Objetive: Helping cities to open their data and giving developers the tools they need, the CitySDK project aims for a step change in how to deliver services in urban environments. With governments around the world looking at open data as a kick start for the economies, CitySDK provides better and easier ways for the cities throughout the Europe to release their data in a format that is easy for the developers to re-use. Taking the best practices around the world the project will foresee the development of a toolkit – CitySDK v1.0 – that can be used by any city looking to create a sustainable infrastructure of “City apps”.
The project will focuses on three pilot domains: Smart Participation, Smart Mobility and Smart Tourism.
Project Scope: Within each of the three domains, a large-scale Lead Pilot is carried out in one City. The experiences of the Lead Pilot will be applied in the Replication Pilots in other Partner cities.
CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utilization of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development.
This approach will engage a great number of citizens and developers in several European Cities, informing 31 Million citizens, half a million active users and a thousand developers, creating a sustainable network to implement the Smart City concept.
The project will allow the construction of a technological convergent market, defining standards to apply in several applications.
Project Begin: 01/01/2012
Project End: 30/06/2014
Objetive: Adapt4EE aims at augmenting the contemporary architectural envelope by incorporating business and occupancy related information thus providing a holistic approach to the planning, design and evaluation of energy performance of construction products at an early design phase and prior to their realization. The project also aims to deliver and validate a holistic energy performance framework that incorporates architectural metadata, environmental parameters, critical business models and treating occupants as the central reference point. The Adapt4EE framework, identifying and analysing occupancy behaviour (presence and movement) will align energy consumption points to all interrelated enterprise aspects (business processes, enterprise assets and utility state and operations).
Project Scope: Adapt4EE will develop an enhanced semantic enterprise data model that treats, learns and manages the enterprise environment as an intelligent agent, perceives environmental state using multi-type sensors and information modalities. The Adapt4EE Enterprise Model will incorporate business processes and occupancy data. It will also constitute a formal model for enterprise energy performance measuring, monitoring, simulation, prediction and optimization. The model will be calibrated during the training phase based on sensor data capture during operation and then applied and evaluated in real-life every day enterprise operations. More specifically the Adapt4EE Enterprise Models will allow for the proactive identification of optimum local adaptations of enterprise utility operations, based on predictions of possible occupancy patterns and respective business operations and energy profiles.
Adapt4EE will provide a set of Open Business Reference Models as well as respective methods and tools for modelling and simulating the real life operations of construction products, thus allowing for more accurate and realistic evaluation of the energy impact of alternative design and planning decisions. In order for the Adapt4EE vision to be realized and in the view of combining the advantages of the worlds of Building Information Modelling and Business Process Modelling treating occupants as the central point of reference as well as the catalyst of this fusion, several prerequisites are set in the form of intermediate or main Scientific and Technological objectives. The overall project success will be defined by the efficiency and effectiveness of the appropriate synthesis as well as the individual quality of these specific achievements. Therefore we can establish seven main actions in this project:
– Establishment a Hybrid Enterprise Modelling Approach combining different modelling methods;
– Design and Develop innovative algorithms and techniques to automatically extracting Occupancy Patterns;
– Development and evaluation of an Multi-Agent Based Holistic Modelling and Simulation Framework (methods, algorithms and tools);
– Establish an Integrated Enterprise Energy Performance Model that extends current Energy Performance Models;
– Design and implementation of an Open Semantic Based Middleware for integrated Management of Multi-Sensorial Clouds;
– Deliver Innovative interface mechanisms for the detection of complex patterns of space occupancy and energy consumption;
– Design and implement an indicative multi-sensorial network, dynamically incorporating a large number of heterogeneous input sources to provide accurate monitoring data related with space occupancy, energy consumption, comfort levels and environmental quality.
Project Begin: 01/11/2011
Project End: 31/10/2014
Objetive: Creation of an effective solution to implement a system with Embedded Intelligent Controls for Buildings with Renewable Generation and Storage allowing building managers to:
– Directly optimize energy use in buildings: optimal control of internal sub-systems;
– Enable active participation in the future smart grid environment: effective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, or electricity distributors.
