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Smart Objects for Intelligent Building Management

Objective

Intelligent Green Buildings are based on heterogeneous networks of diverse Smart Objects. These cooperate to sense the environment and act autonomously to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants. State of the art Building Management Solutions (BMS) have severe limitations due to closed architectures, limited object interconnectivity and centralized management. Meanwhile, the robust and reliable interconnection of a large number of wireless heterogeneous objects for Intelligent Buildings has not been yet sufficiently explored. These problems urgently call for solutions, in view of the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), as they are key enablers for the realization of robust management of energy efficient buildings. The need for advancements along these lines demands cutting-edge research and development (R&D) efforts and the renewal and integration of intersectoral knowledge.
The SOrBeT project addresses these challenges mobilizing a joint industry-academic group on two complementary areas: (i) Internet of Things and (ii) Building Automation and Energy Management. SOrBeT aims to investigate solutions to leveraging classic BMS systems and developing a highly distributed, self-organizing, platform with reliable and trustworthy machine-to-machine communication as the basis for management of green buildings.
In R&D terms SOrBeT builds upon the IoT concept of “reliability by design”. It will thus develop and prototype a state-of-the-art software platform for BMS with a focus on the robust, efficient and reliable communication of large numbers of heterogeneous wireless smart objects. Knoledge-wise SOrBeT contributes to enhancing competitiveness of the partners by a comprehensive transfer of knowledge program. This is designed on a mutual-benefit basis, to promote new skills, career opportunities, and development in the European Information and Communication technologies arena, generating new expertise and high-value human capital for the European Research Area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 706 558,92
Administrative Contact
Evangelos Angelakis (Dr.)

Participants (2)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 352 322,10
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Mrs.)
CONVERGE ICT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 462 710,79
Address
Panormou 74
11523 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sofoklis Kyriazakos (Dr.)