CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Complex Socio-Technical System in Ambient Intelligence

Complex Socio-Technical System in Ambient Intelligence

Objective

We will develop Complexity Science based modelling, prediction and simulation methods for large scale socio-technical systems. We focus on the specific example of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) based smart environments. A key component of such environments is the ability to monitor user actions and to adjust its configuration and functionality accordingly. Thus, the system reacts to human behaviour while at the same influencing it. This creates a feedback loop and leads to a tight entanglement between the human and the technical system. At the same time there is dynamic, heterogeneous human-human, human-technology, and technology-technology communication leading to ad-hoc coupling between components and different feedback loops. The project will study global properties and emergent phenomena that arise in AmI based socio-technical systems from such local feedback loops and their coupling on two concrete scenarios: transportation and emergency/disaster.SOCIONICAL takes a parallel, multi facetted research approach. Thus, we will investigate analytical methods, complex networks based representations, and agent based models. The advances in modelling and prediction will be verified by large scale, distributed simulation driven by real life data. We will develop a methodology by which a small number of instrumented users can be realistically integrated in a large scale simulation as additional 'agents', experiencing the system and driving it. A separate WP is devoted to the integration of different approaches into a coherent framework. Another ensures generalization.To take into account all technological, psychological and social dimensions and realistic diversity of behaviours we have assembled a multi disciplinary consortium with separate WPs for technology analysis and the modelling of human technology interactions.SOCIONICAL has a WP devoted to the development and dissemination of guidelines and recommendation for businesses and policy makers.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Address

Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 100 002

Administrative Contact

Paul Lukowicz (Prof.)

Participants (16)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 392 994

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 365 112

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 48 674

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 569 628

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 322 041

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 333 525

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 346 200

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 329 000

SOCIEDAD IBERICA DE CONSTRUCCIONES ELECTRICAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 326 625

BEACON TECH LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 471 464

SmartCare Srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 207 000

Civil Protection Department - Ministry of Home Affairs

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 212 400

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 434 400

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 366 360

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 474 573

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 231288

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 169 741

  • EU contribution

    € 5 299 998

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany