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FP7 m:ciudad

m:Ciudad

Project reference: 215007
Funded under

A Metropolis of Ubiquitous Services

From 2007-12-01 to 2010-11-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 970 270

EU contribution:

EUR 2 640 866

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The final goal of the m:Ciudad project is to set up the basis for the engineering of a complete new service infrastructure, a metropolis of truly ubiquitous services...

M:CIUDAD's primary goal is to set up the basis for the engineering of a complete new service infrastructure, a metropolis of truly ubiquitous services with the 'mobile as a service platform', the 'user adds value' paradigm and 'the very long tail' business model as its three main pillars.

 

Just imagine what kind of applications would be feasible if our mobile devices could not only present data but could also provide valuable information to other uses? What if your chosen mobile device would be able to create instant services with information, contents and knowledge? What if this knowledge could be used remotely by other users in a simple way with their mobile devices? Just imagine the amount of available knowledge provided by these services. Millions or even billions of potential sources with valuable information: constantly updated, relevant to our instant interests but remaining context aware would become available, anywhere and anytime. With M:CIUDAD, this vision will become reality.

 

The project will provide the necessary user-friendly creation tools in order to turn every user with a mobile device into a service provider. In addition, it will offer a model for knowledge warehouse, a proposed specific search engine and a set of business models for users, service providers and third parties, mainly SMEs. M:CIUDAD aims a service architecture which is a set of mobile tools and a platform to allow users to create focused, knowledge-based mobile micro-services known under the name of M:CIUDAD U + Services.

 

M:CIUDAD U + Services

 

A U + service is an application that displays and disseminates knowledge (in any format, including content) according to certain rules. Henceforward, a user running a U + service in his/her mobile terminal, he/she becomes a "prosumer" meaning that he/she act as both a provider and receiver of knowledge and content. The U + services can freely be shared and downloaded and are still fully operational on the end-user mobile terminal.

Furthermore, the M:CIUDAD environment allows users to define and create their own U + services, either from scratch, or by modifying an already existing U + service. Thus, by doing this, a user also creates knowledge in the M:CIUDAD framework.

 

The project M:CIUDAD differs from other successful internet services that offer user-generated content by going beyond this. It provides user-generated knowledge exchange in a mobile environment!

Objective

Imagine what kind of applications become possible when our mobile devices not only present data but provide valuable information to other users. Suppose that you are able to create instant services with information, contents and knowledge with your mobile device and in your mobile device. And suppose that this knowledge can be used remotely by other users in a simple way, with their mobile and portable equipment. And now, imagine the amount of available knowledge of those services. Millions or perhaps billions of potential sources with valuable information: constantly updated, relevant to our instant interests and context aware information.<br/><br/>So, what are the required tools to let each user to become a service provider with a mobile device? In which way should the mobile platform behave to make it simple to use and efficient? How to reach to this type of distributed, volatile type of services and their associated knowledge or information? And, how to exploit businesses with that? <br/><br/>User-friendly creation tools in the mobile, optimised execution environment, a model for knowledge warehouse, a proposed specific searching engine and a set of business models for users, for service providers and for third parties. This is m:Ciudad´s scope.

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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 0


PARQUE TECNOLOGICO EDF 202
48170 ZAMUDIO
Spain
Administrative contact: Maribel Narganes
Tel.: +34946002266
Fax: +34946002299
E-mail

Participants

FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN GMBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 177 270


DONAU CITY STRASSE
1220 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Horst Rode
Tel.: +43-1-5052830-0
Fax: +43-1-505283099
E-mail
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 312 531


Trippstadter Strasse
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +4963120575500
Fax: +4963120575505
E-mail
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Participation ended
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 471 889


Parque Tecnologico, Edificio 202
48170 ZAMUDIO
Spain
Administrative contact: Maribel Narganes
Tel.: +34946002266
Fax: +34946002299
E-mail
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 409 305


CALLE EMILIO VARGAS
28043 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo
Tel.: 34913374385
Fax: 34915103318
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 368 123


Vuorimiehentie
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Anna Sachinopoulou
Tel.: +358 20 7222462
Fax: +358 20 7222320
E-mail
ALCATEL - LUCENT BELL LABS FRANCE
France

EU contribution: EUR 336 862


RUE DE LA BAUME
75008 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Didier Jonquais
Tel.: +33 130770047
Fax: +33 130776177
E-mail
ALCATEL LUCENT FRANCE SA
Participation ended
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


RUE DE LA BAUME 12
75008 PARIS 08
France
Administrative contact: Françoise Ducimetière
Tel.: +33 13077 2680
Fax: +33169631650
E-mail
YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 304 325


MADAN PARQUE QUINTA DA TORRE
2825-116 MONTE DA CAPARICA
Portugal
Administrative contact: José Miguel Rodrigues Remédio
Tel.: +351919930573
Fax: +351212952380
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 260 561


Stag Hill
GU2 7XH GUILDFORD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Gillian Harding-Payne
Tel.: +44 1483 683498
Fax: +44 1483 682683
E-mail
Record Number: 85285 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01