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University of Surrey (UK): Institute of Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey is the largest academic research centre in the UK specialising in information and communications technology. Our research in the CityPulse project is mainly focused on intelligent processing of dynamic IoT data, large-scale analysis and information extraction from real world data. ICS is also the coordinator of the CityPulse project.

Alexandra Institute (Denmark): The Alexandra Institute (AI) is a Danish company that works with applied IT research, development and innovation. The CityPulse project is a strategic international project in which we work on new services and applications for smart cities using real-time data streams.

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Ericsson (Sweden): Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. In the CityPulse project we are working on bringing Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society to life by looking into technologies such as analytics and knowledge management in the context of Smart Cities combining the Internet Of Things with the Internet of People.

Siemens (Austria and Romania): Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and health- care as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. Siemens is one of the world’s largest providers of environmental technologies and strongly engaging in sustainable solutions. With nearly 7,000 employees worldwide, Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens and works closely with Siemens ́ Divisions and Business Units. In response to the global megatrends – climate change, urbanisation, globalisation, and demographic change – CT focuses on innovations that have the potential to change the rules of the game over the long term in business areas that are of interest to Siemens. In CityPulse Siemens is active with two CT research teams located in Brasov (Romania) and Vienna (Austria). Both teams perform joint research in the areas of semantic streams, event driven models for urban context as well as constraint-based configurations and stream dependencies in given contexts. In addition, Siemens supports the use cases developed for Brasov and provides an active link to Smart City initiatives of Vienna, mainly to one of the largest European development projects: Vienna Seestadt Aspern.

National University of Ireland/DERI (Ireland): NSIGHT at NUIG is a leading research institute in Semantic Web and Linked Data, with a strong expertise in developing infrastructures to facilitate scalable storage and reasoning, and active participation in a number of standardisation activities in the area of Sensor Networks, Linked Data and Stream Processing. Being part of CityPulse is a key opportunity for extensive deployment of our core technologies in real-world scenarios.

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University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Germany): The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (UASO) is a self-governing public foundation. With around 12,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in Lower Saxony, Ger- many. Close co-operation with business and industry and scientific know-how combined with practical experience in more than 80 laboratories guarantee innovative research results relevant for practical solutions in business and industry. UASO’s part in the City- Pulse project mainly focuses on reliable information processing in smart city infrastructures. It focuses on computation and assessment of information quality for smart city data streams to help applications to find the best data sources. UASO provides the data source for fault-detection and -recovery mechanisms. Furthermore, monitoring and testing solutions ensure continuous reliability and resilience.

City of Brasov (Romania): The Brasov Metropolitan Agency is an association of public bodies from the Brasov City region, Romania. The actions of the Brasov Metropolitan Agency are directed towards planning the social and economic development process as well as providing assistance to the local administrations in their development endeavors. Our participation in the CityPulse project is an important step for our commitment to transform Brasov into a Smart city. The ideas developed within the project framework will allow us not only to explore an untapped potential of existing data but will also provide us with the next specific steps that we need to take based on the best practices presented by other cities in the project.

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City of Aarhus (Denmark): The city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark. The City works with smart city solutions via the Smart Aarhus initiative and provides CityPulse with an open data platform collecting all data of the city. An international project like CityPulse that puts the data of Aarhus into use will provide the citizens of Aarhus with new services and solutions that add value to society.

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Kon.e.sis (USA): The Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing at Wright State University conducts world-class multidisciplinary research in Semantic Web, Semantic Social Web, Semantic Sensor Web, Physical-Cyber-Social Computing, Smart Data, Personalized Digital Health real-world applications that have significant scientific, social and economic im- pact. Our research in CityPulse involves development of technology for integration of and reasoning over IoT/sensor and social Big Data to power advanced smart city applications.