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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

Luis Pena

Luis Pena

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

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

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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Global City Teams Challenge

2017-08-28

BigClouT has participated to the Global City Teams Challenge Event with a booth and a presentation. Our partners CEA, Keio University and Gr...

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HPCS 2017

2017-07-17

Georgios Palaiokrassas is presenting ICCS work related to BigClouT at “The 2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing...

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ICCS presenting its work at the 4th IEEE International ...

2017-07-03

Ilias Karlis, from ICCS, is at the 4th IEEE International COMPSAC Workshop on Big Data Management for the Internet of Things for presen...

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IIC quarterly meeting held in Berlin

2017-06-14

Dr. Levent Gürgen has presented the ClouT and BigClouT projects and their achievements at the IIC quarterly meeting held in Berlin. The...

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IoT Week 2017

2017-06-06

Dr. Levent Gürgen, from CEA Leti, will represent BigClouT at IoT Week, June 6-9 2017 Discover sensinact, a BigClouT asset, at...

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BigClouT, sponsor of Eclipsecon France 2017

2017-06-05

BigClouT and CEA Leti are proud of sponsoring Eclipsecon France, June 21 - 22 2017 in Toulouse. Come and discover Eclipse SensiNact sma...

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NII will be at The 2nd International Workshop on Models...

2017-05-18

The workshop will take place on July 17-21 at ICAC 2017, Columbus, Ohio, USA. It focuses on the self-aware computing systems as an area...

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NII was at the 6th Asian Workshop on Advanced Software ...

2017-05-04

AWASE aims at providing a forum for researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, advances, exp...

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NII was at the OU-NII-Lero-KhalifaU Workshop on Softwar...

2017-04-07

The workshop brings together a community of software engineers whose work relates challenges to engineering the software that forms the...

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NII was at the 32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Com...

2017-04-04

ACM SAC is an international conference on applied computing and technology. Kenji Tei (NII) presented a research about runtime model learnin...

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Video of the webinar about BigClouT and the results of ...

2017-02-15

Levent Gürgen (CEA-LETI, France), Takuro Yonezawa (Keio University, Japan) and Martino Maggio (Engineering, Italy) prese...

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BigClouT will be at IoT Asia on 29-30 March 2017

2017-02-13

IoT Asia provide insights for 4,500 attendees across the entire IoT value chain, addressing the interests of technology solut...

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BigClouT presented at a pitch session in Grenoble

2017-01-26

Levent GURGEN pitched the BigClouT project at the "Cowork in Grenoble" Pitch session. This session was dedicated to IoT and S...

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Webinar about BigClouT and the results of ClouT and FESTIVAL

2017-01-05

Levent Gürgen (CEA-LETI, France), Takuro Yonezawa (Keio University, Japan) and Martino Maggio (Engineering, Italy) will ...

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2nd International Workshop on Smart Cities

2016-12-12

The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Cities: People, Technology and Data will be held in Trento, Italy on Dec 12th to 16th. Important dat...

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Interoperability in the Internet of Things

2016-12-06

ClouT and BigClouT projects are mentioned in an article about interoperability in the Internet of Things in Computing Now.

'Etoile de l'Europe' for two French FP7 project coordinators

2016-12-05

"Etoile de l'Europe" for Levent Gürgen, ClouT coordinator.

http://buff.ly/2jm5raN

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BigClouT at Smart City Expo Congress in Barcelona

2016-11-15

The congress was held in Barcelona from 15th to 17th of November 2016. It brought together over 400 global influencers and innovators to sha...

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Lokemon & KEIO won at application contest in Mobicom'16

2016-10-06

Lokemon application developed by KEIO within BigClouT project won at application contest in Mobicom’16 (The 22nd Annual International ...

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NTTE's BigClouT launch

2016-09-28

NTTE (BigClouT Japanese coordinator) has announced the BigClouT start on its website (in Japanese).See the webpage here: http://www.ntt-east...

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Follow BigClouT project on Twitter !

2016-09-09

@bcloutsmartcity

 

 

 

BigClouT Kick-Off Meeting - 19-21 July, Tokyo

2016-07-19

The BigClouT project kick-off meeting took place on July 19th in Tokyo (Tsukuba University Tokyo Campus), including the first Smart City wor...

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Smart City Expo - Barcelona - 15-19 November 2016

2016-07-15

CEA-Leti and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole BigClouT partners will have a common booth in Smart City Expo 2016, November 15-17, Barcelona, ...

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events

2017-12-11

IEEE Big Data 2017 Workshop on “First International Workshop on Big Data in Smart Cities and Smart Buildings (BDSmart) -Technologies, Management and Quality-”

This workshop aims to provide a platform for discussing approaches, models, results and case studies or experience reports addressing a broad range of issues related to Big Data in Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. Although this workshop can only provide a first platform for discussions and propositions, it can build a foundation for further empirical research to understand Big Data quality and its implications for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings.

