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  BaaS Project Successfully Concluded !! Nov 22nd 2016

With the BaaS Final Review meeting held in the morning of November 22nd, 2016, at the Siemens Campus in Munich-Neuperlach the BaaS project has been successfully concluded.

This final review meeting took place under the auspices of the ITEA Chairwoman, Zeynep Sarilar, supported by two reviewers from the ITEA Steering Group and one representative of the sponsoring German Public Authority (from DLR Berlin on behalf of the BMBF).

This final review was centered around a one hour session, run by the BaaS team as a concerted effort, on explaining how the BaaS approach works, along the various engineering life-cycle phases of BAS (Building Automation Systems). 

Apart from showing some of the BaaS prototypes live, video clips were used to demonstrate other aspects of the BaaS tool chain. This session was followed by an impressing, longer live demonstration in one of the Siemens offices in order to illustrate on how the developed BaaS technology can be used to provide for Smart Office Spaces. Thus, for the major innovation of BaaS, "bringing semantics to the quite traditional and conservative area of BAS (engineering)", convincing proofs of BaaS concepts, with the BaaS reference architecture in the background, could be given.

The feedback of the reviewers, given after the review, was very positive accompanied by some useful recommendations for necessary actions towards future commercialization of the BaaS tools.

One of the remaining actions after this review for BaaS is now to possibly participate in the exhibition of the Digital Innovation Forum (DIF) in May 2017 in Amsterdam 
http://dif2017.org

                     


 

   9th BaaS Technical Plenary Meeting, Rostock Warnemünde, October 4-6 2016

The 9th Technical Plenary Meeting on October 4-6 2016 was organized by the University of Rostock in Warnemünde near the Baltic Sea. Although quite stormy and already quite cold participants enjoyed the guided tour through Rostock and the visit to the Maritim Simulation Centre - cf. the foto).
The main objectives of this meeting were
• decide on action plan for finalising last deliverables
• preparation of final review
• tuning of BaaS demonstrators and exploitation plans

 


 

   8th BaaS Technical Plenary Meeting, Prague, June 15-17 2016

After the 1st Technical Plenary Meeting in February 2014, the BaaS consortium assembled the 2nd time in Prague. The 8th Technical Plenary Meeting on June 15-17 2016 was organized by our Czech partners and has been embedded by them in a nice social program (guided tour to Prague downtown and visit to a typical Czech beer bar).
The main objectives of this meeting were
• BaaS Demonstrators - Status of demos and plans for show cases for the BaaS Final Review Meeting
• BaaS Deliverables - Status of and plans for second iteration (D02, D05, D06, D07, D08, D09, D10, D11)
• BaaS Platform Design & Implementation - Review of last sprint and definition of next sprint
• BaaS Services - Tutorial and hands-on for creating service specifications with BaaS Service Editor & BaaS Final Review - Planning of review and assessment of status of dissemination and exploitation plans
The model house was highly acknowledged at the Eureka event in Stockholm this spring and will be key for future dissemination activities. Further considerable progress indeed was made in implementing editors for services and data points. Main demonstration activities are focused now to the Turkish and German demonstrators to be presented at the final review meeting in November in Istanbul. Storybooks for the demonstrations are under development, evaluation of our concepts will also be based on these demonstration use cases.

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   EUREKA Innovation week “Sustainable & Attractive Communities” Stockholm 26.-29. April 2016

The project scope and results were presented by the coordinator Franz-Josef Stewing at the EUREKA Innovation Event on April, 27 in a talk titled “Smart Building Automation: The BaaS Platform as Enabler to Improve the Quality of Urban Life”.

You can download the presentation here DOWNLOAD

The event was accompanied by an exhibition including 10 ITEA project booths. BaaS found considerable attention showing results of implementation of project results in a model house. A video presenting the model house can be downloaded here: video


   Join the 10th anniversary of the SOCNE Workshop!

This year the International Workshop on Service-Oriented Cyber-Physical Systems in Converging Networked Environments(SOCNE) will be held for the 10th time in conjunction with the 21th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation(ETFA’2016) in Berlin, Germany, September 06-09 2016

You can join us by submitting your full paper or extended abstract.
Accepted full papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and the ETFA conference proceedings.

  • Full Paper Submission:
    • May 20th, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification:
    • June 20th, 2016
  • Final Version due:
    • July 30st, 2016
  • Workshop Day:
    • September 6th, 2016

If you are curious but don’t have something to submit, feel free to participate.

We are always open for listeners, questions and discussions.

Aim and topics

Smart and reliable service interoperability and composition across heterogeneous platforms and networking environments build the foundation for added-value services. Their key requirement is seamless, well-defined and potentially cross-sectorial interoperability among stakeholders on application-, service- and device level. Interoperability has become a competitive factor for many industrial branches such as automotive, aerospace, energy, healthcare or factory and building automation. At the same time it serves as an application enabler for cross-domain business as envisioned e.g. for electro mobility, smart grid or even cooperative engineering.

This workshop encourages communication and exchange of ideas between industrial and academic researchers and developers in the field of preferably embedded middleware, service-oriented architectures and heterogeneous networked environments. It follows the whole path from system engineering over system implementation to system testing and leverages the discussion about industrial practices and future trends.

From this perspective, the workshop is focused on (but not restricted to) the following subjects:

Architectures and Design Principals

  • Platforms, frameworks and tools support
  • Configuration & management
  • Creation, deployment, life cycle management
  • System security, validation and testing
  • Functional safety
  • Semantic web services & web services ontology
  • Real-time SOA
  • Verification and testing
  • Decentralized/peer-to-peer architectures for device/application networking

Service platforms for CPS

  • Service platforms for cyber-physical systems
  • Service platforms for smart grid, energy management, energy metering, and electro mobility
  • Service platforms for smart car, smart traffic, and multimodality
  • Service platforms for smart home and smart building
  • Service platforms for ambient assisted living medical, clinics and healthcare systems
  • Service platforms for process, factory, and industrial applications
  • Enterprise architecture integration and product lifecycle management
  • SOA in industrial environments

Networked embedded systems, IoT & CPS

  • Technologies for interworking smart objects
  • Embedded web services
  • Software defined networks (SDN)
  • SOA for/on/in devices and embedded systems
  • Device centric SOAs and RESTful environments
  • Real-time embedded networked applications and systems
  • Web services and middleware for networked embedded systems
  • Resource constrained and low power lossy networks
  • Scalability, reliability, safety and security aspects
  • Lightweight security suites for the Internet of Things
  • SOA in the internet and the Internet of Things
  • Sensor systems, Sensor networks, Sensor clouds

Service Computing

  • Infrastructure as a service (Iaas)
  • Platform as a service (Paas)
  • Software as a service (Saas)
  • High Performance Computing as a service
  • Cloud Services

 

For further information visit http://socne.org


 

   7th BaaS Technical Plenary Meeting, TU Munich – LRZ Garching, March 1-3 2016

After the 1st Annual ITEA Review and Rehearsal Meeting in October 2014, the BaaS consortium assembled the 2nd time in Munich – this time at the Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) in Garching. The 7th Technical Plenary Meeting on March 1-3 2016 has been gratefully hosted by BaaS partner TU Munich and has been embedded by them in a nice social program (guided tours to Munich downtown and to the LRZ, sliding context at TU Munich Computer Science building).
The main objectives of this meeting were
• Status and plans for 2nd iteration of key deliverables
• State-of-the-Art (D02) and Reference Architecture (D05)
• BaaS Security Perspective
• Definition and plans for integration into D02 & D05 and for implementation
• BaaS Platform design and implementation - Review of last sprint and definition of next sprint
• BaaS Data Point and Service specification - Presentation and consolidation of the first results of Data Point modeling with editor
• BaaS Demonstrator scenarios - Present detailed concept for BaaS demonstrators (Turkey, Germany).
Considerable progress indeed was made in implementing data points, editors for services and data points and (value-added) services for the realization of BaaS use cases, which are to be deployed in our demonstrators. After finishing the Spanish demonstrator main demonstration activities are focused now to the Turkish and German demonstrators to be presented at the final review meeting in November in Istanbul.

