Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Proyecto de I+D+i:
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones,
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática,
  • Telemática
C@R aims to boost the introduction of Collaborative Working Environments (CWE) as key enablers catalyzing rural development. According to this strategic goal, C@R Integrated Project proposes a complete set of research activities and tasks which will identify, develop and validate technological responses to actual barriers jeopardizing the sustainable development in rural areas. To achieve this prior objective C@R will research on the specification, development, test and validation of a powerful and flexible worker-centric collaborative platform that will significantly enhance the capabilities of rural inhabitants both @work and @life, thus leading to a better quality of life and a revalorisation of rural settings. From the technical standpoint, C@R will divide the work in three layers: Collaborative Core Services (layer 1), Software Collaborative Tools (layer 2) and Rural Living Labs (layer 3). A key piece of C@R model is the upperlayer middleware architecture, or C@RA, which combines in a synergic manner the layer 1 components according to orchestration high level capabilities resulting in a set of software tools. At layer 2, C@R will work on the definition of a user-centric Open Service Architecture (OSOA). Layer 1 will encapsulate all core services and resources (networks, sensors, devices, software modules, localization sources, etc) in reusable software components and therefore, C@RA will be highly customizable in the sense of providing mechanisms to incorporate any proprietary or open solutions, and any standard. C@R layer 3 will articulate Rural Living Labs (RLL) as innovative research instruments involving rural users. The RLL user-oriented methodology will guarantee to meet the highly specific rural users expectations and will provide mechanisms to gather technical requirements for the C@RA. Several innovative scenarios with an expected high impact on rural development have been selected to enable a later validation of the C@RA. C@R will deepen on the impact of collaborative technologies in the rural economic and social backbones by means of a well structured methodology to assess the impact of the technologies developed on the indicators of rural developments and provide policy responses at national, European, and global levels The activities structure proposed above solves the development of rural-oriented collaborative technologies, but highly impact policy, dissemination and exploitation tasks and efforts are strongly needed to influence rural activities, and then to overcome the barriers of rural development. C@R will keep a special consideration on the policy, dissemination and exploitation dimensions as they constitute the actual revulsive for the rural development by means of the
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
CEE VI Programa Marco
Nacionalidad Entidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Gran Empresa (>250)
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Director: Juan Quemada Vives (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Internet de Nueva Generación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
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