VICINITY will engage new partners through 2 Open calls with a budget of €500K. One open call will be devoted to system integrators for Integration of IoT infrastructures deployed at public facilities in the domain of healthcare, smart grids, transport or intelligent buildings. Another open call will look for value added services over IoT infrastructure in the domain of healthcare, smart grids, transport or intelligent buildings.
Society is about to see a major shift in the accountability of organisations that make use of individuals’ personal data. Currently people give implied consent for the use of personal data on many occasions, such as when they accept the terms and conditions associated with downloading a new app. Less than 1% of people understand what personal data might be collected and how it might be used.
VICINITY Test Labs will support the activities of the prototyping and testing of the early VICINITY infrastructure available, currently consisting of: AAU Microgrid IoT Laboratory in Denmark, CERTH Test Laboratory in Greece, ATOS IoE Laboratory in Spain.
The H2020 project VICINITY aims at providing “Interoperability as a service” through VICINITY Cloud services to setup semantic interoperability including device discovery and peer-to-peer network of VICINITY Nodes to exchange context-aware user data in secure and privacy preserving manner.
VICINITY Pilots will be set up in the domains of eHealth, Smart Transport, Smart Energy and Smart Parking. Recommendations on standards are described in detail in VICINITY Deliverable D2.1 – "Analysis of Standardisation Context and Recommendations for Standards Involvement".
VICINITY is now in its most important phase, for several reasons. First, we are in the process of finishing the requirements and specification phase. Second, we are starting development of the software and getting more in-depth into modeling of the use cases. Third, we are facing our first real review in September.
VICINITY newsletters will serve as a fully accessible communication tool for the dissemination of important project news and the description of future steps. The first issue includes a summary and overview of results from the VICINITY project in that direction, giving brief answers to questions such as: