PROBE-IT is a two years European project that aims at supporting exploitation of European research advances in IoT deployments. It is indeed needed to ensure interoperability and acceptance of validated IoT solutions in a global context to avoid unnecessary competitions and overlaps. For that, PROBE-IT focuses on analyzing existing and ongoing worldwide deployments in different perspectives filling the needs of policy makers, deployments drivers, technology providers and users.
PROBE-IT is addressing three different areas:
- benchmarking of IoT deployments to provide stakeholders with decision tools aimed at identifying the best options when deploying or using IoT;
- guidelines for stakeholders to plan IoT roll-out;
- testing roadmap and solutions to provide stakeholders with elements to validate technologies conformance and interoperability.
Background and Motivation
Many projects are currently undertaking research and development in order to gain results in the short and medium term, whilst others are focusing on long term strategies for IoT deployments and future research needs. In all cases, securing all research investment in particular in Europe with worldwide market accepted standards is vital. Unfortunately there is a vast amount of evidence based upon market successes and failures, that without standards accepted worldwide as validated by solid and cooperative actions, research investment can be wasted or in other cases the market could be fragmented by many technical solutions which are not interoperable between each others.
In order to effectively capitalize on European research advances, Europe needs to ensure interoperability and acceptance of its solutions in a global context. For that, it is important to conduct key benchmarks and look at existing roadmaps in order to provide elements at European level, and study whether all of these technical issues on validation and interoperability are efficiently considered. In doing such an analysis, all research projects and international initiatives will be considered and therefore a global coordination will be put in place in full synchronisation with existing support actions.
PROBE-IT will focus on providing overall support to current and future IoT research programmes addressing all of these important and technical issues that no project is actually delivering.
Approach and workplan
PROBE-IT is a two years programm. The work plan is splitted in three main areas : benchmarking, roadmap and interop testing.For each area, implementation is done in three phases: the first one focuses on developing tools and frameworks, the second one focuses on testing the tools and the third one focuses on analyzing the results of testing and provide lesson learnt from existing deployments and final version of frameworks and tools. The work is supported by organizing regular workshops and interoperability test events.
PROBE-IT comprises ten international partners from China, Brazil and Africa
Read more on the consortium.