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

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.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Address

6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 541 250

Participants (9)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 446 250

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 440 068,75

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 434 600

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 501 250

AGT GROUP (R&D) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 451 250

ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 367 500

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 248 750

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 356 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688380

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 668,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 668,75

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece