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BigClouT Big data meeting Cloud and IoT for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

abstract

The world is facing a number of critical challenges such as global warming, economic crisis, security threats, inequality, natural disasters and ageing society. ICT solutions have the potential to change the world and improve the quality of life and security of its citizens.

BigClouT project will in particular make use of today’s three key technologic enablers, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data, for the objective of increasing the efficiency in using urban infrastructure, economic and natural resources shared by the increasing population.

BigClouT will offer an analytic mind to the city by creating distributed intelligence that can be implanted throughout the whole city network either for large or smaller urban areas.

BigClouT will leverage the results of the EU-Japan ClouT project and will bring them beyond, by adding for instance distributed intelligence with edge computing principles, big data analytics capability, in addition to self-awareness and dependability properties towards a programmable smart city platform.

Resources and knowledge from prestigious European and Japanese institutions are now together to keep on creating a long-lasting synergy between EU and Japan for tackling future city challenges.

objectives

The overall objectives of the BigClouT project can be listed as follows:

  • Build an interoperable architecture enabling data-driven IoT applications
  • Enable self-awareness in smart city platform with programmability and dependability properties
  • Provide libraries and tools for scalable knowledge extraction from distributed information sources in urban areas
  • Design and assess, with citizens and end-user involvement, attractive smart city services and applications taking into account personal data protection concerns
  • Propose sustainable dissemination and exploitation plans and create an ecosystem of innovators (SMEs, startups, citizens, etc.) with realistic win-win business models

The main outcome will be an integrated smart city platform, which will be deployed and validated in 4 pilot cities within the project, Grenoble, Bristol, Tsukuba and Fujisawa, targeting applications in several domains such as : Business tourism, Tokyo Olympics 2020 tourism, Smart transportation, and Smart energy management.

Cross-continent trials between EU and Japan will be organized in order to validate the replicability of the BigClouT’s global approach.

The BigClouT project is jointly funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (contract N° 723139) and by the Commissioned Research of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), JAPAN (contract N° 18301).

partners / contact

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

Levent Gürgen

Levent Gürgen

BigClouT EU Coordinator CEA-Léti, R&D Project Manager

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION

東日本電信電話株式会社

Japan

Koichi TAKAHASHI

高橋幸一

Koichi TAKAHASHI

高橋幸一

General Manager

ビジネスイノベーション本部 BBXマーケティング部 新ビジネス創造担当部長

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

Martino Maggio

Martino Maggio

Senior Researcher

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION

日本電信電話株式会社

Japan

Hiroshi Sato

佐藤浩史

Hiroshi Sato

佐藤浩史

Senior Research Engineer

主任研究員

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

Dora Varvarigou

Dora Varvarigou

Professor, Distributed Knowledge and Media Systems group

UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA

筑波大学

Japan

Toshiyuki Amagasa

天笠俊之

Toshiyuki Amagasa

天笠俊之

Associate Professor, Center for Computational Sciences

准教授

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY - SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS

UK

Rodger Lea

Rodger Lea

Researcher focused on IoT systems infrastructure for Smart Cities

KEIO UNIVERSITY

慶應義塾大学

Japan

Takuro Yonezawa

米澤拓郎

Takuro Yonezawa

米澤拓郎

Research Assistant Professor

特任講師

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS

国立情報学研究所

Japan

Kenji Tei

鄭 顕志

Kenji Tei

鄭 顕志

Associate Professor

准教授

ABSISKEY CP

France

Yann FALEVOZ

Yann FALEVOZ

Project Manager in collaborative project

GRENOBLE-ALPES METROPOLE

France

Kate Margetts

Kate Margetts

Project Manager for Innovation

BRISTOLISOPEN LIMITED

UK

Anna Kolosenko

Anna Kolosenko

TSUKUBA City

Japan

Associate Partner via NTTE

Associate Partner via NTTE

FUJISAWA CITY

Japan

Associate Partner via NTTE

Associate Partner via NTTE

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pilots

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Grenoble city area (FRANCE) http://blog.bigclout.eu/grenoble-field-trials/

Tsukuba city area (JAPAN) http://blog.bigclout.eu/tsukuba-field-trials/

Fujisawa city area (JAPAN) http://blog.bigclout.eu/fujisawa-field-trials/

Bristol city area (UNITED KINGDOM) http://blog.bigclout.eu/bristol-field-trials/

news

1st International Workshop on Big data, cloud, and IoT ...

2019-02-27

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UTA kickoff event in Tokyo

2018-12-17

Smart city is one of the important topics which concern today every urban citizen. Indeed, the world is facing a number of critical challeng...

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Europe, Japan and Korea collaboration for breakthrough ...

2018-12-04

Europe, Japan and Korea are strategic partners to address the world’s current challenges such as global warming, economic crisis, secu...

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Booth at ICT 2018 - 4-6 December 2018 - Vienna

2018-11-22

Come and meet us at ICT 2018 from 4 to 6 December in Vienna, International Cooperation Village (ACV Level 1), Stand number INCO3.This resear...

