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SOFIE - Secure Open Federation for Internet Everywhere

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "SOFIE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: OTAKAARI 1
city: ESPOO
postcode: 2150

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Total cost 4˙491˙048 €
 EC max contribution 4˙491˙048 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-IOT-2017
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) coordinator 1˙070˙875.00
2    OY L M ERICSSON AB FI (JORVAS) participant 817˙500.00
3    GUARDTIME AS EE (TALLINN) participant 583˙113.00
4    ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT OY FI (ESPOO) participant 497˙500.00
9    ASM TERNI SPA IT (TERNI) participant 134˙435.00
10    EMOTION SRL IT (BASTIA UMBRA PG) participant 119˙500.00


 Project objective

SOFIE addresses the challenges of the call by creating a secure and open IoT federation architecture and framework. We use Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), including blockchains and inter-ledger technologies, to enable actuation, auditability, smart contracts and management of identities and encryption keys, and to enable totally decentralised solutions with virtually unlimited scalability. We address 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. We exercise security and privacy by design. We provide 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. We 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. The results of the pilots will be evaluated against the key performance indicators. We actively participate in standardisation and disseminate our results through scientific journals, conferences, and workshops, but also the Web, social media and developer communities. We also aim to make at least two of the pilots sustainable.


List of deliverables.
State of the Art Report Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:10:40
Testbed and Emulation Environment Design and Setup Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:09:42
Integration Plan Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:09:36
Social Network Profiles, Including Twitter and LinkedIn Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-06 13:09:52
Initial Platform Validation Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:09:36
Flyer Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-06 13:10:12
Federation Architecture, 1st version Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:10:18
Business platform, lab prototype release Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:09:47
Initial Communication and Dissemination Plan Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:10:23
Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-06 13:10:07
Federation Framework, 1st version Documents, reports 2019-11-06 13:10:01

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SOFIE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Vasilios A. Siris, Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Nikos Fotiou, Spyros Voulgaris, George C. Polyzos
OAuth 2.0 meets Blockchain for Authorization in Constrained IoT Environments
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IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) 2019-08-29
2019 V.A. Siris, D. Dimopoulos, N. Fotiou, S. Voulgaris, G.C. Polyzos
Trusted D2D-based IoT Resource Access using Smart Contracts
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20th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2019) 2019-08-29
2019 Dmitrij Lagutin, Francesco Bellesini, Tommaso Bragatto, Alessio Cavadenti, Vincenzo Croce, Yki Kortesniemi, Helen C. Leligou, Yannis Oikonomidis, George C. Polyzos, Giuseppe Raveduto, Francesca Santori, Panagiotis Trakadas, Matteo Verber
Secure Open Federation of IoT Platforms Through Interledger Technologies -- The SOFIE Approach
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European Conference on Networking and Communications 2019 (EuCNC 2019) 2019-08-29
2019 Nikos Fotiou, Iakovos Pittaras, Vasilios A. Siris, Spyros Voulgaris, George C. Polyzos
Secure IoT access at scale using blockchains and smart contracts
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8th IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services, IoT-SoS 2019 2019-08-29
2019 Vasilios A. Siris, Dimitrios Dimopoulos, Nikos Fotiou, Spyros Voulgaris, George C. Polyzos
interledger smart contracts for decentralized authorization to constrained things
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2nd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2019), in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2019-08-29
2019 Yki Kortesniemi, Dmitrij Lagutin, Tommi Elo, Nikos Fotiou
Improving the Privacy of IoT with Decentralised Identifiers (DIDs)
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 2090-7141, DOI: 10.1155/2019/8706760
Journal of Computer Networks and Communications 2019 2019-08-29

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