There is a strong trend among cities to become smarter in order to solve the upcoming challenges, e.g. aging society, need for energy savings or maintaining the existing infrastructure. Smart technologies, the availability of fine-grain data of the city and its residents, as well as the possibility to remotely control the city’s infrastructure will have a great social benefit if used correctly, for instance with respect to the traffic congestion avoidance.
As the people and objects become more and more interconnected, we have to face new challenges and opportunities. Opportunities arise from greater real-time data gathering and information sharing within and between providers and organisations across the cities. Processing the data obtained by large amounts of Internet of Things (IoT) sources being available in a Smart City as well as generating information with appropriate quality is of increasing importance. The Smart City solutions, that will manage a huge amount and variety of various data/information sources (traffic, weather, home automation, health care, energy, business, administration), need to support the security and privacy mechanisms in order to protect the data infrastructure against potential cyber attacks.
The vision of SMARTIE is to create a distributed framework for IoT-based applications sharing large volumes of heterogeneous information. This framework is envisioned to enable end-to-end security and trust in information delivery for decision-making purposes following data owner’s privacy requirements. New challenges identified for privacy, trust and reliability are:
• Provide protection mechanisms for vulnerable devices.
SMARTIE will address these challenges within the context of Smart Cities. A smart city controller handling data for the city must show that the information collected from different devices are communicated and stored in a secure way. Privacy protection and access control to the data and objects is necessary to convince data owners to share information and to protect the city infrastructure. SMARTIE envisions a data-centric paradigm with the “information management and services” plane as a unifying umbrella, which will operate above heterogeneous network devices and data sources and will provide advanced secure information services.
The feasibility and utility of SMARTIE will be tested in real environments with real users of the city infrastructure. The two application areas Transport and Energy will be considered; both are key infrastructures of cities. The tests will involve the cities Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany), Belgrade (Serbia) and Murcia (Spain).
The project consortium forms a sound base for the realization of the project’s ambitious objectives. Further members of the consortium are NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom), Portugal Telecom Inovacao SA (Portugal), Drustvo za Konsalting, Razvoj i Implementaciju Informacionih i Komunikacionih Tehnologija Dunavnet DOO (Serbia), Green Way Systems GmbH (Germany), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), Instituto de Fomento de la Region Murcia (Spain).Contact:
Heidrun Förster | idw
A big nano boost for solar cells
18.01.2017 | Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies
Multiregional brain on a chip
16.01.2017 | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by...
Yersiniae cause severe intestinal infections. Studies using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as a model organism aim to elucidate the infection mechanisms of these...
Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.
While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales
Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...
Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...
19.01.2017 | Event News
10.01.2017 | Event News
09.01.2017 | Event News
20.01.2017 | Awards Funding
20.01.2017 | Materials Sciences
20.01.2017 | Life Sciences