Interoperability Mechanisms

02 Apr 2019

This public paper presents the results of the task “Interoperability mechanisms Implementation” within Workpackage of the SmartEnCity project. The main objective for this task is to design and deploy the core/global architecture for the ICT platform, having interoperability and modularity as the key points.

Workpackage 6 aims to devise a common ICT platform that will be the reference for the deployment of the “City Information Open Platform” (CIOP) in each one of the pilot lighthouse projects. The platform will provide a standardized data model to accommodate data from each pilot and will also define standardized services and modules for data consumers, especially relevant are those related to the monitoring of SmartEnCity KPIs, those requested by the EC in the call and those identified as ICT solutions for the project.

This public paper presents the results of the Task “Interoperability mechanisms Implementation” within Workpackage 6  of the SmartEnCity project. The main objective for this task is to design and deploy the core/global architecture for the ICT platform, having interoperability and modularity as the key points. The architecture is based on a Reference Architecture and defines the main functional modules and components of the CIOP. It covers the needs of the rest of the tasks of this WP.

The first result of the Task “Interoperability mechanisms Implementation” is a demonstrator which is available online. The demonstrator or prototype is an IoT platform deployed in the internet that agrees with the Reference Architecture (RA) described in this document and in the deliverable of the previous task “Platform Data Model” and that offers the functionality necessary to build the CIOP in the different lighthouses. The main aim of this task is to develop the interoperability mechanisms within this RA. The prototype will be enhanced by integrating the results of previous with upcoming tasks like “HMI Development Mechanisms” and “Added Value Services”. The whole prototype resultant of Workpackage 6 will include the data models, the interoperability mechanisms, the technologies for HMI and some added value services. The second result is this document. This document presents a description of the Reference Architecture (RA) (AENOR, (2015)) proposed for the CIOP mainly focusing in the interoperability mechanisms aspects. The document also presents:

  • The approach or methodology followed to obtain both results (RA and prototype)
  • The state of the art of interoperability mechanisms and selection of some of them
  • Interoperability mechanisms used for the main elements of the city platform
  • Explanation of the demonstrator and its components
  • Access to the demonstrator users guide

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