With an urban population on the rise, creating livable environments in which people and businesses can thrive has become one of today’s most pressing issues. In answer to this challenge, an increasing number of cities and metropolitan areas are embracing the “Smart City” concept: efficient infrastructure with an information network, eco-friendly mobility, creativity, and high productivity. In reality, smart means adopting the more efficient management of services and turning cities into enablers of innovation, economic growth, and well-being.
FIWARE is a universal set of standards for context data management which facilitate the development of Smart Solutions in any domain. Selected in 2018 by the European Commission as a Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Block, the Context Broker gathers, manages and provides access to context information coming from different sources describing what is going on in a city.
As a CEF Building Block, along with other key partnerships such as TM Forum data models and OASC, FIWARE provides a standard for businesses and public administrations to share data in right time.
The FIWARE Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages the adoption of a common, collaborative and interoperable data sharing framework based on standards and Open Source technology. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with FIWARE standards, the FIWARE Catalogue of free open source components and all the opportunities that the technology brings.