Paper presented at the FiCloud conference
ALMANAC is among the few currently available approaches to smart cities where federations between different public administrations and private companies are explicitly tackled as core features, involving trust, security and data sharing.

Based on service exchange agreements, covering legal and political issues, the ALMANAC framework enables multiple Programming Interfaces to participate in federations, offering services across entities, cities and nations.

Dario Bonino presented the architecture of federation together with other key features of the platform, including: A middleware supporting semantic interoperability of heterogeneous resources, devices, services and data management; and the integration of external applications, exploiting functions and services through cloud-based REST API's.

Read the paper abstract here . It will be possible to access the paper from the IEEE Xplore library soon.

The FiCloud conference, held on 24th and 25th August in Rome, focuses on the Future Internet of Things and cloud with the aim to promote the state of the art in scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing.

Read more on the FiCloud website

The ALMANAC project is co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609081, objective ICT-2013.1.4 'A reliable, smart and secure Internet of Things for Smart Cities'. Duration: 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2016.

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