Project Coordinator: Dr. Petra Turkama, Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio
The project will provide for the coordination and collaboration for Next Generation Future Internet Public Private Partnerships and it will facilitate the alignment of FI-PPP activities to ensure the continuous relevance, rigor and robustness of the co-created Future Internet concepts, visions and roadmaps.
As new technologies and digital convergence will undoubtedly bring about unforeseen societal, environmental, economic and political impacts, it is necessary to tap this transforming power to improve the functioning of our society, economy and everyday life. For exactly that reason, the Future Internet PPP programme was created to advance the implementation of a shared vision of harmonised European-scale technology platforms and the integration or harmonisation of relevant policy, legal, political and regulatory frameworks.
CONCORD builds on the assumption that a complex large-scale programme like FI -PPP requires professional and independent facilitation that enables the projects supported by the FI -PPP programme to achieve their objectives, align with other related initiatives, and create interfaces and shared assets that contribute to the realization of a jointly agreed vision. The programme-level coordination must provide indirect and unobtrusive assistance, guidance and supervision for cross-project integration and co-development between the supported entities.
CONCORD’s main objectives are as follows:
Project Coordinator: Mr. Jose Lorenzo
Atos Origin Sociedad Anonima Espanola
As part of the FI-PPP, ENVIROFI will consolidate the Future Internet requirements from the Environmental Usage Area perspective and provide technical specifications and prototypes of interoperable geospatial Environmental Enablers, such as intelligent data fusion, environmental models, and context aware alerting. These shall be deployed in the terrestrial, atmospheric and marine environments in collaboration with large stakeholder communities; and set the stage for large-scale trials in the Environmental
Usage Area with a perspective of achieving sustainable socio-economic progress in Europe.
In terms of phenomena on the land, we focus on terrestrial biodiversity. Observational data on biodiversity must be merged from all available sources while assuring high quality. Using outreach groups for data survey, we can greatly widen the base from which observational data may be gleaned. Scenarios on biodiversity occurrence illustrate the use of humans supported by mobile devices such as smart phones as the main ‘sensor’ for data provision.
On the atmospheric sphere, we concentrate on individualized exposure assessment. Today, we have easy access to a great deal of information via television, radio and the World Wide Web. This includes pollution, pollen and meteorological data which are all relatively easily accessed in one or more dissemination channels. All this data contributes to a common sense, but it is not tailored to individual user needs. Relevancy of data and interpreting it are key issues for users today, especially with regards to pollen and pollution. Future eEnvironment services shall therefore aid the users towards in tailoring information relevant to their individual requirements.
For the marine domain, the challenge for research and innovation is to create synergies with the market and with policy needs that are necessary to deliver significant value added to Europe from its vast marine resources. Enabling technology platforms are currently deployed across a range of existing marine related sectors including shipping, security and logistics, environmental monitoring and offshore energy. Next generation decision based management tools have to dissolve national borders. They shall address these developments in respect to distributed sensing, and wireless and cable communications.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Henri Fourdeux, Thomson R&D France snc
FI-CONTENT focuses (Media) CONTENT based applications on the future internet. This is a use case project, i.e. its goal is to identify the technologies needed to implement such applications within the internet.
The major expected results of this project is the identification of critical technologies and preparation of an experimentation plan for FI-PPP phase 2.
Project Coordinator: Rod Franklin, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG
The Future Internet enabled optimisation of transport and logistics business networks (FInest) project is part of the European Union’s Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI PPP) program and focuses on creating a Future Internet enabled ICT platform for support and optimisation of collaboration activities between partners within international transport and logistics business networks. FInest’s aims are expected to be realized as a domain-specific extension of the FI PPP Core Platform. As the initial FI PPP use case project focusing on international freight transport, the FInest project team is working on the design of the collaboration platform and services, and will provide detailed specifications for its technical realization. The project will demonstrate its solution through the definition of a representative set of real-world use case scenarios with detailed plans for conducting large-scale experiments in the domain. The technology design will be driven by business requirements defined by domain experts. The central research activities of the project will be the identification and detailed definition of Generic Enablers required from the FI PPP Core Platform to facilitate the operation of the domain specific collaboration service. In addition, the FInest team will analyze existing research results from prior EU funded projects, such as NESSI, for applicability in supporting the identified domain-specific requirements. Where these results can be exploited the FInest team expects to do so to ensure both a rapid deployment of its platform and a positive return to the EU for its development efforts.
