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A Metropolis of Ubiquitous Services

Project description

Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering 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!

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0
Administrative Contact
Maribel Narganes (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 177 270
Address
Donau City Strasse 1/3
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Horst Rode (Mag.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 531
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 409 305
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 471 889
Address
Parque Tecnologico, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maribel Narganes (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 368 123
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Sachinopoulou (Ms.)
ALCATEL VACCUM TECHNOLOGY FRANCE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenue Octave Greard 3
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Françoise Ducimetière (Mrs.)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 336 862
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Jonquais (Mr.)
YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 304 325
Address
Campus Faculdade Ciencas Tecnologias Universidade Nova De Lisboa Qt Torre Monte Caparica
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Miguel Rodrigues Remédio (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 260 561
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gillian Harding-Payne (Dr)