FUSE-IT - Description of work

Description of work

    FUSE-IT is organized into 9 work-packages as follows:


  • Work Package 1: Project Management : The purpose of this work package is to provide a smooth organization and coordination of FUSE-IT activities and reach high quality of results to achieve a major impact. It will be performed in conformance with the project management structure and with the guidelines of professional project management according to PMI (Project Management Institute). It willcomply with national and European regulations as well as ITEA2 rules. Measurable goals will be established and direct activities will be coordinated to achieve the project goals. The progress will be monitored and tracked to manage the risk and guarantee that the required deliverables are reported and delivered properly.
  • Work Package 2: Business Models and Use-Cases : Work package 2 will define user requirements and use cases for the sustainable, reliable, user-friendly, efficient and secure Building Management System (BMS) in the context of complex Critical Sites. The work package will also study the complete market covering the perspectives of all the involved stakeholders. This will allow defining and proposing adequate and new business models, enabled by the innovative technology, to be used for the operation of the BMS and for the commercial realization of the systems and services.
  • Work Package 3: Smart Building System Design : This work package aims at defining the system level requirements and designing the overall system architecture to meet the users needs identified in WP2. It includes the definition of metrics for the validation of technology modules developed in WPs 4 to 7 and the integrated system demonstrated in WP8. The definition of the architecture is an iterative process, which is why it runs first in parallel to the development of use-cases and then covers the early phases of the development work-packages (WP4 to 7). It also prepares to the validation & demonstration activities.
  • Work Package 4: Smart Sensors : This work-package aims at identifying, selecting and developing the appropriate “Smart Sensor” technologies and related tools according to the FUSE-IT functional characteristics as well as Key Performance Indicators (KPI), both defined in WP3. The project’s functional characteristics will be analysed on a case by case basis and with a focus on “Smart Sensors” requirements helping to understand the context. This implies understanding the role, the functioning and the location of the many elements required to be connected to manage in a federated way in the buildings: (i) the appliance energy consumption (in relation with smart grid components), (ii) the facility infrastructure, (iii) the information and communication system, and (iv) the security of the premises.
  • Work Package 5: Smart Networks : The FUSE-IT approach integrates different sub-system, relying on smart networks that provide support for many different requirements. These include new security concerns, energy eficiency and the ability for networks to support unconventional workloads in a flexible way. To this traditional network technologies will have to modified and complemented with new approaches. In this work package these novel or modified building blocks for smart networks are developed. To this end, the network components reflected in the system design elaborated in WP3 will be further developed and then implemented in prototype implementations will be developed, in order to be integrated in WP8.
  • Work Package 6: Smart Building Management System : Brought by the task partners – hence the strong effort in this task, required to integrate the WP6 components in the various commercial environments targeted. One major achievement – and an actual breakthrough -is also that the user interfaces will be accessed through light clients (typically, web browsers) while enabling full-breadth 3D BIM-aware visualization of the building.
  • Work Package 7: Smart Security Management System : Critical Building systems are more and more exposed to cyber attacks impacting logical or physical environment as well as potentially public health and safety. A comprehensive and unified security management system is now needed to monitor from a single user interface all security aspects of a building, including traditional enterprise network but also building automation, energy grid and physical protection. The aim is to build a unique security dashboard gathering all relevant indicators and potential alerts of the whole building system under supervision. In order to fulfil this objective, we need to enable automatic correlation of events & incidents in both physical and logical environments. This implies tracking all actions either performed through man to machine interfaces or through machine to machine interfaces. Another challenge is to be able to raise alerts based on process anomaly detection, in order to assess operational impacts rather than just the technical impacts. These developments will be integrated in a smart security user interface designed to fit the requirements and technical skills of regular operator or security officer.
  • Work Package 8: Smart Building System Integration and Demonstration : This work package covers the integration and demonstration of a comprehensive Smart Building System, which gathers all 4 Activity domains of the project (Energy & Smart Grids, Building Facilities, Information & communication and Security of Premises) and all 4 System Levels ( Smart Sensors, Smart Networks, Management Systems, Security Management) from the value chain. It will most likely be distributed over several locations depending on final site selection for demonstration.
  • Work Package 9: Standardization, Dissemination & Exploitation : This work package covers the standardization, dissemination and exploitation related activities of the whole project for all 4 Activity domains of the (Energy & Smart Grids, Building Facilities, Information & communication and Security of Premises) and all 4 System Levels ( Smart Sensors, Smart Networks, Management Systems, Security Management) from the value chain.