The VICINITY project will build and demonstrate a platform and ecosystem for IoT infrastructures that will offer "Interoperability as a Service". The platform aims to be device and standard agnostic, and will rely on a decentralised and user-centric approach. VICINITY aims to retain full control of the ownership and distribution of data across the different IoT domains.
VICINITY introduced the concept of virtual neighbourhood, where one can share the access to their smart objects without losing the control over them. A virtual neighbourhood will be a part of an IoT infrastructure that offers decentralised interoperability and will release the vendor locks that are present in the current IoT ecosystems.
VICINITY will be demonstrated during its project lifetime in the domains of Energy, Mobility, E-Health and Building Automation. However, the concept is directly applicable to other domains like e.g. Industry 4.0 as well.
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