DPCM: WSN Development, Planning and Commissioning & Maintenance ToolSet

Project duration: 36 months
Start date: October 2011

WSN-DPCM is made possible by funding from the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking and Italian, Greek and Spanish Authorities (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain). WSN-DPCM will address large-scale application of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) by developing an integrated patform for smart environments comprising a middleware for heterogeneous wireless technologies, an integrated engineering tool for quick system development, a planning tool and a commissioning & maintenance tool. Two demonstrators will be built to evaluate the impact of the middleware and tools. More information at


GIST: ICT tools greening food processing businesses

Project duration: 36 months
Start date: November 2011

The main target of the GIST project is to increase the sustainable capacities and improve the environmental performanceof European Food SMEs from the meat and Dairy sectors, realising a marketable and innovative ICT solutions focused on the management of environmental sustainability at food processing stage.

In this way, the achievements of the project will produce impacts in the European environment preservation, like reduction of energy and water consumption or provide the agro-businesses with different eco-innovative tools.

CEI activities are focused on the design of industrial electronic equipment applied to various sectors like aero spatial, industrial, health, defence, communications etc. Within this equipment, Wirless Sensor Networks is the main technology to be deployed in the factories. More infortamtion at


SMART: Secure, Movile visual sensor networks ARquiTecture

Project duration: 36 months
Start date: May 2009

There are certain specific and very important, for numerous application domains, features of WSNs such as high-security levels, low power consumption, video-capabilities, auto-configuration and self-organization, that are not efficiently addressed by to day’s offerings; SMART aims at providing an infrastructure that will support all those features efficiently and inexpensively. This innovative infrastructure will be based on both an off-the-shelf reconfigurable device and on a specially designed and implemented Reconfigurable Application-Specific Instruction-set Processor (RASIP). Even though, the reconfigurable hardware resources are often considered, for certain processing tasks, more power hungry than the ultra-low-power microcontrollers, it has been proved that they allow for extremely more performant and power-efficient processing when implementing encryption/decryption/authentication algorithms as well as data/video/image compression tasks. The SMART system will also take advantage of the partial real-time reconfiguration feature of the reconfigurable devices and will be able to alter their processing tasks according to the environment the sensor network operates in.

In order to achieve its aims SMART will design, develop and implement:

  • a sophisticated WSN node, based on a low-power miniaturized Reconfigurable Device;
  • a new reconfigurable processing unit that has built-in real-time reconfigurable technology and a very low power CPU for power efficient processing in WSN environments;
  • the middleware for the seamless programming, configuration and management of the SMART infrastructure;
  • innovative encryption and authentication schemes, data compression algorithms and video compression schemes addressing the WSNs’ requirements;
  • a mechanism for sensing the environment and re-configuring the Reconfigurable Devices in real-time;
  • secure nodes providing high resistance to side-channel attacks;
  • a large real-world trial consisting of sensors and cameras.

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