Paris, France/Seoul, South Korea – 10 February 2017

A group of European and Korean companies, research institutes and universities are engaged in a collaborative project ( for achieving worldwide interoperability for Internet of Things. WISE-IoT, which stands for “Worldwide Interoperability for Semantics IoT”, is a two-year (2016-2018) collaborative project between Europe (EU) and South-Korea (KR). From EU side, it is co-funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). From KR side, it is co-funded by the South-Korean Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion (IITP).

WISE-IoT addresses the fragmentation between different IoT standards and their ecosystems. It offers gateways and morphing procedures that allow bridging heterogeneous IoT deployments and translate data expressed by using one ontology into another. Building upon major initiatives such as oneM2M and FIWARE NGSI, these innovations facilitate global interoperability and mobility of IoT applications and devices.

The WISE-IoT project aims at deepening the interoperability and interworking of IoT existing systems. It is a use-case- driven project, which will exploit experience and expertise available in the consortium to build a comprehensive mediation framework that can be used across various IoT systems. Wise-IoT also aims to build up federated and interoperable platforms by ensuring end-to-end security and trust for reliable business environments with a multiplicity of IoT applications. Building synergies with national and international initiatives in both EU and KR, the project is addressing standardization requirements, fostering IoT development and interoperability.

The project includes nine industrial and research partners from Europe and ten industrial and research partners from Korea. Sites from four cities/ski resorts (two from EU and two from KR) are involved in the WISE-IoT use cases implementation: Santander, Spain; Chamrousse, France; Busan, KR and PyeongChang, KR. There are two main scenarios for the use cases in both EU and KR: Smart City and Smart Skiing, each involving a Smart City site and a Smart Skiing site. Santander and Busan are involved in Smart City use case, while Chamrousse and PyeongChang provide ski resorts for Smart Skiing use case. This selection of sites provides a rich environment to evaluate remote interoperability and mobility in different application domains. Each use case includes a number of applications, such as rich parking, bus information management (e.g. waiting time for bus arrival and approximated number of passengers on the bus), ‘conquer’ the ski slope information, tracking skiing, optimizing life-style quality, tracking vacationers and emergency calling for accidents.

By combining the European and South-Korean resources and expertise, the two-year (2016-2018), 3.5 million-euro project is designed to create synergy for interoperability in IoT initiatives between Europe and Korea.

The WISE-IoT consortium includes:

  • Europe: Easy Global Market (EGM), NEC Europe, Telefonica, CEA, University of Cantabria (UC), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Telecom SudParis (TSP), Ayuntamiento de Santander (SAN), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).
  • South-Korea: Sejong University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Kyungpook National University (KNU), Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), SK telecom, Samsung SDS, SoluM, IREIS, Gangneung Science & Industry Promotion Agency (GSPA).

Press Contacts:

Prof Noel Crespi (Telecom Sud Paris)     

Dr Franck Le Gall (Easy Global Market) 

Prof Jaeseung Song (Sejong University)