Work Packages

The work within E-care@home is carried out in 6 work packages (WP 1-6). Four overall scientific objectives and the overarching objectives provide the backbone to the work package structure. The scientific objectives are as follows:

Objective 1: Semantic Modelling and Ontologies
Objective 2: Develop reasoning methods that can provide contextualized analysis of events by exploiting high level knowledge
Objective 3: Semantic Interoperability for service discovery
Objective 4: Evaluate algorithms in Real Test Beds

There are two core scientific work packages (WP2 and 3) in which the scientific objectives are addressed. Subsequently, there are three technical work packages, WP1, 4 and 5, that are primarily concerned with establishing the test bed and necessary infrastructure to support the scientific work packages. There are direct dependencies between the WPs where results and experience are transferred between the domains in addition to the knowledge sharing that takes place in WP1 and WP5.

WP1: IoT infrastructure and Sensors

Work Package leader: Nicolas Tsiftes (SICS Swedish ICT)
Partners involved: SICS Swedish ICT, Mälardalen University College, Örebro University

This work package is responsible for setting up the basic IoT infrastructure used in an E-care@home domain. It is tightly linked with the work package on Test beds and Evaluation (WP5) and Experimental Platform (WP4). WP1 is a supporting work package for the two main scientific work packages (WP 2 and 3) and ensures that the algorithmic developments are feasible for operation in real contexts of an IoT enhanced home.

WP2: Context Aware Data Processing and Reasoning

Work Package leader: Marjan Alirezaie (Örebro University)
Partners involved: Örebro University, SICS East Swedish ICT

This work package addresses Objectives 1 and 2 and investigates new reasoning methods for interpretation of sensor data from an E-care@home domain. The WP will also rely on WP1 in order to obtain sensor readings. Both monotonic and non-monotonic reasoners are investigated and compared. In addition, configuration planning and quality of configurations are handled in this WP.

WP3: Semantic Models and Ontologies

Work Package leader: Arne Jönsson (SICS East Swedish ICT)
Partners involved: SICS East Swedish ICT, Örebro University

Addresses Objective 1 and 3. This WP examines how terms and concepts in an EHR/PHR can be unambiguously used together with the models used for reasoning. It also provides the context which is used by WP2. WP3 focusses on the development of techniques that create coherent models that express information about patients, diseases but also semantics concerning sensors, observations and their measurements.

WP4: Experimental platform

Work Package leader: Uwe Köckemann (Örebro University)
Partners involved: Örebro University, Mälardalen University College

The aim of this WP is to fill a need for data collected from sensors in smart home environments to test approaches developed in the other WPs as well as publishing rich data sets for research purposes. In addition, the WP aims to provide guidelines that should help others to replicate (parts of) our data collection and processing approach in their own work. There is a strong connection to WP1 who provides the infrastructure..

WP5: User Evaluation and Testbedding

Work Package leader: Leili Lind (SICS East Swedish ICT)
Partners involved: SICS East Swedish ICT, Örebro University, Mälardalen University College

Addresses Objective 4 and spans across all other work packages to ensure that the scientific innovation is deployable and tractable for use in real scenarios. Use cases are important here to determine how to best define the requirements from the test platforms.

WP6: Management and Dissemination

Work Package lead: Amy Loutfi (Örebro University)
Partners involved: All

This WP contains the scientific and administrative management of the project. This also includes the resources available to the management team, advisory board, and for dissemination activities. The manage team needs to provide scientific leadership through clearly communicated visions and goals. It als needs to ensure that the environment provides modern collaborative tools that enable the geographically and institutionally distributed researchers to efficiently collaborate on a daily basis. Dissemination and communication activities are also part of this work package.