The work plan for SmartSociety has been structured into a set of 11 work packages (WPs), each of them focused on a particular research domain. The figure below presents the overall structure of the WPs.
WPs are logically grouped into four clusters. The first cluster (including WP1: Interdisciplinary Foundations and WP2: Modelling Framework) deals with the definition of foundational properties and fundamental as well as computational models of operations and dynamics of Hybrid and Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems (HDA-CASs). The second cluster of WPs (WP3-WP6) is of scientific nature, and addresses the four fundamental scientific issues investigated within the scope of the SmartSociety project:
- To achieve an effective human/machine symbiosis by effectively closing the semantic gap between humans and software agents in terms of interpretation of data and actions (WP3: Human/Machine Symbiosis);
- To enable an effective semantic matching between micro-tasks and agent capabilities and skills (WP4: Peer Modelling and Search);
- To develop innovative and effective incentive schemes and decision-making methods for HDA-CASs (WP5: Incentives and Decision Making);
- To develop methods for social orchestration of resources in hybrid CASs building upon a compositionality principle between humans and machines (WP6: Compositionality and Social Orchestration);
The outcome of WP3-WP6 activities will be “actionable principles” for the design and management of HDA-CASs.
The third cluster of WPs are more technology-oriented, being devoted to the development of effective programming models for hybrid CASs and to the realisation of appropriate platforms, toolkits and proof-of-concept demonstrators for validating the project’s scientific outcomes in realistic environments. This includes WP7: Programming Models and Frameworks, WP8: Architecture and Integration and WP9: Proof of Concept and Validation. The last cluster includes supporting activities, including consortium management and coordination (WP11: Project management and consortium coordination) as well as dissemination, collaboration and exploitation activities (WP10: Dissemination, Collaboration and Exploitation).
To view the specific content of each work package, please click on its title.