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SmartCampus provides advanced ICT solutions to catalyze the creativity and enthusiasm of all people and institutions of the campus, and to produce innovative services designed to support everyday individual and social life and ease the operation of the campus.

The "Intelligent Services for Digital Cities" activity will be organized around a summer school/camp in 2013. The summer school aims at bringing students, researchers, industrial partners as well as municipalities together. The main idea is to use the technologies developed in the scope of the carrier projects and let student groups create ideas and proposals for new innovative services under supervision of industry, research and receiving the requirements direct from the municipalities. The best solutions will be transferred into products or open source applications.

The objective of eTerritory is to investigate a territorial platform that facilitates the massive delivery of services to citizens, tourists, business and government, exploiting all the different systems that contribute to a territory, and answering to the wide range of needs of the territory.

This activity aims at identifying and selecting the most innovative HCI technologies that are now under development in various European Labs. Such a unique opportunity to combine different technologies will demonstrate how people can interact with a digital city of the future. The funding provided by EIT will enable access to the testbeds and living labs to the leading European firm (SAP), universities, and research organizations. It will provide glue for exchange of ideas, experiences, and know how that are usually constrained by co-funded national projects.

S-Cube (Software Services and Systems) is a Network of Excellence funded by EU within the context of the 7th Framework Programme. S-Cube is coordinated by University of Duisburg-Essen, and sees the cooperation of 15 partners from 11 European countries. The goal of S-Cube is to establish a unified, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community which will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society.

The objective of the project was to develop a new programming paradigm for human-oriented pervasive applications. This paradigm enables pervasive technical systems to adapt automatically and seamlessly to humans involved and embedded in them, explicitly supporting people in achieving well-defined goals in dynamically changing environments and contexts. The key concept developed within the project in order to realize these objectives is called Adaptable Pervasive Flow (APF). A flow consists of a set of actions that is glued together by an execution plan in order to achieve a goal under a set of constraints. APFs extend this concept by situating flows in the real world and attaching them to entities like artifacts or people, by let them moving through different contexts, and by allowing them to adapt to these different contexts. The project will investigate new mechanisms, methods, and principles for adaptable flow-based pervasive applications and will develop a suitable programming paradigm for this framework.

The challenge addressed by this project was the need for a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI) that supports consistent SLA management across the various perspectives of the stakeholders involved in a given application, across all layers of an IT stack, and across multiple non-functional domains such as security, performance, availability, reliability. The concept of this project was a systematic grounding of SLAs from the business level down to the physical infrastructure. This way, SLAs can be ultimately enforced or at least automatically adjusted at the lowest possible level, namely the physical infrastructure, and can also be managed along complete service value chains involving various different providers.

YourWay! aims at enabling a framework to support the delivery of end user services in mobile environments, such that (a) services built with different purposes and by different parties can be automatically integrated in the framework, (b) the continual automatic adaptation of service compositions is supported, account for the evolution of user contexts, and (c) the user is given support in taking decisions, staying in the loop and has maintaining full control on the operations of his/her mobile handset.

Astro is a research project in the field of web services and service-oriented applications, with a focus on the integration of business processes that are distributed among the most disparate entities, both within an organization (e.g., different departments) and across organizational borders (e.g. consumers interacting with different businesses or government departments providing complementary services).