STREETLIFE, EU Project within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7)

The goal of the STREETLIFE project is the reduction of carbon emissions through a sustainable mobility concept in cities based on ICT. In particular, the aim of the project is to reduce the number of car trips by i) informing commuters about the existing transport alternatives and their real value (in terms of time, cost, carbon footprint), ii) enhancing public transport to meet the needs of the citizens and of the city, iii) promoting the usage of sustainable transports through (virtual or real) incentives.

Duration: Oct 1st 2013 – September 30 2016

Partners: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (DE) (Coordinator), Comune di Rovereto (IT), Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (FIN), Cooperativa Architetti ed Ingegneri - Urbanistica SC (IT), Deutsches Forschungszentrum Fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (DE), Tsb Innovationsagentur Berlin Gmbh (DE), Siemens AG (DE), Tampereen Kaupunki (FIN), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT) (Scientific Coordinator), Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft - Und Raumfahrt Ev (DE)


European Project, in the Smart Cities domain (CIP-ICT-PSP-2012-6), with the objective to study and exploit open data and services provided by the city to develop new added value services for citizens. The project aims to a user-centric approach in which the user participates in both the definition of services and to their delivery (crowd-sourcing, crowd-sensing). The local pilot of the project will take place in the city of Rovereto.

Duration: Mar 1st 2013 – Feb 29th 2016

Partners: Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation (ES), University of Deusto. Deustotech (ES), Bristol City Council (UK), Knowle West Media Centre (UK), Toshiba Europe Research Labs (UK), Comune di Rovereto (IT), CGI SUOMI OY (FIN), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT), Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza (ES), Ayuntamiento de Majadahonda (ES), Geko Navsat S.L. (ES), Warp Networks, S.L. (ES), Amis d.o.o. (SI), Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (DE)

Project Website: http://iescities.eu

ALLOW Ensembles, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project within the 7th Framework Programme.

The objective of ALLOW Ensembles is to develop a new design principle for large-scale collective systems (CAS) based on the concepts of cells and ensembles. Cells are basic building blocks representing the different components of the system and ensembles are collections of cells collaborating together to accomplish certain goal in a given context. We use Adaptive Pervasive Flows – a programming paradigm based on workflow technology for pervasive systems – to model the behavior of cells as a set of interrelated tasks. This enables the salient principle of cell specialization. It allows for changing the behavior of the individual cell (tasks and order of execution) to fit into an ensemble and to achieve a given goal with high utility in collaboration with other cells of the ensemble. The ALLOW Ensembles concepts will be investigated on the basis of two scenarios that become increasingly relevant on the European scale: Integrated urban mobility and smart production chains.

Duration: Feb 1st 2013 – Jan 31st 2016

Partners:  USTUTT-IPVS (Lead), USTUTT-IAAS, DFKI, FBK-SOA, Imperial College, University of Crete

Project Website: http://www.allow-ensembles.eu

Intelligent Services for Digital Cities, EIT ICT Labs Activity

The "Intelligent Services for Digital Cities" activity will be organized around a summer school/camp in 2013. The summer school aims at bringing students, researchers, industrial partners as well as municipalities together. The main idea is to use the technologies developed in the scope of the carrier projects and let student groups create ideas and proposals for new innovative services under supervision of industry, research and receiving the requirements direct from the municipalities. The best solutions will be transferred into products or open source applications.

Duration: Jan 1st 2013 – Dec 31st 2013

Partners: DFKI (Lead), FBK, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, AAlto, SAP, Siemens, TU Lulea, University of Bologna

Smart Campus, Trento-RISE Innovation Project

SmartCampus provides advanced ICT solutions to catalyze the creativity and enthusiasm of all people and institutions of the campus, and to produce innovative services designed to support everyday individual and social life and ease the operation of the campus.
Duration: March 1st 2012 – Dec 31st 2014

Partners: Trento-Rise, FBKUNITN

Project Website: http://www.smartcampuslab.it


eTerritory, Trento-RISE EIT Carrier Project

The objective of eTerritory is to investigate a territorial platform that facilitates the massive delivery of services to citizens, tourists, business and government, exploiting all the different systems that contribute to a territory, and answering to the wide range of needs of the territory.

