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The HOBNET project maintains specific cooperation with the following relevant EU Projects:

SmartSantander (http://www.smartsantander.eu/) is aiming at creating a large, city scale IoT test infrastructure to enable researchers, service providers and citizens to use and evaluate various IoT based smart city services. The main installation is in Santander with planned federated sites at Guildford, Lubeck and Belgrade. The scenarios considered so far include parking management and environment monitoring. Additional services will be developed in the coming period. As HOBNET is focused on intelligent buildings with an experimental installation in the Mandate building, the projects are complementary in scopes. Also, both projects use WISEBED and SENSEI as the starting points which make them compatible in a broad sense. The interaction of the projects has been initiated already through joint organization of two summer schools with lecturers coming from both projects and exchanging information about the progress so far as well about the future plans. Federation of SmartSantander and HOBNET installations will be investigated in the coming period.
FP7 IoT6 (http://lib.bioinfo.pl/projects/view/32010). Hobnet is cooperating closely with the FP7 IoT6 research project. IoT6 is working on a closely related area by researching the potential of IPv6 and related standards to support the future Internet of Things and to overcome its current fragmentation.IoT6 will develop an IPv6 based architecture enbling innovative forms of interactions with heterogeneous devices, including mobile phones, tags, sensors, building automation devices and virtual services, such as SaaS. Two Hobnet partners, namely MI and Ericsson, are members of the IoT6 consortium and will liaise between the two projects.
The WISEBED Facility (http://wisebed.eu/site/). Within the Wisebed project, key technologies were developed that will be applied in similar context projects, such as HOBNET. Testbed federation capabilities, using Virtual Links to emulate arbitrary sizes of networks using the internet can bend physical restrictions on the deployment of testbeds. For the management of federated testbeds, Wisebed provides the TARWIS platform which is a flexible and generic Testbed Management System. Also, the Wiselib, a library of ready-to-use wireless sensor networks algorithms for a number of different scenarios and applications, such as routing, localization, clustering and many more, is readily available for use in compatible hardware as well as simulated environments. Wiselib also provides a framework for algorithm development on heterogeneous hardware using the same code base. Finally, in the context of Wisebed, an XML-based language for the description of networks and experiment traces in detail, called WiseML.
GreenerBuildings FP7 Procect (http://www.greenerbuildings.eu/). GreenerBuildings develops an integrated solution for energy-aware adaptation of public buildings. It investigates self-powered sensors and actuators, occupant activity and behaviour inference, and an embedded software for coordinating thousands of smart objects with the goals of energy saving and user support. GreenerBuildings embraces the following key principles in order to achieve its goals: living-lab experimentation and validation, an agile interdisciplinary consortium, and a user centric approach. In particular, the validation will consider test cases with at least 1.000 networked devices deployed in living-lab buildings. In particular, we plan to participate at each other’s meetings to mutually benefit from corresponding experiments with other living labs, and to benefit from relevant guidelines and recommendations on the best approaches to green buildings with WSN and other actuators.
EnergyWarden (http://www.energywarden.net/) is a FP7 project, aiming at the development of tools for monitoring and control of energy resources, including renewables, deployed in the building domain. The project will run till end of 2012. Access here is provided to EW product developments, related publications, planned events, as well as to the partners and the people in charge of the EW project.
EnPROVE (http://http://www.enprove.eu/). Building renovation is highlighted by many as a possible saving board for the construction sector. Additionally, building retrofitting is an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions through the increase of energy efficiency and improvement of obsolete buildings. The objective of EnPROVE is to develop a software model for predicting the energy consumption of a specific building, with different scenarios implementing energy-efficient technologies and control solutions based on actual measured performance and usage data of the building itself. The key hypothesis of EnPROVE is that it is possible, from adequate gathering and assessing data on how a structure performs and is being used from an energy viewpoint, to build highly accurate and specific energy consumption models relevant for prediction of alternative scenarios.

Fiemser (http://http://www.fiemser.eu/).The main objective of this project is the development of an innovative energy management system for existing and new residential buildings(B EMS), which pursues the increase of the efficiency of the energy used and the reduction of the global energy demand of the building, but without penalizing the comfort levels of the users. To the achievement of this goal, it will follow two main strategies:

  • Minimizing the energy demand from external resources, through the reduction of the energy consumption in the building and the correct management of local generation (heat and electricity) and energy storage equipment to satisfy the energy demand of the building, and even provide the capability to export energy to the utilities when needed.
  • Interaction with the building user, in such a way as to increase the consciousness of the consumer of his energy consumption and CO2 emissions, providing hints to make punctual changes in his behaviour without major disruptions of his comfort conditions.
URB-Grade (http://urb-grade.eu/) designs, develops and validates a Platform for Decision Support that will allow the city authorities and utilities to promote and choose the correct actions to upgrade a district to become more energy efficient, cost effective and to increase comfort for its citizens in a District as a Service Platform approach.

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