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FESTIVAL project final show

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On November 16th 2017, the “Fresque #2” video performance took place between Grenoble and Osaka, punctuating the final meeting of the project.
Interpreting European and Japanese data through a magnifying lens, such is the work performed by L. Palun, French researcher and artist, who created an exhibition aside FESTIVAL final review.

The project finishing on October 31st, a final FESTIVAL partnership meeting was set in Osaka with European and Japanese officials from H2020 and NICT, having supported its development along the four years of this collaboration.
This meeting provided the opportunity to showcase the developments and achievements from the project and Experimenters having […]

The FESTIVAL Award is finally given!

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We are glad to announce the winner of the FESTIVAL Award held during the last months. After the analysis of the candidates, the FESTIVAL team has decided to award the following experiments:
European side
Experiment: From Reactive to Predictive Flow Instantiation: an Artificial Neural Network Approach to the SD-IoT
Author: Akhilesh Venkatasubramanian (SSN College of Engineering), Sebastiano Milardo(University of Catania), Krithika Vijayan (SSN College of Engineering), Giacomo Morabito (University of Catania).
Japanese side
Experiment: Visualization Service to Show Local Environmental Condition at the Stations
Authors: Hiroya Matsui, SCSK Corporation; Satoshi Tanita, Kyoto Sangyo University; Tomohiro Yoshida, Kobe Institute of Computing.

Congratulations to the winners! We will contact […]

SAVE THE DATE : 27/09/17 – FESTIVAL Seminar @ TuBa

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TuBa, “Lyon’s Experimentation Urban Test Tube” and FESTIVAL partner organises a seminar on FESTIVAL platform in its facility on September 27th, 09:00AM
This event will gather two FESTIVAL partners who will present the Call for Experimenters and other opportunities conferred by the project.

The event is open to all stakeholders interested : SME, start-ups, artists and more!

Registration on TuBa’s webform: https://yurplan.com/event/Presentation-du-projet-FESTIVAL/19813

Please note that this seminar will be hold in French.

A remark, a question? Please contact: contact@festival-project.eu

Get FESTIVAL’s latest news, follow us on Twitter: @Festival_EU_JP

FESTIVAL Awards: the competition is open!

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Winners have been announced! Click here…
Get your prize!
As per today, the FESTIVAL project team opens up the FESTIVAL Awards. Apply to be experimenter to  automatically join the award process.

This IoT competition aims at rewarding the experimenter who will make use of the FESTIVAL EaaS platform in the most innovative way, by using tools made available by the project (EaaS API, Experimenter portal…). The FESTIVAL project team will choose the winners following the criteria described below.
Selection criteria

Innovation and originality of the experiment;
Number and heterogeneity of resources used;
The use of the tools and components provided by FESTIVAL project and the relevance […]

SAVE THE DATE : 14/06/17 – FESTIVAL at RedRIS Technical Conference in Santander

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La Universidad de Cantabria, FESTIVAL partner, will present FESTIVAL EaaS platform during next RedIRIS technical conference (12 – 15 June 2017, Santander)
RedIRIS – the Spanish academic and research network
RedIRIS is the Spanish academic and research network that provides advanced communication services to the scientific community and national universities. It is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and is included in the Ministry’s map of Special Scientific and Technological Facilities (ICTS). It is managed by the Public Corporate Entity Red.es, which reports to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda. RedIRIS has over 500 affiliated institutions, […]

FESTIVAL project at the IoT Week 2017

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FESTIVAL project supports IoT Week 2017 – 06-09/06/17 – and will be involved in various activities taking place during this event as speaker, exhibitor and co-organiser of the Hackathon with a special EU-Japanese FESTIVAL Award!
The IoT week 2017
The 7th edition of the international IoT Week will take place in Geneva, from June 6 to 9 2017. This major European 4 days-event consists of over 200 sessions and activities to access the latest developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain: emerging technologies, security and privacy, sustainable development, industry and market evolution.
The IoT Week is the most important conference organized on […]

Video : FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters’ WEBINAR (英語)

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FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters’ Webinar took place on May 10th – its record is available on the website
FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters’ webinar addressed technical & practical aspects of the project experimentation Portal & Platform.

