Who are we?
The IoTCrawler project consists of 10 partners from across EU and is a combination of research institutions, leading technological industries and a municipality.
Universidad de Murcia (Spain) is contributing with a research group with expertise in security in network infrastructure and the integration of intelligent techniques and agents based middleware platforms.
University of Surrey (United Kingdom) will contribute to the development of crawling, indexing, search and ranking mechanisms in IoTCrawler.
University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Germany)‘s expertise in quality analysis and testing will contribute to the framework and define the requirements for sensor modelling, monitoring and fault recovery and the design of Data attributes and QoI metrics.
Aarhus University (Denmark) will be contributing to the business model innovation and general business development of the IoTCrawler showcases and technologies.
Siemens AG Österreich (Austria) will contribute to the development of semantic discovery mechanisms. Based on these technologies, SIEMENS will realise a use case in the context of smart energy systems.
NEC Corporation (Germany) will be mainly involved in establishing trust in IoT devices by leveraging trusted execution environments. NEC will also contribute in securing the IoT platform by leveraging its in-depth experience with the blockchain technology and policy compliance checking.
AGT Group (R&D) GmbH (Germany) will contribute to the definition of requirements, to the architecture, to the development of crawling and discovery algorithms and implementations, and the design, implementation and evaluation of use case scenarios and exploitation in its product portfolio.
Digital worx GmbH (Germany) focuses on the development of software interfaces, user interaction and software development for mobile applications and applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). They will take the lead on the overall technical coordination.
Odin Solutions S.L (Spain) will contribute to the security and privacy solution for sensors and smart objects in the project based on their experience on security and privacy framework for constrained devices in scenarios like smart cities and industry 4.0.
City of Aarhus (Denmark) will, as the only city in the project, work as a test bed for the IoTCrawler and the use cases developed. They will help define the requirements for the use cases through co-creation workshops with citizens, city stakeholders and other relevant actors in this field.
Test beds & domains
IoTCrawler operate with seven test-beds within different domains:
Murcia Smart City Testbed - University of Murcia and OdinS
Thanks to the collaboration with the City Council of Murcia, and the work carried out during the Smart City project for the city, a FIWARE–based platform pilot has been deployed. This platform contains heterogeneous information coming from different sources such as public transport (bus, tramp, bicycle), solar panel information, traffic information, private parking availability or Regulated ParkingZone (RPZ) information.
The platform exposes NGSIv2 API thanks to an instance of Orion Context Broker which provides also a publish/subscribe pattern. In the scope of this project private parking and RPZ is processed.
Dementia Testbed by University of Surrey
TIHM (Technology Integrated Health Management) for dementia is a major new research study funded and monitored by NHS England. It will test how cutting–edge technology placed in people’s homes could be used to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
The three year ‘Internet of Things’ Test Bed is being led by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and has involved over 150 people with dementia and their carers living in Surrey and North East Hampshire. Partners involved in the project include: Alzheimer’s Society, University of Surrey, six local clinical commissioning groups and a technology company. This testbed provides living lab and adaptable environments for connected devices to develop scenarios for elderly care and dementia care. In IoTCrawler the focus is on developing secure and privacy–aware data stream crawling solutions that can analyse patterns and events in the home environment and designing machine learning methods that use the results of the crawled patterns/event to design higher–level health and care analysis solutions.
Smart Campus Testbed by Aarhus University
Aarhus university has developed a testbed including mixed sensors deployed inside university and in industrial partners for didactic purpose and research.
This testbed contains:
A) a room booking monitoring system that gives analytical insights about room and equipment availability by using automatic sensor discovery.
B) It includes sensors for monitoring the health conditioning of manufacturing machineries deployed in various industrial partners.
Smart Home Testbed by AGT
AGT is also a partner in GrowSmarter , where multiple smart solutions were implemented on a European scale.
As part of the GrowSmarter project, AGT provided a web–based application for device–level energy awareness in Smart Homes. The energy application was deployed and tested with tenants from the city of Cologne. It supports the integration of sensors via homee Smart Home gateway and targets in particular Smart Home sensors that can measure energy consumption such as smart plugs. The energy awareness dashboard provides statistics about energy consumption of individual devices as well as historical overview.
The GrowSmarter installation will be used as a testbed to collect sensor meta data and data beyond energy usage which will enable us to better validate the SmartConnect MVP. We are currently investigating possibilities to scaling up the testbed.
Smart Energy Testbed by Siemens
Siemens is very active in the field of energy management systems. In the recent past, Siemens was involved as a system integrator in a project of smart buildings equipped with state-of–the–art building automation systems, photovoltaics, battery systems, heat pumps and electric vehicle charging stations.
These IoT– enabled services provide the ideal conditions to act as a testbed for the IoTCrawler Smart Energy use case. Since the dimension of this testbed is still too limited to show the scalability (one maj or requirement to the IoTCrawler discovery mechanisms) in a proper way, there will be an additional testbed of virtual assets acting as a complement to the physical one.
This will be realized by means of simulating the behavior of the aforementioned prosumers deployed in today’s smart buildings.
Smart City Testbed by Aarhus Municipality
Aarhus City Lab is an out door smart city experimentation space located by the harbor in the city, but part of it is also a recreational area. Citizens use the space for activities such as playing sports on the basketball and football courts, fishing, cultural events or meeting with friends. Smart City businesses are invited to demonstrate and test their technologies in this real urban setting. E.g. basic environmental sensors are at work here connected to the municipality’s city wide LoRaWAN, which transmits the data to the Open Data DK portal, which also collects 155 other open data sets from the city. This way citizens, businesses, knowledge institutions, and the city can use the data to gain insights about the city and develop solutions together.
Industry 4.0 Testbed by Digital Worxx
Digital Transformation on the industrial shop floor (industry 4.0) is a key challenge to straighten the European manufacturing industries. The industrial testbed is provided together with WAFIOS AG machine building company.
The testbed allows access to process data pools connected to wire and tube bender machines. This allows for search and analyze data on the manufacturing processof single machines and pools of machines. The data is provided by MQTT standard and the testbed includes access on reference data by virtual machines (digital twins) and live processing data of machines in the WAFIOS technology center.