With the growth in urban centers population, a mismatch in their resources management to meet citizens' needs has come up; the city of São Paulo is a good example of this. However, the constant advancement in computing technology may provide tools to support information analysis in these cities and contribute to local public management. This use of technology is what defines the so-called smart cities. Smart cities aim at improving urban efficiency and quality of life, contributing to the city's sustainability, and providing accessibility. IME-USP hosts the INCT for the Future Internet and Smart Cities -- InterSCity project (http://interscity.org) -- to, among other goals, investigate strategies and develop applications for spatial visualization of large amounts of data from cities such as São Paulo. Our research group is working in collaboration with the São Paulo Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS-SP) to develop a platform for large scale data processing that enables analysis via advanced techniques for data visualization. In this undergraduate research project, we will work with public data from the Brazilian National Health System (SUS), provided by SMS-SP, to consolidate a proposal of a services-oriented software architecture for this system.
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