SmartSantander proposes a unique in the world city-scale experimental research facility in support of typical applications and services for a smart city. Tangible results are expected to greatly influence definition and specification of Future Internet architecture design from viewpoints of Internet of Things and Internet of Services.

This unique experimental facility will be sufficiently large, open and flexible to enable horizontal and vertical federation with other experimental facilities and stimulates development of new applications by users of various types including experimental advanced research on IoT technologies and realistic assessment of users’ acceptability tests

To efficiently achieve the goals of the SmartSantander, three phases of deployments have been envisaged. It is also planned to issue two Open Calls for the experimental facility to be used by researchers from outside the project and involvement of various types of users to develop new applications. Such a unique facility with practical experience gained and feedbacks received, enables better understanding and insight into issues of; 1)required capacity, 2)scalability, 3)interoperability 4) stimulation of faster development of new and innovative applications and 5)Influence specification of FI architecture design. The SmartSantander will enable the Future Internet of Things to become a reality.

The facility will comprise of more than 20,000 sensors. It will utilise the results of two major EU-funded projects, SENSEI and WISEBED, in creating a secure and open platform of heterogeneous technologies.

SmartSantander experimentation is only large-scale IoT and evaluation in real operating conditions of the city of Santander, opening the door to a possibility of provision of services in all aspects.

TTI role:
TTI is in charge of supporting the definition of the representative use cases, requirements and architectural reference model. TTi will participate on the test plan definition and will also lead the deployment of the 12,000 IoT devices on the Santander and its surroundings area. Therefore, TTI will contribute and support the evaluation and assessment of the selected applications, providing initiatives to improve them by adding IoT devices. Finally, TTI will give support to guarantee the use of the experimentation facility in Santander, and to disseminate the results of the project.