Participating Projects & Initiatives
The following EU Projects are contributing to the sessions and presentations of the IoT Week 2012:
This event is supported by the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC).
IoT-A is the EU funded Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture. IoT-A proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping work to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices.
IoT-A is a 3 year-project gathering 18 partners from 8 different European countries with following common objectives:
- To provide an architectural reference model for the interoperability IoT systems, outlining principles and guidelines for the technical design of its protocols, interfaces and algorithms.
- To assess existing IoT protocol suits and derive mechanisms to achieve end-to-end interoperability for seamless communication between IoT devices.
- To develop modelling tools and a description language for goal-oriented IoT aware (business) process interactions allowing expression of their dependencies for a variety of deployment models.
- To derive adaptive mechanisms for distributed orchestration of IoT resource interactions exposing selfproperties in order to deal with the complex dynamics of real world environments.
- To holistically embed effective and efficient security and privacy mechanisms into IoT devices and the protocols and services they utilise.
- To develop a novel resolution infrastructure for the IoT, allowing scalable look up and discovery of IoT resources, entities of the real world and their associations.
- To develop IoT device platform components including device hardware and run-time environment
- To validate the architectural reference model against the derived requirements and by implementation of real life use cases that demonstrate the benefits of the developed solutions.
- To contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the developed architectural foundations.
More Information on the project website www.iot-a.eu
IoT6 is a 3 years FP7 European research project. It aims at researching and exploiting the potential of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and related standards (6LoWPAN, COAP, etc.) for the future Internet of Things.
IoT6 intends to develop a highly scalable IPv6-based Service-Oriented Architecture to integrate heterogeneous smart things components such as wireless sensors networks, building automation devices, RFID tags, and mobile phones. It intends to ease their integration with services, including cloud computing Software as a Service (SaaS) and Smart Things Information Services. IoT6 will investigate innovative forms of interactions among those heterogeneous components.
The project integrates an end-user perspective with the targeted realization of a green and smart IPv6 building by Mandat International.
More information is available on www.iot6.eu
BUTLER is a European research project emphasising pervasiveness, context-awareness and security for Internet of Things. Through a consortium of leading Industrial, Corporate R&D and Academic partners with extensive and complementary know-how, BUTLER integrates existing and develop new technologies to form a “bundle” of applications, platform features and services that will bring IoT to life.
For this purpose, BUTLER focuses on:
a) Improving/creating enabling technologies to implement a well-defined vision of secure, pervasive and context-aware IoT, where links are inherently secure (from PHY to APP layers) applications cut across different scenarios (Home, Office, Transportation, Health, etc.), and the network reactions to users are adjusted to their needs (learned and monitored in real time).
b) Integrating/developing a new flexiblesmartDevice-centric network architecture where platforms (devices) function according to three well-defined categories: smartObject (sensors, actuators, gateways), smartMobile (user’s personal device) and smartServers (providers of contents and services), interconnected over IPv6.
c) Building a series of field trials, which progressively integrate and enhance state-of-the-art technologies to showcase BUTLER’s secure, pervasive and context-aware vision of IoT.
PROBE-IT is a two years European project with international partners from China, Brazil and Africa that aims at supporting exploitation of European research advances in IoT deployments. It is indeed needed to ensure interoperability and acceptance of validated IoT solutions in a global context to capitalize on Eu research progresses and secure investments in innovative technologies. For that, PROBE-IT focuses on analyzing existing and ongoing worldwide deployments in different perspectives, including assessment of technical validation approaches and filling the needs of policy makers, deployments drivers, technology providers and users.
PROBE-IT is addressing three different areas:
- benchmarking of IoT deployments to provide stakeholders with decision tools aimed at identifying the best options when deploying or using IoT;
- guidelines for stakeholders to plan IoT roll-out;
- testing roadmaps and solutions to provide stakeholders with elements to validate technologies conformance and interoperability.
PROBE-IT activities are being implemented into three consecutive phases:
- Based on the state of the art, the first one creates the conceptual frameworks in each of the areas above.
- The second one conducts on the field assessments of these frameworks. It organises interoperability test events, workshops and a benchmark of 10 existing industrial IoT deployments.
- Finally, the third one analyzes lessons learnt from these assessments to provide final versions of the benchmarking framework, the guidelines for IoT deployments and the interoperability and testing roadmaps.
The project will also ensure regular exchanges with the IoT communities in particular with active interaction with IERC , IoT forum and many more.
OpenIoT project focus on providing an open source middleware framework enabling the dynamic formulation of self-managed cloud environments for IoT applications.
The OpenIoT middleware framework will therefore serve as a blueprint for non-trivial IoT applications, which will be delivered in an autonomic fashion and according to a utility model based on clouds infrastructures.
OpenIoT is perceived as a natural extension to cloud computing implementations, which will allow access to additional and increasingly important IoT based resources and capabilities. In particular, OpenIoT will research and provide the means for formulating and managing environments comprising IoT resources, which can deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing as a service as an example.
OpenIoT is pertinent to a wide range of interrelated scientific and technological areas spanning: (a) Middleware for sensors and sensor networks, (b) Ontologies, semantic models and annotations for representing internet-connected objects, along with semantic open-linked data techniques (c) Cloud/Utility computing, including utility based security and privacy schemes.
OpenIoT is a joint effort of prominent open source contributors towards enabling a new range of open large-scale intelligent IoT (Internet-of- things) applications according to a utility cloud computing delivery model.
IERC - European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things
IoT has the potential to enhance Europe's competitiveness and will be an important driver for the development of an information based economy and society. A wide range of research and application projects in Europe have been set up in different application fields. Communication between these projects is an essential requirement for a competitive industry and for a secure, safe and privacy preserving deployment of IoT in Europe.
The IERC - IoT European Research Cluster - European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things is bringing together EU-funded projects with the aim of defining a common vision and the IoT technology and development research challenges at the European level in the view of global development. The rationale for IoT is to address the large potential for IoT-based capabilities in Europe - coordinate/encourage the convergence of ongoing work on the most important issues - to build a broadly based consensus on the ways to realise IoT in Europe.
The Cluster will link its activities with the activities of the IoT Expert Group that will start in June 2010 and will link the Cluster and Expert groups’ activities in order to minimise overlaps and maximize synergies and contributing to the overall Challenge 1 objectives
The main objectives of the IERC are to:
- Establish a cooperation platform and develop a research vision for IoT activities in Europe and become a major entry and contact point for IoT research in the world.
- Define an international strategy for cooperation in the area of IoT research and have an overview of the research priorities at the global level.
- Coordinate the cooperation activities with other EC Clusters and ICT projects.
- Coordinate and align the SRA agenda at the European level with the developments at the global level.
- Organise debates/workshops leading to a better understanding of IoT and Future Internet technology, and adoption.