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The BigClouT* project, which is an offshoot of the successfully-completed ClouT (for Cloud Computing and Internet of Things) project, is breaking new ground toward solutions that will let cities leverage the Cloud and IoT to develop smart capabilities.
Leti is playing a key role in ClouT by helping develop the sensiNact software platform that aggregates data from urban sensors (traffic, weather, pollution, noise, and more) and makes it available via a single interface to drive a variety of applications. “sensiNact makes it easier to integrate data from all kinds of sensors by working at a level of abstraction that bypasses the sensors’ heterogeneous characteristics,” said a Leti researcher. “Each sensor and switch translates into a sort of service—ensuring homogeneous access to the data generated by the devices.”
Leti researchers are working on some specific issues for BigClouT, such as adding new data-processing features to the interface and moving processing as close to the source as possible to limit transmission over the network. Implementation of the software will continue in BigClouT test cities in Europe (including the Greater Grenoble Area) and Japan.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.