POLicy Data Exploitation & Re-use

POLicy Data Exploitation & Re-use


Project aims to design, develop and deploy a software tool-suite to support government, city councils and related organisations in the elicitation, design, application and validation of policymaking.

Recent advances in technology, from wireless sensor networks to big data processing and analysis, are radically changing our cities, by introducing new services for the citizens, and improving existing ones both in terms of efficiency and reduced costs. Urban policy making is a fundamental aspect of such transformation and can benefit from such emerging technologies with new supporting tools and optimized processes. Currently though, policy-making is not benefiting from these developments. This will be addressed in the POLDER project.


Project overview

Partners: 14 from 4 countries
Start: December 2018
End: November 2021
Effort: 173.57 PY
Cluster: ITEA 3


About Project

Recent advances in technology, from wireless sensor networks to big data processing and analysis, are radically changing our cities, by introducing new services for the citizens, and improving existing ones both in terms of efficiency and reduced costs. Urban policy making is a fundamental aspect of such transformation and can benefit from such emerging technologies with new supporting tools and optimized processes. Currently though, policy-making is not benefiting from these developments. This will be addressed in the POLDER project.

The ITEA POLDER project proposes a hybrid policy-making model, where policy is made data-driven, model-driven and society-driven. The ITEA POLDER project will create optimal combinations of these sources. This means that the resulting outcome is

  • Cost-effective: collecting data for all types of decisions is usually very costly, even in a smart city, even in a context where sensors are cheap and connections are abundant. Actual data can be a very strong basis for evidence-based policy, but the associated costs are not always feasible or even acceptable.
  • Explainable: the outcome of an algorithm will not automatically be understood by decision-makers, especially when state-of-the-art deep learning is used. Incorporating known models or actual experience from policymakers will help them to understand.
  • Acceptable: when citizens’ opinions are included in the policy making, it is much easier to show how citizens have actually influenced the policy and how and where this has taken place. Stakeholders will recognize the points they raised, making the outcome acceptable.

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Smart City systems proposes for a wide range of city services such as transportation, traffic, air pollution, waste management, safety, energy, etc. Integrating these domains into a complete and consistent solution requires basic services provided by the underlying software infrastructure. A novel, comprehensive software platform could provide such services, including facilities for application development, integration, deployment, and management to ease the construction of sophisticated Smart City applications.

A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection/sensors to supply information used to manage assets and resources efficiently. (Matt Hamblen, Just what is a smart city?, computerworld.com, Oct 1, 2015)

Smart cities are seen as the future’s networked activity hubs, playing a key role in the societal and economic development. The future city is a place/hub/platform, to which people, companies etc. link their activities and find themselves all they need, be it employers/employees, services, social interaction etc. With the help of digitalization it is possible to create tools for this development, making future cities functional and people centric environments.

The EU has recently started building an urban agenda for EU that sets digital transition as one of the key priorities to be implemented in EU urban authorities, requiring integrated action at the EU level by multi-level cooperation to enforce. The POLDER project will take into account work in EU urban agenda and will communicate with parties in key role in EU urban agenda such city of Oulu.

The POLDER project addresses key challenges in smart cities by introducing intelligent ways to combine data from various sources, in a way that can be trusted, accepted and afforded.

Social challenges

  • Real inputs from citizens: the primary beneficiaries of POLDER should be the citizens; their daily lives should improve as a result of good urban policies. Therefore it is essential that their inputs, expectations and opinions are reflected in those policies; not having to wait for the next elections to give their inputs.
  • Acceptance and trust: decision-making and policy-making are complex processes. In a smart city, data and algorithms will play an increasing role in this. How can a citizen know that the outcome can be trusted? It should be avoided that city government becomes a ‘black box’ where advanced algorithms decide how the city should be run.
  • Solutions that work: an intervention by the city government should be effective, and the effects should be visible to the citizens. This means that the interventions should be evidence-based and should be verifiable.

Economic challenges

  • Optimal balance of cost and quality: the best outputs can be achieved when every relevant aspect of the smart city has been fully measured and evaluated. Apart from possible privacy and ‘big brother’ considerations, this is not economically feasible. Sensors are not free and care should be taken to measure ‘just enough’ and nothing more. What is the optimal combination of ‘measure everything’ and ‘use an existing model to approximate the situation’?
  • Creating a sustainable ecosystem: starting a project to get some data and create some insights is one, continuing to do so and expand the project’s insights to other domains, other districts and other cities is two. How can an urban data hub sustain itself so that companies see value in it and continue to invest in adding new data, new sensors, new models because it helps their business too?

Technological challenges

  • Getting the right data: there can be many issues with the data that is used as input for decision-making: bias, noise, inaccuracy, unavailability, unknown semantics, provenance, … The challenge is to know how reliable the input data is and how adequate it is for reliable decision-making.
  • Including other sources: many aspects of a smart city are just not available as data. However, they need to be taken into account. Expert knowledge, experience, historic results, existing models should all play an important role, together with ‘solid data’. Additionally, inputs from citizens also need to be taken into account.
  • Presentation of information extracted from available data to the stakeholders in an efficient and easy to use form is crucial.

Partners & Consortium

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Spanish Companies & Consortium

Accuro Technology S.l

ACCURO TECHNOLOGIES will coordinate the ITEA3 POLDER Project & Its overall contribution will be to promote behavioural changes in smart tourist destinations where innovative practices improve live of citizens..

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Accuro Technology S.l

As cities are becoming smarter, data is becoming readily available, by using this big data, ACCURO can make cities more economical, save money, and make life overall better for citizens. ACCURO offers digital business development to increase business potential through the assessment of digital technologies, analyzing market opportunities and conceiving digital business models to keep businesses competitive for globalization. CITIES play a vital role in the digital revolution and now have the opportunity to build platforms to facilitate the data economy in a new world including renewable energy sistems, water reuse technics, waste management systems and recycling. Seamless access to data is crucial to accelerate circular economy, cities embracing digital technologies applied in Circular Economy today, will be tomorrow’s winners, and with ACCURO, Cities in Europe can be future ready faster and release scarce resources to drive change.

ACCURO TECHNOLOGIES will coordinate the ITEA3 POLDER Project & Its overall contribution will be to promote behavioural changes in smart tourist destinations where innovative practices improve live of citizens and tourists by reducing the environmental impact of tourism industry activity. Accuro will endow best practices in the acquisition, data preprocessing and data input/output formatting & will analyze environmental datasets available in the smart city platform of 4 cities based on Fi-Ware technology. The main contribution of Accuro will be the definition and mapping of data, its enrichment plus research and developement of descriptive and predictive models, using environmental impact aware complex event processing (CEP) techniques to detect environmental related events. Accuro will contribute to the dissemination task presenting the project results within the scientific and industrial community & will elaborate an exploitation plan for the data models elaborated within the Spanish consortium.

Markets are evolving into an environment in which private and public organizations are increasingly managing data, which typically originates from multiple heterogeneous and hyperconnected systems or channels. The speed, complexity and frequency with which we store such data are factors that they pose in some public & private organizations, difficulties in the availability, structuring and ease of use of the information. The digital revolution goes ahead, and in a globalized environment that changes at the speed of vertigo, public & private organizations need agility and flexibility in the analysis of the information, which makes it easier for them to reach high levels of efficiency, operability and anticipation to become more eficient. ACCURO is an specialist in the design of business intelligence solutions and advanced predictive analytics, with special emphasis on helping clients develop complex data analysis strategies, business tactics and commercial information segmentation, which helps increase efectiveness in case of public organizations & profitability in case of private organizations. In some parts of Europe, information and communication technologies and services are contributing to revolutionary changes in ways cities are managed and everyday life. In other parts of Europe, the lives of people have hardly been touched by these innovations. If Small and Medium size Cities or regions are unable to acquire the capabilities for using the new ICT applications, they will be increasingly disadvantaged or excluded from participating in the information society. The social and economic potential of these new technologies for development is enormous, therefor ACCURO wants to bring to society technological value and be part of digital transformation of European Cities and communities.

Hispavista S.L.

Hispavista S.L. (https: //www.hispavista.com) was born as the first search engine in Spanish in 1996, since then it has developed its activity in the online advertising market, in digital marketing solutions for companies..

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Hispavista S.L.

Hispavista S.L. (https: //www.hispavista.com) was born as the first search engine in Spanish in 1996, since then it has developed its activity in the online advertising market, in digital marketing solutions for companies, and in R&D on the Internet. In these more than 20 years, launching digital initiatives on the Internet, innovating, reinventing and adapting. It currently works in areas as diverse as digital marketing, e-Commerce, Smart Cities or Industry 4.0 and has contributed to the creation of spin-offs such as Trabajos.com, Maxwind or Tashkaïs. HispaVista has received funding for R&D projects from local, national as well as European entities. HispaVista closed 2018 with a sales of more than 3 million euros and 40 staff. In 2019, it is expected to exceed EUR 3.5 million in turnover and to grow by 15% in the workforce.
One of HISPAVISTA most active business lines revolves around Smart Cities eMenhir platform. This platform currently has services related to the management of energy, water, waste and mobility being the tourism sector and its associated services a strategic area.

Nommon Solutions and Technologies S.L.

Nommon (www.nommon.es) is a research-intensive technology company based in Madrid, Spain, specialised in the provision of information, quantitative analysis and decision support tools for organisational intelligence and policy assessment.

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Nommon Solutions and Technologies S.L.

Nommon (www.nommon.es) is a research-intensive technology company based in Madrid, Spain, specialised in the provision of information, quantitative analysis and decision support tools for organisational intelligence and policy assessment. Our goal is to assist private and public organisations in creating sustainable value, by helping them make better-informed decisions in complex and uncertain environments. To this end, expertise is drawn from disciplines such as computer science, spatial analysis, data science and operations research.

Nommon works in sectors dealing with systems whose performance emerges from the complex interaction of interdependent policies and regulatory regimes, infrastructures, technologies, and demographic, socioeconomic and behavioural trends. Nommon’s commercial operations are organised into four business units:
– Kineo Analytics (www.kineo-analytics.com), which analyses anonymised geolocation data from mobile devices (e.g., mobile phone records) and blends them with more traditional data (e.g., census data) to provide dynamic population mapping, trip matrices and other population activity and mobility indicators. The areas of application include transportation, tourism and geomarketing, among others.
– Transport & Mobility, which provides decision support tools and consultancy services for data-driven transport modelling, with particular focus on the use of non-conventional data sources and on new, emerging mobility concepts and technologies, such as MaaS and CAVs.
– Aviation, which provides products and services for the planning and management of airports, airlines and air traffic management systems.
– New Businesses, which conceives and develops innovative projects and pilot studies in other areas, including Smart Cities & Urban Planning, Retail & Geomarketing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Energy & Environment, and Travel & Tourism.

Nommon’s research agenda encompasses three main threads:
– big data processing and spatio-temporal data analysis;
– complex systems modelling and data-driven simulation;
– information visualisation and visual analytics.

Nommon will contribute to the use case on smart tourism. The main contributions will be the analysis of definition of the use case, the collection of different data sources such as anonymised data coming from geolocated devices as well as data from open data portals and web services, the development of data analytics methods and algorithms for the analysis and prediction of tourists’ behaviour and impact, and the contribution to the specification and design of the POLDER platform.

Quobis

Quobis is a privately held SME funded in 2006 and a leading European company in the delivery of carrier-class unified communication solutions for telcos and enterprises.

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Quobis

Quobis is a privately held SME funded in 2006 and a leading European company in the delivery of carrier-class unified communication solutions for telcos and enterprises. Quobis is well-known as one of the leaders in the deployment of WebRTC technology after being involved in the release of the industry-first application server, called Sippo WebRTC Application Controller. Today, this element is part of the core network of different telcos worldwide. In addition, Sippo is helping enterprises to defeat the challenges behind digital transformation processes using real-time communications.
Since its foundation, Quobis has accumulated extensive experience in the implementation and deployment of solutions based on core technologies for corporations, service providers and telcos. Quobis has gained extensive knowledge of mobile networks, interconnection and WebRTC technology from partnerships with the primary equipment vendors.
Quobis has been involved in national and international R&D projects related to security and multimedia technologies. In addition, some tasks were also carried out in several regional or national R&D projects regarding voice interconnection, security and new services over NGN networks.
Quobis has broad knowledge about SIP and WebRTC protocols working on R&D projects not funded by public agencies as is a key partner for some of the larger network integrators and service providers that see Quobis as the reference partner for projects with special needs in unified communications.

Social And Beyond S.L.

Social & Beyond is a “TELEFONICA” invested company, and has market access to 70% of Smart Cities in Spain. Their participation in the POLDER project could be key for testing and validating software solutions in largest Smart Cities in Spain.

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Social And Beyond S.L.

Cities worldwide are attempting to transform themselves into smart cities. Studies show that a key factor in this transformation is the use of urban big data from stakeholders and physical objects in cities. However, the knowledge and framework for data use for smart cities remain relatively unknown. Social & Beyond participation in the POLDER project will gather findings from an analysis of various use cases of big data in Spanish Smart Cities, and will classify the urban data use cases into reference models and will identify challenges in transforming data into information for Cities and its citizens.

We see WIFI as an enabling technology for Smart City that leverages several ubiquitous services to enable Smart City deployments within the POLDER project. SMART PHONES & WIFI connections introduces new opportunities such as the capability to monitor events and manage large ammounts of information, analyze and take actions based on the information received from various real-time traffic data streams. As a result, mobile phones and wifi antenas are changing cities by enhancing infrastructures, creating more effective and cost-efficient municipal services, improving transportation services by decreasing road traffic congestion, and improving citizens’ safety.

Starflow S.L.

Starflow S.L. (www.clevernet.io) is a technology based company with offices in Spain (Barcelona) and the United States (San Francisco), which leads the development of communications optimization solutions

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Starflow S.L.

Starflow S.L. (www.clevernet.io) is a technology based company with offices in Spain (Barcelona) and the United States (San Francisco), which leads the development of communications optimization solutions through Artificial Intelligence systems and MultiPath solutions.
Starflow S.L. concentrates its R&D activities at its Barcelona headquarters where it has 16 fulltime researchers (including 3 Doctors and 1 Doctorando), while in San Francisco it has 2 researchers (2 Doctors) and business/sales and development activities are carried out.
Starflow S.L. is in the process of closing an additional 3 million dollar funding round that will allow them to double the size of the R&D department in Spain and to address the development of the present project, as well as the evolution of technology for optimizing the optimization of cableated networks to 5G.
Starflow S.L. It validated its technology in August 2018 by means of TELEFONICA of Spain, which subsequently invested in December 2018 on Starflow by means of its WAYRA investment vehicle.
The Strategic Plan for the 2019-2022 period aims to take advantage of the company’s strengths to diversify sources of revenue and increase its scalability by accessing new markets. In this strategy, the exploration of new verticals and the development of new products and services play a key role. This project is part of this strategy, with the main objective of promoting the development of products and services for connectivity for the tourism sector (hotels) and the Smart Cities.

Vexiza

Projects developed by Vexiza respond to a common idea: the use of GIS technologies. Taking advantage of this technology, Vexiza provides customers a spatial view of their business and offers solutions to help in decision making.

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Vexiza

Vexiza is a company based in León, Spain.
Projects developed by Vexiza respond to a common idea: the use of GIS technologies. Taking advantage of this technology, Vexiza provides customers a spatial view of their business and offers solutions to help in decision making.
We are a team of professionals with over fiveteen years of experience in GIS analysis and software development. We have a solid background in cartography, spatial analysis, programming in web and mobile, data management, graphic design.
Our professional projects focus on needs and requirements consultancy for clients in the field of GIS. In addition, all cartographic information processing and analysis services are included. We also develop solutions using GIS technology for the representation and analysis of information in web and mobile environments aimed at private clients, and consumer products as geographic information viewers via web.

Finnish Company & Consortium

KEYPRO

KEYPRO is a Finnish company specialized in network and geographic information solutions, with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

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KEYPRO

KEYPRO is a Finnish company specialized in network and geographic information solutions, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Our customer base includes owners, contractors, designers and maintainers of various utility networks, both underground and on the ground. KEYPRO serves more than 200 customers dealing with telecom networks, water service networks, electricity distribution, street lighting, district heating and natural gas. Even internationally, KEYPRO is a special enterprise, as they offer both network related expert services as well as network information systems themselves. Domestically, they also operate the Safe-to-Dig cable lookup service, covering the whole of Finland. Internationally, they deliver professional services and network information systems to many countries.
It is KEYPRO tasks to improve management of network assets: planning, constructing, documentation and maintenance. KEYPRO combines their service expertise with developing network information solutions and from that, they create ever more efficient solutions in lines of business. By improving efficiency, KEYPRO system solution is indeed based on a pure browser architecture, which enables access to the network information regardless of time and location. This way, they also enable a seamless cooperation between the network owner and contractors.

Romanian Companies & Consortium

BEIA Consult International

The project will lead BEIA to a next level of smart city solutions, enabling to offer consulting services for policy decision making that is cost-effective, explainable and acceptable. Furthermore, the project fits the strategy of BEIA to develop its telemetry platform for smart city mobility and environmental monitoring.

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BEIA Consult International

The project will lead BEIA to a next level of smart city solutions, enabling to offer consulting services for policy decision making that is cost-effective, explainable and acceptable. Furthermore, the project fits the strategy of BEIA to develop its telemetry platform for smart city mobility and environmental monitoring.

BEIA already supplies ICT and IoT solutions for various organizations in Romania (Bucharest Underground Metro, RATB – Bucharest Public Transport, Romanian Railway, Meridian Taxi, Bucharest Airport, Deutsche Bahn Romania, etc.) and will be able to sell the platform in a basic scenario as a nationwide SaaS service platform to private and public stakeholders in the smart city mobility domain. In an extended scenario, the commercialization of the services of the platform will be enlarged in the Balkan/Danube region through BEIA’s sales and partners network.

Beia Consult International is an SME with R&D department, founded in 1991, and it is one of the leading providers of telecommunications equipment and solutions in Romania for enterprise communications.

Main activities domain and market – “enterprise communications”, a large customers portfolio (over 6000 public/private customers, located in Romania and abroad), Beia is an authorized distributor of Siemens, Voxtron, Dialogic, Dasan Electron, InVision, Tiptel, Beyertone, FMT and Dassault Systemes/Exalead. Beia references include over 5,000 turn-key projects for telephone exchanges, local and corporate networks, and advanced communications solutions.

SIEMENS partner in Romania, Vice President in the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), leader of the NEM Romanian Mirror Group, member of Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry (ARIES).

Beia has R&D potential in Cloud, embedded M2M (Machine 2 Machine) telemonitoring & telecommunications applications and complete ITC Projects, Technical testing, Testing of market related features, Implementation, and Managed Services & System Integration, one of the R&D results consist in “IP-Wireless-Telemetry” experimental system: Remote Terminal Unit (stand alone, GPS location, data acquisition and processing, command and control, GPRS/CDMA on-line data transmission with TCP/IP embedded); Field Interface Unit – communications server; client application (fleet management, data monitoring and command), human machine interface.

Experience in R&D National Programmes and Pre-accession Programmes (instruments financed by the EU to assist Romania in its preparations for joining the EU) as a partner and consortium coordinator.

The company has a good relationship in Romanian industry (large companies and SMEs) and in Romanian R&D area, such as: “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Romanian Academy), Romanian Space Agency, National Institute for Research-Development in Electrical Engineering.

As previous work – BEIA develops an agriculture monitoring platform for monitoring ecological parameters and environmental telemetry:  We use different types of RTUs and Sensors that monitor and transmit important information such as temperature, precipitation, wind speed, soil condition and leaf wetness from selected locations. The RTUs will transmit sensor data to our cloud platform where we can conveniently process the site-specific weather and soil data in near real-time, display it in our web-based visualization application and get detailed recommendations when and where to spray and how much to irrigate – resulting in optimized yield, quality and income.  In previous approaches RTUs were implemented in most cases on a local server and no company could aggregate enough sensor data to consider automating the treatment process.

BEIA Consult has experience with telemetry systems for Irrigation Management (including sensors for measuring soil moisture, monitor water uptake and calculate evapotranspiration), Accurate Water Data (watersensors for hydrographical purposes, from precipitation to water level monitoring of lakes, rivers, wells) and Efficient Water Management (leak and burst detection, pressure, flow, level and well monitoring).

BEIA has skills in sensor networks for real-time monitoring (including seismic activity, radioactivity, tsunamis, marine/maritime activities, floods) and manages an ongoing project Joint Applied Research Projects “SaRaT-IWSN” to design and to validate at experimental model level a new generation of Scalable Radio Transceiver for Instrumental Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) for neutrino detection and alerting.

Also BEIA has experience with software for Energy Remote Management System and manages an ongoing project “TELE-GREEN / Telemonitoring System equipment, installations and facilities for the production of clean energy” co-financed by the European Regional Development Funding.

BEIA Consult has completed an Eurostars project “CLOUD CONSULTING / Cloud-based Automation of ERP and CRM software for Small Businesses”, approved in 2011 where the goal is to create new technologies which automate the configuration of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for the benefit of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). ERP systems are a key instrument to manage, report and control an SMB’s business. Cloud Consulting will use knowledge engineering, machine learning and data mining technologies to automatically generate a basic configuration of an ERP package based on an interactive questionnaire filled out by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a small business, using an ERP system that is available as a Software as a Service (SaaS).

Also BEIA has completed the following Eureka projects in the field of Cloud and IoT: FAIR (Friendly Application for Interactive Receiver), NMSDMON (Network Management System Development and Monitoring).

Big data management (Exalead/Cloudview partner): data collection & aggregation, data fusion (semantic integration of unstructured and/or structured content from diverse data silos), data mining module, multimedia content analysis module, sentiment analysis module, SDK for cloud search based applications.

BEIA is deploying wireless infrastructure solutions with integrated ePaper and iBeacon for digital signage and location based services.

The company is aware of institutional framework and also, the settling framework regarding the IT & Telecommunications field.

Societatea de Inginerie Sisteme SIS SA

SIS SA is a Romanian SME operating in the industrial automation field since 1994.
The core business is in the area of industrial automation, safety and security and real time informational systems. Our area of expertise includes SCADA, PLC-s, DCS-s, SIS – Safety Instrumented Systems, Total Plant Distributed Control etc.

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Societatea de Inginerie Sisteme SIS SA

SIS SA is a Romanian SME operating in the industrial automation field since 1994.
The core business is in the area of industrial automation, safety and security and real time informational systems. Our area of expertise includes SCADA, PLC-s, DCS-s, SIS – Safety Instrumented Systems, Total Plant Distributed Control etc. We are the integrator of the first ESD Emergency Shut Down with HIMA controllers in 2005. Considering all these, SIS can prove its experience in modeling and simulation of crises scenarios, including industrial hazards and risk situations.

Experience of working on EU Programme, National Programme and Publications:
SIS SA has developed more than 50 national R&D projects, more than 25 internal R&D projects and international cooperation and development of R&D projects.
Currently we have 4 national research projects ongoing with ending terms in 2017 and 2019 and one European project to be conclude this year. They include research in HAZOP Systems (Operational Hazard), Wireless Communication, Wireless Sensor Networks, Control and Strategies for Process Automation and management, Remote Control Centers, Communication and Interfaces Standards, Smart Gris devices and equipment, Smart and Efficient Building and more.

SIS will contribute to the use cases definition and analysis as identified from queries to the Romanian National authorities. We will evaluate existing implemented sensor networks and analyze their data characteristics and integration possibility. We will contribute to the definition of data characterization models to identify redundant information that can be excluded from the model to optimize the ratio between the monitored parameters, number of devices and obtained information.

Turkish Companies & Consortium

Acd Bilgi Islem ltd.sti.

ACD is an SME that provides expertise, know-how and innovative solutions, wireless electronic devices in ICT-related systems and applications, including R&D of HW/SW components for Industrial Automation (M2M, telemetry, Scada) Environment sector clients..

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Acd Bilgi Islem ltd.sti.

Acd Bilgi Islem ltd.sti.

ACD is an SME that provides expertise, know-how and innovative solutions, wireless electronic devices in ICT-related systems and applications, including R&D of HW/SW components for Industrial Automation (M2M, telemetry, Scada) Environment sector clients, web-based applications and networking platforms, wireless-based sub-systems, machine learning,simulation and developing algorithm besides has experience on developing electronic devices wireless monitoring, keep developing because market needs autonomous and intelligent network of sensors spread throughout the property in order to take measurements.

Acd will contribute as data provider for air pollution,waste water parameters.Simulation and KPI parameters will be defined in the project.

ARD Group

ARD Group (https://www.ardgrup.com.tr/ ) based in 2011 specialises in cloud and mobile software development principally on Judicial Information Systems, Logistic Warehouse Systems as well as

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ARD Grup

ARD Group (https://www.ardgrup.com.tr/ ) based in 2011 specialises in cloud and mobile software development principally on Judicial Information Systems, Logistic Warehouse Systems as well as health software including Hospital Sterilization Processes and Patient Tracking Technologies.

The company also has important accomplishments in Public Law and Security Sector in Turkey with the biggest private sector Judicial Network Project integrated with the National Judiciary Informatics System of Ministry of Justice, offering informatics services in a wide judicial spectrum from the Bar Associations to Police Departments, from Public Prosecution Offices to Courts.

Although relatively young, ARD GROUP is the proud developer of the Logistical Warehouses Automation, Communication and Information Infrastructure project for the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) enabling management and tracking of the inventory in 27 logistical warehouses throughout Turkey with RFID technology. Furthermore, ARD GRUP is the first Turkish Software Company to collaborate with 3M Infection Control Solutions and the developed software branded and sold by 3M Global offering complete management of sterilization process for hospitals of all sizes with full instrument tracking integration.

ARD GRUP’s project experiences include ICT Consultancy Services within the framework of European Union (IPA Funded) projects and multiple R&D projects with National funding through TUBITAK and KOSGEB.

ForteArGe Informatics, Engineering, Consultancy Ltd. Co

FORTEARGE (Former MOSBIT) is an SME founded in 2008, working on ICT solutions and services based R&D activities. We particularly work on developing cloud based software solutions for data intensive domains.

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ForteArGe Informatics, Engineering, Consultancy Ltd. Co

FORTEARGE (Former MOSBIT) is an SME founded in 2008, working on ICT solutions and services based R&D activities. We particularly work on developing cloud based software solutions for data intensive domains.

Since its establishment FORTEARGE has successfully completed a wide range of R&D projects for different industries and business sectors by delivering services and solutions for national and international market. In this regard ForteArge gained comprehensive know-how and deep experience about Data Mining, Optimization and Analytics, Complex Event Processing, Situational Awareness in Automated Systems, Spatiotemporal Analytics and Information Management, Information Visualization, Project Management, Software Engineering and Enterprise Application Development subjects.

FORTEARGE has experience in environmental management, smart cities and smart buildings (through its activities in FUSE-IT project), energy management, logistics and fleet management.
ForteArge have the ability of making analysis by using not only convetional prediction and classification algorithms but also deep learning based approaches. Additionally, text based analytics (if required) is applicable. Based on our analytics abilities coming from our former R&D projects, new situations can be defined and cost/demand based predictions and foresights could be developed.

ForteArge has the framework to locate Building Information Modeling(BIM) for building data storage. This framework will be enhanced to include the other scales. ForteArge will contribute to decisions on spatial planning and routine services of the city in terms of traffic, waste (environment) and energy demand (especially renewable energy). Coastal cities with a tendency to rapid settlement and periodic population growth, techno-cities, campuses are the target areas of our project. We are planning to work on Hacettepe University Techno park and/or İzmir municipality. We cannot always obtain the actual data, but we can simulate it. Our project will calculate and simulate how much a new or a present construction in a region brings to this region traffic load, electrical energy demand, renewable energy demand and waste. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process involving the creation and management of numerical representations of the physical and functional characteristics of “spaces”. BIMs are files that can be exchanged and collaborated on to express the decision mechanism in the creation of a place. Today’s BIM software is used by individuals and various business circles, planning, designing and establishing various physical infrastructures such as water networks, electricity networks, gas networks, waste management, communication infrastructure, streets, bridges, harbors, houses, flats, schools and shops, offices, factories, warehouses and prisons within the framework of government building plans. Traditional building designs were based largely on 2D technical drawings. BIM extends this working system beyond 3D by adding 3D design “time” and “cost” dimensions. For this reason, BIM covers much more than geometry. Spatial relationships, lighting analysis, geographical information, features and qualities of construction materials are also included. A model of occupant presence (OPM), based on an inhomogeneous Markov chain, produces a time series of the number of occupants within a predefined zone of a building. Given a weekly profile of the probability of presence, simplified parameters relating to the periods of long absence and the mobility of the person to be simulated, it has proven itself capable of reproducing that person’s patterns of occupancy (times of first arrival, of last departure and periods of intermediate absence and presence) to a good degree of accuracy. Its output is used as an input for models for the simulation of the behavior of occupants regarding the use of appliances in general, the use of lighting devices, the opening of windows and the production of waste. The expected outcomes will potentially have high impacts on the development of building energy modeling and load forecasting for intelligent building operations. Simulating the traffic load via BIM, we can be better manage incidents, increase performance, improve the commuter experience, reduce pollution and maximize the utilization of transportation assets. As the KPI’s, we can present some literature based information for the cities on the basis of expected values for the waste, traffic load. However, our major aim is to reflect daily routine of the cities and highlight changes occurred on these parameters. To make simulation for the nonexistent buildings or no-collectable data of existing buildings means to estimate these parameters. KPI’s should be embedded to the decision makers. We can support to decision makers for the present and the future by presenting realistic city behavior in terms of waste, traffic, energy demand and building structures. Some rules can be defined by domain experts to catch the situation that mean alerts or problems. We can trigger them and same manner can be useful for the KPIs.

Mantis Software

Established in 2007 with its academic roots, Mantis Software Company (http://www.mantis.com.tr/ ) adopts the principle of providing increasing added value to its customers and partners.

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Mantis Software

Established in 2007 with its academic roots, Mantis Software Company (http://www.mantis.com.tr/ ) adopts the principle of providing increasing added value to its customers and partners by investing on R&D for advanced technologies, innovative products, and services for the business solutions.

Alongside its expertise in search, information retrieval, data mining, and recognition, image processing, decision support systems, social media analysis, and analytics; Mantis has specialized in the areas of software development and technical consultancy. The company has also been expanding its range of services thanks to developing international- business partnerships.

Mantis aims to help to build a better world with relying on creative thinking, focusing on R&D and using state-of-the-art technology in inventive projects. In addition to this, its responsibilities do not relate merely to the monetary gains. The goal of contributing to social welfare and development is a part of our company ethics. All these specialties show the purpose of being a corporate citizen of Mantis.

Mantis proposed, coordinated and successfully completed many national projects with titles “Mantam, Mansad, Manses, and Mantoloji” and a Eurostars project titled “Sakuwassa” so far.

In ITEA programme, Mantis took place in more than 10 labelled projects like “C3PO” (Collaborative City Co-design PlatfOrm), “Water-M” (Unified Intelligent Water Management) and successfully completed “ModelWriter” (Text & Model-Synchronized Document Engineering Platform), “DiCoMa” (Disaster Control Management) and “ViSCa” (VIrtualization of Smart CArds) projects.

Mantis set primary goals to be the leader in the system solutions based on Search Technologies including multimedia objects such as text, voice, music, image, video retrieval. Gained experiences in this domain will be utilized for sustaining the extent of Turkic competitiveness.

In the light of these goals, our technology-driven company is working to be a preeminent and respectable national and international organization which provides services suitable for its partners and customers.

Our vision to grow as a reputable leading company by establishing its line of work is based on scientific foundations as well as information technologies, which meets the needs of its customers and business partners. To walk the talk in national and international context becomes our company anthem.

Mantis is going to participate in the definition of the use cases to better understand the acquisition, deployment and evaluation of the data for proper design, robust implementation and smooth integration. Mantis is planning to bring their advanced in house developed social mining and monitoring applications for seamless citizen involvement. Social data will gathered from these applications will also be used for analysis, decision support and making processes. Mantis can also bring their industry 4.0 big data analytics, deep learning and ontology expertise for hybrid data analysis and for generation of models.

Mantis has already a strong background in smart city projects such as C3PO, Water-M and DiCoMa. POLDER is going to help Mantis improve and innovate by extending the product range and solutions for smart cities. The tools, services and products introduced and developed by Mantis in the other projects will become mature and more robust in POLDER. Mantis is also looking for intensive collaboration with international stakeholders for gathering know how and for technology transfer, even collaborations in cities.

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Contacts

Finland


KEYPRO

Address: Horsmakuja 8 A 3 01300 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 800 133 544

Fax: –

Email: keypro@keypro.fi


Romania


BEIA Consult International

Address: 12-22 Peroni Str. District 4, 041386 – Bucharest, Romania

Tel.: +40 21 3323005

Fax: +40 21 3323006

Email: office@beia.ro

Societatea de Inginerie Sisteme SIS SA

Address: Șoseaua Electronicii 22, București, Romanya

Tel.: +40 21 252 5495

Fax: –

Email: sis@sis.ro


Spain


Accuro Technology S.l

Address: C/ Colquide, 6  – Portal 2, 2ª Planta, Edificio Prisma. 28231 Las Rozas, Madrid

Tel.: (+34) 91 710 48 40 

Fax: (+34) 637 65 92

Email: info@accuro.es

Hispavista S.L.

Address: Portuetxe 83, 3º 20018 – Donostia / San Sebastián

Tel.: +34 943 44 84 00

Fax: –

Email: –

Nommon Solutions and Technologies S.L.

Address: Claudio Coello, 124 28006
Madrid, Spain

Tel.: +34 91 072 62 61

Fax: –

Email: nommon@nommon.es

Quobis

Address: Pol. A Granxa, rúa D-1, Casa de Pedra – 36400 O Porrino (Spain)

Tel.: +34 986 911 644

Fax: –

Email: info@quobis.com

Social And Beyond S.L.

Address:  Av. Roma 157, Planta 4, 08011
Barcelona (SPAIN)

Tel.: +34 931 99 17 67

Fax: –

Email: info@ondego.io

Starflow S.L.

Address: UPC-Edificio K2M Modulo 004 08034 Barcelona

Tel.: –

Fax: –

Email: info@clevernet.io

Vexiza

Address: Oficinas 2-12 y 2-13 – Centro de Empresas de Base
Tecnológica Calle Santos Ovejero 1, 24008, León

Tel.: +34 987 08 07 08

Fax: –

Email: info@vexiza.com


Turkey


Acd Bilgi Islem ltd.sti.

Address: Büyükdere Mahallesi, Gençlik Bulvarı Osmangazi Üniversitesi Meşelik Kampüsü Osmangazi Teknoparkı No: 4/59 – B24 – B25 Odunpazarı / Eskişehir

Tel.: +90 222 236 20 10

Fax: +90 222 236 20 11

Email: acd@acd.com.tr

ARD GROUP

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Teknokent
I. ARGE Binası No:20 Çankaya / Ankara

Tel.: +(90) 312 2992595

Fax: +(90) 312 2992596

Email: info@ardgrup.com.tr

ForteArGe Informatics, Engineering, Consultancy Ltd. Co

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Beytepe Yerleşkesi Üniversiteler Mah. 1596.Cad. Savunma Binası (5.AR-GE) No:8-B Ofis No:18 (5.Kat) Beytepe 06800 Çankaya/ANKARA

Tel.: +90 312 485 42 99

Fax: +90 312 485 42 98

Email: info@fortearge.com

Mantis

Address: ODTÜ Teknokent Bilişim ve İnovasyon Merkezi Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı 280/G D-Blok No: 113-114, 06530 Çankaya/Ankara Turkiye

Tel.: +90 (312) 2992505

Fax: +90 (312) 2992506

Email: bilgi@mantis.com.tr