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Smart Management for Sustainable Human Environment

Objective

There are increasing concerns regarding the environmental impact of human actions, the use of the environment and climate changes. These are coupled with ageing infrastructure systems, continuously growing and changing demands on the built and natural environments as well as limited financial and depleting natural resources. Until now, research has been focused on the development of proactive risk-based approaches for civil infrastructure reliability and management with benefits in improved performance, safety and cost. However, there are significant uncertainties associated with the various predictive models directly affecting the quality of the decision making mainly due to the limited amount of information available on the condition, demands and actual performance of various systems. Recently, a new generation of miniature wireless sensor platforms which utilize novel digital signal processing has emerged. These can be adopted to obtain large quantities of highly diverse sensor data that are continuously collected over a long period of time from multiple locations providing significant insight on the condition, demands and performance of the system. These developments open up a completely novel area of multidisciplinary research towards the ‘smart’ management of sustainable environment. Even though there are top research institutions working in the field of wireless sensors and others in the civil infrastructure reliability and management, most of the activity is fragmented and there is no significant activity in performing multidisciplinary structured research for developing integrated smart and dynamic systems for effective management of the built and natural environment. The aim of SmartEN is to fill this gap and push innovation through the development of an ITN network that will focus on the development and effective integration of emerging technologies targeting key application areas of current interest to the European Commission and internationally.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 640 198,56
Administrative Contact
Toula Onoufriou (Prof.)

Participants (11)

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 289 340,56
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kostas Berberidis (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 753,39
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 438 396,91
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Spyropoulou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 332 309,65
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 957,79
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofia Baggini (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 667,93
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 226 373,14
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Glauco Feltrin (Dr.)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 307 151,59
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ghaya Rekaya (Dr.)
COMSIS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 208 920,57
Address
Rue Broussais 3
75014 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Leclair (Mr.)
DESIGN FOR LIFE SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 960,53
Address
Jubilee Enterprise Centre Unit 16
DT4 7BS Weymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malcolm West (Mr.)
COWI AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 251 600,42
Address
Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Sandager Jensen (Mr.)