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SOFIE (Secure Open Federation for Internet Everywhere)

IoT & Agriculture

SOFIE creates a secure and open IoT federation architecture and framework. Using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), including blockchains and inter-ledger technologies, SOFIE enables actuation, auditability, smart contracts and management of identities and encryption keys as well as totally decentralised solutions with virtually unlimited scalability.

SOFIE addresses the fragmentation of IoT through federation rather than integration. Virtually any IoT platform can join the federation by creating, relatively simply, an adapter. Data remains in the respective IoT platforms and is usable by all the applications within the limits set by the applicable security and privacy policies. SOFIE exercises security and privacy by design, providing end-to-end security, key management, authorisation, accountability and auditability, utilising DLTs where applicable. The user shall retain control over their data also after the data have been stored in the Cloud or Fog in an EU GDPR (or other regulations) compliant manner.

We base our work on existing open standards, interfaces and components, such as FIWARE, W3C Web of Things (WoT), and oneM2M. We will select existing components, develop new ones, and collect them — together with documentation, instructions and examples — into an IoT federation framework for creating administratively decentralised, open, and secure IoT business platforms from existing IoT platforms. SOFIE will demonstrate the practicality of our approach by using it in three pilots in three different sectors: food chain, gaming, and energy market. Three business platforms will be realised for the pilots.

SOFIE partners


Project info

Coordinator : Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio
Call & reference : H2020-IOT-779984
Starting date : 01/01/2018
Duration : 36 Months
Status : Completed Successfully

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