Find here the overview of the Success stories
The international landscape is quite diverse in terms of interactive
software systems as they should be used in a wide spectrum of contexts of use. Each context of use covers
various types of users along with their interactive tasks, using potentially several computing platforms or
devices in multiple physical, organisational and psychological environments and locations. In addition,
practices for developing user interfaces of these interactive software systems are even more heterogeneous.
Evolving in so many diverse contexts of use is particularly challenging when the same system should be
deployed for several targets. In theory, a single version of the software should be produced so that it is
adapted to each context of use. In practice, this is simply impossible to do due to lack of resources and
HPC is essential in meeting the demand for increased processing power for future research and development in many domains. The goal of the ITEA project H4H was to provide a highly efficient, hybrid programming environment for heterogeneous computing clusters to enable easier development of HPC applications and optimise application performance. The project also aimed at providing a new infrastructure for HPC cloud computing and a new cooling technology to reduce energy needed to operate the HPC system.
Due to the dramatic increase in the complexity of the software itself and the sheer magnitude of the customisability of the software, software-intensive systems have become increasingly difficult to develop and verify by traditional development processes and testing methods.The ITEA project ATAC aimed to resolve such challenges. The overarching goal was to push the functional, safety and security requirements coverage envelope while greatly reducing the required testing effort for both the fully automated and remaining manual test cases.
Smart buildings of the future need comprehensive and extendible cross-domain management and control functionality that today’s building automation and management systems (BAS) do not adequately provide. The BaaS (Building as a Service) project was set out to tackle these challenges by introducing a novel semantic IoT service framework for commercial buildings along with a reference architecture and corresponding software platform as a basis for current and future commercial building automation and management technologies.
Nowadays, a wealth of data is available. However the access to efficient analytic tools is often difficult. The ITEA project CAP (Collaborative Analytic Platform), contributed to the development of new sustainable business models and laid the foundation for a market value proposition of ‘Big Data as a Service’. Thanks to the project results, La Poste will be able to save several million euros with the same control workforces.
SEAS was set out to enable interoperability of energy, ICT and automation systems at consumption sites, introducing dynamic ICT-based solutions to control, monitor and estimate energy consumption. According to Engie's CTO: "SEAS is a standard that will allow any kind of energy to be transferred securely and automatically with embedded artificial intelligence between devices that either produce, store or consume. This is a really, really major development in the IoT for energy, one that is going to transform the future."
Driving on the road is a way of life - whether for work or for leisure. Being able to get safely from A to B is something we take for granted. And today driving is safer than it was ten years ago, and ten years before that, and in ten years time it will be even safer. This progress can be measured - fewer accidents, fewer injuries, fewer deaths = less cost to society, in both human, financial and environmental terms. So the benefits of safe driving are crystal clear. But to get to that stage, a lot has gone on, and is still going on, behind the scenes and particularly in the software that has become the key ingredient of every modern mode of transport, the road vehicle being no exception.
Recent decades have witnessed phenomenal advances in
healthcare. But the combination of longevity, chronic disease and costs have made the
need for smart solutions paramount. The growing presence of healthcare in the RD&I
landscape has been making its mark within the ITEA Community, so time to reflect on the
input and impact of Philips over the past seven or so years. This brief retrospective of
Philips' very active involvement in the (smart) healthcare projects within the ITEA
Community bears testimony to the key role it has played and continues to play, one that
benefits business, users, knowledge and, most important of all, patients.
The ADAX project started in early 2013, aiming at
developing advanced capabilities for cyber-Attack Detection And Countermeasures
Simulation. The consortium was comprised of 8 partners from France and Turkey including
2 large enterprise, 4 SMEs, 2 academics. Airbus DS Cybersecurity (Cassidian
CyberSecurity SAS) acted as Project Coordinator while Yapi Kredi Bank acted as pilot end
user. The project duration was 30 months for a total effort of 86 person-years.
With the DIAMONDS methodology representing a
unique enabling technology for testing the
security of critical software systems, the project continues to deliver results years
after it ended. Several standardisation documents have been adopted by the European
Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), for example, and have been forwarded to
international standardisation bodies. These standardisation documents reflect the
project's case studies, where the partners fine-tuned the methodology for different
The ITEA EPAS project was initiated several years ago
in the framework of the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) project led by the European
Central Bank and with the strong support of the European Commission. SEPA aimed at
facilitating payments in Europe beyond national borders in order to achieve a single
domestic market of payments.
The project, eventually retained by ITEA for funding, gathered various actors belonging
to the European card payment industry such as Groupement des Cartes Bancaires, Ingenico,
ATOS Worldline, Verifone, Wincor-Nixdorf, Total, Equens and many others. The aim of this
project was to involve the main actors of the card payment industry to deliver global
standards that would enable European retailers to rely on common specifications for
their card acquiring operations.</p>
The costs of sustaining healthcare are rising constantly: the global medical technology market, including devices used for pharmaceutical purposes, is in the order of 400 billion euros with a growth rate of 5% per year. Europe spends approximately 10% of its GDP on healthcare. Due to ageing of the population and increase of chronic diseases, growing numbers of patients require complicated surgical interventions, which may increase healthcare costs even further.
One way to combat this trend is the replacement of conventional open surgery procedures
by image guided, minimally invasive procedures as these have proven to improve patient
outcome and reduce costs.
The ITEA 2 project MEDIATE has improved these minimally invasive procedures by developing
new imaging protocols, interventional tools and an architecture that fully integrates
all medical imaging sources, displays and therapeutic devices into the interventional
workflow, including optimised UI's and decision support.