Each year the Board Support Group together with the Steering Group, nominates three or four outstanding ITEA projects for the ITEA Awards of Excellence. With these ITEA Award of Excellence, we aim to highlight concrete examples of best practices by acknowledging outstanding achievements – high-level technical contributions based on true international collaboration that lead to significant results and thus further promote the programme and its goals.
Below you can find the list of all ITEA award-winning projects.
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Patient Friendly Medical Intervention
MEDIATE changes life in the operating room ensuring a unique screen for all the enhanced modalities used in parallel. MEDIATE is a good example of a project delivering innovation: you have already filed 10 patents and few others are on the way. The project had an impact on standardisation with IEC/ISO on MR imaging and extension of the DICOM standard for surgical planning and navigation. Furthermore, the ITEA Board was impressed by its business impact.
Intelligent Monitoring of Power Networks
There are some societal challenges that have to be solved quickly for the advantage of the global society. Electricity management is one of them as the low cost oil energy era is finishing, the diversity of unpredictable sustainable energy sources (sun, wind, ...) is increasing, the heterogeneity of the production site is growing. In front of this arising complexity, IMPONET proposed an architecture able to ensure command and control of an increasing number of sources of energy, in real time, to serve millions of customers. The IMPONET deliveries demonstrate the feasibility of a new kind of electricity network management. The ITEA 2 Board recognised these results as actually Seizing the high ground for the new required energy distribution networks.
Smart Urban Spaces
The ITEA 2 Board recognised the high quality of the deliverables of the SUS project solving some key points of the smart cities societal challenge. The strong operational involvement of different cities in different countries gives you an opportunity to stick to the user needs. Thus we are not surprised of the tremendous results in fast exploitation and especially the ones in Asia which open opportunities of growth on this strategic market for the different partners.
Open Platform for the Engineering of Embedded Systems
ITEA 2 invest a lot of effort and money on software and system engineering, many tools have been and will be deployed on this topic from different ITEA projects. It is important for the ITEA community to gather these tools and the associated methodologies in a common framework. It is the reason why the ITEA Vice-chairman chosen to award the OPEES project. The results of your project have been important to create this framework and your follow up with this international open framework is a great opportunity for the ITEA Community to take advantage of the different results coming from the different Software and system engineering projects.
User interface eXtensible Mark-up Language
The ITEA community has already taken advantage of UsiXML exceptional state of art on User interface. This first delivery demonstrates how your consortium masters this domain of user interface description language. During the project beyond the quality of your deliveries you have done an incredible effort to have important impact on different standardisation bodies. ITEA2 board decided to award USIXML project for these key results.
Just Explore DImensions
JEDI has created a new project pattern; through intensive participation in DVB standardisation, the consortium was ready for DVB Phase 2 in June 2012. The ITEA board was impressed by the consortium’s world’s first demonstration of end-to-end DVB Phase 2 satellite distribution. The JEDI project delivers BluRay-3D “quality”, or full HD per eye, at broadcast through a user-centric approach to complement the technological and business orientation of the project. The targeted market and fast exploitation cover the value chain from 3DTV content, post processing, encoders, delivery, IPTV, cable and STB to interactive applications, HDMI display port, display and audio.
Do-it-Yourself Smart Experiences
The ITEA Board has been impressed by how the DiY Smart Experiences (DiYSE) project showed the potential of the Internet of Things for and by the end consumer as well the encouragement it gives to the IOT community to look further. DiYSE has delivered a huge quantity of practical results, including security of the contiki OS, a semantic layer to describe the sensors and ensure interoperability, and underlying distributed architecture. The innovation achievements can be measured by the 23 patent submissions made during the project. DiYSE successfully addressed the need for people to accept the adoption of IoT.
From System Modeling to S/W running on the Vehicle
The ITEA board has been impressed by the way in which the MODELISAR project has closed the loop between the Modelica simulation environment and AutoSar, the automotive standard. Dynamic modelling of different software systems can be used together for software, model and hardware-in-the-loop simulation and for embedded software – a sort of plug-and-play approach for components in the simulation framework. More than 30 different tools incorporating the MODELISAR approach are available. Fast exploitation is abundant, from Daimler’s intention to use FMI in future gearbox projects to
TWT’s use of MODELISAR results to address the concept of an all-electric aircraft.
Global standards among real and virtual worlds
The ITEA 2 Board is excited by the Metaverse1 vision of the future and what has been delivered. This project focused on the connection between virtual and real worlds. Among a large number of deliveries there is a generic architecture pushed in MPEG-V, supporting sensor/actuator/robot integration, avatar modelling and hybrid communications. The project has been strongly involved in dissemination with 68 papers, but the most important result is definitively the ISO/IEC 23005 standard ensured through a great involvement of the project in MPEG-V. A set of use cases prefigure future businesses such as virtual travel, serious gaming and virtual presence.
Security policies in multi-domain environments
The ITEA 2 Board is impressed by the innovation and fast exploitation in MULTIPOL. This project was dedicated to a key topic for the future of our companies: safe access to business applications across organisations balancing security and agility. MULTIPOL delivered a full authorisation chain with out-of-band and runtime policy mechanisms to solve the challenge of easy multi-domain access-rights management. Business potential and fast exploitation are high – such as the legal enquiry use case of Cassidian or the new identity and access manager offer of Evidian with some positive first customer feedback.
Ubiquitous M2M Service Networks
The ITEA 2 Board recognises the value of the UseNet challenge to free the machine-to-machine (M2M) market from the fragmented vertical business syndrome through an open architecture. The great innovation of this project is the M2M Internet; separating M2M services from M2M infrastructures drastically increases the size of the potential market for M2M deployments. UseNet has delivered an open architecture and has been very active in the new ETSI M2M TC standard. Highlights among the many exploitation cases include fast exploitation of the Ouman centralised remote control service system for building automation, Fagor monitoring of domestic appliances, Bull and Thales tracking and geo-localisation of vehicles and ALU 5580 Home Network Manager evolution.
Collaborative Aggregated Multimedia for Digital Home
The ITEA Board appreciates the content-delivery framework developed in CAM4Home allowing users and contents providers to deliver rich multimedia experiences. Its ‘create-once, deliver-anywhere’ approach enables ubiquitous access to any contents on any device through all networks. Key innovations comprise the metadata framework, an open service platform and domain-specific devices such as content analysis, adaptation and delivery through heterogeneous networks. Exploitation includes: online gaming with Facebook-like updates, games ratings and new friend notifications; improved management of live webcasts; and live sports-events production with automated media asset management for the 2012 London Olympics.
Parallel Programming for Multi-core Architectures
The ITEA 2 Board is impressed by the innovation and fast exploitation in PARMA which developed advanced technologies to exploit multicore architectures for high-performance computing (HPC). This led to substantial improvements in applications such as virtual prototyping to reduce costs and accelerate design. Exploitation includes: the bullx HPC platform, partly optimised in ParMA, named as the world’s best supercomputer by HPCWire;– the UNITE development tool package includes a full set of interoperable tools for advanced debugging and analysis; and RECOM simulation software already used for an automatic 3D combustion-optimisation simulator.
European Sensor Network Architecture.
The ITEA Board recognises the important role that ESNA is playing in the Internet of things with business-oriented wireless-sensor network applications using a standard architecture and proof-of-concept implementations. ESNA offers an impressive balance between advanced technological innovation – including the world’s smallest implementation of IPV6 and optimisation of radio communications between devices to reduce energy use – and a business-oriented approach to defining applications. Exploitation includes the GAIA sensor node for precision agriculture in Spain, a spin-off to target energy monitoring and management in construction and ABB’s use of sensors in process control.
Browsing Through Smart Objects Around You.
The ITEA 2 Board appreciated the usage orientation of SmartTouch: touching and interacting. By promoting near-field communications (NFC) technology in many different applications, such as ticketing, the home and e-health, the consortium succeeded in rapid exploitation of the research results. Examples include Gemalto, which provided the world’s first commercial NFC SIM based mobile contactless system already deployed on a large scale in Taiwan, a Nokia NFC mobile phone, public-transport ticketing in Frankfurt and the Touchatag ALU spin-off. The consortium has also made an impressive dissemination effort (350 publications).