After an introduction of the project & FESTIVAL Call for Experimenter, presenters introduced the Call’s details, demonstrated the Experimentation Portal capacities & provided attendees with an example of Experiment: the route recommendation. A Q&A session then took place during which participants could ask their questions to FESTIVAL stakeholders.

Who should watch this video?

Experimenters registered on FESTIVAL Experimentation Portal
Stakeholders willing to / about to become Experimenters
Stakeholders […]

SAVE THE DATE : 10/05/17 – FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters’ WEBINAR (英語)

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FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters’ Webinar will take place on May 10th at 09:30AM CEST, introducing FESTIVAL Call’s main technical & practical assets.
FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters was launched on 17/02/17 and many stakeholders already joined FESTIVAL project. FESTIVAL Experimentation Portal being up & running, Experimenters are granted the possibility to discover its resources & develop their own experiment(s).

Get informed & involved in FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters!

FESTIVAL team gladly invites Call for Experimenters’ stakeholders to a webinar especially dedicated to Experimenters and / or people interested in becoming an Experimenter and / or willing to discover the project & its applications.
Key info

Register […]

FESTIVAL Consortium meeting in Hakone

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April 4th-6th, FESTIVAL partners gathered up in Tokyo & Hakone (Japan), for the project’s 6th consortium meeting.

This face-to-face meeting marks the final stretch of the project. During the past two and a half years of project lifetime, important milestones have been reached and the Call for Experimenters launched.

Partners have reported on the progress made on the technical & organisational aspects of the FESTIVAL Federation. The latest developments regarding the involvement of external experimenters in the were also addressed.

For details on the meeting’s sessions, check FESTVAL tweets on :

Day 1: https://twitter.com/Festival_EU_JP/status/849091321344274432
Day 2: https://twitter.com/Festival_EU_JP/status/849451144728518660
Day 3: https://twitter.com/Festival_EU_JP/status/849862913762263041

And keep up with FESTIVAL […]

Get involved in FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters !

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Create your Experiments through FESTIVAL Portal!
FESTIVAL (FEderated interoperable SmarT ICT services deVelopment And testing pLatforms) project provides an homogeneous access to a federated testbed platform between Europe and Japan.

FESTIVAL partners developed an “Experimentation as a Service” model for testing added value services in different domains (city, building, health, public services, art/culture, etc.) with real-life physical testbed environments involving real end-users.

FESTIVAL Portal brings together these European and Japanese testbeds that allow access to various resources such as open data, Internet of Things (IoT), Infrastructure testbeds (IT) and living lab resources.

You are a scientist willing to test your algorithm on “real” resources? […]

SAVE THE DATE : 31/01/17 – Webinar on EU-Japan cooperation featuring FESTIVAL

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FESTIVAL latest developments to be presented during “EU-Japan collaborative projects on IoT and smart cities” webinar on January 31, 2017 at 10AM CET / 6PM JST.

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invited FESTIVAL, ClouT and BigClouT projects’ partners to answer to the burning question: “How to benefit from EU-Japan joint cooperation programmes in the ICT sector?”

This 40 minutes’ webinar is targeted to any EU and Japan companies seeking to reuse the results of those projects which are mostly provided as open software. It will be held in English.

Register by filling EU-Japan Centre’s registration form before the 30/01/17.

Find out more info on EU-Japan […]

FESTIVAL partners sign a MoU at France-Japan innovation year’s Grand Forum

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Knowledge Capital Association & CEA LETI, French and Japanese FESTIVAL partners, introduce the project and agree on further collaboration during the international event in Japan
On 6th & 7th December 2016, CEA LETI took part in the “Grand Forum for French-Japanese innovation year” in Osaka, Japan.
FESTIVAL in display

This event, organised by French embassy and commerce chamber in Japan, brought together major stakeholders of the French & Japanese innovation communities. Knowledge Capital Association, Osaka’s regional initiative for fostering innovation and partner of FESTIVAL project, hosted the exhibitions, seminars and festivities at Grand Front’s facilities. The 1200 invitees attended notably the 14 seminaries […]

FESTIVAL 5th Consortium meeting in Nice

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On September 27th-29th the FESTIVAL partners gathered up at the occasion of the fifth plenary meeting in Nice, France.
This meeting marks the end of the second year of the project and allowed the partners to discuss the FESTIVAL’s achievements and to prepare the road for the project’s last year.

The fifth face-to-face meeting between the FESTIVAL partners took place at a turning point of the project life time. During this second year, important milestones have been reached and the Federation architecture has been achieved.
Partners have reported on the progress made on the technical objectives consisting in enabling the testbed federation and […]

FESTIVAL participation in MQTT INTEROP Event on September, 13

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MQTT is one of the major standardized IoT messaging protocols and some part of FESTIVAL platform also adopts MQTT to federate existing testbeds including sensors and software components. MQTT has many implementations and sometimes the detailed behavior may be different from each other because developers’ interpretation of the standard is different. In order to understand the difference and avoid the issues caused by the difference in the future extension of the platform, it is needed to investigate the interoperability of the implementations.
In this event, the FESTIVAL partners looked into the interoperability of MQTT protocol implementations used in the FESTIVAL platform […]

FESTIVAL at the JEUPISTE Training Seminar in Japan

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FESTIVAL was presented in Japan at the JEUPISTE EU Projects and Horizon 2020 Training Seminar that took place in Japan on July 29th, 2016.

These seminar targeted Japanese participants interested in joining EU projects and applying to Horizon 2020 programme. Several universities and research organisations shared their experiences in managing European projects with the audience. In this respect, the Kyoto Sangyo University presented the FESTIVAL project to the participants who were very interested in listening to several experiment developed in the project.

FESTIVAL in Belgrade for the IoT Week 2016

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FESTIVAL will be present at the Internet of Things Week that will take place this year in Belgrade from May 31st to June 2nd.

The IoT Week that originated as part of the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry representatives and researchers from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future.

Issues relevant to FESTIVAL will be discussed during the different sessions planned, such as:

IoT testbeds as a Service: state of the art;
Privacy protection in IoT world; IoT,
Data Analytics and […]

New Smart Station in Japan

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Opening of a new Smart Station used by FESTIVAL in Japan

Maya Station opened on the 26th of March 2016 is a railway station on the JR Kobe Line in Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR WEST) .This station was constructed under the smart station concept by JR WEST. This station has adopted eco-systems, for example solar power generation systems. It is possible to see the environmental information provided by JR WEST by using digital signage.
West Japan Marketing Communications Inc. (jcomm) have also started JR WEST smart station cooperating experiments. We put a lot of sensors in […]

Don’t miss the next FESTIVAL Open Call !

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The FESTIVAL open call will start in a few months… Stay tuned by providing us your name and email; we will keep you updated soon as soon information will be available.

In the meantime, stay in touch with us through the website and Twitter account.

FESTIVAL at the Net Futures 2016

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FESTIVAL at the Net Futures 2016!
The FESTIVAL project will participate in the Net Futures event that will take place in Brussels on the 20th and the 21st of April. This year the program will address cross-cutting topics – such as the Internet of Things – that can best serve and benefit from the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy.
The EU FESTIVAL partners will be at different booths to share and exchange information on the FESTIVAL project activities. You will find us at the FIRE booth and at the Engineering’s booth.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter during the event @Festival_EU_JP
Find more […]

EU-JP networking session at the ICT 2015, in Lisbon on October 21st 2015

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Europe – Japan collaboration, an opportunity for world-leading research
FESTIVAL is co-organising this networking session with the ClouT  and iKass projects, at the ICT 2015 event. During this session, ICT2015 participants will have the opportunity to listen to both European and Japanese project representatives experiences and lessons learned, from proposal writing to project execution. A short highlight of next H2020 possible opportunities for collaboration will be given as a starting point for building new proposal ideas. During the session attendees will have the opportunity to present their new ideas and/or competences laying the groundwork for future partnerships and cooperation.
Agenda:
14:50–15:05 Experiences and lessons learned on […]

FESTIVAL 3rd Consortium meeting, in Lyon and Grenoble

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On September 16th-18th the FESTIVAL  Consortium rejoined in Lyon and Grenoble, France for the project third plenary meeting. This meeting marks the first year of the project and allowed the partners to discuss the FESTIVAL’s first achievements and to prepare the road ahead.

Please find more about the meeting and  FESTIVAL first year milestones in our  project communication.

