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i-City, testing ground for a
      wireless society
testing ground for a wireless society
i-City is the largest research lab for mobile
applications in the world
Together with users, different companies are build...
aim mobile internet platform
 Maintain broadband leading position
 Test platform for mobile applications
 Allow non-PC ...
examples from a mobile future
 VoIP. i-City’s telephony platform provides a unique mobile
  VoIP service. Your PDA is all...
the i-City components
components of the living lab
Infrastructure: hotspots




Software platform




Testusers and mobile devices
infrastructure: hotspots
 Area:      Hasselt and Leuven
 Aim:       Complete city covered by public wireless
           ...
software platform
                                                  End-User services




                                ...
CSP platform: built in services




Online TV    IM   Mobile Blogging LBS Photo Album
            Mail Local News Forums I...
test users
 Various usergroups are defined
   – 4.000 citizens with wireless
     PDA/XDA/smartphone to be allocated
   –...
mobile devices
 Pocket PC = your office in your pocket
 Consumers don’t need an office,
  they don’t want to sync with a...
founding members
member structure
The strength of i-City lies in its members:
 Cross-fertilisation
 Knowledge access
 Members of i-City ...
advisory board
 6 (co-)founding members + all Board
  Members + 4 diamond partners
                 Research
            ...
work groups

                Research      Research    Research     Research      Research    Research     Research      R...
Process
                             Bridge
                           between in-
                           and output

...
alpha profile
People
 with ideas about wireless applications
 who see the advantage of a wireless city
 who do not only...
alpha organisation
alpha process
Alfa Workgroups
knowledge
Research, knowledge and know-how are
  vital for i-City:
 Knowledge needs to be shared (cluster)
 Knowledge ne...
academic world
Embedding of knowledge through
 the development of a Master after Master at the
  university
 a strategic...
the i-City organisation
i-City history
        2001        2002                 2003                        2004

