The main SocIoTal objective is to unleash the full potential of Internet of Things (IoT), going beyond the enterprise centric systems and moving towards a citizen inclusive IoT in which IoT devices and contributed information flows provided by people are encouraged. Contrary to the general approach of creating Internet of Things (IoT) services from a business perspective, the project addresses the design of citizen centred IoT solution.
To lower the barrier of IoT bottom-up development and adoption, key aspects must be tackled: security, control, transparency and simplicity.
These aspects are addressed in different blocks of the SocIoTal architecture and are also integrated and made available by means of tools in the final year.
SocIoTal is about creating scalable formats for interaction between the IoT Stakeholders: citizens, developers in Meetups and Arduino/Raspberry Pi ecologies, providers and enablers and policy environments from local, regional, and EU.
SocIoTal is organizing local events, co-creation workshops and Meetups, involving citizens and developers’ communities throughout the project duration.
This report provides an overview of the second year’s community actions in the FP7 EU project SocIoTal