• SmartOrchestra

    The goal of the SmartOrchestra project is to develop an open and standard-based service platform that enables the openness and utilization of public and business-related services. Based on these services, a trustworthy provider should be able to market, offer and possibly operate the platform. In addition, the platform should allow the integration of existing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) along with the new sensors and actuators with the aim of facilitating service composition with other third-party services based on state-of-the-art technologies. “SmartOrchestra enables existing cyber-physical applications as smart services to be combined, orchestrated and promoted in an open market space.” The project will startstarted in January 2016 and is going to be executed realized in three years. The Fraunhofer FOKUS team is going to contribute to the integration of Cyber-Physical Systems based on M2M/IoT technologies with the smart service platform and is going to operate a FIWARE node during the execution of the project.

    Duration: Jan. 01, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2018

    Enabling a Mobility BackEnd as a Robust Service

    Communication and exchange of data between heterogeneous devices and services are essential for Smart Cities. The Mobility Back-end as a Service (MBaaS) developed by a Portuguese SME (Ubiwhere), enabled such communication through a standardized interface targeting the mobility and transport sector. With the help of the Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenMTC toolkit and Inria FIT IoT-Lab extensive standard compliance and load tests will be conducted. The results will help Ubiwhere to strengthen their product and to become market-ready. Furthermore, during the project real sensor data of cities will be integrated into the platform that could be accessed by device and application developers through standardized open API. Furthermore In addition, ΞMBERS will stimulate the development of an entire ecosystem addressing mobility and transport challenges of smart cities.

    Project Partners: Duration: Jan. 01, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2018

    Federated Interoperable Semantic IoT/Cloud Test-beds and Applications

    Experimentation as a Service:
    • FIESTA is opening new opportunities in the development and deployment of experiments that exploit IoT data and capabilities from multiple testbeds on an EU (and global) scale. 
    • FIESTA focuses on opening new horizons in the development and deployment of IoT applications for experimentation.
    • The FIESTA project works on integrating IoT platforms, testbeds and their associated IoT data silos and vertical applications.
    Tools, Techniques and Best Practices
    • FIESTA aims to provide to researchers with tools for accessing IoT data resources (including linked sensor data sets) 
    • FIESTA eEnables execution of experiments across multiple IoT testbeds, based on a single API for submitting the experiment and a single set of credentials for the researchers. 
    • FIESTA provides pPortability of IoT experiments across different testbeds, through the provision of interoperable standards-based IoT/cloud interfaces over diverse IoT experimental facilities. 
    Expected Impact
    • FIESTA’s experimental infrastructure will available not only be available for European experimenters but World Wideworldwide. 
    • Facilitates the execution of experiments across multiple IoT testbeds. 
    • IoT experimentation across different testbeds and the provision of interoperable standard-based IoT/cloud interfaces 

    Fraunhofer FOKUS Contribution:

    As FIESTA is planning to federate various IoT test-beds in FedED4FIRE facilities, the FOKUS team aims to provide the OpenMTC platform as a testbed to be available through the FUSECO playground. In this regard, a dedicated M2M testbed is going to be established through FIESTA federated testbeds. The OpenMTC is going to be extended with the required interfaces and tools.

    Project partners:

    NUIG (IE), ITINNOV (UK), INRIA (FR), UNIS (UK), Unparallel Innovation (PT), EGM (FR), NEC (UK), UNICAN (ES), FOKUS (DE), C41 (FR), AIT (EL), SDR (ES), SODERCAN (ES), KETI (KO)

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    Duration: Feb. 01, 2015 to Jan. 01, 2018

Success Stories

OpenMTC interconnects FIWARE technologies with oneM2M

As part of the Smart Service World project SmartOrchestra, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - BMWi), Fraunhofer FOKUS realized the interoperability between FIWARE and the oneM2M standard by using the IoT middleware OpenMTC. By doing so, sensor data can be exchanged seamlessly between the different standards involved. From now on applications based on FIWARE technology can access sensors and actuators via standard oneM2M interfaces (provided by OpenMTC) without being required to deal with underlying M2M connectivity and communication technologies. OpenMTC not only ensures interoperability by providing interfaces to connected devices, but also by converting data into FIWARE Orion Context Broker formats. The Orion Context Broker allows IoT applications to conveniently search for and discover specific context information and sensor data. The persistent storage of data is subsequently realized by additional FIWARE components.

Fraunhofer FOKUS deployed IoT/M2M testbed at Institute for Information Industry Taiwan

Experts from FOKUS deployed an IoT testbed based on the OpenMTC platform at III Taiwan. During the three days on-site visit a tutorial was given that covered an OneM2M standard introduction as well as an overview of the OpenMTC platform with practical examples to get gain hands-on experiences. With the OneM2M standard-compliant platform III Taiwan has the technical foundation to orientate further research activities towards M2M/IoT. The OpenMTC platform aggregates the data of connected sensors and actuators. Additionally, the OpenMTC dashboard is able to visualize the status of managed sensors as well as control actuators. Furthermore, an interface was integrated that supports vertical handover between Wi-Fi and LTE of gateways that support connection to an managed wireless core network (EPC).

Classification of oneM2M specifications and the Reference Architectural Model (RAMI) for Industrie 4.0

IFAK (Institute for Automation und Communication e.V.) released a research study funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, which used OpenMTC to evaluate their findings. Subject of the study is the classification and relations between the general concepts, architectures, models and methods of Reference Architectural Model (RAMI) for Industrie 4.0 and oneM2M. It examines what contributions oneM2M can make to implementing the requirements of RAMI4.0 Thus OpenMTC, as a reference implementation of the oneM2M standard, was utilized as a demonstrator, evaluating examples of selected functionalities concerning flexible production systems (FFS). One of the key findings is, that oneM2M prove its strengths when multiple stakeholders in the value chain like supplier, production, facility, logistics etc. have to interact. The study is written in German and can be found here: