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Specific Challenge: Connecting, federating and sharing experimental platforms and testbeds in Europe with NICT's orchestrated Smart ICT testbed in order to carry-out global large-scale experimentations.

Research and developments targeting at least one of the following challenges:

·         Enhancing the federation of existing Internet of Things and Smart ICT related testbeds and extending the research performed on them to new areas, such as distributed systems for economics, biology or mechanical engineering; multimedia collaboration; etc.

·         Developing and implementing Internet of Things and Smart ICT open federated architectures for experimentation and performing, on top of them, joint research on innovative Smart ICT solutions for end-users (citizens, workers including home and mobile ones) in private or working environments. The solutions under experimentation should preferably address public services or applications for health, elderly, smart cities, smart buildings, energy management and should explore emerging concept, such as participatory sensing. They should also investigate the related interoperability, privacy and security issues.

Expected impact:

·         Enlarging the scope and facilitating the access to Japanese and European experimental facilities to a larger community of researchers in both regions, in terms of quantity and research areas.

·         Validating interoperable technologies for IoT and Smart ICT, addressing common social, economic and cultural aspects between Japan and Europe.

·         Enabling very large experimentation and trials including end-users or citizens.

·         Developing joint open architecture for federation of testbeds with world scale dimension in view of re-usability with other international experimental platforms.

Types of action:

Research & Innovation Actions –The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 1,5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

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