FIspace Project

The FIspace project, which is one of the second-phase FI-PPP projects, aims at developing and validating novel Future-Internet-enabled solutions to address the pressing challenges arising in collaborative business networks, focussing on use cases from the Agri-Food and Transport & Logistics industries. 

The project Ambition

FIspace will leverage and extend the domain-solutions and stakeholder communities for international transport and logistics and agri-food developed during the Phase I use case projects FInest and SmartAgriFood. This extension of capabilities will allow for cross domain usage of the FIspace service to address multi-domain business challenges. Such cross domain usage will demonstrate to other FI PPP use case projects the value of the FIspace collaboration model and, hopefully, encourage them to utilize its services in their projects. FIspace will also actively seek out applications and enablers from other Phase II projects to encourage their development and deployment in the FIspace ecosystem. The enabling technologies will be taken from the FInest and SmartAgriFood Phase I projects, as well as the work done in the FI-WARE core platform project, and integrated into the FIspace service itself as generic services, or developed as domain applications implementable from the FIspace application store.

The focus of the project will be to implement and test the FIspace solution and its underlying technologies, specifically the FI-WARE GEs, using multi-domain trial experiments. In addition, the project will utilize the trials to empirically support the business benefits identified during Phase I of each project, and thus ultimately will demonstrate the benefits of real life utilization of FI enabled technologies. In total, 8 trials are selected, that are grouped into 3 use case scenarios:

(A)   Farming in the Cloud addresses food production issues at the farm level and covers two use case trials:

1.       Crop Protection Information Sharing – use of field sensor and satellite data to intelligently manage the application of pesticides for maximum crop protection

2.       Greenhouse Management & Control – use of sensors to monitor key growth factors (UV radiation, moisture and humidity, soil conditions, etc.) and to feedback data to control systems to modify the growth environment for maximum yield and optimal quality

(B)   Intelligent Perishable Goods Logistics addresses monitoring and environmental management issues of perishable goods as they flow through their supply chains so that waste is minimized and shelf life maximized covering three use case trials:

3.       Fish Distribution and (Re-)Planning – focuses on the planning of logistics and transport activities, including transport order creation, transport demand (re)planning and distribution (re)scheduling

4.       Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Quality Assurance – looks at the management of deviations (transports, products) that affect the distribution process for fresh fruit and vegetables (transport plan, food quality issues), either deviation from the plan or other external events requiring re-planning.

5.       Flowers and Plants Supply Chain Monitoring – the monitoring and communication of transport and logistics activities focusing on tracking and tracing of shipments, assets and cargo, including quality conditions and simulated shelf life. Focus is with Cargo and Asset Quality Tracking ("intelligent cargo"), Shipment Tracking ("intelligent shipment") and lifecycle information tracking of cargo characteristics/Cargo Integration along the chain.

(C)   Smart Distribution and Consumption is about helping consumers to obtain better information on the goods they purchase, and producers to better control the flow of their goods to the consumer, covering three use case trials:

6.       Meat Information Provenance – ensuring that consumers, regulators and meat supply chain participants all have accurate information concerning where a meat product originated (production farm) and how it was affected by its distribution (quality assurance).

7.       Import and Export of Consumer Goods – the intelligent management of inbound materials to a production site and the smart distribution of finished goods to consumers.

8.       Tailored Information for Consumers – the provisioning of accurate information to individual consumer's needs and feedback of this information to the producers.

 For more information, please visit FIspace website.