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Semantics for PerfoRmant and scalable INteroperability of multimodal Transport – SPRINT

Semantics for PerfoRmant and scalable INteroperability of multimodal Transport – SPRINT

Objective

The concept of Interoperability Framework (IF) is at the core of the Shift2Rail Innovation Programme (IP) 4, and it is the key concept for facilitating a seamless travel experience for users across borders and modes. The IF enables the technical interoperability of heterogeneous, multimodal transport-related services by relieving applications from the task of locating, harmonizing and understanding multiple and independent data and event sources, services, etc.
A series of past and ongoing projects related to Shift2Rail IP4 (IT2Rail, ST4RT, GOF4R, CONNECTIVE) have developed and are refining and extending a set of core concepts and technologies that are part of the IF.
The Semantics for PerfoRmant and scalable INteroperability of multimodal Transport (SPRINT) project will improve key aspects of the Shift2Rail IF to bring the market uptake of the multimodal transport ecosystem envisioned by IP4 closer to reality. In particular, the project will address the following specific challenges posed by the objectives of TD4.1 objectives and explicitly addressed by the S2R-OC-IP4-01-2018 call:
• Improve IF performance and scalability to sustain a large deployment.
• Simplify/automate all the necessary steps needed to integrate new services and sub-systems in the IP4 ecosystem.
To this end, the project will:
• Define a reference architecture for the Shift2Rail IF, which will take into account recent advances in the design and development of distributed systems, and in particular of cloud-based ones.
• Define techniques facilitating – in particular by increasing their level of automation –activities that are central to the concept of IF, such as the collaborative creation and management of ontologies and of semantic-based mappings between heterogeneous data representations.
• Demonstrate the proposed improvements to the IF through a proof-of-concept implementation that will reach at least TRL 4.
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Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

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Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 231 875

Participants (7)

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CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 417 250

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 185 625

TRENITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 267 500

RINA CONSULTING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 248 750

OLTIS GROUP AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 274 750

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 313 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826172

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 500

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium