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Sensors 2017, 17(12), 2849; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17122849

Open IoT Ecosystem for Enhanced Interoperability in Smart Cities—Example of Métropole De Lyon

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Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, 29 Avenue J.F. Kennedy, Luxembourg L-1855, Luxembourg
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Université de Lorraine, CRAN, UMR 7039, 2 Avenue de la forêt de Haye, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CEDEX 54516, France
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CNRS, CRAN, UMR 7039, France
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Direction de l’Innovation Numérique et Systèmes d’Information, Métropole de Lyon, 20 rue du Lac, CS 33569, 69505 Lyon CEDEX 3, France
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School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, P.O. Box 15500, Aalto 00076, Finland
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Received: 30 October 2017 / Revised: 30 November 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 8 December 2017
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has promised a future where everything gets connected. Unfortunately, building a single global ecosystem of Things that communicate with each other seamlessly is virtually impossible today. The reason is that the IoT is essentially a collection of isolated “Intranets of Things”, also referred to as “vertical silos”, which cannot easily and efficiently interact with each other. Smart cities are perhaps the most striking examples of this problem since they comprise a wide range of stakeholders and service providers who must work together, including urban planners, financial organisations, public and private service providers, telecommunication providers, industries, citizens, and so forth. Within this context, the contribution of this paper is threefold: (i) discuss business and technological implications as well as challenges of creating successful open innovation ecosystems, (ii) present the technological building blocks underlying an IoT ecosystem developed in the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 programme, (iii) present a smart city pilot (Heat Wave Mitigation in Métropole de Lyon) for which the proposed ecosystem significantly contributes to improving interoperability between a number of system components, and reducing regulatory barriers for joint service co-creation practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; Internet of Things; interoperability; semantic web; communication standards; API economy; business ecosystem; open innovation smart city; Internet of Things; interoperability; semantic web; communication standards; API economy; business ecosystem; open innovation
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Robert, J.; Kubler, S.; Kolbe, N.; Cerioni, A.; Gastaud, E.; Främling, K. Open IoT Ecosystem for Enhanced Interoperability in Smart Cities—Example of Métropole De Lyon. Sensors 2017, 17, 2849.

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