D5.4 mF2C solution demonstration and field trial results (validation IT-2)

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This deliverable is the logical continuation of D5.2 mF2C reference architecture (Integration IT-2) submitted in project month 34. Both deliverables are also the equivalent of D5.1 and D5.3 for IT-2, as those two deliverables dealt with the same concepts, but for IT-1. D5.2 deals with the interaction between the mF2C components in the second iteration of the project in order to provide the final integrated version of the project reference architecture.

The present deliverable describes the deployment of the final proof-of-concept of the mF2C architecture in three real-world use cases implemented in three testbeds developed specifically for this project. Three scenarios are conceptualized:

  • Emergency Situation Management in Smart City, in which an alarm is simulated, and the intervention of the emergency services managed in an optimised fashion.
  • Smart Boat, in which monitoring of a fleet and control system for boat owners and users are simulated.
  • Smart Fog-Hub Service, which proposes a proximity marketing and topics adviser system for travellers in crowded places such as airports, railway stations or shopping centres.

This deliverable reports on the challenges faced during the demonstration deployments as well as the assumptions and modifications that resulted to be necessary in order to perform these real-world tests. The tasks realised allowed deeper understanding of the mF2C architecture and allowed the identification of small issues with the agent, the testbed and the integration of both components, which were solved in biweekly iterations, as well as conceptual improvements that could further improve the ecosystem.

In-depth characterisation has been performed and the results obtained are also presented, which demonstrate the relevance of the proposed architecture in the use cases selected and illustrate the benefits of using the technology developed in the mF2C project in each specific situation, as well as generic advantages demonstrated through common KPI. For instance, reduction of the services’ latency is demonstrated in both the Emergency Situation Management and Smart Fog-Hub services whilst reliability is demonstrated in the Emergency Situation Management and Smart Boat use cases. Finally, an increase in coverage is demonstrated for the Smart Boat use case.