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Variety, Veracity, VaLue: Handling the Multiplicity of Urban Sensors

Objective

Urban environments are awash with data from fixed and mobile sensors and monitoring infrastructures from public, private, or industry sources. Making such data useful would enable developing novel big data applications to benefit the citizens of Europe in areas such as transportation, infrastructures, and crime prevention. Urban data is heterogeneous, noisy, and unlabeled, which severely reduces its usability. Succinctly stated, urban data are difficult to understand. The goal of the VaVel project is to radically advance our ability to use urban data in applications that can identify and address citizen needs and improve urban life. Our motivation comes from problems in urban transportation. This project will develop a general purpose framework for managing and mining multiple heterogeneous urban data streams for cities become more efficient, productive and resilient. The framework will be able to solve major issues that arise with urban transportation related data and are currently not dealt by existing stream management technologies. The project brings together two European cities that provide diverse large scale data of cross-country origin and real application needs, three major European companies in this space, and a strong group of researchers that have uniquely strong expertise in analyzing real-life urban data. VaVel aims at making fundamental advances in addressing the most critical inefficiencies of current (big) data management and stream frameworks to cope with emerging urban sensor data thus making European urban data more accessible and easy to use and enhancing European industries that use big data management and analytics. The consortium develops end-user driven concrete scenaria that are addressing real, important problems with the potential of enormous impact, and a large spectrum of technology requirements, thus enabling the realization of the fundamental capabilities required and the realistic evaluation of the success of our methods.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Net EU contribution
€ 541 250,00
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
105 61 Athina
Greece

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 541 250,00

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 446 250,00
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 446 250,00
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 440 068,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 440 068,75
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 434 600,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 434 600,00
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 501 250,00
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 501 250,00
AGT GROUP (R&D) GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 451 250,00
Address
Hilpertstrasse 35
64295 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 451 250,00
ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 367 500,00
Address
Al Aleje Jerozolimskie 160
02 326 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 367 500,00
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 212 500,00
Address
Wood Quay Civic Offices Floor 1 Block 4
D08 RF3F Dublin 8

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 212 500,00
MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 248 750,00
Address
Plac Bankowy 3/5
00-950 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 248 750,00
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 356 250,00
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 356 250,00