presentation on the i-City project given to the Stedenlink organisation from The Netherlands
Text of I City General Iii Kd
i-City, testing ground for a wireless society
testing ground for a wireless society
i-City is the largest research lab for mobile applications in the world Together with users, different companies are building mobile applications for the future. IT-companies as well as others. i-City is the largest testing ground for mobile applications in the world. i-City turns Hasselt and Leuven into one big lab. By doing this, i-City can already develop the applications of tomorrow on a large scale, and test them in lifelike situations.
aim mobile internet platform Maintain broadband leading position Test platform for mobile applications Allow non-PC users to consume internet based services Service roaming: operator independent availability of service Incubator function for new companies Attract competence centres to Flanders
examples from a mobile future VoIP. i-Citys telephony platform provides a unique mobile VoIP service. Your PDA is allocated a telephone number and can be reached from throughout the world. Parking application. Look for vacant parking places via your handheld. Once youve found a place, you can reserve it too . Heart monitoring. Medical equipment, linked to a handheld or PDA, ensures that heart patients are monitored constantly while at the same time remaining mobile. If a heart patient becomes ill, the PDA automatically warns the hospital. Crche. Using these applications parents can take a peek at their baby or toddler in the day nursery. Their loved ones appear on the PDAs screen via the webcam.
the i-City components
components of the living lab Infrastructure: hotspots Software platform Testusers and mobile devices
infrastructure: hotspots Area: Hasselt and Leuven Aim: Complete city covered by public wireless high-speed Internet Timing: 2006: 300 Access Points per City aiming to reach 80% of its inhabitants/visitors 2008: a full 100% wireless coverage Rollout Hasselt 2005-2006 Leuven 2006
software platform End-User services Access to users com asl, cha Us site , forums Pe The user decides what blog er mun nt rso ck Pr ehav me blo na e fe s cha information he wants lb icati , y ing ren ur Pa Me-centric t. ild be ce bu profile ons io t s retrieve user location add / delete user profile i-City is a trusted party manage subscriptions accept payments even storage service for info making a secure walled Cult tion application data nete preferences of user rma t cal ural ve garden in an insecure nts.b enda e internet r Location retrieval Permission based i-City guarantees the users privacy Rest aur serv ant ice r esto .be Presentation Layer Uniform Look & Feel User defined portal layout
CSP platform: built in services Online TV IM Mobile Blogging LBS Photo Album Mail Local News Forums Info VoIP
test users Various usergroups are defined 4.000 citizens with wireless PDA/XDA/smartphone to be allocated 4.200 students with wireless laptops active -, - and - userprograms -users: 120 actively collaborating tech-savvy users -users: 4.000 users with sponsored device -users: enthusiastic users with own device
mobile devices Pocket PC = your office in your pocket Consumers dont need an office, they dont want to sync with a PC PDA needs to become a connected device like a mobile: turn it on, it works Naked PDA is too difficult to turn into a fun and useful tool i-City bridges the gap with an own Runtime Environment (Mercator)
member structure The strength of i-City lies in its members: Cross-fertilisation Knowledge access Members of i-City can Realise ideas for mobile applications Test ideas for mobile applications Step in at different levels and membership categories Be part of the different i-City advisory bodies Take part in a wide range of wireless-oriented activities