New Collaboration: AGILE project, CREATE-NET, and AA School of Architecture

aa-partnershipThe AGILE project and its partner CREATE-NET are collaborating with the AA School of Architecture. They will be using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that will enable interaction design students and architects to develop complex artwork that visualises the interactivity between context, virtual, and visual spaces and Internet data.

In the context of the AA Visiting School in Greece, participants will have the opportunity to develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations.

These sessions also embody manufacturing techniques enabling a hands‐on experience on the realization of an architectural design. In addition, a set of lectures and special events are carried out to enable the participants advance their understanding in matters of new design anatomies and begin developing a theoretical background on topics including mechanic control, computational space, and complexity in systems, and innovative urban design approaches.

CREATE-NET has developed an interactivity model that will be used between visitors in order to generate visual effects and artwork actuations, based software from the AGILE IoT gateway.

More information: http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/

AGILE, symbIoTe and IoT-EPI at EclipseCon Europe 2016

SymbIoTe and AGILE will be part of a broad range of IoT initiatives presented at EclipseCon Europe 2016, October 25-27, in Ludwigsburg. EclipseCon Europe is the annual central European conference for Eclipse technologies. This year, SymbloTe and AGILE, both part of the IoT European Platforms Initiative, have been invited to demo their technology at the IoT Playground to be held on Wednesday, October 26th.

The goal of symbIoTe is to create an interoperable IoT ecosystem. It allows IoT platforms to open authorized access to their devices, while app developers can create innovative cross-platform applications without the need to operate and maintain the end-to-end IoT infrastructure.

The demo will showcase the first open-source symbIoTe release to monitor air quality by means of in-situ stations and wearable sensors. These sensors are managed by different platforms which expose the same open API to app developers. symbIoTe is able to search for sensors across different platforms, and helps integrate them into an IoT application. Participants onsite in Ludwigsburg will see how simple it is to build a web application displaying air quality data measured by wearable sensors and by in-situ stations operated on different platforms.

The AGILE IoT Gateway project is building a modular open-source hardware and software gateway for controlling a variety of IoT devices. It will provide a set of RESTful APIs and user interfaces for interacting with IoT Devices. Visitors to the IoT Playground demo will be invited to play with BLE sensors (like a TI Sensortag or a heartbeat sensor) and make them interact with ZigBee devices (such as connected lamps). They will learn how the application logic can be defined programmatically on the gateway using the project’s API and their favorite programming language. AGILE IoT will also show their graphical workflow interface based on Node-RED.

Save the date: Webinar “Open Source Business Models in IoT”

Dear all,

Please find below the details regarding the first webinar on Business Models in IoT.

This EPI-webinar with the title “Open Source Business Models in IoT is co-organised with IoT-European Platform Initiative, the Eclipse Foundation and supported by Bosch Innovations.

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Date: 16th of September 2016 // 10am (CEST)

Summary: With more than 360 IoT platforms available, IoT providers and new services are overwhelmed with choices:  Which platform should I choose? Will it survive the next 3-5 years? Which added costs are to expect?

Open Source Software (OSS) approach provides an alternative to more and more decision makers. But why? And what is behind it?

  • Why do more and more organisations chose OSS to build or share their solutions?
  • What are the myths, what are the facts, what are the hoaxes on OSS?
  • What are the criteria used by an organisation to adopt or implement an OSS solution?
  • What kind of business model can be built if a part or all the code is open sourced? What kind of license should be adopted?

During this seminar we will answer to these questions in the context of the IoT.

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Constraint-based and SAT-based diagnosis of automotive configuration problems

The research work has been done in the context of AGILE, with the aim to develop techniques for gateway (self-)configuration and Internet of Things (IoT) software recommendation. More specifically, the paper provides a major contribution especially to the area of interactive configuration by analyzing equivalences of optimal diagnoses determined on the basis of different diagnosis approaches (direct diagnosis and partial weighted MinUNSAT solving).

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Recap: Face-to-Face and GetD Event

Last week the AGILE project team was in Berlin for a face-to-face meeting and for the GETDecentralized event. Here is a brief recap of what happened.

Day 1 & 2: Face-to-Face

The team met July 20 and 21. It was great to see the familiar faces and discuss in person again! There were many fruitful discussions and great demos presented by each partner. We’re well on our way after half a year and we look forward to sharing more details with you very soon!

Adaptation: Art & Internet of Things – Berlin, July 22

If you are an Artist or an Eclipse developer, this message is for you!

Art is an integral part of how we define ourselves and our relationship with each other and the world. It is a mediator between the conceptual and the sensorial, the physical and the virtual.  As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies become more ubiquitous, Art can serve as a bridge between technology and the general public. This bridge can be built by creating dialogue and consciousness, ultimately informing our social decisions which will shape our collective future.

Adaptation is a competition and an event aiming in demonstrating the coexistence of art and technology, utilizing the Internet of Things as means to sense and visualize both the physical and the virtual world. The event is scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany during the summer of 2017. The competition is open for artists and technologists to work together and co-create.

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Berlin Art Event: Eclipse community is needed

logo-200x200-eclipseDear Eclipse Community,

Are you interested to learn about Eclipse IoT in a unique way while also supporting a community art project? Then read on!

During the DemoCamp in Berlin last month, Carla Hubbard and Eric Fanghanel from Jolocom gave a sneak peek at the art exhibition that will be presented in Berlin in July 2017. The contest is called “The Adaptation Contest – Using IoT to create Art, using Art to envision the Internet of Things.”. The objective of the project is to bring the general public closer to the Internet of Things (IoT) through immersive/interactive art installations. To that end, there will be several art installations deployed in the city of Berlin that will demonstrate how IoT can be used to create interactions with citizens. You can find their presentation here: Art event for AGILE in Berlin (2017).

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AGILE Pilot: Open Field & Animal Monitoring

Challenge

One of the challenges of living in countries with poor infrastructure, human inaccessible places, or areas of natural catastrophes is that more often than not, there is little or no Internet access.  This restriction makes it challenging when trying to gather, arrange, and access data. You might ask why this data is important and how it would be used? Well, for starters it would help the residents align their resources, monitor live stock and protect endangered species.

Pilot Project

This pilot uses the Agile Gateway as a gateway between the Internet, when accessible, and an unmanned drone collecting various data spread out on large areas.

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More Press Releases!

PressReleaseWe received a few more press releases about the Agile project from our consortium. Give them a read and check out the ones that were posted on our blog a few weeks ago.

Thank you to our partners for taking the time to publish these.

Happy reading!