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With this background, NEC is well positioned to work on the integration of IoT platforms, especially the FIWARE and oneM2M platforms using semantics as the basis for achieving interoperability. More specifically, NEC will work on the semantic modelling including the creation of suitable ontologies and the required mappers and annotators with a focus on achieving the interoperability between oneM2M and FIWARE on the basis of semantics. The goal is to provide applications with the ability to access information on a semantic basis and to support key semantic functionalities like discovery, mash-ups and analytics in the overall IoT system. Furthermore NEC will support the pilots and trials with a virtualized IoT Gateway that allows gathering information from a multitude of sensors and enables processing on the edge of the network. As part of the virtualization, mechanisms for dynamically deploying components will be provided. Regarding analytics, NEC will focus on crowd detection and human mobility detection that, e.g., could enable to take into account queue lengths for giving recommendations as part of a recommendation system in a smart city.