The SmartSociety Project constitutes a Consortium capable of achieving all its goals due to its excellence, complementarities and multidisciplinarity, covering all the necessary roles in the project. The SmartSociety Consortium is balanced in terms of roles and expertise, blending strong ICT competences in a variety of fields with strong multidisciplinary expertise.
The Consortium comprises 10 partners out of which 8 represent top-level academic institutions and 2 are research-intensive high-tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The academic partners bring excellence and knowledge to achieve the ambitious objective of defining a foundational framework for hybrid and diversity-aware collective adaptive systems. The SMEs will provide their competences to integrate the devised design and control principles into a working platform and to validate the theoretical findings of the Consortium with end users. They will also lead the exploitation activities.
The SmartSociety partners come from 6 different countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Israel and Austria), providing a good geographic coverage of Member States and Assosiate Countries.
In terms of competence and background, the partners include recognized poles of excellence in various ICT themes:
- Knowledge and diversity management (University of Trento, University of Edinburgh)
- Agent-based modelling and design (University of Southampton, University of Edinburgh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
- Algorithmic mechanism design and incentive schemes (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Edinburgh, Vienna University of Technology)
- Pervasive Computing and Human Interactions (German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, University of Trento, University of Oxford)
- Crowd sourcing and crowd sensing (University of Southampton, U-hopper s.r.l.)
- Programming and coordination languages (Vienna University of Technology, University of Edinburgh)
- Serious games (Imaginary s.r.l.)
- Field trials with users (Imaginary s.r.l., U-hopper s.r.l., University of Oxford)
- Privacy and trust (University of Karlstad, University of Southampton)
- Responsible research and ethical governance (University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh)
Through such blending of competence and expertise, the Consortium is in a good position for reaching out to the various scientific communities encompassed by the SmartSociety vision.