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The iCore proposed solution is a cognitive framework comprising three levels of functionality,reusable for various and diverse applications. The levels under consideration are virtual objects(VOs), composite virtual objects (CVOs) and functional blocks for representing the user/stakeholder perspectives.

iCore addresses two key issues in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT):

  • How to abstract the technological heterogeneity deriving from the vast amounts of heterogeneous objects, while at the same time enhancing reliability and
  • How to consider the views of different users/stakeholders (owners of objects & communication means) for ensuring proper application provision, business integrity and, therefore, maximize exploitation opportunities.


  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
  • Ambient Systems B.V.
  • Atos Origin
  • Centro Ricerche FIAT (CRF)
  • Centre for Communications Systems Research (CCSR)
  • Delft University of Technology
  • InnoTec21 GmbH
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC Ispra)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • SIEMENS Program and System Engineering
  • Software AG
  • Telecom Italia Group
  • Thales Group
  • University of Piraeus
  • VTT Technical
  • Wuxi SensingNet Industrialization Research institute Research Centre of Finland

Core Topics of Software AG:

  • Utilizing Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology for cognition
  • Extending CEP infrastructure to process or support cognitive functions like analyzing, prediction or learning
  • Applying CEP and cognitive technology to IoT use cases

Project duration:

October 2011 – September 2014

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