D5.1 Value-added services definition requirements and architectural design

VICINITY Value-Added Services aim to demonstrate the capabilities of the VICINITY Platform in the IoT world and to maximise the potential of adoption of the project’s results. Thus, VICINITY will shape solutions regarding user preferences, real operational needs and the appropriate legal, security and privacy requirements augmenting VICINITY potential for wide adoption by user communities.

Goal of this deliverable (D5.1 - Value-Added Services definition, requirements and architectural design) is to express the definition of “Value Added Services” in the project, their role and purpose as well as their requirements, taking into account VICINITY Platform requirements, specification and architecture, as well as identified barriers (WP1). This deliverable also describes how VICINITY enables the creation of services that target the IoT domain and cover a wide range of markets.

The three Pilot Cases will cover various domains in Building, Energy, Transportation and Health sectors. Each of the foreseen Value-Added Services will be implemented in the scope of each Pilot Case. Value-Added Services will serve as a demonstration in order to highlight how VICINITY Platform and the underlying components, enable the realization of cross-domain applications, as a proof-of-concept on the potential brought by VICINITY. Benefits and value creation of these services can evolve by exploiting the unleashed volume of semantically enhanced information stemming from the emerging IoT ecosystems connected to the VICINITY interoperability platform.

In order to extract a detailed definition of all the Value-Added Services, an iterative process has been adopted as a methodology to enable the active collaboration with the key pilot site representatives. A detailed template has been introduced, covering the different aspects needed to be specified for the defined use cases and the corresponding Value-Added Services, which has been progressively completed in order to provide a complete specification document. As a result, the selected VICINITY pilot sites manage to successfully cover four different domains (Energy, Buildings, Transport and Health) in 3 countries (Portugal, Norway and Greece), as thoroughly analysed and detailed in this report.