RERUM is an European project, running for 3 years and funded under the FP7 call for Smart Cities. RERUM started on September 1st 2013 and will run for 36 months until August 31st 2016. Twelve partners are involved in the R&D activities, two of which are the municipalities of Heraklion (GR) and Tarragona (ES). Both are heavily involved in the R&D activities setting the requirements for developing smart applications that will improve the quality of life of their citizens.

RERUM develops, evaluates and trials an architectural framework for dependable, reliable and secure networks of heterogeneous smart devices supporting innovative and trustworthy Smart City applications. Having analysed possible threats against security and privacy in current frameworks, RERUM currently develops an IoT framework based on the concepts of security and privacy by design, embedding security, privacy and reliability mechanisms throughout the whole information lifecycle. In this respect, RERUM enhances the trustworthiness of the IoT, providing guarantees that the new smart applications will safeguard the privacy of the citizens, ensuring the secure exchange of their information and that their private data will remain private and won’t be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.

This exhibition will be the first integrated demonstration of RERUM, showcasing various innovations: (1) a new IoT hardware platform designed and developed according to the RERUM requirements, (2) a highly innovative Software-Defined-Radio platform for IoT, (3) the RERUM middleware (based on OpenIoT) and (4) several RERUM mechanisms for secure gathering and transmission of data from heterogeneous IoT devices. The goal of the exhibition is to show that despite many advances have been made in the IoT in the last few years, there is still a significant lack of security and privacy enhancing mechanisms in current IoT-based smart city applications and that the advances of RERUM can have a huge impact on ensuring the citizens that IoT can be a safe solution that can help them improve their quality of life.