“hackAIR aims to raise collective awareness about the daily levels of human exposure to air pollution.

It enables citizens and organisations to easily engage in generating and publishing information relevant to outdoor air pollution, raising collective awareness about the daily levels of human exposure to air pollution.

hackAIR provides citizens with improved information about air pollution levels where they live. This is useful for people who like to exercise outside, look after children or the elderly or suffer from respiratory problems.

It also allows for a conversation in the local community about possible improvements in air quality.”

Project website: http://www.hackair.eu 


Wearable IoT Network Solution for Work Safety in Hazardous Industrial Environments

Despite the prevalence of on-going scientific and technical efforts in connecting anything everywhere in the mobile communication research landscape, there are still needs of agile and reliable solutions in the local area where no mobile communication like GSM/UMTS is available or where local radio network such as Wi-Fi is not suitable.

In this project, we offer an ad-hoc, agile and reliable communication solution for both condition monitoring of the operations and safety of the workers in hazardous ‘Industry 4.0’ work environments in order to prevent unpredictable operation failures and work accidents. For this purpose, different kinds of Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors, such as wearable devices, that capture data from work environment and vital parameters of work safety will be exploited which could extract the maximum amount of information from the hazardous production sites.

The proposed solution will focus on underground coal mines and tunnel/underground transportation construction sites as the main application field of these work environments are very good examples of hostile ‘Industry 4.0’ production sites where radio communication is very challenging. Therefore, safety and operation management in mines will be improved and mine accident risks will be evaluated more accurately owing to wearable sensors that collect information such as vibration and heat from mining equipment as well as gases like methane, firedamp and carbon monoxide from mine galleries. These sensors will also enable failure prediction for continuous operation, tracking of health status and physical location of workers which will guide search and rescue units in case of emergency.

Handling issues as the interoperability of IoT sensors, real-time complex event processing for event recognition and generation of new digital services will be addressed. Localization and tracking of the monitored objects or workers in such hostile environments using an ad hoc method will be a key component of our solution.
Moreover, the end to end outworked solution will focus on real-time-ability, quality, and reliability of the communication links but also on low energy consumption using energy harvesting technologies. Last but not least, the proposed solution will avoid cost-intensive installation efforts and will be easily deployable.

Project website: https://winshi.beia-consult.ro


Environmental Sensing To Act for a Better quality of LIfe: Smart Health

Sensors are becoming abundant in our environment and have a huge potential for application in tailored, specific and even individualized services to improve the quality of life. However, smart adaptive services based on IoT technologies are still in their infancy, rendering their full potential untapped.

The objective of ESTABLISH is to convert environmental (sensor) data into actionable information for users to provide a healthier and safer environment thereby improving the quality of life. Smart adaptive services providing real-time feedback tailored to specific user and application needs will be developed by combining networked sensors and other data sources with adaptive models in a non-predefined manner. In this way, ESTABLISH closes the complete chain from the sensor to an application: collecting, enriching, interpretation, extrapolation, and feedback.

The main application scope of ESTABLISH is products, services, and solutions on an individual level utilizing environmental sensors (air quality, temperature) and combining the environmental input with other data sources, for example, personal wearable sensors, weather conditions etc. ESTABLISH will enable to go from monitoring the indoor and outdoor environment and traffic to managing the environmental conditions on a personal level and thus improving the quality of life, reducing health costs and supporting vulnerable groups such as the elderly or patients. In addition, the environmental conditions can be managed geographically, e.g. on a district or city level, by aggregating the personal data.

The technological developments in ESTABLISH will lead to a wide range of new services and products that are all based on environmental sensors like an Optimized city and mobility planning, Developing smart HVAC systems that ensure a healthy indoor environment and Promoting independence of specific vulnerable groups. Thus ESTABLISH will create business opportunities for sensor manufacturers, service providers, software developers, health organizations, health insurance companies and HVAC manufacturers.

The main technological outcomes and major innovation of the ESTABLISH project will be

  • Development of reliable alignment and deployment methods for self-awareness and self-adaptability tuned to the specifics of the sensor data collection domain, which relies on low-bandwidth networks of distributed and energy-constrained devices.
  • The true application of prescriptive analytics – ESTABLISH demonstrators will collect extensive data from various sources including historical data.
  • The design of data formats and protocols applicable to cloud management that will support information flow from highly heterogeneous types of sensors and that will enable the creation of a data platform for sharing all relevant (sensor) data.
  • Meta-models will be defined that take sensors into account in the modeling of the Business Processes. Those models will be transformed into SaaS applications.

A multifaceted project like ESTABLISH needs a well-balanced consortium. The ESTABLISH consortium consists of partners from 9 countries. The consortium covers all the technical competencies to implement the proposal and also contains partners that ensure that the targeted market impact will be generated. The consortium is well-balanced with respect to industry (both SMEs and LEs) and knowledge institutes (RTOs and Universities).

Project website: https://itea3.org/project/establish.html 

Papers and Presentations

Events, workshops, conferences

  • A great Tel-MONAER project workshop was held at BEIA Consult on 17 December 2018.

  • Beia Consult International atttended at the 11th Edition of the International Conference “Air and Water Components of the Environments” on 22-24 march 2019 in Cluj-Napoca.

  • BEIA Consult participated in “Ziua Comunicatiilor” and IoT Day on 3 April. The event is hosted by Crowne Plaza in Bucharest, Romania.

  • BEIA Consult attended the Health and Safety at Work  Conference on 9 April 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

  • BEIA Consult participated in “Sustainable Development at the Black Sea” (SUST-BLACK) Conference on 8-9 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

  • BEIA Consult participated in Smart City Debate 2017-2020 on 16 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania(Hotel Pullman).

  • BEIA Consult participated in GIoTS on 17-21 June 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark. The 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society.

  • BEIA is participated with 4 presentations and 2 posters in ECAI Conference 2019 on 27-29 June 2019 in Pitesti, Romania. The main subjects of the events were Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence.

  • BEIA participated in GoTech World 2019 at Romexpo, Bucharest between 2-3 October 2019. Formerly known as IMWorld, the largest B2B conference & expo in Central and Eastern Europe, will host over 2.500 digital business solutions and will bring experts from Tesla, Oracle, Fujitsu, Airbus and Microsoft to present on the event stages.

    See our video from GoTech World 2019 on YouTube here.

  • BEIA Consult International participated in Smart Cities of Romania 2019 Conference on 23 October in Bucharest, Romania. This event is the most important and large expo-conference in Romania, dedicated to solutions for smart cities.

  • BEIA Consult International participated in Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Papers and publications:

  • The article „A study of Humidity Influence on Data Accuracy for IoT Measurements of PMs Concentration” will be published in Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ)

Authors: Mihaela Bălănescu, George Suciu, Marius-Alexandru Dobrea, Cristina Bălăceanu, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, Ciprian Dobre, Andrei-Cristian Birdici, Andreea Badicu, Iulia Oprea, Adrian Pasat

  • 12th International Conference on Air Quality – will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, March 9-13, 2020. BEIA Consult will participate in this conference with the article “Variation of PM10 concentration in the residual area near the main traffic arteries” .

Authors: Cristina Mihaela Balaceanu, Mihaela Balanescu, George Suciu, Marius Alexandru Dobrea, Ciprian Dobre

  • Green Development Infrastructure Technology (GREDIT) 2020 – will be held in Skopje, Northern Macedonia, from April 23-25, 2020. BEIA Consult has sent for evaluation the article “Optimization of an air quality monitoring system through an efficient data processing algorithm” .

Authors: Mihaela Balanescu, George Suciu, Marius Alexandru Dobrea, Adrian Pasat, Andrei Birdici, Cristina Mihaela Balaceanu, Ciprian Dobre

  • 18th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops), 2020 – will be held in Austin, Texas, USA on March 23-27, 2020, and BEIA with UPB will participate with a scientific paper entitled “Smart Vehicular” Routing Based on Crowdsensed Data Using Dynamic Traffic Light Control ”.

Authors: Andreea Sonea, Ciprian Dobre, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, George Suciu

  • Air and Water Conference – Components of the environment – CAA 2020, BEIA will participate in this year’s edition of the conference with the article “Assessment of Particulate Matter Concentration in Underground Transport Work Environment”.

Authors: George Suciu, Mihaela Bălănescu, Andrei Bîrdici, Oana Orza, Adrian Pasat, Marius Alexandru Dobrea, Cristina Mihaela Bălăceanu

  • 1st International Symposium on Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture, November 14-15, 2019 at the Agricultural University of Plodviv, Bulgaria. BEIA participated with the poster “Assessment of climate change effects on the viticulture using ADCON Telemetry Station”.

Authors: Cristina Bălăceanu, George Suciu, Mihaela Bălănescu, Andreea Iosif, Marius Dobrea, Oana Orza, Ioana Marcu

  • The 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2020-Spring – May 25-28, 2020 in Anterwerp, Belgium. The article “PMs concentration forecasting using ARIMA algorithm” was accepted in the conference.

Authors: Andreea Badicu, George Suciu, Mihaela Balanescu, Marius Dobrea, Andrei Birdici, Oana Orza, Adrian Pasat


Authors: Mihaela Balanescu, Iulia Oprea, George Suciu, Marius-Alexandru Dobrea, Cristina Mihaela Balaceanu, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, Ciprian Dobre

  • IoT System for Air Pollutants Assessment in Underground Infrastructures

Authors: George Suciu, Mihaela Balanescu, Carmen Nadrag, Andrei Birdici, Cristina Mihaela Balaceanu, Marius Alexandru Dobrea, Adrian Pasat, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu

  • The assessment of the PMs concentration in the Bucharest ambient air – a case study

Authors: George Suciu, Mihaela Balanescu, Cristina Balaceanu, Adrian Pasat,  Carmen Nadrag, Andrei Birdici, Marius Dobrea  and Radu Ioan Ciobanu


The project builds on the proven expertise of the two partners, Politehnica University of Bucharest and S.C. BEIA Consult International. The two partners start from technology developed jointly in the PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4 Partnership Project, MobiWay: Mobility beyond Individualism. Completed in September 2017, the project has developed a platform for collecting data on traffic conditions and events using mobile solutions, storing and analyzing data with high scalability, security and security / data protection, and dashboard technology for integrated viewing of the results (eg, traffic maps). The technology is similar to the one developed in the current project, with differences in technological innovation in the sensing part, the expansion of the collection platform with the possibility of decoupling the analysis by integrating capture devices into the data processing process (eg mobile monitoring device will be able to process data captured on-the-spot and alert the user, and Cloud provides support for aggregate analysis and predictions over longer periods of time) and others. The success of the MobiWay project reflects the ability of the two partners to continue collaborating: collaborative publications (only in ISI journals with a Cumulative Impact Factor of> 62), the completion of a doctorate thesis (in support) strictly on the topic of the project of licensing and dissertation themes), the creation of functional products in open source technology (available online), the expansion of Beia’s business portfolio and the hiring of new research / development personnel.

Politehnica University of Bucharest

The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, founded in 1818, is the largest technical university of Romania and among the most important universities in South East Europe.Long tradition and experience granted it the prestige of the best school of engineering in Romania. The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest includes 15 faculties & 2 departments, providing training for more than 23,000 students by means of a teaching staff consisting in more than 1,500 professors and researchers.