I am or have been involved in the following projects during my academic career:
- eGovlab – Demo Environment for e-Services and Processes
- Open Social Cloud Services
- E-Society and business communication
Below you find short descriptions of the projects.
Smart Assisted Living Involving Informal Care Givers (SALIG++). Financed by AAL-Europe. Planned starting date 2013-06-01. Duration 3 years.
People prefer to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. However, demographic changes, rising costs and new family structures are increasing the demands for new care solutions. Self-care and informal carers will play a key role in these new solutions. In order to support the ability of informal carers it becomes essential to reduce the impact of physical distance, increase informal carer presence in the daily life of elderly and to support cooperation between formal and informal carers to foster complementarity. To address these challenges, new care solutions should go beyond state of the art and enhance presence, awareness and complementarity.
The SALIG++ project offers novel solutions based on ICT-support for self-care by elderly and the bidirectional awareness and interaction between elderly and informal carers in collaboration with formal care in order to promote and prolong the well-being of elderly in living at home. SALIG++ makes it possible for carers to, for example, visit the home of the elderly from a distance and experience it as if they were actually there. The primary benefit is that carers become fully informed about the status of the elderly, her medical status as well as her home and devices (such as stove and faucets).
The key components of SALIG++ are three-dimensional (3D) AV capturing and visualization in combination with sensing, actuation and identification techniques in support of remote presence and awareness. These techniques are introduced in the home as self-managed extensions to existing home audio visual equipment such as a networked media center and surround systems, thereby avoiding introducing new intrusive physical apparatus, such as mobile robots.
This project develops Munizapp, a municipal App enabling citizens to report problems, comments and complaints that they may have regarding the neighborhood where they live. Munizapp sends a picture of the problem and GPS location to the municipality responsible for the problem. It is a new, easy and direct way of interaction between the municipality and its citizens. The Munizapp system is made up of a smart app for citizens that communicates directly with municipal back-end systems and is a type of M-government system. The project involves Stockholm University and software vendor Idega from Iceland and Mobisoft from Estonia.
Sponsors to the project are Vinnova, Nordforsk and 10 participating municipalities from Sweden. During the fall of 2013, the project will deliver a fully functional version of Munizapp ready for integration in municipals in Sweden, Iceland and Estonia.
eGovlab – Demo Environment for e-Services and Processes
The project’s objective was to develop a concept for demonstration and test environment (DT-environment) for e-Government. During the implementation, three demonstrations and test environments were set up and evaluated, a film produced about Sweden’s digital agenda, a distance-based course on electronic identification was developed and an interactive 3D environment created where users in a public environment interact with prototypes. In addition, a research agenda was established.
The concept for the DT-environment is well suited to the requirements of the development authorities and the benefits were primarily attributable to increased user focus and increased access to and dissemination of innovative solutions for e-Government. As a next step a project is proposed where a base organization for the DT-environment is established and two strategic projects are implemented, one directed at municipalities and one at authorities. The project was financed by Vinnova.
Open Social Cloud Services
Open Social Cloud Services offer two major innovations to the challenge of Information Society 3.0: a cloud platform for municipal services which is new in Sweden and configurable services which are new in the EU. Configurable services make it possible to provide general IT solutions easily adaptable to local needs. The project also provides the basis for a municipal process library, which in itself is an innovative analysis platform. The project was funded by Vinnova and was active 2011-2012. It was part of the Vinnova program Challenge-driven Innovation and was a so called type A project. Unfortunately it did not receive grants for implementation.
ÖST (Open social e-services) was a research project with a goal to develop more open, accessible, service oriented and professional social services in local government. Local government social services comprise of care for elderly and disabled citizens. The objectives are to establish new e-services, to define “open social e-service” and to promote integrated administrative processes. The project was funded by Vinnova and was active between 2008 and 2012.
Open social e-services was part of Vinnova’s program ”Innovativa användare i en samverkande e-förvaltning”. The purpose of the program was to promote user-centric development of new and successful business models, organizational solutions and digital services in public administration.
Service Oriented Business Models for Enterprise Systems
Service oriented business models for enterprise systems was a research project aimed at identifying emerging business models for ERP. The project was funded by Vinnova and 15 project partners. The project partners consisted of user organizations, ERP suppliers and ERP consultants. The project was active between 2008 and 2011. The project was part of Vinnova’s program “Sustainable business models for e-services”. The purpose of the program was to offer companies and public organizations tools to modernize and streamline their service delivery by e-services. A further aim was to develop models that both pro-vide greater standardization in order to obtain productivity gains and the possibility of renewal of e-service design.
ESAM (E-Society and business communication) was active between 2006 and 2008 and was financed by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova). Two Swedish municipalities were involved in the project, Upplands-Väsby and Orust. A number of e-services was developed and evaluated in terms of usability, benefits and technical architecture.
ESAM was a project within Vinnova’s program “E-services in public administration”. The purpose of the program was to achieve an innovative development of public e-services for companies.
Unity was a “node for cooperation” (Swedish: samverkansnod) to increase the adoption of extended ERP among small and medium sized companies in the Stockholm region. Unity was active between 2003 and 2005 and was financed by Teknikbrostiftelsen, a foundation established by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, with the purpose to encourage cooperation between universities and regional SMEs. Unity was a joint effort of KTH and the Swedish Computer Association.