LivLab (http://livlab.unicooptirreno.com) is a living lab created by Telecomitalia in partnership with Unicoop Tirreno, CNR and Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
For Telecomitalia, the project involves JOL SKIL of Trento, the JOL WAVE of Catania, and the Future Centre.
The living lab started on 10.04.2015 (see press release ) and will involve 100 members equipped with Android smartphone in Livorno for a year.
The mission of LivLab is (i) developing of the model of the Personal Data Store, which the user sees as the only protagonist of the management of their personal data (in this case the data from the sensors on board the smartphone and expenditure with membership card) and (ii) the development of innovative personal data driven in the retail grafted onto the platform of Personal Data Store developed as part of the living labs of Trento.
Members investigators are already using the ‘application LIVLAB charges, developed by JOL WAVE, smart management of expenditure incurred by membership card, but it is already expected by the year the release of 2 new services made by EMS circuit EIT and in the course of the co-design of the evoluzionu LIVLAB charges with which they will try to integrate the diversity of personal information with the aim of providing a truly personalizzato.logo_livlab
The success of the Mobile Territorial Lab of Trento has shown that the model of living labs Federated accelerates the innovation cycle and time-to-market services developed through an ongoing engagement, the early stages, and the user of a business partner (in this case Unicoop Tirreno) interested in this new way of building services. Moreover, the involvement of academic partners (CNR and FBK, if LivLab) also allows you to experimentally verify the results produced by these research centers in realistic application contexts.
From the experience of the Trentino Open Living Data (TOLD) project, SKIL Lab, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, is developing CitySensing, a platform for the management of large events in urban areas based on social media and mobile network Big Data Streams. The platform, by the means of a dashboard, enable the monitoring of venues providing insights such as the estimation of presence, the socio-demographic distribution, the provenience, the arguments of interest, the sentiment, etc. The platform has been deployed in several settings in Italy, such as the Design Week event in Milan (see citysensing.fuorisalone.it) and will be the basis for future geo-referenced big data services for the public administration.
The Mobile Territorial Lab (MTL) project has been created by Telecom Italia SKIL Lab, in cooperation with Telefónica I+D, the Human Dynamics group at MIT Media Lab, the Institute for Data Driven Design (ID³) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, and with contributions from Telecom Italia Future Center. The project aims at creating an experimental environment to push forward the research on human-behavior analysis and interaction studies of people while in mobility. MTL aims at exploiting smartphones’ sensing capabilities to unobtrusively and cost-effectively access to previously inaccessible sources of data related to daily social behavior (location, physical proximity of other devices; communication data (phone calls and SMS), movement patterns, and so on. The Mobile Territorial Lab (MTL) in Trentino is the first of a network of living labs and aims at fostering mobile phone related research activities with real people on a very responsive territory. This includes the involvement of a significant number of committed users with the goal of having a continuous and active user base to interact with and cutting down the experimentation setup costs. A continue and active user base equipped with smartphones, enabling users to access (from everywhere) online services and to collect personal or contextual information from the integrated sensors, represents a valuable and unique sample for investigating new paradigms of Personal (Big) Data management and novel Personal Data-driven services.
> Discover more on www.mobileterritoriallab.eu
Toward a new model for personal data management: from data protection to data control and exploitation
Ubiquitous sensing is nowadays reality and it has gone largely beyond the widespread adoption of smartphones among a large majority of the consumers. Ubiquitous computing, in fact, is rapidly broadening its boundaries, leveraging on continuously increasing sensing opportunities offered by modern, low-cost technologies (ranging from wearable/body sensors to smart homes, vehicles and other devices empowered with rich sensing capabilities). These leaded to the generation and collection of a previously unimaginable quantity and variety of Personal Data (PD), which have enriched everyone’s digital footprint and has become the core of digital services and mobile applications. Smartphones capabilities of collecting contextual information and of ensuring connection to the network while in mobility, moreover, has further pushed the success of social networks applications andthe digitalization of business/personal services, chich have resulted in a tremendous and continuous production of PD.
Recently JOL SKIL participated at the award ceremony of the TIM BigDataChallenge 2015. The challenge was based on the exploitation of different data such as telecommunication records, utility consumption, traffic information, demographics and many others distributed by Telecom Italia and other partners respecting privacy rules, to promote the use of Big Data and foster the open innovation paradigm.