Smart IPv6 Building approach

The Smart IPv6 Building project is researching the potential of IPv6 for smart environments and the Internet of things. It uses IPv6 as an integrator to enable innovative interactions with and between:

  • Building environment
  • Information & services
  • Human beings 

One of the key objectives is to reduce the building energy consumption and CO2 emissions through a more integrated and smarter building management. The project gathers academic and industrial partners interested in working on IPv6 R&D projects and allows to showcase innovative products and solutions. It will be developed through an interactive approach, and will be continuously enriched by the partners. It will also benefit from the direct interactions with delegates coming from all over the world and representing many different cultures. Research and industrial partners intrested to contribute to the project are invited to contact us. Areas of interest include:

Building automation

  • To reduce energy consumption by at least 25%.
  • To ease the deployment and integration of building automation systems.
  • To manage access control and to improve security.
  • To provide innovative tools for meeting and conference rooms.
  • To develop innovative interfaces within the building (virtual assistant, etc.).
  • To enable individual environment customization by the users (temperature, light, music, etc.)

Information & services

  • To display real time information on the state of the world: key figures (population, surface of forest, etc.), satellite images, global temperature, etc.
  • To provide innovative services, including contextualized services
  • To enable building infrastructure booking (meeting rooms, etc.).
  • To ease resource identification and orientation for the delegates attending international conferences.
  • To test innovative semantic and multilingual services.

Human beings

  • To provide telepresence solutions (in particular for people living in developing countries).
  • To facilitate the networking among delegates.
  • To develop a global network of delegates & experts, with new forms of decentralized cooperation and collective intelligence.
  • To test on-line collaborative tools.
  • To organise social activities during the conferences.