January 31


Webinar: EU-Japan collaborative projects on Internet of Things and smart cities: ClouT, FESTIVAL and BigClouT

31-01-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET

How to benefit from EU-Japan joint cooperation programmes in the ICT sector?

Since 2012, the European Commission and the NICT and the MIC of Japan have been jointly launching call for project proposals addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges on ICT. This webinar will be presenting 3 of the projects that have been accepted to get funding from the European and Japanese authorities. The objective is to present the project results, pilot deployments and overall the software that can be reusable by the IoT community (SMEs, large industry, researchers, etc.)

ClouT project (2013 – 2016) has provided a smart city platform which can gather data from heterogeneous data sources in a city (IoT devices, social networks, mobile applications, web data, etc.) and provide access to the data (and to actuators) in a unified way. The project has organized deployments in 4 pilot cities of the project: Santander, Genova, Fujisawa and Mitaka.

FESTIVAL project (2014 – 2017) has built a federated testbed platform which provides access to various types of resources such as IoT data, open data, IT resources and living lab resources. The project provides real life data from testbeds from Europe and Japan (city market, train stations, smart city and smart home environments, etc.).

Finally, BigClouT project is a newly started project (2016 – 2019) that takes its foundations from the ClouT project and adds big data functionalities to the ClouT architecture.

The webinar is targeted to any EU and Japan companies seeking to reuse the results of those projects which are mostly provided as open software.

Registration deadline: 30/01/2017

Please use the webform, to register for this event.
Please note the webinar will be held in English

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, in addition to learn about the experience learnt from those projects, the participants will have an introduction on how to use specific software developed in those projects:

  •     sensiNact: An open platform providing plug&play management of IoT devices
  •     A scalable message broker based on XMPP protocol
  •     A tool for sensorizing static web pages
  •     FESTIVAL platform and its experimenter portal giving access to a variety of resources (IoT, open data, computational resources and living lab services) for experimentation of Smart ICT services


  •     Introduction
  •     Speaker’s presentation
  •     Q&A Session
  •     Conclusion


    Levent Gürgen, CEA-LETI, France
    Takuro Yonezawa, Keio University, Japan
    Martino Maggio, Engineering, Italy

Levent GÜRGEN is R&D project manager in CEA-LETI and involved in several collaborative R&D projects about IoT and smart cities. He is in particular coordinating 2 European-Japanese collaborative projects, namely BigClouT and FESTIVAL. Levent obtained his PhD degree in computer science from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2007. His main research interests include sensor data processing and service-oriented platforms for Internet of Things.

Takuro YONEZAWA is a research assistant professor in Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan. He received Ph.D. degree in the Media and Governance from Keio University in 2010. His research interests are the intersection of the distributed systems, human-computer interaction and sensors/actuators technologies. He is also leading several smart city projects as a technical coordinator, such as FP7/NICT European-Japanese collaborative research project (ClouT project), NICT social big data project, MIC G-Space city project, and so on. He was awarded IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award (2009) and IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award (2013).
Martino MAGGIO is a senior researcher and project manager in "Engineering Ingegneria Informatica" R&D laboratory. He has been involved in several European and Italian research projects as technical manager and work package coordinator. During the last years he has contributed in writing many proposals for EU co-funded research projects, in programs such as the FP7,the CIP PSP ICT and H2020. At present he is involved in two H2020 EU-Japan collaborative projects: BigClouT in the domain of Cloud Computing and FESTIVAL to implement experimental testbed federation.

Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

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