Skip to main content

Open virtual neighbourhood network to connect intelligent buildings and smart objects

Objective

The lack of interoperability is considered as the most important barrier to achieve the global integration of IoT ecosystems across borders of different disciplines, vendors and standards. Indeed, the current IoT landscape consists of a large set of isolated islands that do not constitute a real internet, preventing the exploitation of the huge potential expected by ICT visionaries.

To overcome this situation, VICINITY presents a virtual neighborhood concept, which is a decentralized, bottom-up and cross-domain approach that resembles a social network, where users can configure their set ups, integrate standards according to the services they want to use and fully control their desired level of privacy. VICINITY then automatically creates technical interoperability up to the semantic level. This allows users without technical background to get connected to the vicinity ecosystem in an easy and open way, fulfilling the consumers needs. Furthermore, the combination of services from different domains together with privacy-respectful user-defined share of information, enables synergies among services from those domains and opens the door to a new market of domain-crossing services.

VICINITY's approach will be demonstrated by a large-scale demonstration connecting 8 facilities in 7 different countries. The demonstration covers various domains including energy, building automation, health and transport. VICINITY's potential to create new, domain-crossing services will be demonstrated by value added services such as micro-trading of DSM capabilities, AI-driven optimization of smart urban districts and business intelligence over IoT.

Open calls are envisioned in the project to integrate further, preferably public, IoT infrastructures and to deploy additional added value services. This will not only extend the scale of VICINITY demonstration, but also efficiently raise the awareness of industrial communities of VICINITY and its capabilities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/business intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 224 500

Participants (14)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 543 125
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 751 875
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 442 887,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 231 250
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 210 750
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAVENIR SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 797 562,50
Address
Jegeho 8
821 08 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLIMATE ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 332,50
Address
Westland 1 Martlesham Heath
IP53SU Ipswich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERSOFT A.S.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 602 125
Address
Florianska 19
04001 Kosice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 352 750
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GNOMON Informatics SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21
570 01 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TINY MESH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 644 062,50
Address
Elisabeth Von Hubschs Gate 6
1534 Moss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAFENSTROM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 627 812,50
Address
Havnegata 2
8514 Narvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERCOUTIM - ASSOCIACAO EMPRESARIALDE ENERGIA SOLAR DE ALCOUTIM
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 393 850
Address
Centro De Artes E Oficios, Rua Das Tinas 1 Esq
8970 064 Alcoutim
Activity type
Other
DIMOS PYLAIAS CHORTIATI
Greece
EU contribution
€ 138 125
Address
Ap Samanidi 21
55236 Panorama-thessaloniki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)