Study case


Development and evaluation of NEPHELE technologies for intelligent monitoring and remote energy management in a Smart Building testbed scenario provided by OdinS in Murcia, Spain.


  • Develop advanced applications and services using the VOStack. This will help to effectively manage building equipment control, prioritizing customized services for energy efficiency, user well-being, and comfort.
  • Deploy a sophisticated automation scheme. This allows to collect real-time data from diverse range of IoT devices. These devices include appliances, sensors, and HVAC - heating, ventilation, and air conditioning - systems, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the building's operational status.
  • Utilize Edge nodes to instantiate Virtual Objects. These nodes play a vital role in the instantiation of VOs, further enhancing the system’s capacity to process and respond to data in real-time.
  • Distribute intelligence across Edge nodes. This will allow the system to operate more efficiently and responsively, avoiding bottlenecks.



Testbed PEANA (Plataforma Experimental Avanzada de iNternet de las cosAs) - Enhanced Platform for IoT Smart Cities and Buildings

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Light
  • Air Quality Sensors (CO2)
  • Occupancy detection
  • Smart Sockets
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Pressure differences
  • Monitoring of power consumption
  • Actuation


  • To develop applications to allow energy control actions of building equipment.
  • To offer customized services to end-users to improve energy-efficient and well-being.
  • To provide an automation scheme based on real-time information and video/image processing from different IoT devices and Edge nodes.


smart city
  • Distributed complex decision making for energy efficiency.
  • Distributed authorization operations to control HVAC and building equipment
  • Video presence detection in building
  • Communication radio offloading among Wifi, and Ethernet networks.
  • Customizable IoT devices to support energy-efficiency and well-being in buildings

Technical constraints

  • Software component orchestration
  • Device customization and management
  • Device interoperability
  • Control Access Management
  • Identity Management
  • Data storage
  • Low latency communication
  • Computer vision for information extraction
  • Intelligent data filtering/aggregation/compression