Explore the site...

Affiliations

The ebbits project is affiliated with the following programs and organisations:


The ebbits project is active in the FInES cluster, the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) Cluster, where ebbits is leading the taskforces on international relations and manufacture and industry. Read more here.


The ebbits project is part of the Cluster of European projects on the Internet of Things. The Cluster aims to promote a common vision of the Internet of Things. ebbits is leading the taskforce on semantic interoperability

We Fight Spam

Events

<< September 2014 >>
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

No events.

About..

The ebbits project is a 4-year project started in 2010. It is partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme in the area of Internet of Things and Enterprise environments under Grant Agreement no. 257852

 

 Impressum   Privacy

Share this

Bookmark and Share

Visit us at Facebook

Newsletter Subscription


Registered Members Only

Previous Newsletters

Read previous issues of our newsletter here:
 September 2011
 August 2012
 August 2013
 June 2014

Popular Downloads

Login

Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.

Articles Hierarchy

Project overview

Project aims
The ebbits project (Enabling business-based Internet of Things and Services) does research in architecture, technologies and processes, which allow businesses to semantically integrate the Internet of Things into mainstream enterprise systems and support interoperable real-world, on-line end-to-end business applications.

It provides semantic resolution to the Internet of Things and hence presents a new bridge between backend enterprise applications, people, services and the physical world, using information generated by tags, sensors, and other devices and performing actions on the real-world.

The ebbits platform will support interoperable business applications with context-aware processing of data separated in time and space, information and real-world events (addressing tags, sensor and actuators as services), people and workflows (operator and maintenance crews), optimisation using high level business rules (energy and cost performance criteria), end-to-end business processes (traceability, life-cycle management), or comprehensive consumer demands (product authentication, trustworthy information, and knowledge sharing).

The ebbits platform features a Service oriented Architecture (SoA) based on open protocols and middleware, effectively transforming every subsystem or device into a web service with semantic resolution. The ebbits platform thus enables the convergence of the Internet of People (IoP), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Services (IoS) into the “Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS)” for business purposes.

The SoA approach allows for distribution of intelligence between the edge network and the centralised business/process information system. Applications will be launched as bundles of service components, each of which can be assigned to a network node (i.e. manufacturing cell level, shop floor level, operator level, point-of-sale, home environment), which is optimal for the overall execution of the application. A Service Orchestration Manager federates the execution of the distributed services with the aim of achieving the overall objectives of the application.

The ebbits platform thus offers an open governance system as an alternative to centralised or centrally owned and administered infrastructure components. The ebbits platform may thus eliminate centralised gatekeeper lock-in of critical business or process functionalities.

The ebbits platform will be demonstrated in end-to-end business applications that feature connectivity to and on-line monitoring of a product in its entire lifecycle, i.e. from the early manufacturing stage to its end-of-life.

The project will focus on two life-cycle stages: Manufacturing and consumption.

robotIn the manufacturing phase, the ebbits platform will support interoperability and interconnectivity between various subsystems in the production environment (manufacturing cells, manufacturing lines end entire manufacturing plants) and auxiliary non-manufacturing equipment such as energy control and energy monitoring equipment, regardless of geographical location and interface. It will support applications for physically optimising production flows, including logistics based on new, on-line optimisation schemes, which will include energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the optimisation metrics.

articles: iStock_000005202925XSmall.jpgIn the consumption phase, the ebbits platform will support continuous connectivity and on-line monitoring of consumer products regardless of geographical location. Comprehensive traceability of consumer products such as foodstuff will be demonstrated based on widespread availability of wireless networks and smart home infrastructures.

Vision and aims
The vision of the project is that ebbits will be a widely deployed platform and service concept for the Internet of Things and Services, with which:
  • Producers can integrate physical devices, systems and components directly into their optimising systems, i.e. managing workflows, people, processes, assets, data, information and knowledge, and turn them into useful, value-added business services or service components.
  • Producers can obtain interoperability between various subsystems in manufacturing environments across manufacturing cells, manufacturing lines end entire manufacturing plants, regardless of geographical location with the aim to support production and energy optimisation.
  • Producers can meet increasing consumer demands and regulatory requirements for authentication and traceability of their products by providing support for authentication and traceability through ubiquitous services integrated in wireless communication networks and existing smart home infrastructures.
  • Producers, in particular SME’s, of components, devices and systems can easily and cost-effectively network their products with mainstream enterprise systems in order to support higher value-added, interoperable solutions in an open architecture.

It is further the vision of the project that the ebbits platform will:
  • Introduce a Service oriented Architecture (SoA) based on open protocols and middleware, that effectively transforms every device into a web service with semantic resolution.
  • Support mainstream business applications with connectivity to and monitoring of products in their entire lifecycle, i.e. from early manufacturing stages to end-of-life.
  • Allow for distribution of intelligence between the edge network and the centralised business/process information system and eliminate centralised gatekeeper lock-in of critical business functionalities.
  • Enable the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Services (IoS) into the “Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS)” for business purposes.