City Platform as a Service – Integrated and Open

Smart City Innovation is the purpose of the joint R&D project between Europe and Japan. This means creating value for the society and all actors in the city environment – people, private enterprises, public administrations.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Economie
  • Pôle de recherche Public Sector Transformation
  • Champ de recherche Daten und Infrastruktur
  • Organisme de financement Horizon 2020
  • Durée 01.01.2016 - 30.09.2019
  • Direction du projet Stephan Haller
  • Équipe du projet Adrian Gschwend
    Regula Guggisberg
    Alessia C. Neuroni
    Jan Frecè
    Marianne Fraefel
    Eduard Klein
    Patrizio Collovà
  • Partenaires - secteur privé Access Co., Ltd.
    AGT Group (R&D) GmbH
    Microsoft Japan
    NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
    Odin Solutions S.L.
    The Things Industries
    Ubiquitous Computing Technology, Inc.
    Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, Yokosuka Telecom Research
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH The University of Tokyo
    University of Surrey
  • Mots-clés Smart City, Linked Open Data, Open Government Data, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things

Contexte initial

The platform links technologies like the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Cloud with Open Government Data (OGD) and Linked Open Data in order to enable a multitude of applications. Thus novel services can be provided either by the city itself or by third parties to the public as well as to businesses. The practical relevance of the platform will be validated with European and Japanese cities that have already experience in the Smart City and Open Data areas.


The main objectives are to develop a City Platform as a Service (CPaaS) that forms the basis for a smart city data infrastructure, to empower citizens to control their data, and to create impact in cities through validated use cases.

Compétences clés

Smart City, Linked Open Data, MyData, Datenqualität


The project has resulted in a reference architecture for Smart City platforms, in concrete instantiations of this architecture based on the FIWARE and u2 frameworks, in tools for city strategy planners and city developers, as well as in concrete use case deployments in various cities in Japan and Europe, using the tools provided by the project. For details, please see">Main Outcomes on the project's web site.


The tools and Open Source components developed are being reused in other research projects as well as city-driven Smart City projects worldwide. In addition, the learnings are also incorporated into the teaching curricula.