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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 446 250
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 440 068,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 600
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 501 250
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGT GROUP (R&D) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 451 250
Address
Hilpertstrasse 35
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 367 500
Address
Al Aleje Jerozolimskie 160
02 326 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Wood Quay Civic Offices
Dublin 8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 248 750
Address
Plac Bankowy 3/5
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 356 250
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments