Technical feasibility

SECTION I: Testing

1

Has the R & D result been tested?

YES

 

 

1a

In what mode has the result been tested?

                Prototype

                Pilot Application

                Alpha/BETA testing

 

ITC platform for Internet of Things is a technological revolution that represents the future of computing and communications, and its development depends on dynamic technical innovation in a number of important fields, from wireless sensors to nanotechnology. First, in order to connect everyday objects and devices to large databases and networks – and indeed to the network of networks (the internet) – a simple, unobtrusive and cost-effective system of item identification is crucial. Only then can data about things be collected and processed. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) offers this functionality. Second, data collection will benefit from the ability to detect changes in the physical status of things, using sensor technologies. Embedded intelligence in the things themselves can further enhance the power of the network by devolving information processing capabilities to the edges of the network. Pilot has been tested in a model and conceptual level.

b.

Please describe and discuss the testing results

Testing concludes a central issue of the Internet of Things will be related to trust, privacy and security, not only for what concerns the technological aspects, but also for the education of the people at large. The growing data demand and higher data transfer rates will require stronger security models employing context related security, which in return will help the citizens to build trust and confidence in these novel technologies rather than increasing fears of total surveillance scenarios.

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

2a

To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )

 

Complex Systems Analysis branded in the (COSAL) laboratory. In order to support this field and provide specific research and professional opportunities to qualified graduates, it has established a pioneering Postgraduate Program on Web Science (webscience.auth.gr). Members of COSAL and the Web Science Program are already leading members of the DBpedia internationalization committee and maintainers of the Greek DBpedia and the first Greek Linked Data Cloud. Intelligent cities constitute a discrete category of innovation systems created by the agglomeration of creativities within clusters, knowledge and innovation creation mechanisms that operate within cities (technology absorption, creation, dissemination), and digital networks and online services. Their added value lies in their ability to bring together three forms of intelligence (human intelligence of the city’s population; collective intelligence of institutions supporting learning and innovation; artificial intelligence of digital networks and online services) and assure higher performance in all urban ecosystems (economy, utilities, governance).

 

 

2b

What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?

 

With the benefit of integrated information processing, industrial products and everyday objects will take on smart characteristics and capabilities. They may also take on electronic identities that can be queried remotely, or be equipped with sensors for detecting physical changes around them. Eventually, even particles as small as dust might be tagged and networked. Such developments will turn the merely static objects of today into newly dynamic things, embedding intelligence 
in our environment, and stimu
lating the creation of innovative 
products and entirely new 
services. To complete this notions the technical issues need to be tackled Capabilities such as context awareness and inter-machine communication are considered a high priority for the IoT. Additional priorities are the integration of memory and processing power, the capacity of resisting harsh environments, and an affordable security. Furthermore, the development of ultra low power processors/microcontrollers cores designed specifically for mobile IoT devices and a new class of simple and systems will be an enabling factor. The solutions in this respect will range from the use of hard wired or micro programmed finite state machines to the use of microcontrollers.

 

2c

What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?

The additional resources needed are:

A java programmer

An agent designer and programmer programmer

A micro processor programmer

 

 

2d

Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.

 

The current stage of development is concentrated on two critical issues ITC governance and privacy and security. One major barrier for the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things technology is the absence of governance. Without an impartial governing authority it will be impossible to have a truly global “Internet of Things”, accepted by states, companies, trade organisations and the common people. In order to have a widespread adoption of any object identification system, there is a need to have a technically sound solution to guarantee privacy and the security of the customers. While in many cases the security has been done as an add-on feature, it is the feeling that the public acceptance for the Internet of Things will happen only when the strong security and privacy solutions are in place. This could be hybrid security mechanisms that for example combine hardware security with key diversification to deliver superior security that makes attacks significantly more difficult or even impossible. The selection of security features and mechanisms will continue to be determined by the impact on business processes; and trade-offs will be made between chip size, cost, functionality, interoperability, security, and privacy.

SECTION 3: Deployment

3a

Define the demands for large scale production in terms of

·       Materials

There are no plans for mass production since the access to the platform is online via web.

·       technologies, tools, machineries

 

·       Staff effort

 

 

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

1

What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?

 

The concept has been built in a definite model. New, smart multi frequency band antennas, integrated on-chip and made of new materials are the communication means that will enable the devices to communicate. On-chip antennas must be optimised for size, cost and efficiency, and could come in various forms like coil on chip, printed antennas, embedded antennas, and multiple antenna using different substrates and 3D structures. Modulation schemes and transmission speed are also important issues to be tackled allowing multi-frequency energy efficient communication protocols and transmission rates. The communication protocols will be designed for Web oriented architectures of the Internet of Things platform where all objects, wireless devices, cameras, PCs etc. are combined to analyze location, intent and even emotions over a network. New methods of effectively managing power consumption at different levels of the network design are needed, from network routing down to the architecture of individual devices.

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

 

Please put X as appropriate.

1

2

3

4

5

Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far

 

 

 

 

x

Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team

 

 

 

 

x

Current development stage

 

 

 

 

x

Overall technical feasibility

 

 

 

 

x

 

 


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