The FInest team includes major European players from the international transport and logistics industry along with global ICT companies and academic partners with special expertise. These team members include NCL Shipping, The Port of Alesund, Tyrholm & Farstad, Marintek, SAP AG, IBM Israel Research Labs, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Arcelik, KocSistems, Air France/KLM Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Werner Mohr,
Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
The FINSENY project is one of the use cases in the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) of the EU Commission. From a political perspective there is a push for a sustainable energy system in order to limit climate change and to replace nuclear power generation. Energy generation will increasingly be decentralised and based on renewable energy. In particular wind and solar power are very volatile. Therefore, future energy networks have to cope with these challenges by optimally using already existing grid infrastructures. In addition, the liberalisation of energy markets offers the opportunity for new services and new market roles.
With respect to this context the FINSENY project is focussing on the analysis of scenarios, the identification of ICT requirements based on the needs of the energy sector and the development of reference architectures. Based on this generic enablers will be identified together with the other FI-PPP projects. FINSENY will provide selected domain-specific enablers, will preparation pan-European use case trials and will develop a cross-industry standardisation strategy. On the energy side the following scenarios are investigated: distribution network, regional-/microgrid, smart buildings, electric mobility and electronic market place for energy. The results will help to foster Europe’s leadership in ICT solutions for smart energy by teaming-up the ICT and energy sectors in order to coordinate common activities. Sustainability, reliability and cost-efficiency of energy supply will be optimised. In addition, project results will contribute to implementing European energy polizie
The first phase of the project will provide reference architectures based on identified ICT requirements, will provide domain-specific and generic enablers and will develop a plan for pan-European trials. This will be achieved in cooperation with the other FI-PPP projects.
NESSI, together with the other ETPs’, such as ISI, NEM and Net!Works has contributed to highlight the importance of the role which software and services research in the Framework Programme has played, and will continue to play, in enabling the energy sector to take full benefit of the capabilities of modern networking technology to develop the smart grid infrastructure which Europe needs to ensure that we have a sustainable environment.
Project Coordinator: Mr. Jose Jimenez Delgado
Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo SA
The high-level goal of the FI-WARE project is to build the Core Platform of the Future Internet. This Core Platform also referred to as “FI-WARE”, will dramatically increase the global competitiveness of the European ICT economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of versatile digital services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. As such, it will provide a powerful foundation for the Future Internet, stimulating and cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for (a) innovative service providers delivering new applications and solutions meeting the requirements of established and emerging Usage Areas; and (b) end users and consumers actively participating in content and service consumption and creation. Creation of this ecosystem will strongly influence the deployment of new wireless and wired infrastructures and will promote innovative business models and their acceptance by final users.
FIWARE has recently released the first version of its High Level Description. This document will be used as reference by the so called usage area projects of the FI PPP (http://www.fi-ppp. eu/). In the next months an intensive process of requirements gathering will happen between these projects and FIWARE, even though other communities are welcomed to participate in this stimulating process and contribute to building the foundations of the Future Internet.
The FIWARE project was launched in May 2011 and will run for three years with a budget of more than 65 Million Euro.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Federico Álvarez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
INFINITY will identify, analyse and catalogue existing and emerging advanced experimental infrastructures. Such infrastructures include actual physical or virtual infrastructures, as well as pilot experiments and other types of small or large-scale trial under way all around Europe, at European, national, regional, and local level. Information will be gathered through collaboration with organisations across Europe and beyond whenever appropriate.
INFINITY will develop a public web repository that will describe available relevant information on the infrastructures. The repository will be dynamic; we like to describe it as a ‘living organism. INFINITY will capture and communicate information about available infrastructures and any interoperability requirements and issues. INFINITY will document any usage-related operational constraints and seek to identify and foster federation opportunities that could facilitate large scale experimentation and testing for the FI-PPP projects as well as other users and especially SMEs. We will take into account the social, economical and technological dimension of the infrastructures.
Project Coordinator: Mr. Patrick Gatellier Thales Security Solutions & Services SAS
Instant Mobility aims to define a Transport and Mobility platform that will allow new ways to optimize urban traffic while enhancing safety and privacy of the travellers and promoting car sharing and car pooling on a new scale. In the Instant Mobility vision, every journey and every transport movement is part of a fully connected and self-optimising ecosystem. The traveller will receive personalised and real-time solutions to support him reaching his destination according to current personal preferences and constraints, real-time traffic status and public transport availability along his journey. These real time-solutions will be proactively updated during the traveller journey based on his effective progression.
The project will develop a number of future scenarios reflecting the way urban transport and mobility could be radically improve. It will derive specifications and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed platform by prototyping the critical functions based on the FI-WARE project outcomes. The project will also address corresponding societal issues to
facilitate acceptance of the proposed system and guarantee its safety and privacy.
