New project "Peripheria - Networked Smart Peripheral Cities for Sustainable Lifestyles" launched [13.04.2011]

ITAS has recently embarked on a new European project of the 7th Framework Programme "Peripheria - Networked Smart Peripheral Cities for Sustainable Lifestyles". This project was launched in November 2010 and is being funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Commission.

The main goal of PERIPHERIA is to deploy convergent Future Internet platforms and services for the promotion of sustainable lifestyles in and across emergent networks of "smart" peripheral cities in Europe with specific vocation for green creativity. Its new Open Service Convergence Platform, an "Internet by and for the People", will integrate sensor networks, real time 3D and mobile location-based services with the Future of Internet main paradigms - Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Internet of People. Specific technologies - results of previous research initiatives, emerging devices and platforms, and ad hoc mash-ups designed and implemented on the spot - will come together to converge into a common Living-Lab-like setting for the co-creation of next-generation personal and collective services, shifting technology R&D out of the laboratory and into the real world and users.

This project is coordinated by Alfamicro, Portugal, and involves twelve partners from five European countries. The ITAS team, led by Dr. Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, is one of the three core partners of the consortium that are driving project development and implementation. ITAS also leads the work on Smart Citizen Communities, Project Evaluation, Impact, and Policy and the Dissemination and Exploitation activities.

Project homepage: here