Project Scope: These energy optimization objectives will be achieved in three complementary actions:
– Developing supervisory control strategies that will be able to coordinate larger subsystems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, renewable energy generation, thermal storage, etc.) and orchestrate operation of the numerous devices in such systems. Energy use in buildings will be optimized as a trade-off between occupants comfort, energy costs and environmental impact, while taking into account people’s habits, weather conditions, electrical characteristics of appliances and devices, thermal characteristics of buildings, local energy generation and storage capacities and market conditions, such as existing tariff structures.
– Through the development of an intelligent gateway with embedded logic supporting inter-building energy exchange. This brokerage agent will communicate directly with other buildings and local producers to negotiate possible use of the electricity produced locally in their premises. This mechanism will aim to increase interoperability of buildings and will address challenges related to deployment the future Smart Grid concepts and technologies.
– Developing novel virtual sub-metering technologies and event-based middleware applications that will support advanced monitoring and diagnostics concepts. Systematic performance monitoring will ensure the achieved savings are sustained over long period of time without being degraded by deteriorated performance of both mechanical equipment and the monitoring and control system itself.
Project Begin: 01/05/2011
Project End: 31/04/2014
Objetive: BEEM-UP will demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing the energy consumption in existing buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake. BEEM-UP will implement an innovative approach to go beyond a 75% reduction in space heat energy consumption, in addition to reducing the total energy consumption. Ambitious energy reduction will be demonstrated as the economically most attractive alternative for retrofitting.
Project Scope: BEEM-UP develop and demonstrate innovative, cost effective and high performance retrofitting concepts and solutions to be adopted by architects and designers, promoters and contractors, clients and users to boost high quality energy efficient renovation and accelerate the retrofitting uptake of low efficient building stock. This project will also proceed to implement three pilots in several European cities: Paris (France), Alingsås (Sweden) and Delft (Netherlands).
Project Begin: 01/01/2011
Project End: 31/12/2013
Objetive: Develop a solution for the downstream sector of Oil&Gas market, namely for the tank telemetry domain, encompassing all the business processes from installation through data validation and availability ending in customer operations optimization.
Expected Results: Deliver a complete solution that allow ISA customers to reduce the number of tanks drops and increase the amount of gas per delivery.
Project Begin: 03/07/2015
Project End: 02/07/2017
Objetive: SPORTE2 aims to manage and optimize the triple dimensions of energy flows (generation, grid exchange, and consumption) in Sport and Recreation Buildings by developing a new scalable and modular BMS based on smart metering, integrated control, optimal decision making, and multi-facility management. This tool will enable a new relationship and business model structure between facility managers and power providers. The approach will target a reduction of energy consumption by up 30%, with commensurate CO2 reductions and cost savings.
Project Scope: Opening of a market for ICT-based customized solutions. Collaboration framework between the ICT and buildings and construction sectors. Radical reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Implementation of three real scale Pilots in Santa Maria de Lamas (Portugal), Cesano (Italy) e Bizkaia (Spain). Market analysis and dissemination plan.
Project Begin: 01/09/2010
Project End: 28/02/2013
Objetive: The “TICE.Mobilidade – Mobility System User Centered” aims to provide mobility services focused on the user, using for such infrastructure converging internet tools and thus making those solutions available in the market. This project will also provide a digital platform to facilitate the access to mobility services by users, combining mobility, energy optimization, urban spaces management and shared information to develop services for urban mobility.
Project Scope: The mission of the project involves developing new services that make the urban mobility network more efficient, through the results of several actions:
– Development of a service commercialization platform;
– Development of an information platform;
– Support to identify and define business models;
– Mobility products and services development ( Management system for urban transportation; service platform to share bicycles; information services of public transportation companies; financial, time and environmental impact report system in user’s mobility; multimodal support system to mobility services; taxation systems and services; promotion of inclusive mobility)
Coimbra and Porto were the two cities chosen to install the first pilots and proof of concept.
Project Begin: 01/01/2011
Project End: 31/12/2013
Objetive: Design, development and validation of an integrated solution for Energy Efficiency and Smart Metering, including tele-measurement mechanisms, tele-metering and tele-operation, included the following components: Software platform obeying Service Oriented Architectute paradigms (SoA) and Internet of Services (IoS) for integration of multi-metering and sub-metering information.
Project Begin: 01/10/2011
Project End: 30/09/2013