Supporting smart services

Endorsed by ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs)



EPIC featured in the news article "Cloud computing low, but on the rise" of the E-Government Bulletin, The UK's Leading Email Newsletter On Internet, Government and Politics.

This document details the project vision for EPIC, including background and context to its development. It describes the core objectives, overarching goals of EPIC and its key innovations.

This document describes in further detail the project vision of EPIC, including a description of its mission statement, an assessment of the benefits of EPIC, as well as the methodology and technical requirements of the project.

This report consolidates the results of the consultation meetings organized by the pilot leads. A list of each scenario’s use cases, as well as the general architecture of the applications are provided.

This document describes the results of the survey on desk-based research, and creation of technical requirements towards the EPIC Platform. It contains specifications, approaches and implementations for each technical aspect.

This deliverable consolidates the results of the work defining the technical requirements for the EPIC platform. Full sets of functional and nonfunctional requirements are presented in generic and application specific levels.

This document introduces the technical integration architecture plan and describes the EPIC platform as the interoperability foundation for smart city operations sharing data and services across organizational boundaries.

This document describes the Smart City Information Architecture and Functional Platform implemented for the participating living labs to pilot and validate selected smart services to support cross-border relocation of a family. 

This document describes the Smart Environment pilot, including an overview of the technical requirements for the pilot, in particular on domestic and public energy consumption, as well as details of the testing procedure and results.

This document describes the actual platform delivery, the deployment and testing of the pilot applications as well as the population of the web service catalogue as it presents itself before the pilots are fully deployed.

This document presents the Pilot Applications prototypes. It is the result of previous deliverables, among which D2.2, D2.3 and D.5.1 underpin the user, technical and scenario requirements benefiting the stakeholders involved.

This document outlines the delivery of the Smart Environment Pilot, including the technical framework required, details of the domestic energy solution and collection of public data and a summary of the pilot’s results.

This document contains the overall scenario for the Pilot Applications. The result of previous deliverables D2.2 and D2.3 are used to enable a scenario that matches the requirements of the citizen/business end users.

This document highlights the added value of the web-based services developed within the EPIC project, by providing an overview and a SWOT analysis of the ICT services of each EPIC pilot city.

This document defines the adaptation rules supporting the configuration of the front office of the EPIC platform and the Roadmap development. It presents the "proof of concept” run by the city of “Tirgu Mures” in Romania.

This document introduces the cloud computing concept, the EPIC project, the objectives and structure of the EPIC roadmap, and identifies the long term vision for EPIC, as well as the key assumptions and scope of the strategy.

This document describes the stakeholders’ input and project management framework for cities, in order to develop the EPIC roadmap. It describes the conceptual model, identified stakeholders and proposed roadmap.

This document presents the roadmap for smart cities, offering detailed descriptions of the activities and steps that will support city administrations and SMEs in adopting the EPIC platform and developing smart city services. 

This document discusses the common strategy of the three pilots and it defines the pilot-specific actions and strategies related to user selection, recruitment and retention, as well as the user support, training and iterations.

This document describes the daily management of the living lab innovation ecosystem, the user tests conducted for each pilot and the common lessons learned that will support system and pilot development in other EU cities.

This document provides an overview of the pilot objectives and the methodological considerations of the pilot tests evaluation. It analyses user-experience findings and the stakeholder evaluation results of the pilots.

This document presents details of the EPIC evaluation strategy, including the means by which the user experience of EPIC can be assessed, with details of the questionairres used in assessment attached as an appendix.

This document presents the evaluation results for the platform and pilot application elements that have been designed and implemented in the technical WPs of the project.

This document presents the evaluation and validation outcomes of the “proof of concept” scenario, implemented in Tirgu Mures city (Romania), the lessons learned and best practices that could be applied after the project.

This document provides a comprehensive framework for the dissemination of the project and describes the best approaches to engage and inform cities to maximize knowledge of the EPIC platform and roadmap.

This document contains the materials and channels used for the dissemination of the EPIC project: website, brochure, ppt. presentation, newsletter, facebook and twitter accounts.

This document presents the findings of market research conducted, with details of market background, research methodology, responses and conclusions drawn from the data collected.

This document presents the dissemination and exploitation activities undertaken and states the modus operandi of the partners in their effort to achieve sustainability. It contains proposals on future opportunities for exploitation.

EPIC Presentation on “Is there a Need for a Cloud Platform for European Smart Cities?”, at the “e-Challenges e2011 Conference, during the eGovernment session.

The overall aim of the EPIC project was to develop a flexible, extensible, future-proof cloud computing platform maximising the use of openstandards. This white paper describes how the EPIC platform hosts, manages and delivers a diverse range of smart-city applications to citizens and businesses, how it delivers smart-city data services to support innovation among SME developers and improves efficiency in city administration.

This white paper presents a brief summary of the Roadmap for smart cities, that was developed by EPIC. The roadmap provides a comprehensive guide for exploitation of the EPIC solution, covering important aspects such as strategy development, programme management, business case creation, as well as the implementation and operation of smart city services.

This white paper analyses the use of the Living Lab approach, within the context of EPIC, in the creation of three smart city services that engaged with several domains of the smart city principles (smart mobility, smart economy, smart governance and smart environment). It identifies the potential of deploying a Living Lab approach in supporting the innovation process of the EPIC services.

EPIC public presentation: "Introducing Cloud Computing to Make Cities Smarter".

EPIC Presentation on "Cloud Computing - A Pan-European public service delivery platform" at the Bahrein International eGovernment Forum 2011, during the Citizens' Engagement Challenges and Solutions session.

Keynote speech: "Living Labs and Social Media – On How to Turn Turtles into Gazelles", at the Pre-Conference to the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference Innovation for eParticipation, during the 

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