Smart solutions for cities, administration and entertainment Fraunhofer FOKUS at CeBIT 2013

Release from Thu., February 28, 2013

Smart City Apps, eGovernment and entertainment solutions are this year’s exhibit highlights of Fraunhofer FOKUS at the CeBIT joint booth of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Hall 9, stand E08). Further projects will be introduced at the stands of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as well as IBM Germany.

Smart City Apps
Using mobile apps to get everywhere-access to information and services and to make life more comfortable and secure is one of the main characteristics of smart cities. Fraunhofer FOKUS develops systems and infrastructures that use mobile apps as an interface to the citizens and users. Get an impression of these apps at the CeBIT booth of Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Using smartphones or tablets, KATWARN warns in case of catastrophic events or extreme weather situations. The FixMyCity app enables citizens to report potholes, broken park benches or street lights instantly to the administration. The enyport app helps with plenty of features to optimize ones energy consumption. MeineReha Mobil supports at-home rehab measures after accidents or disease – professionally and under medical guidance. Finally, the Smart Mobility app gives advice on the basis of user-generated reports, how to drive around traffic jams.Mobile e-administration for Smart Cities.

Fraunhofer FOKUS and its eGovernment Laboratory partner cBrain are developing a mobile e-administration scenario tailored to the German-speaking area. They demonstrate smart ways of using current ICT solutions to digitalize all four pillars of the German “E-Verwaltung” concepts (e-collaboration, workflow management, e-files and government application). This simplifies administrative work and enables it to be carried out using mobile devices. The scenario is based on methods employed by Danish ministries digitizing their knowledge and administrative processes.

Intelligent sourcing, information and collaboration
Strengthen collaboration, boost knowledge and create an overview – “subreport CAMPUS” is a platform that allows employers and companies to announce, procure, contract out, locate orders, exchange information, present themselves and do a whole lot more besides. Germany’s uniquely integrated digital competence center for industry and administration was developed in collaboration with Fraunhofer FOKUS. The center’s aim is to provide a forward-thinking solution that offers private- and public-sector players with integrated networked services for procurement processes.

Open Government for modern administrations and cities
Modern Web 2.0 technologies are helping to transform social cooperation platforms, liquid democracy, crowdsourcing and open data progressively into instruments of societal and civic change. Fraunhofer FOKUS uses an integrated demonstrator to show how these concepts and tools interact. Quite apart from contributing to a modern democratic society, they also have the side-effect of revolutionizing governmental and administrative processes.

Secure administrative data and processes in Smart Cities
Today’s ubiquitous networked systems manage and link sensitive data and processes. Fraunhofer FOKUS and its partners CSC and HP are demonstrating a holistic and integrated approach to security in the Cybersecurity Demonstration Center (CDC). Simulated attack scenarios help to explore ways of preventing cyber-attacks while still meeting the need for high availability of ever-growing volumes of data. Fraunhofer FOKUS is providing a complex IT infrastructure to do just that.

Multi screen entertainment
Fraunhofer FOKUS is developing web technologies for interactive and cross-media entertainment. These solutions intelligently dovetail traditional media with the internet, offering users a more personalized experience. The “Interactive Video as a Service” software, for instance, enables an interactive process of creating, editing and publishing videos in the cloud. The “webinos TV” app allows viewers to control media through gestures by shaking or turning their smartphone as well as to share media content between different devices.

Visit Fraunhofer FOKUS at the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 9, booth E08. Further demonstrations and projects of Fraunhofer FOKUS will be shown here:

Stand of the Federal Officer for Information Technology and the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Hall 7, booth B50)

P23R – hassle-free data exchange between industry and administration with the P23R principle | Contact: Petra Steffens

Technology and application scenarios of the electronic identity card | Contact: Jens Fromm

bos civic service terminal | Contact: Jens Fromm

GovApps – information platform for citizen apps | Contact: Jens Fromm

GovData – the government data portal for Germany | Contact: Jens Klessmann

Stand of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Hall 9, booth G50)

goBerlin – online market place for services of enterprises and administration | Contact: Holger Schlösser, Klaus-Peter Eckert

Stand of IBM Germany (Hall 2, booth A10, demo point 133)

Demonstration Center “Vernetzte Sicherheit“ (networked safety) | Contact: Ortwin Neuschwander

Talks by Fraunhofer FOKUS
Dr. Sebastian Wahle: “Die Schnittstelle zum Nervensystem der Stadt von Morgen: Programmierbare M2M-Plattformen” | CeBIT Forum “Smart Infrastructure”, Hall 11, booth B56 | March 6, 2:30pm

Nikolay Tcholtchev: “Car Sharing – Was bringt die Zukunft – Fraunhofer GeMo“ | CeBIT Forum “Smart Infrastructure“, Hall 11, booth B56 | March 8, 1:00pm

Dr. Armin Wolf: “Smart Demand Side Integration @ Home” | Smart Home Forum, Hall 11, booth D75 | March 5, 2:30pm

Fraunhofer FOKUS
Fraunhofer FOKUS, based in Berlin, Germany, explores how communication networks can contribute to more convenient and more secure living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in society, including access to information, smart mobility and modern governmental administration that is efficient as well as accessible from everywhere.

Besides technical infrastructures, Fraunhofer FOKUS develops manifold practical solutions as well. As an independent research institute, Fraunhofer FOKUS is an important link between industry, governmental administration and the people. The institute is developing the communication architecture of tomorrow both on its own and together with strong partners. In particular, Fraunhofer FOKUS is specialized in the development of multi-domain networks as well as interoperable, user-centric solutions. With 25 years of experience, the institute is one of the most important ICT research partners in Germany.