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BUTLER project overview


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Recent ICT advances are bringing to reality a world where sensors, actuators and smart portable devices are
interconnected into an Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem reaching 50 Billion devices by 2015.
The IoT major challenges are, from a systemic viewpoint, smart resource management and digital security;
and from a user/service perspective, the pervasiveness (uniformity of performance anytime and anywhere) and
awareness (inversely proportional to the degree of knowledge required from users).
BUTLER will be the first European project to emphasise pervasiveness, context-awareness and security for
IoT. Through a consortium of leading Industrial, Corporate R&D and Academic partners with extensive and
complementary know-how, project BUTLER will integrate current and develop new technologies to form a “bundle” of
applications, platform features and services that will bring IoT to life.
For this purpose, BUTLER will focus on:
a) Improving/creating enabling technologies to implement a well-defined vision of secure, pervasive and
context-aware IoT, where links are inherently secure (from PHY to APP layers) applications cut across different
scenarios (Home, Office, Transportation, Health, etc.), and the network reactions to users are adjusted to their
needs (learned and monitored in real time).
b) Integrating/developing a new flexible smartDevice-centric network architecture where platforms (devices)
function according to three well-defined categories: smartObject (sensors, actuators, gateways), smartMobile
(user’s personal device) and smartServers (providers of contents and services), interconnected over IPv6.
c) Building a series of field trials, which progressively integrate and enhance state-of-the-art technologies to
showcase BUTLER’s secure, pervasive and context-aware vision of IoT.
In addition to these R&D innovations, BUTLER and its External Members Group will also aggregate and lead the
European effort in the standardisation and exploitation of IoT technologies.

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BUTLER project overview

  1. 1. PROJECT PRESENTATION19th January 2012
  2. 2. uBiquitous, secUre inTernet-of-things with Location and contEx-awaReness FP7 call: FP7-ICT-2011-7 Integrated Project October 2011  September 2014 15 M€ 1234 man.months 2
  3. 3. BUTLER Story A day in SmartHealth the life of … SmartHome Smart Preventive Care: Ex: Elder people have their day-to-day Smart Shopping-List: activities monitored, triggering automatic Ex: As you leave home, a shopping list on responses when needed… your mobile is automatically updated… Smart Case Sheet: Smart Energy Savings: Ex: Medical personnel are given Ex: As the last person leaves home, the contextualized information on patient’s thermostats in the bedrooms are tuned conditions … 7:30 … down… … … ! 7:00 … 16:30 … SmartCity SmartTransport 13:00… ! Smart Event Management: Smart Navigation: Ex: Traffic information such as the Ex: Information about occurring and approaching of an ambulance is future events are automatically available broadcasted to vehicles on the route… to patrons and citizens Smart Parking: Smart Updating: Ex: Your peers (office, clients, family, Ex: Parking information and suggestions etc.) are informed of significant are made available real-time events. delays… … … 17:00… SmartShopping Smart Sales/Advertisiment:Ex: The shop offers you personalizedHorizontal, discounts on items outside your list but you are likely to buy Delayed: 20min Smart Cross-referencing:Ex:seamless Scenarios Your wife is informed of the items you are buying and their prices… 16:50… … 3
  4. 4. AwarenessInversely proportional to the degree of knowledge requiredfrom users BUTLER’s concept is one of active, pervasive, continuous, real-time and progressively personal context-awareness 4
  5. 5. Expectations Crimes Privacy violation Squandering Congestion Stress DiseasesLatency inefficiency Pollution Poverty SmartHealth SmartShopping SmartTransport SmartHome SmartCity 5
  6. 6. Today: Domain-centric smart solutions SmartHome SmartHealth SmartTransport SmartCity SmartShopping- Monitoring and - Monitoring medicine - Promoting - Managing parking - Managingcontrolling intake carpooling space sparkdeals- Saving Energy - Personalized - Minimizing taxi - Lighting up a city - Getting advice oncomfortably diabetes assistance delays efficiently buying goods- Interacting with - Providing training - Avoiding traffic - Watering - Retrievingappliances tips jams orchards & discount- Finding things - Monitoring health - Reporting traffic gardens - Buying a secondEasily parameters incidents - Monitoring Air hand product- Consuming media - Monitoring activity - Monitoring metro QUality - Purchasing witheverywhere - Visiting a doctor platforms - Monitoring smart carts- Getting notified - Enhancing social - Rewarding Eco- Electricity/Water - Purchasing using- Leaving the home contacts driving - Discovering self servicesafely - Protecting falls - Smart beaconing emergency routes - Updating- Detecting - Living - Monitoring - Charging electric consumer profilesemergencies independently incoming trains ! vehicles -…- Preparing trips at -… -… - Accessinghome locally-wise apps-… -…