2017-11-23

hub:raum IoT Academy Athens

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

It was an event organized by hub:raum (the incubator of Deutsche Telekom) and supported by Cosmote, organized in Athens in OTEAcademy on 23th of November 2017. It’s goal was to bring together IoT companies, startups, universities, students, hardware geeks and every IoT creator to share knowledge, experience and visions about technological and business opportunities of the Internet of Things.

More than 450 participants could find answers to difficult questions, which startups and IoT companies have faced, get informed of difficulties, problems and challenges in the field of IoT (development, production, sales, scaling etc.) and how companies, startup and universities dealt with them. Representatives from Technical Universities, City Councils, and other important Partners spoke about their experiences in supporting the development of the Internet of Things in their countries through various programs and other activities.

BigClouT booth attracted the interest of more than 20 people mainly from the greek ΙοΤ industry. ICCS team had the chance to talk with many stakeholders in the IoT area and has hold short demonstrations on the project results achieved so far. Dissemination material has been spread and many visitors enjoyed the BigClouT comic book (more than 20 comic books have been given out).

Additional information and the program of the event as well could be found here: www.iotathens.splashthat.com

2017-11-14

Smart City Expo

Smart City Expo World Congress is committed to leveraging the implementation and follow-up of all global agendas at local and national level. The event aims to be the place to collectivize urban power, to increase the strength of cities, to identify business opportunities, to establish partnerships and contribute to enacting common policies. A place to share research, best practices and potential common solutions, achieved through effective collaboration.

As the leading event for cities, It gives to cities a powerful global voice as well as an innovative platform for common urban action. The event is the meeting point for governments, companies, entrepreneurs and research centers, where cities meet other cities, showcase their projects and find new solutions, and where companies make business. It has turned out to be an exceptional networking platform to connect people working in and with cities around the world who are tackling similar challenges and generating opportunities for action.

2017-11-01

Mt. Tsukuba Momiji Festival

The HukuRepo smartphone application was available for the Mt. Tsukuba Momiji Festival. The application collects the problems of foreign visitors to Tsukuba to help solve the city's problems.

2017-10-28

44th Fujisawa citizen Festival

The Lokemon-Location Monster smartphone application was available for the 44th Fujisawa citizen Festival. The application allows the gathering of real-time information on the city from citizens.

2017-10-24

EclipseCon Europe

EclipseCon Europe is designed to create opportunities for the Eclipse community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse and its member companies.

2017-10-06

EU-Japan cooperation (panel at CEATEC 2017)

CEATEC JAPAN looks to a future society suffused with information, ushering in a new industrial revolution driven by data. This international event brings together the people, the ideas and the technologies that will realize this future. Visitors will benefit from new business opportunities and exchange information on the latest trends and developments. CEATEC JAPAN offers innovative new solutions to the issues facing society, contributing to progress at the community level and to improved lifestyles at the individual level.

2017-08-28

Global City Teams Challenge

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities, led by National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including National Science Foundation, International Trade Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams, or “action clusters,” and “SuperClusters,” to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications within the city and community environment.

2017-07-17

High Performance Services Computing and Internet Technologies (SerCo 2017) In conjunction with the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

This workshop invites research communities from a diverse set of scientific areas such as cloud, distributed, parallel and high-performance computing to publish their work and share opinions about applications, challenges and viable solutions to the potential new systems emerging from the need to deal with data intensive application tasks within a SOA framework. 
 

2017-07-17

2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

Georgios Palaiokrassas is presenting ICCS work related to BigClouT at “The 2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)”. HPCS took place on 17-21 July 2017 in Genoa, Italy. ICCS presented the paper entitled “Recommendation service for big data applications in smart cities” and a demo about a recommendation service based on graph databases which is applied in the context of smart cities and leverages the potential of big data.

2017-07-17

The 2nd International Workshop on Models@run.time for Self-aware Computing Systems in conjunction with ICAC2017

The workshop take place on July 17-21 at ICAC 2017, Columbus, Ohio, USA. It focuses on the self-aware computing systems as an area of application for models@run.time. 

2017-07-04

4th IEEE International COMPSAC Workshop on Big Data Management for the Internet of Things

The goal of this workshop is to share and discuss the most advanced researches and development studies in the area of "Big Data Management for the Internet of Things." The workshop gathers researchers, engineers and practitioners from academia and industry who are working in this research domain. It focuses on new technical proposals and practical experiences with widely sharing the research issues that we must solve in this research domain.

2017-06-21

EclipseCon France

EclipseCon France is all about community. Contributors, adopters, extenders, service providers, consumers, business people, and researchers gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. EclipseCon provides networking that lead to synergies in the community and opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues as well as business opportunities.

The 2017 conference program includes technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the Eclipse developer and the Eclipse Working Group communities, such as Modeling, Embedded Systems, Data Analytics and Data Science, Internet of Things, DevOps, and more, as well as sessions that demonstrate Eclipse-based tools in action.

