Plans & Deliverables

ReAAL builds on:

  1. an existing open platform, namely universAAL, in order to guarantee the compliance with the objectives of ICT PSP, which states: “The ICT PSP does not support research activities; it may cover, when needed, technical adaptation and integration work in order to achieve the objectives.”
  2. existing pilots in order to benefit from
    • their infrastructure that will help to reduce the deployment costs in favour of larger scale
    • experienced staff already gone through the deployment process, this way being able to act as the pioneers within ReAAL
    • experienced end users that might be able to challenge ReAAL with more targeted requirements
  3. existing applications and services that can be utilized in the independent-living scenarios of ReAAL, again guaranteeing that ReAAL can avoid RTD and instead concentrate on adaptation, integration, installation, customization, localization, and personalisation, in order to realize its objectives and create the following exploitable results:
IDExploitable ResultComments
Res 1At least 12 operational pilots using a common open platform, each with at least 6 months of active operation in conjunction with each deployed application to be used in real life involving at least 5000 users in total until the end of the projectEach pilot has agreed to include at least one multi-vendor application (preferably involving local market stakeholders) in order to be able to demonstrate the platform’s support for interoperability as well as one “imported application” stemming from other pilots and / or universAAL in order to be able to demonstrate the flexibility of the platform and its support for adaptability. This will be a valuable asset for future replication per se, especially trained staff for mentoring users and creating links with technical support behind the scene as well as trained users that will challenge the vendors with advanced requirements.
Res 2An established portfolio of interoperable applications readily adapted to universAAL, associated with guidelines for matching the user requirements against it and deriving complete deployment plans in conjunction with future replications as well as an enlarged developers community around the common platformThis result will include a subset of the applications listed here; it will be completed gradually during the different stages of the project and finalized after related evaluation results are on hand. It plays a decisive role in the exploitation plans of both the demand and supply sides in ReAAL as it will summarize part of the knowledge gained from the ReAAL experience.
Res 3Demand-side requirements from the common open platform derived from (1) user requirements in the pilots, (2) applications selected by the pilots for deployment, and (3) interoperability and customization requirementsThis is planned mainly as a prerequisite for the ReAALization of the proposed service / solution, namely the deployment of the selected open platform. The main version of this result will be available already within the few first project months publicly, mainly for the purposes of internal use, but because of its value for the general community, it will be updated near the end of the project based on the experiences made in ReAAL and become an important project result.
Res 4A specific release of the universAAL platform specifically prepared for ReAAL with an agreed set of relevant features of valueThe basis for the actual ReAALization of the proposed service / solution. Because the main development phase in the universAAL project will be finished before the start of porting phase in ReAAL, this has to be a ReAAL result. The first version of it to be available within the first year of the project with updates each four months. Due to its public availability under permissive licenses, this will be an integral part of exploitable results in conjunction with the ReAAL experience and the executed evaluations and assessments.
Res 5A support and training framework as part of the infrastructure for the sustainability of Res 4Ditto.
Res 6Guidelines for monitoring and evaluating the adaptation of products and services to the universAAL platformBest practices and lessons learned from the process of coaching the application vendors involved directly or indirectly in ReAAL (e.g., by subcontract) in adapting their solutions to universAAL and achieving interoperability.
Res 7A public knowledge portal donated to AALOA, consisting of details of discussions among the experts during the whole project life cycle as well as periodical appropriate digests of them for easier referenceAn important reference for the community with regard to ReAAL experiences in both migration / adaptation to universAAL and the planning, preparing, and executing the actual deployments with user mentoring and assessment of the impact.
Res 8A multi-dimensional evaluation methodology and framework for open service platforms for the provision of active and independent living servicesNatural exploitable result from the ReAALization of the project objectives.
Res 9The ReAAL Replication GuidelinesThe most important motivation of the demand side in ReAAL for bringing the high-level of co-financing into the project.
Res 10Concrete joint and individual exploitation plans of the consortium partners for benefiting from the above results The above results can be grouped in two larger categories: (1) deliver the ultimate reference guidelines for the replication of larger deployments, and (2) pave the path for the platform sustainability and the enlargement of the universAAL ecosystem. For this reason, the further exploitation of these two concrete expected values will comprise the exploitation plan of the ReAAL partners.