  7. 7. BUTLER’s future vision SmartLife SmartHome SmartHealth SmartTransport SmartCity SmartShopping- Monitoring and controlling - Monitoring medicine intake - Promoting carpooling - Managing parking space - Managing sparkdeals- Saving Energy comfortably - Personalized diabetes assistance - Minimizing taxi delays - Lighting up a city efficiently - Getting advice on buying goods- Interacting with appliances - Providing training tips - Avoiding traffic jams - Watering orchards & gardens - Retrieving discount- Finding things Easily - Monitoring health parameters - Reporting traffic incidents - Monitoring Air QUality - Buying a second hand product- Consuming media everywhere - Monitoring activity - Monitoring metro platforms - Monitoring Electricity/Water - Purchasing with smart carts- Getting notified - Visiting a doctor - Rewarding Eco-driving - Discovering emergency routes - Purchasing using self service- Leaving the home safely - Enhancing social contacts - Smart beaconing - Charging electric vehicles - Updating consumer profiles- Detecting emergencies - Protecting falls - Monitoring incoming trains - Accessing locally-wise apps -…- Preparing trips at home - Living independently -… -…-… -… ! 7
  8. 8. Today: Infrastructure-centric Networks Personal Area Network Body Area Network Vehicle NavigationLocal Area Network 8
  9. 9. BUTLER’s future vision: User-centric Network of Networks Network of Personal Area Networks Network of Body Area Networks Network of Vehicles (CooperativeNetwork of Navigation) FUTURE CYBERSPACE:Local Area Networks Personalized, Global Network of Networks 9
  10. 10. Challenges1. Personalized and Dynamic Demands2. Transparency, Privacy and Security in Heterogeneous Systems3. Collective Behaviour Modelling to Maximize Efficiency 10
  12. 12. High level objective Design and demonstrate prototype of a comprehensive, pervasive and effective Context- Aware information system, which will operate transparently and seamlessly across various scenarios towards a unified smartLife environment. 12
  13. 13. Technical and Technological objectives• Modelling context and behaviour – Contextualized Navigation – Contextualized Advertising/Warning – Contextualized Crowd Management• Middleware architecture – Service-oriented approach for dynamicity, interoperability and modularity – Complex event processing• Security and privacy – Contextualized security and privacy 13
  14. 14. Operational objectives• Integrate the requirements from 5 use cases: Smart Mobility/Transport, Smart Healthcare/Wellness, Smart Shopping, Smart Home/Office and Smart City• Involve users: evaluate novel IoT applications and their associated business models from a minimum of 10 field trials based on BUTLER architecture.• Develop and publish an open networked architecture integrated with existing business platforms 14
  16. 16. D2.1, D2.2, D2.3 - Security, context, behaviour requirements and D5.2 - Final D3.2 - Integrated architecture specifications platforms and proofs of concept D3.1 - Initial BUTLER architecture and proofs of concept and field trials 1 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36Oct 2011 Jan 2012 May 2012 Sep 2012 Jan 2013 May 2013 Sep 2013 Jan 2014 May 2014 Sep 2014 D1.2 - Refined trial spec. D4.1, D4.2, D4.3 - Smart D5.1 - IntegratedD1.1 - Use cases and requirements D2.4 - Selected technologies Server/Mobile/Object Platforms platforms Vertical and Functional and Specification and Integration andhorizontal use-cases Non Functional development f1 testing Requirements Specification and analysis development f2 Specification and • Domain specific Final field development f3 enablers • • Technological Generic enablers trials o Security choices • Refined o Localization Smart •Smart Server o Context, specification of • Trials behavior) • •Smart Mobile Integrated Life •Smart Object middleware architecture •• 2nd proofs of Initial Integrated Vertical architecture concept platforms • • Prototyping of First proofs of Scenarios concept enablers Horizontal • Testing with measurable Scenarios goals
  18. 18. Behavioural modelling and miningRecognize context-aware intent through external observation • Behavior • Decisions • Typical course of actions • Corresponding events and contextExtract meaningful information from distributed event streams • Purposeful and meaningful abstractions for daily life activities • Interactions between a few individuals and mass behavior • Algorithms and software components for aggregation, classification, learning, predicting and anticipating users’ behavior and activities • Metrics to assess quality or trustworthiness of information
  19. 19. Behavioural modelling and mining events events 1. Model events Actions Profile & Preferences Context Intentions Behavior 3. Anticipate Tasks 2. Observe and learn