The Urban Transport and Mobility ecosystem is large and complex, supporting a wide range of human activities. Information in all its facets is central to making everything work together efficiently, and Internet-based services have been rapidly growing in importance in this domain. From a general point of view, to fulfil Instant Mobility objectives we need Future Internet capabilities. However for prototyping and early trials, missing technologies could be emulated by existing technologies. Instant Mobility will look at results from NESSI community in areas such as cloud computing, security and privacy or semantic information management.
Project Coordinator: Mr. Gilles Grattard France Telecom SA
The goal of OUTSMART is to contribute to the Future Internet (FI) by aiming at the development of five innovation eco-systems. These eco-systems facilitate the creation of a large variety of pilot services and technologies that contribute to optimise supply and access to services and resources in urban areas. In order to do so, an industry driven approach is under taken to evaluate the whole value chain, namely city authorities, utilities operators, ICT companies as well as knowledge institutions.
OUTSMART will deliver a set of detailed functional and non-functional requirements for an FI enabler platform and corresponding business framework able to support the above described eco-systems based on a deep analysis of the different domain specific use cases in the utility and environment application domain; (2) provide a specification of the domain specific enabler functionality with corresponding service interfaces compatible and aligned with FI-ware components to be specified alongside this project effort; (3) provide a realisation of prototypes of domain specific functionality for the envisioned eco-system according to the previous specification and a validation thereof in early field trials in the envisioned use cases; (4) deliver a business framework specification which serves as blue print for the foreseen local eco-systems able to provide their sustainability beyond the PPP funding lifetime by creating favourable conditions for local investment and innovation; and (5) deliver a detailed plan for pilot services in the envisioned local eco-systems, which act as initial light house show cases for Europe in the utility and environment applications domain
Project Coordinator: Mr. Diego Gimenez
Ingeniera de Sistemas para la Defensa de Espana SA-ISDEFE
In recent years, several European cities’ Town hall authorities, police and fire brigade managers have made a great effort in applying innovative approaches and new technologies to help reduce emergency response time and urban crime. However, there is still a critical need to enhance technologies already applied in the public safety area, especially focussing on anticipating the incidents/emergencies and thus actually work to prevent them. Here is where SafeCity comes, being one of the Use Cases of the FI-PPP program. SafeCity objective is to significantly advance the implementation and uptake of Future Internet services in the area of Public Safety by 2015, leveraging the Internet infrastructure as the bases of Public Safety-centred open innovation schemes.
SafeCity starts by analysing Public Safety infrastructures of several European cities and identifying innovative capabilities susceptible to be satisfied with enhancement of Internet networking and computing technologies in different areas: Situational Awareness (applications to detect citizens anomalous patterns; others using road-track sensors, environmental sensors, fixed and mobile sensors, etc), Command Centre capabilities (enhancing decision-making algorithms and heterogeneous data collection/processing/ storage technologies), usage of deployable ad-hoc networks where needed and alerting citizens procedures. Requirements are expected to yield technological enablers. 8 applications will be developed based on video analytics, 3D mapping, sensors’ common gateway, artificial intelligence, semantic index databases, flexible cryptographic security algorithms, road-track mobile sensors, etc, implementing certain enablers running on top of the common FI-PPP Core Platform. SafeCity will also perform two proofs of concept in Madrid and Stockholm. SafeCity will align with several of NESSI projects and initiatives both in order to accelerate its outcome and increase its impact, for example it will take profit of public results from several of NESSI Strategic and Compliant projects (like Aniketos or Qualipso). Or regarding the NEXOF-RA, SafeCity will make use of several of its architecture recommendations and standards, especially those concerning the Security, Management and Analysis models.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Cor Verdouw
Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek
Smart Food and Agribusiness: Future Internet for Safe and Healthy Food from Farm to Fork
The SmartAgriFood project addresses the food and agribusiness as a use case for the Future Internet. The intelligence, efficiency, sustainability and performance of the agri-food sector can be radically enhanced by using information & decision support systems that are tightly integrated with advanced internet-based networks & services. Concurrently, the sector provides extremely demanding use cases for Future Internet design from physical layer all the way up to the service layer. This project will focus on three sub systems of the sector - smart farming, focussing on sensors and traceability; smart agri-logistics, focusing on real-time virtualisation, connectivity and logistics intelligence; and smart food awareness, focussing on transparency of data and knowledge representation. Using a user-centred methodology, the use case specification will be developed with a particular focus on transparency and interoperability of data and knowledge across the food supply chain.
SmartAgriFood aims to boost application & use of Future Internet ICTs in agri-food sector by: