Work Packages

The aim of this work package is to ensure the quality levels of the project’s results through the continuous monitoring of the project activities and their proper execution, the coordination of the work plan, and the optimum coordination of the partners. More specifically, the objectives of this WP are the following:

  1. To define, describe and implement a project management structure that will be agreed between all partners, facilitating the coordination of work from the various working teams and through various work activities.
  2. To arrange a series of online and offline face-to-face project meetings that will bring together the consortium members, fostering collaboration and cooperation towards reaching the common goals of the project.
  3. To regularly report to the EC the progress of the project’s implementation, as well as details regarding the financial support of the project.
  • To identify the currently deployed mobile technologies, devices, networking infrastructures and platforms with a special emphasis in the piloting cities
  • To identify stakeholders and end-users’ needs and requirements in order to define the necessary features and functions of the MoveUS platform and its associated services
  • To create and analyse an initial set of potential MoveUS services usage scenarios, and identify those with highest priority that could serve as reference implementations in the living labs and city pilots.
  • To provide more detailed specifications for the city pilots, clearly identifying the similarities and differences between them.
  • To define energy-efficiency mobility rules and packages of incentives related to them
  • To identify the information sources and sinks in cities, focusing especially in the pilot test cities, and assess the quality of the data available in terms of accuracy, usefulness, reliability, latency, etc.
Public authorities and public transport operators from the city test sites will play a key role in this work package

This workpackage is focused on the MoveUS architecture design and the specification for the main system components that will be developed in WP5 and WP6 and deployed in the living labs and pilots (WP7), i. e. the cloud platform, the applications and the city service ecosystem to be provided to the final users and stakeholders.
The overall objectives of WP3 are the following:
• To define the data models and ontologies relevant for MoveUS operation.
• To define the high-level architecture for the MoveUS Cloud-based platform and its functional specifications in detail.
• To provide detailed specifications and design for the set of services to be provided in MoveUS pilots.
• To identify the data security and privacy issues to be taken into account in the MoveUS architecture and include them in the definition of the platform and services.
• Develop innovative

The objectives of WP4 are to define the methodology to: - To measure the energy efficiency gains of the ICT solutions applied in each pilot. - To measure the energy consumption of the ICT solutions applied in each pilot. - To translate energy consumption / carbon footprint to a less abstract parameter, e.g. euros. Behavioural change towards sustainable transport modes is driven only through user awareness of how much they consume in relation to something they understand and value. In WP4, we will: • take the WP2 definition of mobility option • break what we understand by ‘mobility option’ to the lowest level of granularity, taking into consideration both transportation means and distance sought/ routing options • assign an energy/CO2 label to each identified lowest granularity mobility option • design the algorithm to be used by a computational engine in order to output ‘global’ Energy/CO2 computed values (per user, per routing, per means of transportation etc.), based on input information concerning the Energy/CO2

The focus of this workpackage is on the implementation and deployment of the MoveUS platform, on top of which the whole MoveUS application and service ecosystem will be built.
This WP draws from the results of WP3 (tasks T3.2 and T3.4) and WP4 (T4.2). The MoveUS Cloud Platform will be designed in such a way that it will scale at all levels (infrastructure, data and application), and will be monitorizable while at the same time ensuring the highest security requirements. Thus the main goals of this WP are to:
• Customize and deploy the different modules for MoveUS to be a cloud-compliant platform.
• Implement the tools in charge of 1) processing the information captured by the different sources (ITS systems, personal devices) as well as content produced by stakeholders and 2) presenting the information to the users and the stakeholders, being supported by different devices, through the whole set of services to be provided.
• Develop the tools in charge of the logic and distributed security following the specifications from T3.4.

• Development of new mobility services supported by MoveUS platform to guarantee users with real -time and pro-active information of multiple transport modes focusing on the modes of their preference.
• Development of mobile web applications for the users to use MoveUS services in their personal devices.
• Creation of a model of incentives associated to sustainable mobility modes that will be provided to users so as to foster a behavioural change towards sustainable mobility options
• To integrate the service management layer within MoveUS core platform developed in WP5.
• To technically and functionally validate MoveUS overall integrated platform and to assess its interoperability within the different services and personal devices to be used in each pilot site.
• To get, analyse and implement the feedback received from the Living Labs participating in the MoveUS test execution so as to fine-tune and get the MoveUS platform and tools tailored to the users’ needs reported in a real environment.

The main purpose of WP7 is to foster community building and cyclical user-centric innovation by establishing a network of complementary Living Labs in our three different countries which facilitate the engagement of stakeholders and the testing, in real conditions, of the MoveUS smart mobility applications. As of the start of the project, three piloting cities have been identified. These pilot sites are user communities in which such user-centric innovation will occur. They will aim at becoming full Living Labs by the end of the project, but that is not our ultimate goal: the focus will nevertheless be put in ensuring that they can cover the innovation cycle and provide relevant pre – and post – feedback on the MoveUS smart city mobility applications and services from a user perspective, which is the key concept to ensure sustainability after MoveUS.
At all times, the centre of the research will be the users themselves.

Across the MoveUS pilot sites, these individuals’ characteristics should form a comprehensive set able to cover:

  • All the main types of users involved in the value chain: SMEs, citizens and local policy makers.
  • Three age ranges of end-users: young, adult and elderly persons.
  • The different scenarios as used and configured by MoveUS (WP2) and as requested by the own cities.

The main objectives of this workpackage are to:

  • Define the methodology that will be applied throughout all the pilot sites so they can become Living Labs, and ensure coordination with the other project’s tasks
  • Provide an evaluation framework and technological tools that is common to all the MoveUS Living Labs. These tools will be localised it in each Living Lab in T6.5 (WP6)
  • Bring the user and usability approach into business and services development, and consequently into R&D on sustainable and collaborative mobility.
  • Coordinate the different living labs and promote them into the ENoLL network and other relevant institutions to ensure that other projects and initiatives reach these communities.
  • Coordinate the user trials reports and provide a wrap-up high-level document with recommendations for future research on the matter of Living Labs for smart mobility in urban areas.
  • Establish sustainable user communities through the enablement of feedback mechanisms and the identification of local change agents that could become useful allies. These user communities could be used in the future to track changing preferences in terms of smart city services-to-be.

• Maximise dissemination of the projects results to a wide audience of researchers, local authorities, business organizations, EC and citizens. Run dissemination as a necessary step before and during exploitation
• Promote the collaboration with other EC related project.

This work package is a one-task WP that will set up activities of diverse kinds in order to make the most of the MoveUS LL communities. These communities will have been set up in WP7, and other WPs (i.e. WP2 during the phase of gathering requirements) will have worked with them in previous key moments of the project. Now WP9 will work with them to extract valuable information in terms of social, legal, impact-related, economic and user-experience factors, once the MoveUS technological solution is ready to be assessed. This is an iterative task and includes two validation iterations from M28 to M31 and from M32 to M35.

WP9’s objectives are to:
• Identify, through user workshops, key factors needed for developing technologies and methods enabling a better mobility experience through the MoveUS technologies. These factors will be renewed as the project evolves.
• Facilitate the work with these communities in other WPs (especially WP2 and WP8).
• Gather concrete specifications of services and functionalities that Living Labs require for a sustainable business development across the different city sectors and profiles (ages, disciplines, user types and technologies), deliver these to WP6, T6.5.
• Address the external feedback received from other initiatives as gathered in WP8, T8.2, when relevant for the different aspects of the MoveUS living labs
• Bring the user and usability approach into business and services development, and consequently into R&D on sustainable and collaborative mobility.
• Bring together the scientific community, as represented

The main objectives of this work package are to:
• Bring the user and usability approach into business and services development.
• Guarantees stakeholders engagement and creates fruitful collaboration among the communities (scientific, business, stakeholders, end-users) involved at the various evaluation and exploitation workshops.
• Identify exploitation strategy of the MoveUS platform at a Consortium and Partner level.
• Define a sustainable path for technological partners and for implementing Smart Mobility Management into Smart Cities.