Middleware WP

The activities developed by the Middleware WP refer to the study, development, and deployment of middleware solutions tailored to smart cities and their applications. A middleware platform is a software layer inserted between applications and the underlying communication, processing, and sensing infrastructure, providing different levels of transparency, interoperability, and several services to end-users and applications. This type of solution is highly promising in the context of smart cities mainly due to the fact that it can make application development easier, besides dealing with the high heterogeneity and dynamicity of the environment where they are inserted into, as well as providing important functionalities, e.g., management of large volumes of data, information collection and analysis, scalability, privacy policies, etc.