The deliverable 1.2: Report on the Architecture for the ICT Ecosystem was submitted by NTNU, UL & Lero with contributions from IES, FourC, and TK in January 2021. The executive summary of the deliverable is available below and the full deliverable at the end for download:
This work has been conducted within tasks T1.1 and T1.2. The main objectives of this work are to create an overall ICT architecture and service-based ecosystem to ensure that service providers of the +CityxChange project will develop, deploy, and test their services through integrated and interconnected approaches.
The main ideas of the +CityxChange Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF) is inspired by Enterprise Architecture approaches and anchors around a data space called the +CityxChange Data Space and value added services provided through collaborations among several partners. The approach is to provide a consistent architecture with clear separation of concerns and a strong integration and interoperability support, following requirements of the cities. This deliverable provides a description of the Enterprise Architecture Framework and provides guidelines on how to apply it.
The +CityxChange Enterprise Architecture Framework has been presented to the partners in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP7 and has been applied to describe various services. Descriptions of use cases have been included in the deliverable to illustrate how the developed EAF has been applied. Also, a step by step set of guidelines on how to apply the EAF has also been provided to support Followers Cities in replication of the services from WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP7.
This Deliverable is linked with parallel work on data and API integration within the Ecosystem described here, described in D1.3: Report and catalogue on the ICT data integration and interoperability.
This current deliverable is a final version of D1.2 due on M24. The content presented in this deliverable is based on the modelled use cases which are mainly based on feedback from partners involved in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP7. The use cases involve high level user stories of the demonstration projects (DP1-DP11). Additionally, general feedback from partners, recommendations, roadmap, and reflections are presented.