ACCUS (Adaptive Cooperative Control in Urban (sub)Sytems) is an ambitious Project meant to achieve a better sustainable management and to engage synergies in order to improve citizens’ quality of life. It is motivated by the societal challenge “Smart buildings and communities in the future” and the supporting scenarios “Mobility for everyone”, “Energy control in the urban and rural environment” and “Security” as defined in the ARTEMISIA Strategic Research Agenda (SRA).

The ACCUS project is focused on the integration of urban subsystems such as intelligent transport systems, city light systems and energy management systems. Rather than developing solutions for specific applications and scenarios, the ACCUS project will develop theoretical framework (e.g. semantic interoperability concepts) and practical framework (e.g. methodology, reference architecture) to design new applications within converged scenarios.

ACCUS aims at three innovations:

  1. Provide an integration and coordination platform for urban systems to build applications across urban systems
  2. Provide an adaptive and cooperative control architecture and corresponding algorithms for urban subsystems in order to optimize their combined performance
  3. Provide general methodologies and tools for creating real-time collaborative applications for systems of systems.

ACCUS studies a set of so-called converged scenarios that span across urban systems to investigate requirements and defines a reference architecture for the integration of urban systems, based on semantic descriptions.

Budget: 60k €

Duration: 2013-2016

Funding: ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking

Research Area: Internet of Things

Principal Investigator: Luigi Atzori, Virginia Pilloni

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