 

Work packages & phases

  • Phase 1: Requirements – Mainly the activities in WP1 will be performed
  • Phase 2: Technology adaptation – It includes the platform adaptation and initial provision, training and the application adaptation
  • Phase 3: Deployment preparations – It includes deployment planning and setting up the pilots, as well as the tests in controlled environments
  • Phase 4: Deployment and evaluation iterations – It includes the actual deployment in real life settings and pilots operations. It could be done in iterative cycles according to the number of users, applications or combinations of both (i.e. Pilot starts with 500 users and in the second iteration it incorporates another 500 users, or it starts with 2 applications and then adds 2 more, or in one iteration it evaluates 1 application with 500 users and in the second iteration it evaluates another application with a different set of users)

While phase 1 will have a fixed duration, it is expected that the Pilots present different levels of maturity in their existing initiatives and for that reason their readiness to deploy ReAAL activities could differ, resulting in different durations for phases 2 to 4 depending on each Pilot site.

 

Public deliverables of the project

DeliverableDescription
D7.1 Project presentation and project description leaflet[Leaflet] [Project presentation]
D3.1 Independent Living Applications portfolio
Report about the results of work in T3.1 by introducing the ranking criteria and describing the candidate applications with enough information for decision making by the pilot sites, while providing the info related to applying the ranking criteria to each application. It must also include cost estimates associated with each application consisting of both a fixed part and parts related to the per user / per installation costs of the application.
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D1.1 Pilots’ requirements and conceptsThe pilots’ and related end-users’ requirements specified in T1.1, as well as the pilots concepts developed in T1.2.
[Deliverable Release]
D1.2 Interoperability and customization requirements

The results of T1.3, namely the interoperability and customization set of requirements on the open platform, on one side, and on the applications, on the other side.
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D1.3 Success indicators and requirements assessment criteriaThe assessment criteria defined in T1.4 that will be used as initial input for the evaluation of the pilot sites operation.[Deliverable Release]
D2.1 Platform features specificationThe contract between WP2 and the non-universAAL partners in ReAAL by specifying features required from the platform.
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D7.9 Ethical and legal manual[Deliverable Release]
D2.2 Platform support and training frameworkIn addition to the description of the framework, this deliverable pinpoints the procedural regulations as well as the personnel responsibilities for timely handling of issues.
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D2.3 Platform official releasesThe open source platform and all its releases are available under https://github.com/universAAL/.
D5.1 ReAAL knowledge portalThe technical setup of the Portal at M8. The Knowledge Portal will continuously be updated and adapted to the requirements of knowledge sharing, especially to be able to host the provisions from T5.2 and to accept data from T5.3. The maintenance will finish at M33.
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D4.1 Initial Consistency plan for deployments

The pilot concepts from T1.2 will be used as input for creating cross-pilot consistency plans to which the detailed planning of deployment at pilot sites must ad here.      
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D5.2 ReAAL multidimensional evaluation framework

The development of ReAAL Multidimensional Evaluation Framework will build on the requirements defined in WP1, and will start in M5. The development takes an inclusive approach, in which a wide range of partners contributes with their specific expertise. These contributions will be merged into a consolidated framework to be released the first time in M10. The framework will be shared with the consortium through the Knowledge Portal, and will be adapted to practical learning arising from the project through updated versions at months 15 and 20.

[Deliverable Release]

D6.2 Dissemination and networking report

Report on the dissemination and networking activities undertaken in ReAAL.

[Deliverable Release]

D5.3 ReAAL Evaluation, validation and evidence report

Summarizes results from the monitoring process and the related evaluations, validation processes and evidence scenarios.

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D3.3 universAAL compliance guidelines

A compilation of the coaching experiences in ReAAL, providing a monitoring and evaluation concept for the adaptation of products and services to the universAAL platform.

[Deliverable Release]

D4.3 Final consolidated operation report

Consolidates the individual reports of the pilot sites to provide the integrated ReAAL report from the laboratory preparations and the operational iterations.

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D5.4 ReAAL Replication Guidelines

Lessons learned, Best practices and guidelines arising from ReAAL will be reported by this deliverable to the community in different categories as listed in T5.4.

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