In a world of multi-stakeholder information and assets provision on top of millions of real-time interacting and communicating things, COSMOS aims at enhancing the sustainability of smart city applications by allowing IoT based systems to reach their full potential. COSMOS will enable things to evolve and act in a more autonomous way, becoming more reliable and smarter.
Things will be able to learn based on others experiences, while situational knowledge acquisition and analysis will make them aware of conditions and events potentially affecting their behaviour. COSMOS will integrate decentralized management mechanisms in IoT based systems allowing socially-enriched coordination and participation scheme of things in and across networks, exploiting data and information management mechanisms to handle the exponentially increasing “born digital” data. Management decisions and runtime adaptability will be based on things security, trust, administrative aspects, location, relationships, information, and contextual properties. Capabilities of IoT systems will be enhanced with aspects from Cloud computing, data management strategies and intelligent systems.
COSMOS enables smart city IoT applications to take full advantage of its technologies, through three representative scenarios:
• Smart heat and electricity management (London Borough of Camden)
• Intelligent Transportation System (Ayuntamiento de Madrid)
• IoT Business Eco-System (Institute for Information Industry, Taipei)