IoT data operator model to improve the efficiency of data flow
The experiment involves the development of a model that makes it possible to gather IoT data and commensurate it onto a Platform of Trust platform. The platform improves the efficiency of the flow of information gathered from several sources between the actors of real estate and construction sector.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
Commensurating the data gathered from various sources would allow the real estate and construction sector to utilise the development opportunities that digitalisation offers more efficiently. At the moment, the opportunities created by digitalisation are not realised optimally because of the shortcomings in the IoT (Internet of Things) data flow between various actors. If the data was to flow more smoothly and commensurately between actors, more time and resources would be freed for utilising the data.
The experiment aims at finding tangible solutions to the challenges involved in the flow of IoT data.
Objective: The promotion of IoT data flow by using a data operator model
The experiment has two objectives. Firstly, we want to verify the IoT data operator model that enables the commensurate use of separate pieces of data collected from various sources on the platform.
Secondly, we aim at finding out whether it is possible to create a set of tools (code library) that would make it possible for any IT company to offer IoT data operator services.
What is done in this project?
A Platform of Trust pilot environment will be created in the experiment. Platform of Trust is a reciprocal marketplace and platform, based on mutual trust and transparency. In this context, “reciprocal” refers to the fact that actors both add to and utilise the data available on the platform. The platform allows different actors to develop their services using the collected data.
Data obtained from the pilot environments of the parallel projects of Senate Properties and the University of Jyväskylä will be imported to the pilot platform. The data will be compiled and further delivered to the selected partners of the parallel projects for further processing. The aim is to use the results for simulating how the pilot properties could be managed in a more efficient manner. To promote the operator model, the bottlenecks present in the data will be identified and tested.
The results of the project
The project resulted in a functioning test service for operating an IoT service platform, a pilot process for connecting to an IoT service operator, a shared data model for property, building, condition, measurement and circumstantial feedback data, shared interfaces to API bus and service platform, and a reliable, scalable database for the use of data flows and interfaces.
The model resulting from the pilot will serve as a basis for the Platform of Trust service platform to be built. Pilot projects are already starting that utilise shared interface capabilities and the commensurated data model in the case of property and circumstantial data. These will be compared and further developed in accordance with the recommendations of the road map for information management standardisation project RASTI in order for us as a community to be able to promote the integrity, reliability and accessibility of data flows in the networks covering the whole sector. The parallel Senate Properties project continues until the end of August.
All actors who work with data produced in built environments.