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Smart Anything Everywhere

Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Labs is part of the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644400.

SOFIA - Smart Objects For Intelligent Applications

SOFIA (Smart Objects For Intelligent Applications) is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform with real implementations in various sectors. It was developed by a large ARTEMIS project with 19 industrial partners, which concluded in 2012. SOFIA is:

  • A middleware that provides seamless interoperability between multiple devices and systems.
  • Offering a semantic interoperability platform, which allows the exchange of information from the real world between smart applications (Internet of Things) to build composed services.
  • All of that with an open source, multi-language and communications agnostic approach.
SOFIA has proved its effectiveness with more than 7 pilot projects, associated with application domains such as: smart cities, smart spaces; electric vehicles; domotics; video processing; energy efficiency; and tourism.

SOFIA continues to be developed with a number of follow-on projects to build on the platform. This includes:

  • eVacuate: emergency and evacuation management
  • Arrowhead: co-operative automation of buildings, public infrastructure and industrial processes
  • Internet of Energy (IoE): Smart management of energy networks through the internet in a safe way
  • Smarcos: Improving the man-machine interfaces for networked embedded technologies

Indra adapts SOFIA concepts to the business world creating SOFIA2: Interoperability IoT Platform with Big Data approach. SOFIA2 offers the following features:

  • Integrated platform
  • Integrated security
  • Central management user interface and API
  • Customizable and extensible
  • Multiple device support
  • Interoperable
  • Big data approach
  • Semantic vision
  • Horizonal scalability
  • Market technology and standards
  • On Premise and On Cloud
  • Open source and enterprise versions

Case Studies

You can read case studies of organisations which have evaluated SOFIA2 previously

  • The Rías Baixas Tourism, Coruña Smart City and DepoGAP Case Study. This platform was developed to allow local authorities in a smart to city understand and analyze the needs of visiting tourists; it's been deployed in a number of locations, including Rías Baixas Tourism, Coruña Smart City and DepoGAP (Asset Management of Province of Pontevedra).
  • The Smart Retail Case Study. SOFIA2 was used to build a smart retail demonstrator system.
  • The Galician Health Services Case Study. SOFIA2 has been used to create a variety of systems with various applications for the health sector; a selection of examples are described here. For example, SOFIA2 was used to to build a smart health system to track data from a variety of health monitoring devices for the Galician Health Services. SOFIA2 was also used to develop a system for locating patients in the National Hospital for Paraplegic People in Toledo, Spain. A smart health demonstrator system has also been created.
  • The Valparaíso Case Study. This is a trader integrated logistics services marketplace, available in the cloud for the entire business community and implemented using SOFIA2.

Futher reading

You can read more about the SOFIA2 platform on the SOFIA homepage. You can find useable demonstrators available with code, illustrating various functionalities offered by SOFIA2 on the demonstrators, and you can also find a selection of suggestions for how SOFIA2 can be useful in various industries and application areas.

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Design centre

This platform is supported by our Spain design centre.