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Internet of Things Architecture

Project description

Internet of Things and enterprise environments The Lighthouse Project IoT-A proposes the creation of an architectural reference model for the IoT as well as the definition of a set of key building blocks to lay the foundation for a ubiquitous IoT.

There has been much hype about the “Internet of Things”. The idea of a globally interconnected continuum of devices, objects and things in general emerged with the RFID technology, and this concept has considerably been extended to the current vision of a plethora of heterogeneous objects interacting with the physical environment.

Today, a large number of different means are used to enable communication between heterogeneous devices. IoT-A sees these as "Intranet of Things", representing vertical silos that do not support interoperability. However, this balkanisation of efforts will lead to a predictable slowdown in devising a viable global solution. Furthermore, existing solutions do not address the scalability requirements for a future Internet of Things, they provide inappropriate models of governance and fundamentally neglect privacy and security in their design.

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices.

The mission of the IoT-A project is to develop  an architectural reference model for the interoperability of Internet-of-Things systems, outlining principles and guidelines for the technical design of its protocols, interfaces, and algorithms. Furthermore, corresponding mechanism for its efficient integration into the service layer of the Future Internet will be established and a novel resolution infrastructure, allowing scalable look up and discovery of Internet-of-Things resources, entities of the real world, and their associations will be proposed. Last but not least novel platform components shall be developed and the implementation of real-life use cases demonstrating the benefits of the developed architecture will be established.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/architectural design
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-5
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Address
Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 089 541
Administrative Contact
Heinz-Günter Külzhammer (Mr.)

Participants (20)

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 403 811
Address
Interleuvenlaan 80
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Pype (Mr.)
NOKIA BELL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 304 110
Address
Copernicuslaan 50
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josephus Van Sas (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 279 124
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeannette Strompen
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 700 200
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Trachsel (Ms.)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 460 115
Address
Troplowitzstrasse 20
22529 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Menges (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 748 344
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krause Walter (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 771 408
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Walewski (Dr.)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 556
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser (Mr.)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 351 760
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Lippe (Ms.)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 353 261
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heikki Ailisto
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 906 296
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 186 252
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Jonquais (Mr.)
CREATIVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (C.S.E) MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 392 000
Address
28Is Oktovriou 119
112 51 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Vavourakis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 584 400
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Mei (Prof.)
CONSORZIO FUTURO IN RICERCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 644 640
Address
Via G Saragat 1 Blocco B
44122 Ferrara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefania Corsi (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 064 000
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Angulatta (Ms.)
HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 613 100
Address
Lower Cookham Road Whitebrook Park
SL6 8YA Maidenhead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elaine Young (Ms.)
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 562 866
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silke Lampson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Camporese