Start Date:30-08-2004 Duration:42 MonthsProject Cost:19.96 MEContract Type IP

Overview

The LIAISON (Location based services for the enhancement of working environment) project will turn emergent technologies, applications and services into actual business cases in order to allow key European actors to fulfill in a competitive manner the needs of workers in their daily life, for seamless and personalized location services across heterogeneous network. Led by Alcatel Space, this Integrated Project unites expertise and activities from major European actors committed to provision of end-to-end Location Based Services, applications and solutions. The project will have an overall duration of 3.5 years. To achieve this target, LIAISON will integrate numerous existing standards and techniques, bring a set of emerging underlying technologies to the required maturity for professional usage, enhance the system capabilities through innovations resulting from the EGNOS and Galileo signals. Such an approach will contribute to new business models to secure the sustainability of the services and applications. LIAISON’S objectives are user-driven: end user communities, including institutional bodies and industrial actors seeking currently unavailable reliable LBS solutions, are strongly committed through their direct integration into the consortium.

Through the co-ordination of leading LBS actors and mobile worker communities, LIAISON will:

• Consolidate the objectives for “LBS in working environments” and the commercial requirements
• Define the architecture of an end-to-end LBS solution for mobile workers in ubiquitous manner
• Validate the key function of the LIAISON solution, its performance, and working environment impacts through representative and complementary tests cases
• Perform advanced Research and Development activities into LBS to enhance the performance of the future solutions

 

Partners

• Thales Alenia Space
• Association of Chief Police Officers
• Alcatel ABS
• AMA
• Italian Fire Brigade
• Center for Usability Research and Engineiring
• Comune di Roma
• Distance Expert
• Edisoft
• ENTEOS
• Executive Drive
• Forth
• France Telecom R&D
• Geoconcept
• Hellenic Telecommunication Organisation
• HiTec
• Iberdrola
• Instituto de Ciencia Applicada e Technologia
• Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications NCSR Demokritos
• Mobile GIS
• Navteq
• Northgate
• Magdalene Telecom
• Robotiker
• Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
• IES Consulting-Intelligence for Environment and security srl.
• Tili Difussion de France
• Telespazio
• University of Roma
• Universitt Politecnica de Catalunya
• University of Athens
• Vodafone – Panafon