Open virtual neighbourhood network to connect IoT infrastructures and smart objects

Project Details


The VICINITY project will build and demonstrate a bottom-up ecosystem of decentralised interoperability of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, where users can share the access to their smart objects without losing the control over them. The concept of decentralism is expressed by the fact that the platform includes neither central operator roles, nor central databases to store sensitive data about users. Instead of that, it connects different smart objects into a social network called virtual neighbourhood where infrastructure owners keep under control their shared devices and data. The principal outcome of the VICINITY project is technology platform providing decentralised interoperability of various IoT infrastructures and enabling the exploitation of independent value added services. The power of cross-domain interoperability brought by VICINITY will be shown on a large-scale demonstration involving 8 sites in 7 countries.
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2019


  • European Commision: DKK55,867,606.00


  • Yajuan Guan
  • Interoperability
  • Value-added services
  • Corss-domain

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  • Activities

    • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

    Tutorial: The Internet of Energy - The Building Block for the Future Smart Grids

    Mehdi Savaghebi (Lecturer), Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero (Lecturer), Yajuan Guan (Lecturer) & Josep M. Guerrero (Lecturer)

    29 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    Research Output

    • 1 Article in proceeding

    An enhanced hierarchical control strategy for the Internet of Things-based home scale microgrid

    Guan, Y., Quintero, J. C. V. & Guerrero, J. M., Jun 2017, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE). IEEE Press, p. 51-56 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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