A World Café is a structured conversational process in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “table host”. A café ambience is created in order to facilitate conversation. In some versions, a degree of formality is retained to make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak. Alternatively, the café concept can be taken more literally with everyone potentially talking at once. As well as speaking and listening, individuals may be encouraged to write or doodle on the tablecloth so that when people change tables, they can see what previous members have written as well as hearing the table host’s view of what has been happening.
Each LSP part of The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme Projects is having a table at the World Cafe Workshop, taking place on Thursday August 31st 2017
ACTIVAGE (ACTivating InnoVative IoT smart living environments for AGEing well) brings together 48 partners from 9 European countries with the objectives to to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. The project delivers the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES), a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA, addressing trustworthiness, privacy, data protection and security. User-demand driven interoperable IoT-enabled Active & Healthy Ageing solutions are deployed on top of the AIOTES in every DS, enhancing and scaling up existing services, for the promotion of independent living, the mitigation of frailty, and preservation of quality of life and autonomy.
AUTOPILOT (AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things) brings together 43 partners from 14 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objectives to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services. The market size is expected to grow gradually reaching 50% of the market in 2035. AUTOPILOT develops new services on top of IoT to involve autonomous driving vehicles, like autonomous car sharing, automated parking, or enhanced digital dynamic maps to allow fully autonomous driving. AUTOPILOT IoT enabled autonomous driving cars are tested, in real conditions, at four permanent large scale pilot sites in Finland, France, Netherlands and Italy, whose test results will allow multi-criteria evaluations (Technical, user, business, legal) of the IoT impact on pushing the level of autonomous driving.
IoF2020 (Internet of Food and Farm 2020) brings together 70 partners from 16 European countries with the objectives to to accelerate adoption of IoT for securing sufficient, safe and healthy food and to strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe. It will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering a symbiotic ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes. The heart of the project is formed by 19 use cases grouped in 5 trials with end users from the Arable, Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables and Meat verticals and IoT integrators that demonstrate the business case of innovative IoT solutions for a large number of application areas. A lean multi-actor approach focusing on user acceptability, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business models boost technology and market readiness levels and bring end user adoption to the next stage. This development is enhanced by an open IoT architecture and infrastructure of reusable components based on existing standards and a security and privacy framework.
MONICA (Management Of Networked IoT Wearables – Very Large Scale Demonstration of Cultural Societal) brings together 28 partners from 9 European countries with the objectives to provide a very large-scale demonstration of multiple existing and new Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living. The solution will be deployed in six major cities in Europe. MONICA demonstrates a large-scale IoT ecosystem that uses innovative wearable and portable IoT sensors and actuators with closed-loop back-end services integrated into an interoperable, cloud-based platform capable of offering a multitude of simultaneous, targeted applications. All ecosystems are demonstrated in the scope of large scale city events, but have general applicability for dynamically deploying Smart City applications in many fixed locations such as airports, main traffic arterials, and construction sites. Moreover, it is inherent in the MONICA approach to identify the official standardisation potential areas in all stages of the project.
SyncronicCity (SynchroniCity: Delivering an IoT enabled Digital Single Market for Europe and Beyond) brings together 33 partners from 9 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objectives to deliver a Single Digital City Market for Europe by piloting its foundations at scale in 11 reference zones – 8 European cities and 3 more worldwide cities. SynchroniCity is working to establish a reference architecture for the envisioned IoT-enabled city market place with identified interoperability points and interfaces and data models for different verticals. This includes tools for co-creation & integration of legacy platforms & IoT devices for urban services and enablers for data discovery, access and licensing lowering the barriers for participation on the market. SynchroniCity pilots these foundations in the reference zones together with a set of citizen-centred services in three high-impact areas, showing the value to cities, businesses and citizens involved, linked directly to the global market.