The symbIoTe project steps into this landscape to devise an interoperability framework across existing and future IoT platforms. The framework will enable the discovery and sharing of resources for rapid cross-platform application development and will facilitate the blending of next generation of smart objects with surrounding environments. To validate its IoT application and service development the project develops five representative use cases, each one lead by specific partners.
Use case 1: The “Smart Residence” is the case where a symbIoTe-powered smart home/office, local cloud and dynamic service composition will be exploited in a unified middleware platform to manage and access functions across any available devices, from smartphones and tablets, to automation devices, media players, and personal health to environmental sensors.
Use Case 2: The “EduCampus” will demonstrate how symbIoTe can help to establish the interoperability of two different campus middleware systems. It will be shown how to use IoT-devices from foreign campus system by using semantic mapping of different middleware services. This use case will use social collaboration and room reservations scenarios, to facilitate the interconnection of the two campus ecosystems.
Use Case 3: The “Smart Stadium” will provide services that enhance the experience around sport events and prolong it starting before arriving at the stadium, and last until spectators are back at home. Stadiums are challenging environments in terms of space and volume of visitors for ICT technology provision. The challenges lead to a new concept, the beacon cloud that allows for a centralized and effective beacon management by infrastructure providers, retrieving information from beacons, e.g. identification, location, battery status, and expected time for replacement.
Use Case 4: The “Smart Mobility and Ecological Urban Routing” refers to the integration of multiple different air-quality monitoring platforms with a service for urban routing based on the collected environmental data. The symbIoTe partner AIT uses its UWEDAT and openUWEDAT network of fixed monitoring stations, which provides high quality per-site data in configurable time intervals. UNIZG-FER has developed a solution for crowd-sensed air quality monitoring via wearable sensors and mobile devices, which enables citizens to collect and share air quality data while in motion. Ubiwhere, leader of this use case, is developing a Smart Cities platform capable of automatically collecting data regarding air-quality, from small-scale monitoring stations, parking and traffic, from on-street sensors, and will integrate its dynamic routing service as a high-level symbIoTe enabler.
Use case 5: The “Smart Yachting” will automate the information processes between a pleasure boat boat and the mainland, to allow users on a boat to identify automatically the territorial subjects (companies) to address the needs of e.g. edge detecting, and – on the other hand – allow the port authority to automatically send various territory information to the boat e.g. during the mooring phase. From an IoT integration perspective, this scenario represents a critical context for smart object interoperability, which is typically solved with custom system-to-system interfaces.
The five use cases constitute real large-scale deployments and have been selected to validate the symbIoTe vision in representative smart spaces. The key aspect of this deployment will be the creation of realistic scenarios and the engagement with real users towards the validation process.