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HELIOS: A Context-aware Distributed Social Networking Framework

Objective

The HELIOS project will design, implement and validate a state-of-the-art, peer-to-peer federated social media network that addresses the dynamic nature of human communications in three dimensions- contextual, spatial and temporal- while providing all necessary means to ensure the highest level of trust and privacy.

HELIOS implements a user-friendly solution for creating and managing social networks. Its core scope is to facilitate democratization of content production, promotion and monetization.

HELIOS will also reduce development cost and deployment complexity of any social media application built on top of it. Implemented technologies and tools are following a modular strategy which ensures continuous development beyond the scope of the project, yet maintaining basic features of security and robustness. As a unique value proposition, the project will overcome the closed ecosystem stigma and will re-define the term “social media platform” by creating a foundation for co-operating social networking services. The novel distributed context-layered model in which different types of services (private and public) can form symbiotic existence.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 037 195

Participants (13)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 467 750
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
€ 403 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRASSROOTS ARTS AND RESEARCH UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Brusseler Strasse 98
50674 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 125
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
NAGOON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 175 750
Address
Munkbron 9
111 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWISS TXT AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 510 912,50
Address
Alexander Schoni Strasse 40
2501 Biel Bienne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 493 340
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 411 903,75
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 375
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 750
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 318 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLDLINE IBERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Calle Albasanz 16
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)