          

 


   Successful Second BaaS Review Meeting in Valencia

The 2nd Annual ITEA Review Meeting of the BaaS project took place on November 11 at the Social Services Centre of Valencia Council in Patraix, Valencia, and was a big success! It was preceded by a project internal tutorial on the use of the current BaaS Platform and Services (November 9) and, given the final outcome, an obviously beneficial review rehearsal the day before (November 10). Centre of gravity of our review presentations have been this time our achievements on BaaS Reference Architecture, BaaS Platform and Services and the BaaS demonstrator deployed in the Social Services Centre of Patraix by our Spanish project partners. The review was concluded by a presentation on our dissemination activities and current exploitation perspectives. Apart from appraising our technical progress achieved after 2 years, the professional efforts of the BaaS Spanish partners in deploying and demonstrating the Spanish BaaS proof of concept demonstrator and our track record on dissemination the exhibited BaaS team spirit was well received by the ITEA review board. After the review meeting, the demonstration was given a 2nd time in front of representatives of Valencia Council (see 1st picture), who confirmed the relevance of BaaS-like services for ensuring better citizen participation when using public buildings (personalized room configuration and booking features, feedback services, etc) and for driving more efficient (incl. energy/lighting) and innovative usage of buildings based on novel IT-based building management services. Finally, a group photo has been taken (see 2nd picture) with ITEA reviewers, Valencia Council representatives and project staff members which rounded off an intense and successful day for the BaaS project.

          


  6th BaaS, Technical Plenary Berlin, Oct 6-8 2015

After the 4th Technical Plenary Meeting in January and the ITEA-ARTEMIS Co-Summit in March, the BaaS consortium assembled the 3rd time in this year in Berlin. The 6th Technical Plenary Meeting on October 6-8 2015 has been gratefully hosted by BaaS partner Fraunhofer FOKUS.
The main objectives of this meeting were

- to assess the status and to further plan the implementation efforts of the BaaS platform and of BaaS value-added services to be later running on top of this emerging platform,

- to detail and further plan BaaS demonstrator deployment, in particular the Spanish national demonstrator in the Municipal Center of Patraix, Valencia, due in autumn this year,

- to plan and prepare for the 2nd ITEA Annual Review Meeting in Valencia in November.

BaaS platform development is underway as planned and the 3rd release in the context of our chosen agile SW development approach is close to its completion. In Berlin, initial plans have been agreed for the 4th release.

Considerable progress was also made in implementing data points and (value-added) services for the realization of BaaS use cases, which are to be deployed in our demonstrators. The Spanish demonstrator has been fully developed now and will be used as a show case for exploitation activities of the Spanish partners, which will be one of the major subjects of the forthcoming ITEA review.

                    


   Candidature of BaaS to 3rd edition of the enerTIC Awards

The 3rd edition of the enerTIC Awards (Award for innovation actions and best practices) is already run during the second half of 2015. everis, as a BaaS project member, has presented the candidature of the project to the following topics: Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Smart IT Infrastructure.

This award is for innovative technology projects performed by companies and organizations committed with energy efficiency and sustainability. Public or private actions and initiatives that have helped to promote the use of ICT for improving energy efficiency are included as well. The list of the projects awarded will be published at the end of this year. Further information here (Spanish): (   http://www.enertic.org/Awards/),


   Second Congress of Smart Buildings, October 27th-28th, 2015 in Madrid

The Second Congress of Smart Buildings (“II Congreso Edificios Inteligentes”) will take place on October 27th-28th, 2015 in Madrid (Spain). This is the main professional environment in Spain which deals with the concept of Smart Building from a holistic point of view. In order to disseminate the BaaS project, the Spanish Consortium submitted a paper explaining the overall approach and the Spanish demonstrator’s results. Finally, the paper has been approved for being published in the book of the Congress (physical and on-line format).

The purpose of the Congress is to achieve more efficient, secure and accessible buildings. Moreover, technical and regulatory aspects and business opportunities will be presented and discussed during the prepared sessions in different topics such as: Design, Architecture and Engineering of the Smart Buildings; Installation, Management and Maintenance in the Smart Buildings; Technologies, Solutions and Systems for the Intelligence of the Buildings; Accessibility and Usability for users of Smart Buildings; Business Models around Smart Buildings and Regulation of Smart Buildings. Over 300 attendees of different roles related to Buildings (Engineers, Facility Managers, Constructors, Energy providers, etc ) will know the objectives of the project, the current results and the future actions. Further information here (Spanish): (   http://www.congreso-edificiosinteligentes.es/),