D8.2 Smart City use case validation
PRISMACLOUD demonstrators make use of the RTD results in order to test, assess and validate the whole project outcomes. The software components developed to build the PRISMACLOUD cloud services are now integrated to be used as a proof of concept in the three demonstration applications, in two different scenarios: the European Disable Badge for public parking areas and the Surveillance Cameras in public parking and urban areas for law enforcement units.
For the evaluation and validation of the demonstrators a CIM (Criteria, Indicators and Metrics) approach has been applied, which is based in the analysis of results and measurements of different indicators. Once all the indicators are measured and the data is collected, this data will be analysed to assess and validate the test bed results in the last stage of the project.
This deliverable is focused on showing the Smart city pilot validation process and also to provide detailed information about the applications that have been developed in the upper layer of the PRISMACLOUD architecture. This is an important outcome of the project and its relevance is twofold: on the one hand, we are demonstrating how crypto-services developed in the PRISMACLOUD context can be used in a smart-city domain in which sensitive data of users is handled, being most of the times very complex systems that have many different stakeholders involved, who need a very different view on the data. On the other hand, the applications developed in this task have been tested in a very advanced prototype stage, and the successful results can lead us to envisage a quite promising perspective for the exploitability of the results and even the further effort required to reach the production phase and the inclusion of those innovative applications into the smart city portfolio of ETRA.
In this document, the different components of the smart cities applications are described, supported by technical and functional descriptions of the associated use cases. This approach allows a complete identification of actors and systems involved at any point in the process, as well as their role in the validation activities, together with the description of the expected system’s behaviour when the user is performing the testing.
The validation process that has taken place in the context of the smart cities scenario has followed a two-iteration approach. In a first round internal testing has taken place while the different components were integrated in the test bed, which has allowed several refinements and improvements until the final system has been ready. In a second iteration, we decided to count with an external view and it was agreed that the partner MikroPlan, who did not participate in the task, would assume the role of internal auditor (it was also important that no end users related to the smart cities use cases were involved in the Consortium). This has enriched the process and has allowed us to detect some minor issues that did not arise when the internal testing was performed.
The results of the validation reflect a successful implementation of the smart cities use cases but also show some small room for improvement. Some requirements, which were fulfilled in the internal testing phase were not later validated during the internal audit, therefore there is need to check what failed and to fix some minor issues. This is going to be performed in the following weeks and will be reported as part of the last deliverable in this work package, “D8.5 Evaluation results of the PRISMACLOUD advancements in real environments”.