2017-06-06

IoT week

The IoT Week gives the floor to high level speakers on IoT-related hot topics. The event presents the latest developments and trends in IoT research and innovation by highlighting emerging technologies, solutions and trends in the IoT landscape and societal challenges (such as personal data protection and end-user adoption).

2017-06-06

IoT Week 2017 hackathon

Discover sensinact , a BigClouT asset, at the IoT Week 2017 hackathon.

2017-05-04

6th Asian Workshop on Advanced Software Engineering (AWASE17)

AWASE aims at providing a forum for researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, advances, experience and concerns in the generative approach to software development, as well as to promote the interaction between participators.

2017-03-29

Bigclout will be at IoT Asia 2017!

IoT Asia provide insights for 4,500 attendees across the entire IoT value chain, addressing the interests of technology solution providers and enablers as well as end-user and potential IoT technology adopters across multiple industries.

2016-12-06

BigClouT at the French-Japanese Innovation Year Forum in Osaka

On the 6th and 7th December 2016, Osaka will welcome the French-Japanese Innovation Year Forum for 2 days of exhibitions and seminars.

The French and Japanese territories will be highlighted as innovation boost throughout the presence of companies and local authorities in the developpement of local ecosystems. Will be present several french local authorities as well as companies, researchers, clusters, start-ups and japanese big companies. This Forum aims at strengthening the big potential of the french-japanese parntership.

For this occassion, BigClouT will be represented by the CEA and Grenoble Alpes Métropoles for the EU side.

2016-11-15

Smart City Expo - Barcelona - 17-19 November 2016

CEA-Leti and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole BigClouT partners will have a common booth in Smart City Expo 2016, November 15-17, Barcelona, including SMEs associations from Grenoble area.

 

2016-10-25

BigClouT & IoT Planet 2016 in Grenoble

BigClouT was represented thanks to the participation of our BigClouT partners CEA & Grenoble Alpes Métropole in the IoT Planet  Trade Show 2016 held in Grenoble the 25th to 27th October 2016.  The IoT planet Trade Show provides all IoT actors with a platform for networking and business. Co-location with Semicon Europa is a unique opportunity to visit and meet the full electronic value chain. 3 full days of exhibitions and forum for professionals and consumers; more than 7000 visitors expected !

IoT Planet attracts media representatives from major publications around the world !

For more information: http://www.iot-planet.org/

2016-10-25

Eclipsecon Europe 2016, OSGi for European and Japanese Smart Cities

CEA attends the conference held in Germany on 25th to 27th October 2017.

To learn more about EclipseCon Europe:

EclipseCon is all about community. Contributors, adopters, extenders, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. EclipseCon delivers networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities. https://www.eclipsecon.org/europe2016/event/619

2016-10-10

IoT Week 2016 in Korea

BigClouT project members participated in the IoT Week in Korea.

More information here: http://www.iotweek.kr/2016/eng/main.asp

"To experience various IoT companies’ product/services, as IoT is a core technology for Intelligence Information Society and Industry 4.0, and for the purpose of business promotion with consumers and market opening, IoT Week Korea will be held from October 10 to 14, with a total of 12 events. "

2016-10-06

EU-Japan R&D symposium on topics for the 4th EU-JP coordinated call

NTTE (BigClouT Japanese coordinator) presented BigClouT and participated in the workshop to discuss next topics for the H2020 ICT Work programme calls for EU-Japan coordinated calls.

2016-07-01

ClouT project end - BigClouT project starts !

ClouT project (April 1st 2013 - June 30th 2016) had been jointly funded by the European Commission and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan.

  • ClouT, which stands for Cloud of Things, offers a virtualization framework to provide a uniform way of representing various city data sources such as IoT devices, legacy devices, social networks, mobile applications and World Wide Web. ClouT platform allows secure access to real-time data as well as historical data with easy-to use tools targeting municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators to create, deploy and manage smart city applications.
  • The project has developed several smart city applications using the developed platform and tools and deployed them in 4 pilot cities of the project: Santander, Genova, Fujisawa and Mitaka. Applications such as environmental monitoring, context aware coupons,  city dashboards, citizen safety and elderly care social networks have been validated via field trials involving real end-users.

BigClouT proposal has been selected among the 13 proposal received for H2020 EUJ-02-2016 call. The BigClouT project started officially on 1st July 2016 and will leverage ClouT project results.

documents

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 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)

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

D1.2 - Citizen centric use cases and requirements

D1.3 - First BigClouT Architecture

D2.1 - Data collection tools and architecture

D2.2 - Data collection and redistribution framework - demonstration

D3.1 - Big Data Analytics Framework Architecture

D4.1 - Pilot preparation and citizen involvement

D5.1 - Visual identity and project website

D5.2 - First dissemination and exploitation plan

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