Joint reseach between Japan and Europe is being conducted in Knowledge Capital

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Dr. Hideo Miyahara, representative director of Knowledge Capital was interviewed by Mainichi Newspapers. The article is about future prospective of the second phase project of Umekita redevelopment area. He mentioned about FESTIVAL project in this interview. For realization of smart city, it is necessary to develop infrastructure including information and communication technology. Knowledge Capital commenced the international joint project called “FESTIVAL” with three countries in Europe, and conduct experimentation toward realization of a smart city.
Link to the article here (in Japanese).

RRI ICT 2015 event, FESTIVAL and Responsible Research and Innovation

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RRI-ICT 2015, co-organised by European Commission’s DG Connect and the RRI-ICT Forum project, kick-started the implementation of the Responsible Research and Innovation approach, and the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities to ICT research and innovation under H2020. It gathered the RRI-ICT community to jointly identify challenges, share knowledge and experiences, network, and build synergies around the RRI/SSH domain.
The event – designed as interactive and participatory – gathered more than 140 participants, including RRI-SSH reference persons of ICT-related H2020 projects, representatives of RRI “enabling projects” – supported by European Commission’s DG RTD through the Science with and for Society (SWAFS) programme – and project officers […]

Building Smart cities using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY

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On 21th and 22th May a co-creation workshop was held in Santander promoted by the City Council Entrepreneurship Initiatives Centre and mainly focused to urban development entrepreneurs.  The FESTIVAL project, which allows take advantage of IoT solutions to improve the quality of life of citizens, through the future federated testbed platform between Europe and Japan, was presented.
During the workshop, Lego® SeriousPlay® methodology was used with the aim of having interaction among people, the application of metaphors and Complex Problem Solving techniques and the business models 3D design to ease the solutions, services and applications generation suitable to be feasible business activities.
After […]

FIRST FESTIVAL interoperability event is on the radar

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In cooperation with ETSI (European Telecom Standards Institute) and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), the first FESTIVAL supported interoperability event will take on in Prague, Czech Republic from 17 to 19 July 2015. Focus will be on the emerging 6Tisch (IPv6 over the Timeslotted Channel Hopping mode of IEEE 802.15.4e) standard. The event will be a unique opportunity to meet the top experts in the fields as well as FESTIVAL partners.
As indicated within the 6tisch charter at IETF [1]: “The IEEE802.15.4e Timeslotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) is a recent amendment to the Medium Access Control (MAC) portion of the IEEE802.15.4 standard. […]

FESTIVAL Plenary meeting in Knowledge Capital, Osaka

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The FESTIVAL second consortium meeting took place in the living Lab of Knowledge capital on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th April 2015.
The following days of the meeting were mainly devoted to the discussion on the project achievements and next steps. It notably featured the presentations of the technical work being done to the development of the project use cases and Testbed analysis as well as the development the federation and Smart ICT services and experimentation where partners had constructive discussion about the project’s futures experimentations.

FESTIVAL project at the NET FUTURES event

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NET FUTURES aims to maximize competitiveness of the European technology industry. The conference has gathered hundreds of attendees of an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in
• Research & Innovation
• Market Validation & Living Lab Research
• Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy
• Policy Making
On the 25th morning the FESTIVAL project was presented at FIRE consultation meeting by EU coordinator Levent Gurgen. The project overview and objectives have been presented to a large community of interested stakeholders.
During the whole event, FESTIVAL was present on FIRE booth with project factsheet describing project concepts and objectives. Demos of some of the technologies […]

FESTIVAL project at the Mobile World Congress

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Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry C-Level executives. FESTIVAL partners of the University of Cantabria, had the opportunity to attend this event, and to raise awareness about the project.

Find more about the event here : http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ 

FESTIVAL first plenary meeting in Santander.

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Following its successful kick off meeting in Santander, the Festival project is happy to present you its first project communication, describing the meeting, the project objectives and also the media attention given to the project in Spain :

http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/santander/201411/26/santander-participa-creacion-plataforma-20141126150628.html
http://www.unican.es/WebUC/Internet/Noticias_y_novedades/Noticias/20141126+e.htm
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telecantabria/telecantabria-26-11-14/2876022/

Website ready !

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The FESTIVAL project team is happy to introduce you the FESTIVAL website that  will ensure the visibility of the project to the general public. In addition to presenting objectives, and general information on the project, the website will be updated regularly to make available the project progress and results as soon as possible. The Website will make use of latest content management technology and will include Web 2.0 and social media technologies. RSS feeds will be provided.

For more information please do not hesitate to fill out the contact form here.