Duration: March 1st – Dec 31st 2012

Partners: FBK SOA Unit (Lead), FBK ST UnitFBK eGov Unit

HCI technologies for the digital cities of the future, EIT ICT Labs Activity

This activity aims at identifying and selecting the most innovative HCI technologies that are now under development in various European Labs. Such a unique opportunity to combine different technologies will demonstrate how people can interact with a digital city of the future. The funding provided by EIT will enable access to the testbeds and living labs to the leading European firm (SAP), universities, and research organizations. It will provide glue for exchange of ideas, experiences, and know how that are usually constrained by co-funded national projects.

Duration: Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2012

Partners: DFKI (Lead), AAlto, FBK, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, INRIA, SAP, Siemens, TU Lulea


S-Cube: Software Services and Systems Network, Network of Excellence (NoE) within the 7th Framework Programme.

S-Cube (Software Services and Systems) is a Network of Excellence funded by EU within the context of the 7th Framework Programme. S-Cube is coordinated by University of Duisburg-Essen, and sees the cooperation of 15 partners from 11 European countries. The goal of S-Cube is to establish a unified, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community which will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society.
Duration: March 1st 2008 – Feb 29th 2012

Partners: UniDue (Lead), Tilburg, CITY, CNR, FBK, INRIA, Lero, Polimi, SZTAKI, TUW, UCBL, UOC, UPM, USTUTT, UniHH, VUA 

ALLOW: Adaptable Pervasive Flows, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project within the 7th Framework Programme.

The objective of the project was to develop a new programming paradigm for human-oriented pervasive applications. This paradigm enables pervasive technical systems to adapt automatically and seamlessly to humans involved and embedded in them, explicitly supporting people in achieving well-defined goals in dynamically changing environments and contexts. The key concept developed within the project in order to realize these objectives is called Adaptable Pervasive Flow (APF). A flow consists of a set of actions that is glued together by an execution plan in order to achieve a goal under a set of constraints. APFs extend this concept by situating flows in the real world and attaching them to entities like artifacts or people, by let them moving through different contexts, and by allowing them to adapt to these different contexts. The project will investigate new mechanisms, methods, and principles for adaptable flow-based pervasive applications and will develop a suitable programming paradigm for this framework.

Duration: Feb 1st 2008 – Jul 31st 2011

Partners:  USTUTT-IPVS (Lead), USTUTT-IAAS, University of Passau, FBK-SOA, Imperial College, Lancaster University

SLA@SOI: Empowering the service industry with SLA-aware infrastructures, Integrated Project (IP) within the 7th Framework Programme.

The challenge addressed by this project was the need for a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI) that supports consistent SLA management across the various perspectives of the stakeholders involved in a given application, across all layers of an IT stack, and across multiple non-functional domains such as security, performance, availability, reliability. The concept of this project was a systematic grounding of SLAs from the business level down to the physical infrastructure. This way, SLAs can be ultimately enforced or at least automatically adjusted at the lowest possible level, namely the physical infrastructure, and can also be managed along complete service value chains involving various different providers.

Duration: Jun 1st 2008 – Jul 31st 2011

Partners:  SAP (Lead), FZI, Engineering, GPI, Intel, TU Dortmund, XLAB, City University, FBK, Telefonica, Politecnico di Milano

YourWay!, Joint project between Service-Oriented Research Unit of FBK-IRST and DoCoMo Euro-Labs

YourWay! aims at enabling a framework to support the delivery of end user services in mobile environments, such that (a) services built with different purposes and by different parties can be automatically integrated in the framework, (b) the continual automatic adaptation of service compositions is supported, account for the evolution of user contexts, and (c) the user is given support in taking decisions, staying in the loop and has maintaining full control on the operations of his/her mobile handset.

Partners: FBK-SOA, DoCoMo Euro-Labs

ASTRO: Supporting the Composition of Distributed Business Processes

Astro is a research project in the field of web services and service-oriented applications, with a focus on the integration of business processes that are distributed among the most disparate entities, both within an organization (e.g., different departments) and across organizational borders (e.g. consumers interacting with different businesses or government departments providing complementary services).