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PERsonal Self-Improving SmarT spaces

Project description

Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering The vision of PERSIST is of a Personal Smart Space, which is associated with him/her...

PERSIST joins current trends in the design of content-aware pervasive systems that aim the implementation of user-centric Personal Smart Spaces (PSS). These spaces are based on personal area networks and are constructed from a variety of networked components such as portable devices that can be easily carried around by users and provide content-aware pervasiveness anywhere and anytime.

 

What Personal Smart Spaces can do:

  • • Personal Smart Spaces can link into pervasive infrastructures such us a surgery infrastructure for example. Consequently, personal data of patients, that own a PSS with incorporated sensors, can be uploaded and their medical records appended immediately. These in turn, will be easily accessible by the doctor's personalised PSS graphical interface.
  • • PSS will be capable of pro-active behaviour and self-improvement. This means that they cater to users' needs and interoperate with each other. Interoperability is the key that will allow PSS to extend and enhance as users encounter other smart spaces in their every day life. They will automatically adapt new environments, learn and reason about users and their intentions but also resolve conflicts between the different preferences of multiple users.
  • • On the basis of 'recommender systems', Personal Smart Spaces will provide recommendations, prioritise and share limited services and devices between users without however, neglecting the protection of privacy. PSS will also be sufficiently fault-tolerant in order to guarantee their own robustness and dependability.
  • • Another vision of PERSIST is that of mobile Personal Smart Spaces capable of personalising the configuration of fixed smart spaces, such as cars for instance. Seats, steering-wheels, air-conditioning systems can thereby be adjusted according to personal preferences.
  • • PSS also generate new business models. This means that one user can become a micro-operator for internet service provision for another one that temporarily lack in connectivity. Hence, one Personal Smart Space can act as a broker between another PSS and its internet service provider.

 

Particular objectives of PERSIST:

  • Optimising space by creating open and extensible architecture in order to enable SMEs to use and augment smart spaces is a primary goal of the project. The promotion and adoption of standards around the PERSIST software stack will both impact dynamic service creation and advance service offers through open and agreed interfaces. However, in order to allow such standards to emerge, collaborative research must be advocated, one of the main priorities of the FP7 programme.
  • • The project will also enable the creation of new networked services profitable for software providers, service/content providers, manufactures and operators.

 

Overall, the development of such smart innovations will create new business opportunities in pervasive computing but also considerably enrich internal core skills in the area of smart spaces.

 

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 655 945
Administrative Contact
Kevin Doolin (Mr)

Participants (10)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 174
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Platzer (Ms.)
EUROPAEISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ritterstrasse
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Steinmetzler (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 442 840
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eftathios Sykas (Prof.)
INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 311 968
Address
Collinstown Industrial Estate
. Leixlip Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian Quinn (Mr.)
LAKE COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 356 761
Address
Beech House ,Greenhills Road ,Tallaght
Dublin 24
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Mills (Mr.)
SOLUTA.NET SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 231 660
Address
Via Montebelluna 92
31033 Castelfranco Veneto Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Davide Bordin (Dr.)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 234
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bertetti (Dr.)
ALTICE LABS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 222 304
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810 106 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Picado (Dr.)
ZAVOD ZA VARNOSTNE TEHNOLOGIJE INFORMACIJSKE DRUZBE IN ELEKTRONSKO POSLOVANJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 267 120
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Drobnič Janja (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 480 000
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ian Laing (Mr.)