Developing Countries},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 9th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, December 11-12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={Sustainable Villages Developing countries Digital inclusion Intermittent connectivity Communication for development},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_8}
    }
    
  • André Pereira
    Pedro Madureira
    Carlos Resende
    Pedro Almeida
    Waldir Moreira
    Year: 2018
    SV4D Architecture: Building Sustainable Villages for Developing Countries
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98827-6_8
André Pereira1,*, Pedro Madureira1,*, Carlos Resende1,*, Pedro Almeida1,*, Waldir Moreira1,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
*Contact email: andre.pereira@fraunhofer.pt, pedro.madureira@fraunhofer.pt, carlos.resende@fraunhofer.pt, pedro.almeida@fraunhofer.pt, waldir.junior@fraunhofer.pt

Abstract

The introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a society is known to influence its gross domestic product and human development index. Still, access to ICT is not universal, with the problem being further aggravated in developing countries. In order to fill in this digital divide gap, we present our Sustainable Villages for Development (SV4D) architecture, which is a collection of hardware and software conceived to promote digital inclusion and consequently improve the quality of life of citizens of these underserved communities. We also present a set of preliminary performance evaluation tests carried out in the SV4D testbed deployed in Porto, Portugal, that shows the potential of our proposed architecture for deployment in developing countries.