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IoT-A

Project ID: 257521
Funded under

Internet of Things Architecture

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-11-30, closed project | IoT-A Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 18 321 198

EU contribution:

EUR 11 956 284

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The Lighthouse Project IoT-A proposes the creation of an architectural reference model for the IoT as well as the definition of a set of key building blocks to lay the foundation for a ubiquitous IoT.

There has been much hype about the “Internet of Things”. The idea of a globally interconnected continuum of devices, objects and things in general emerged with the RFID technology, and this concept has considerably been extended to the current vision of a plethora of heterogeneous objects interacting with the physical environment.

Today, a large number of different means are used to enable communication between heterogeneous devices. IoT-A sees these as "Intranet of Things", representing vertical silos that do not support interoperability. However, this balkanisation of efforts will lead to a predictable slowdown in devising a viable global solution. Furthermore, existing solutions do not address the scalability requirements for a future Internet of Things, they provide inappropriate models of governance and fundamentally neglect privacy and security in their design.

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices.

The mission of the IoT-A project is to develop  an architectural reference model for the interoperability of Internet-of-Things systems, outlining principles and guidelines for the technical design of its protocols, interfaces, and algorithms. Furthermore, corresponding mechanism for its efficient integration into the service layer of the Future Internet will be established and a novel resolution infrastructure, allowing scalable look up and discovery of Internet-of-Things resources, entities of the real world, and their associations will be proposed. Last but not least novel platform components shall be developed and the implementation of real-life use cases demonstrating the benefits of the developed architecture will be established.

Objective

There has been much hype about the so-called "Internet of Things". The idea of such a globally interconnected continuum emerged with the RFID technology, and this concept has considerably been extended to the current vision that envisages a plethora of heterogeneous objects interacting with the physical environment.Today, a large number of different means are used to enable communication between heterogeneous devices. We see these as "Intranet of things", representing vertical silos that do not support interoperability. However, this balkanisation of efforts will lead to a predictable slowdown in devising a viable global solution. Furthermore, existing solutions do not address the scalability requirements for a future Internet of Things, they provide inappropriate models of governance and fundamentally neglect privacy and security in their design.IoT-A, the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices.IoT-A will lead to the following tangible outcomes: 1) architectural reference model for the interoperability of Internet-of-Things systems, outlining principles and guidelines for the technical design of its protocols, interfaces, and algorithms; 2) corresponding mechanism for its efficient integration into the service layer of the Future Internet; 3) novel resolution infrastructure, allowing scalable look up and discovery of Internet-of-Things resources, entities of the real world, and their associations; 4) novel platform components; 5) implementation of real-life use cases demonstrating the benefits of the developed architecture.

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VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 089 541


Steinplatz 1
10623 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Heinz-Günter Külzhammer
Tel.: +4930310078180
Fax: +4930310078225
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Participants

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 403 811


INTERLEUVENLAAN 80
3001 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Patrick Pype
Tel.: +3216390620
Fax: +3216390608
E-mail
ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 304 110


COPERNICUSLAAN 50
2018 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Josephus Van Sas
Tel.: +32 3 2408826
Fax: +32 3 2404886
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 279 124


DUFOURSTRASSE 50
9000 ST GALLEN
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jeannette Strompen
Tel.: +41 71 224 7320
Fax: +41 71 224 7301
E-mail
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 700 200


SAEUMERSTRASSE 4
8803 RUESCHLIKON
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Catherine Trachsel
Tel.: +41 44 724 8289
Fax: +41 44 724 8578
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NXP SEMICONDUCTORS GERMANY GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 460 115


Stresemannallee 101
22529 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Georg Menges
Tel.: +49 4056133929
Fax: +49 40561363929
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 748 344


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Krause Walter
Tel.: +49 89 12052713
Fax: +49 89 12057534
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 771 408


WITTELSBACHERPLATZ 2
80333 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Joachim Walewski
Tel.: +49 8963645850
Fax: +49 89 636 51115
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JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 248 556


SANDERRING 2
97070 WUERZBURG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Christian Gloggengiesser
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Fax: +49 931 3187180
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SAP SE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 351 760


DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE 16
69190 WALLDORF
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sonia Lippe
Tel.: +41 58 871 7750
Fax: +41 58 871 7812
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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Participation ended
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 353 261


RONDA DE LA COMUNICACION S/N DISTRITO C EDIFICIO OESTE I
28050 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo
Tel.: +34 914832642
Fax: +34 913379441
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 148 500


TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Heikki Ailisto
Tel.: +358 20 722 2233
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 906 296


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Olivier Hatem
Tel.: +33 4 38 78 30 57
Fax: +33 4 38 78 65 86
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ALCATEL - LUCENT BELL LABS FRANCE
France

EU contribution: EUR 186 252


ROUTE DE LA REINE 148-152
92100 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Didier Jonquais
Tel.: +33 13077 0047
Fax: +33 1 30 77 18 58
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CREATIVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (C.S.E) MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 392 000


28IS OKTOVRIOU 119
112 51 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ioannis Vavourakis
Tel.: +30 210 8836433
Fax: +30 210 8836431
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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 584 400


Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Alessandro Mei
Tel.: +39 06 49255157
Fax: +39 06 49255368
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CONSORZIO FUTURO IN RICERCA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 644 640


VIA G SARAGAT 1 BLOCCO B
44122 FERRARA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Stefania Corsi
Tel.: +39 0532 762404
Fax: +39 0532 767347
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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 064 000


Stag Hill
GU2 7XH GUILDFORD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Sue Angulatta
Tel.: +44 1483 682687
Fax: +44 1483 689567
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HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 613 100


LOWER COOKHAM ROAD WHITEBROOK PARK
SL6 8YA MAIDENHEAD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Elaine Young
Tel.: +44 1628 585365
Fax: +441628 585370
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NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 562 866


WEST END ROAD ATHENE ODYSSEY BUSINESS PARK SOUTH RUISLIP
HA4 6QE LONDON
United Kingdom
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Administrative contact: Silke Lampson
Tel.: +49 6221 4342110
Fax: +49 6221 4342155
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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 144 000


VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
35122 PADOVA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Antonio Camporese
Tel.: +39 0498277716
Fax: +39 0498277699
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