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2 BigClouT related scientific papers selected for Urb-I...

2018-11-12

2 scientific papers related to BigClouT have been selected for Urb-IoT2018: GANonymizer: Image Anonymization Method Integrating Object Detec...

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UTA in Smart City Expo

2018-11-12

We will promote the Urban Technology Alliance (UTA) during 3 events at the Smart City Expo: Urban Technology Alliance Launch Announcement &n...

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Release of the BigClouT video

2018-11-02

Discover the possibilities offered by the BigClouT platform and the project use cases:

https://youtu.be/19XSyZ0e014

BigClouT Manga

2018-09-27

This manga presents the project use cases and shows the possibilities offered by the BigClouT platform. It can be downloaded from the "...

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hub:raum IoT Academy Athens

2017-11-23

ICCS represented by Dr. Antonis Litke and George Palaiokrassas, demonstrated BigClouT project, its results and achievements in hub:raum IoT ...

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Release of our comic book

2017-11-08

This comic book presents the project use cases and shows the possibilities offered by the BigClouT platform. It can be downloaded from the &...

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Mt. Tsukuba Momiji Festival

2017-11-01

The HukuRepo smartphone application was available for the Mt. Tsukuba Momiji Festival. The application collects the...

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44th Fujisawa citizen Festival

2017-10-28

The Lokemon-Location Monster smartphone application was available for the 44th Fujisawa citizen Festival. The application allows t...

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events

2019-04-19

Start enebular for IoT 2019

Business conference on the theme "Creating new value through IoT". the conference was held at the Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo.

2019-04-04

UTA workshop

Workshop organized by the Urban Technology Aliance (UTA) at Future Cities Catapult in London (which became Connected Places) on April 4th.

Among the participants were the CEA, Lancaster University, Arup, Bristol City Council, Bristol is Open, Digital Catapult, Innovation Alliance for West Midlands, London's Global University, Paremu, Sports and Recreation Alliance, Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) and Design lead for London Legacy Development Corporation and a delegation from NTTE (JP).

The day after was the opportunity to visit Bristol is Open.

2019-03-26

MyIno launch

Pressconference for the official launch of the myino app, one of the BigClouT use cases which provide new services for users of the inovallee industrial estate in Grenoble.

2019-03-26

Smart City Expo Taipei

The theme of the event is “AIoT Invigorates Smart City.” It is expected to have a larger scale exhibition with more than 150 city leaders and representatives, leading delegations with 500 plus members over 50 countries and regions to attend, exchanging ideas on smart city development.

Smart City Summit & Expo,  established in 2014, is not only the B2B-oriented platform for Taiwan ICT industry to present their smart city solutions, but also the biggest IoT application exhibition in Asia. City leaders from all over the world are gathered in Taipei to exchange their experience in smart city development, learning a diversity of innovative applications and solutions, and thus escalating the growth of smart cities worldwide through communications among suppliers and buyers. ‘Building Smart Cities on the IoT’ has been the theme of Smart City Summit & Expo. With the comprehensive IoT network, the city leaders can make smart decisions based on the Big Data collected from cities and citizens.

For more information, please visit https://en.smartcity.org.tw/index.php/en-us/.

2019-02-27

IWBigDataCity 2019

The first international workshop on big data, cloud, and IoT technologies for smart cities is a forum for researchers in academia and industry who are interested in big data, cloud, and IoT technologies for smart cities and their use cases. The goal of this workshop is to share novel ideas, research progress, and smart city use cases, and to discuss future directions of smart city technologies. The workshop focuses on the added value interconnection among state-of-the-art technologies such as, Big Data, cloud/edge computing, Internet of Things, blockchains, and others having as aim to provide services in the context of the smart cities.

http://iwbigdatacity.org/

2019-02-26

EU-JAPAN COLLABORATION FOR BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS IN SMART CITIES

Urban Technology Alliance offering European and Japanese Smart City Testbeds

The first objective of this webinar is to present the Urban Technology Alliance (UTA), a global alliance of smart city testbeds involving European and Japanaese cities and technological stakeholders. In addition, this webinar will be an opportunity to give a presentation of some of the ongoing smart city experiments within the UTA city testbeds. 

The webinar is targeted to EU companies and organisations seeking a testing environment for their IoT and smart city related solutions.

Registration deadline: 25/02/2019

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • What the Urban Technology is about and how to be part of it
  • What are the smart city deployment project examples in Europe and in Japan
  • What are the reusable assets from those projects 

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speakers: 

Dr Levent Gurgen, R&D Project Manager at Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA): Dr. Levent GURGEN is R&D project manager in CEA-LETI. He has been involved in several EU-Japan collaborative projects on IoT and smart cities such as ClouT (http://clout-project.eu/), FESTIVAL (http://www.festival-project.eu/) and M-SEC (https://www.msecproject.eu/) projects. He is currently coordinating the EU-Japan BigClouT project (http://bigclout.eu/) on smart cities. He is also coordinating the building phase of the Urban Technology Alliance, an international association aiming at building a global network of city scale testbeds for validating smart city solutions.
Dr. Jin Nakazawa, associate professor in Keio University: Dr Nakazawa is currently working on 2 European-Japanese collaborative projects on Internet of Things. He leads a broad range of research aiming at making cities smarter with the power of information. His lab in Keio aims at building a large-scale sensing system, a data dissemination platform, intelligent data analysis techniques, and a number of applied system including health, environment, traffic, and wellbeing.

Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office 

Please go to the EU Business in Japan website, to register for this webinar.

If you are already a member of the EU Business in Japan website, please log in and then go to the webinar link - If you are not yet a member, you will first have to register as a member via:http://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/user/register and then when your registration request is confirmed, please log in and go to the 'Events' section of the website and register to the webinar.

2018-12-17

Launch of Urban Technology Alliance

UTA provides a worldwide testing environment for your smart city solutions, neutral smart city guidance and networking opportunities with cities in Europe, Asia and North America.

2018-11-28

NTT R&D Forum 2018 Autumn

The forum contributes through lectures and exhibits that detail NTT R&D latest achievements in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way.

2018-11-21

UrbIoT

Urban spaces are man-made microcosms where a number of entities interact with each other to offer citizens a variety of services, for instance, buildings and infrastructure, transportation, utility, public safety, healthcare or education. The interplay between this multitude of connecting entities creates a complex system with dynamic human, material, and digital flows. By 2050 the world’s urban population is expected to grow by 72%. This steep growth creates an unprecedented urge for understanding cities to enable planning for the future societal, economic and environmental well-being of their citizens. The increasing deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the rise of the so-called‚ Sensored Cities‚ are opening up new avenues of research opportunities towards that future. Although, there have been a number of deployments of diverse IoT systems in the urban space, our understanding of these systems and their implications has just scratched the surface.

The Urb-IoT conference aims to explore these dynamics within the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the new science of cities. Urb-IoT 2018 is the 3rd edition of this conference, after two successful events in Rome (2014) and Tokyo (2016). In 2018, UrbIoT is a co-located conference to Smart City Summit 360°, providing even more opportunities for networking and exchange of novel ideas on smart cities.

outcomes

Communication materials

BigClouT in EU-JAPAN Centre Newletter October 2016 - You can find BigClouT in the EU-Japan Centre newletter from October 2016 in page 26 "BIGCLOUT, LONG-LASTING SYNERGY BETWEEN EU AND JAPAN FOR TACKLING FUTURE CITY CHALLENGES"

BigClouT Manga

BigClouT Press release - CEA LETI (English) - EU AND JAPAN EXPAND COLLABORATION TARGETING NEWGENERATION SMART CITIES : BigClouT Program Will Add Big-data Analytics, Edge Computing and Self-aware Equipment For New Tools and Applications in 4 European and Japanese Cities

ClouT Newsletter #4 - BigClouT project will leverage the results of EU-Japan ClouT project. The ClouT final newsletter gives an overview of the ClouT project final outcomes thanks to a fruitful EU-Japan collaboration, including last year field trials results.

Comic book - HD (35Mo)

Comic-book - LD (2Mo)

Public deliverables

D1.1 - Analysis of existing reusable European and Japanese assets

D1.2 - Citizen centric use cases and requirements

D1.3 - First BigClouT Architecture

D1.4 - Updated use cases, requirements and architecture

D2.1 - Data collection tools and architecture

D2.2 - Data collection and redistribution framework - demonstration

D2.3 - Self-aware distributed city data platform

D2.4 - Distributed data-flow programming tool

D2.5 - Self-aware programmable city platform

D2.6 - Programmable Smart City

D3.1 - Big Data Analytics Framework Architecture

D3.2 - Big Data Analytics Framework report

D3.3 - Big Data Analytics Framework Prototype

D3.4 - Big Data Analytics Framework report

D4.1 - Pilot preparation and citizen involvement

D4.2 - Final pilot operation plan

D4.3 - Integrated use cases and first largescale deployments and experimentation

D5.1 - Visual identity and project website

D5.2 - First dissemination and exploitation plan

D5.3 - Second year update dissemination and exploitation plan

Scientific papers

A comparative analysis of machine learning algorithms for faults detection in wireless sensor networks

Learning Environment Model at Runtime for Self-adaptive Systems

Soft-Goal Approximation Context Awareness of Goal-driven Self-Adaptive Systems

An IoT architecture for personalized recommendations over big data oriented applications

Recommendation Service for Big Data Applications in Smart Cities

An index-based secure query processing scheme for outsourced databases

Recency-based candidate selection for efficient entity linking

A Development of Participatory Sensing System for Foreign Visitors in PBL

CityFlow: Supporting Spatial-Temporal Edge Computing for Urban Machine Learning Applications

GANonymizer: Image Anonymization Method Integrating Object Detection and Generative Adversarial Network

A Distance-Dependent Chinese Restaurant Process Based Method for Event Detection on Social Media

CityFlow: exploiting edge computing for large scale smart city applications

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