  20. 20. Behavioural modelling and miningNew event-based modeling abstractions • Represent both individual and group behavior • Explore feasibility of hybrid models combining statistical and relational models, task trees, workflow and markov models, dynamic bayesian networks, … • Semantic modeling abstractions to describe domain knowledge in relevant (patterns of) eventsNew processing and synthesis techniques • Context-aware and semantic event pattern recognition • Causality detection to anticipate human behavior • Learning and data stream mining based on complex event processing techniques (CEP)
  21. 21. Geo-Temporal Contextualization (1/2) Aim to develop algorithms for the seamless acquisition of geo-temporal information in heterogeneous networks, clearly defined as following objectives.Objectives – Identification of the forms of geo-temporal context information – Tracking and localize the context information securely – Simultaneous localization and mapping through cooperative P2P links, with new location-dependent security mechanisms – Energy/time-efficient indoor localization within heterogeneous networks 21
  22. 22. Geo-Temporal Contextualization (2/2)Workflow – Concrete algorithms be developed to enhance acquire geo-temporal context with the help of objects, topology, etc… – Development of corresponding algorithms on real platformsDomain Specific Objectives – Provide ambient information about metro platforms when the user reaches the station entrance, for users located on station platforms. – Schedule planner - plan the user departure according to users agenda, traffic conditions and parking availability. 22
  23. 23. Contextual networking Aim is to develop algorithms to provide contextual information at a macro- perspective, focusing on contextualized networking strategies, behavior synthesis (crowd management, incentives) and “contextual games” model to predict users’ behaviors.Generic workflow – Cooperate with the other tasks and create the use cases for the applications and services; – Create concrete algorithms to be utilized in such use cases; – Algorithms brought forward to the implementation tasks; – Results validations by using the prototypes generated in the implementation tasksDomain specific objectives – Shopping environment related modelling of consumer groups – To be able affect consumer behaviour via context based targeted advertising and offers – Other objectives: to be further studied 23
  25. 25. Two steps field trials 25
  26. 26. Smart mobile platform Smart server Unifyingplatform BUTLER Architecture Secure, private, trustworthy context capture Smart OSGi Zigbee DPWS FreeRTOS TinyOS Contiki object/gateway CoAP platform RPL 6LowPAN IEEE 802.15.4
  28. 28. Eco System of a Business-driven Project Experience ExploitationOutcomes Prototype Design Strategy Vertical Horizontal Business Use Cases Use Cases RequirementsCustomer Personas + StoriesExperience Expert Customer Insights Trigger, Needs & Barriers View Market ResearchBusiness Business [Mega-]Model Model Trends Outline
  29. 29. From Vertical Use Cases to Smart Life Concept 29SmartMobility SmartHealth SmartHome / SmartShopping SmartCity / Transport / Wellness OfficeHorizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal UCs UCs UCs UCs UCs Aggregate results from Verticals Smart Live Concept: Horizontal Story Line incl. Personas Customer Insights Experience Design Business Requirements IoT Butler Prototype 29
  30. 30. Human Centric Approach• Consistently using human centric design elements for documentation (throughout the project) – Personas, needs, customer use cases – Story telling and visualisation (prototyping) to enhance communication with customers• In depth customer insight interviews with selected customers (beginning of 2012) – to verify needs from the use cases and story line and extract additional needs – also find out about triggers and barriers• Market research (e.g. with questionnaires) (end of 2012) – to widen customer base – to cover different topics like price sensitivity or general acceptance likelihood• Map the ecosystem (2013) – looking at the customer life cycle and possible business partners or stakeholders – to develop the value proposition, exploitation strategy and possible business models
  31. 31. Sample Persona DescriptionJulia Solo• Description: Single parent, mother of Carla, hardworking business woman,• Age: 35 years old• Job position: Julia is working at executive level and spends a lot of time at work, she leaves early and comes back late.• Hobbies: soul music• Characteristics: dynamic, creative, goal oriented
  32. 32. Sample Result ofCustomer Insight Interviews Barriers • Small monthly budget • Afraid of technique • Wants to appear strong • Things can get quickly “to much”. Needs • “I didn´t need it in the past, why should I need it now?” • Stay in contact with family members • Customized care Triggers • Support and safety in daily life • Help and explanation in usage of technique • Wants to keep up with the younger • Trustable service providers, simple service generations packages • Stay in contact with family • All services from one supplier • No stagnating, learn new things • Support for her children
  33. 33. GETTING MORE
  34. 34. Connect with BUTLER• : – Learn about BUTLER – Follow progresses – Partnerships• BUTLER on social networks : – Twitter:!/IoTBUTLER – LinkedIn: 4205902 34
  35. 35. THANK YOU !