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).
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!
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.
Dear 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).
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.
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.
We 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.
- CREATE-NET is leading an international consortium that provides an Open Source Internet of Things Gateway for controlling Smart Objects (English)
- AGILE, il progetto Europeo per apllicare l’IoT a servizio dell’ambiente – Canal Energia (Italian)
- “Agile”, un progetto da 6 milioni – Trentino (Italian)
- CREATE-NET leader di «Gateway» per l’Internet delle Cose – L’Adigetto (Italian)
- AGILE project (English)
On May 12, Jolocom presented to the Berlin Eclipse community their artistic exhibition which will happen in Berlin in July 2017. You can find their presentation here: Art event for AGILE in Berlin (2017).
This exhibition will involve the deployment of several artistic installations in the city of Berlin that will demonstrate how IoT, through AGILE, can be used to create interactions with citizens by illustrating Open Data, input from users and data collected from the piloting activities.
The objective of their project is to bring the public at large closer to IoT through immersive/interactive art installations
- Involve the community of artists and developers in Berlin with the technology and with each other
- Incite a dialogue of IoT
This project will be managed as a contest: Artists will be invited to submit their proposal on one of the four different categories:
- Quantified Self assisted by bioAssist,
- Smart Cities assisted by Libelium,
- Interactive Spaces assisted by ATOS and
- Dangerous Externalities.
The four winners will be chosen from these submissions by a panel of artists, developers, and manufacturers who will assess both the artistic merit of the pieces as well as the technical viability within the given time frame.
If you are an artist and want to join the contest, please contact us: email@example.com.
For the others, stay tuned…
In a world where we have instant access to information and where competition is just a click away, it has become crucial to attract customers and to keep them interested. If we put this scenario in the context of an economic crisis and where small retailers are directly competing with large shopping centers or hypermarkets, we can plainly see that it becomes increasingly difficult for the retailers. In this situation, information technology, IoT in particular, can help the sector improve and show what is has to offer. The key is to make the product or service more attractive to customers and differentiate it from the competitors. One approach it so highlight the quality and the possibilities for personalization, which are advantages smaller retailers have that run-of-the-mill superstores typically don’t.
Specifically, Agile Gateway can help retailers achieve this goal by orchestrating a network of IoT devices and sensors and by delivering content and personalized promotion directly to customers. This creates new opportunities for retailers and allows them to by study their clientele by tracking and analyzing their behavior.
All in all, the goal is to enhance the customers experience and in turn increase their satisfaction and loyalty. Eventually, retailers will be provided with innovative tools and channels that help them better understand their target customer and their behavior to meet their needs and expectations.
The Quantified Self concept refers to the use of technologies for collecting data about peoples’ daily activities. Smartphone apps, physical activity trackers, biometric sensors and IoT devices allow people to monitor important aspects of their daily lives, such as their physical activity, heart rate and mood, with the aim to learn more about themselves, improve their well-being and adopt a healthier lifestyle. In this context, the user is capable of not only storing their data to a location of their choice, such as their own server or private cloud, but also sharing their data with whomever they choose, such as their social circle or their physician. However, the process of sharing this data remains complex, mainly due to the fact that each vendor uses different communication mechanisms and requires a separate application for the persistent storage and visualization of data.Continue reading
Consortium partners have recently published a new wave of press releases about the AGILE project. These press releases are interesting to read because they present different facets of the AGILE project: how the project is perceived by these partners, how they see their role in making the project a success, and more.