Service-Oriented Device & Delivery Architectures
The ITEA 2 Board is convinced of the great step forward achieved by the SODA project on the way to achieving the web of objects. The consortium was able to embed web services in €5 devices. This integration led to a significant reduction of time to market for innovative services. It also succeeded in promoting Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS) as an OASIS standard and delivering different implementations. This project belongs to a family of successful projects leading to the web of objects with a strong impact on the partner product lines.
Electronic Protocols Application Software.
The ITEA 2 Board recognised the key added value of the EPAS project on innovation and standardisation of card-payment protocols. The project consortium delivered an acquirer protocol, a retailer protocol and a terminal management protocol. The major result is that this is the first card-payment protocol to become an ISO 20022 standard. This topic and the associated results have such societal and business importance that the consortium decided to set up an ad-hoc structure EPASOrg, to maintain the standard and support implementations in the context of the Single Euro Payments Area.
Autonomic network for SOHO users. Pervasive computing for digital homes
On the special recommendation of the ITEA 2 Vice-chairman, the ANSO project receives this exceptional one-off award for its contribution to achieving the ‘Web of Objects’. In combination with a number of other ITEA projects, such as SIRENA and SODA, it paves the way for a new revolutionary systems architecture that can be the basis for a complete new business in the near future.
Model driven approach to Real-Time Embedded System Developement
The ITEA 2 Board was impressed by the major achievements of the MARTES software-engineering project. The model-based MARTES methodology managed to address business risks, new systems domains and increasing complexity of embedded systems to boost productivity of embedded-systems product development. A major achievement of the project was the new approach that allows for interoperability between different software-engineering and development tools. This major breakthrough supports small European tool providers in expanding the use of their dedicated tools and their customer base.
Locale Mobile Services
The ITEA 2 Board is enthusiastic about the excellent innovations achieved in the LOMS project. The project consortium managed to overcome the existing barriers between network operators, service operators and (local) service providers to simplify the creation of a wide set of new services for mobile users. The LOMS platform and the open-source tools, together with the new intermediate roles, provide the opportunity for a large group of local service providers to generate dedicated services easily for their local mobile customers, as was shown by several impressive real-life demonstrators.
Trust For All
The ITEA Board was convinced that the Trust4All project as the last in a sequence of consecutive projects had delivered a solid, flexible and trustworthy architecture for embedded systems in several domains. The results had already been successfully exploited in several new product concepts and services. A major recognition of the successful outcome of this project was the major contribution to eight parts of ISO/IEC 23004 (M3W), which was published as an international standard at the end of 2008. This standard was considered for application in ITU IPTV and MPEG MXM.
High definition TV for Europe
The ITEA 2 Board is convinced that this project has paved the way for the widespread introduction of high-definition TV in Europe. The consortium, which includes the major European representatives of the whole distribution chain, deployed and demonstrated a full HDTV distribution network from producers to broadcasters, via transmission operators and three different distribution channels, to the final customers. The focus of the HD4U project on the MPEG4 AVC HD standard will give Europe a major lead over other systems that are currently operational in the rest of the world.
The ITEA 2 Board is enthusiastic about the excellent achievements of the AMEC project. The project consortium showed in a convincing way how, in the near future, people’s lives in their connected homes will be eased by the support of an ambient ecology of products, services and content that are adaptive and intuitive to use. The results of this project will lead to a new generation of exciting products and services designed by European companies as was demonstrated at the 2006 Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA), Europe’s major consumer electronics fair.
Agile software development of embedded systems
The ITEA 2 Board was impressed by the results of the Agile software-engineering project. By using 64 industrial case studies, the consortia proved that the Agile software-engineering methodology can lead to massive improvements. This methodology resulted in high-quality software developed in shorter times for lower costs then was ever possible before with traditional software-engineering techniques. Several partners and their customers were convinced of the benefits and have already introduced the method in their organisations.