            09/01: laptopproject...
I City General Iii Kd
I City General Iii Kd
I City General Iii Kd
I City General Iii Kd
I City General Iii Kd
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  1. 1. i-City, testing ground for a wireless society
  2. 2. testing ground for a wireless society
  3. 3. i-City is the largest research lab for mobile applications in the world Together with users, different companies are building mobile applications for the future. IT-companies as well as others. i-City is the largest testing ground for mobile applications in the world. i-City turns Hasselt and Leuven into one big lab. By doing this, i-City can already develop the applications of tomorrow on a large scale, and test them in lifelike situations.
  4. 4. aim mobile internet platform  Maintain broadband leading position  Test platform for mobile applications  Allow non-PC users to consume internet based services  Service roaming: operator independent availability of service  Incubator function for new companies  Attract competence centres to Flanders
  5. 5. examples from a mobile future  VoIP. i-City’s telephony platform provides a unique mobile VoIP service. Your PDA is allocated a telephone number and can be reached from throughout the world.  Parking application. Look for vacant parking places via your handheld. Once you’ve found a place, you can reserve it too .  Heart monitoring. Medical equipment, linked to a handheld or PDA, ensures that heart patients are monitored constantly while at the same time remaining mobile. If a heart patient becomes ill, the PDA automatically warns the hospital.  Crèche. Using these applications parents can take a peek at their baby or toddler in the day nursery. Their loved ones appear on the PDA’s screen via the webcam.
  6. 6. the i-City components
  7. 7. components of the living lab Infrastructure: hotspots Software platform Testusers and mobile devices
  8. 8. infrastructure: hotspots  Area: Hasselt and Leuven  Aim: Complete city covered by public wireless high-speed Internet  Timing: 2006: 300 Access Points per City aiming to reach 80% of its inhabitants/visitors 2008: a full 100% wireless coverage  Rollout Hasselt 2005-2006 Leuven 2006
  9. 9. software platform End-User services Access to users com asl, cha Us site , forums Pe  The user decides what blog er mun nt rso ck Pr ehav me blo na e fe s “cha information he wants lb icati , y ing ren ur Pa Me-centric t. ild be” ce bu profile ons io t s Ø retrieve user location Ø add / delete user profile  i-City is a trusted party Ø manage subscriptions Ø accept payments even Ø storage service for info making a secure walled Cult tion application data “nete Ø preferences of user rma t cal ural ve garden in an insecure nts.b enda e” internet r Location retrieval Permission based  i-City guarantees the users’ privacy Rest aur serv ant ice “r esto .be” Presentation Layer Uniform Look & Feel User defined portal layout
  10. 10. CSP platform: built in services Online TV IM Mobile Blogging LBS Photo Album Mail Local News Forums Info VoIP
  11. 11. test users  Various usergroups are defined – 4.000 citizens with wireless PDA/XDA/smartphone to be allocated – 4.200 students with wireless laptops active  -, - and - userprograms – -users: 120 actively collaborating tech-savvy users – -users: 4.000 users with sponsored device – -users: enthusiastic users with own device
  12. 12. mobile devices  Pocket PC = your office in your pocket  Consumers don’t need an office, they don’t want to sync with a PC  PDA needs to become a connected device like a mobile: turn it on, it works  Naked PDA is too difficult to turn into a fun and useful tool  i-City bridges the gap with an own Runtime Environment (Mercator)
  13. 13. founding members
  14. 14. member structure The strength of i-City lies in its members:  Cross-fertilisation  Knowledge access  Members of i-City can  Realise ideas for mobile applications  Test ideas for mobile applications  Step in at different levels and membership categories  Be part of the different i-City advisory bodies  Take part in a wide range of ‘wireless’-oriented activities
  15. 15. advisory board  6 (co-)founding members + all Board Members + 4 diamond partners Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports Research Reports + 8 platinum partners + honorary members Food & Leisure & Education Mobility Healthcare e-Gov Finance Network Retail Tourism & Legal & Security  High level:  Nominative representation  Expert backbone Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Advisory Board  Tasks  Formally ratify decisions and ideas of workgroups  Advice on government policies  Touchstone on mobile data communication  4 plenary advisory boardmeetings / year  Start 2006
  16. 16. work groups Research Research Research Research Research Research Research Research Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports  8 workgroups with different angle Food & Food & Retail Retail Leisure & Leisure & Tourism Tourism Education Education Mobility Healthcare e-Gov Finance & Legal Network & Security  In touch with the needs for wireless applications  Companies, organisations, alphas, academics and other Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup Workgroup organisations take partAdvisory Board  Participate in inventing and optimising mobile applications, ideas and services  Bottom-up information from a user point-of-view, that can lead to concrete applications
  17. 17. Process Bridge between in- and output Facilitate Input execution Output of ideas Part 1: Part 2: obtain ideas product development Non-Members & Members: Members Outer sectors i-City + academics + specialists
  18. 18. alpha profile People  with ideas about wireless applications  who see the advantage of a wireless city  who do not only dream ideas, but realise them  with an ICT background who see the wireless future…  … or people who don’t know much about software, but from their background have ideas for wireless city projects Strong selection process  Campaign to stimulate innovation  1.500 candidates, out of which >100 selected  Inactive members regularly removed
  19. 19. alpha organisation
  20. 20. alpha process
  21. 21. Alfa Workgroups
  22. 22. knowledge Research, knowledge and know-how are vital for i-City:  Knowledge needs to be shared (cluster)  Knowledge needs to be accumulated (research)  Knowledge needs to be made concrete (spin offs)  Knowledge needs to be put across (education)
  23. 23. academic world Embedding of knowledge through  the development of a Master after Master at the university  a strategic collaboration with the innovationcentre of the GOM (IWT) and the ICT-fund LRM  involving universities (KUL, VUB, UG, UH) and colleges (PHL, Xios, …), also through joint projects, and research institutes (IBBT, IWT, IMEC, FMV, EDM, …)  Brokerage in March 2006 together with IBBT
  24. 24. the i-City organisation
  25. 25. i-City history 2001 2002 2003 2004 09/01: laptopproject Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (PHL) 10/01: Sinfilo makes PHL wireless 02/02: Sinfilo gets help from Siemens 03/02: Hasselt interested in wireless 05/02: Grote Markt Hasselt wireless 09/02: Voka introduces Hasselt on Microsoft conf. Rome Telenet takes over Sinfilo: 10/03 Start Consortium: + Fujitsu Siemens + Concentra: 12/03 IBBT gets to know i-City: 01-02/04 Felmish Goverment approves support: 06/04 Founding non profit ass. i-City: 07/04 Start development: 10/04
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