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COMPOSE Overview

COMPOSE aims at enabling new services that can seamlessly integrate real and virtual worlds through the convergence of the Internet of Services (IoS) with the Internet of Things (IoT).

COMPOSE will achieve this through the provisioning of an open and scalable marketplace infrastructure, in which smart objects are associated to services that can be combined, managed, and integrated in a standardised way to easily and quickly build innovative applications.

The project will develop novel approaches for virtualising smart objects into services and for managing their interactions. This will include solutions for managing knowledge derivation, secure and privacy-preserving data aggregation and distribution, dynamic service composition, advertising, discovering, provisioning, and monitoring.

COMPOSE is expected to give birth to a new business ecosystem, building on the convergence of the IoS with the IoT and the Internet of Content (IoC). The COMPOSE marketplace will allow SMEs and innovators to introduce new IoT-enabled services and applications to the market in a short time and with limited upfront investment.

At the same time, major ICT players, particularly cloud service providers and telecommunications companies, will be able to reposition themselves within a new IoT-enabled value chain.


  Project title

Collaborative Open Market to Place Objects at your SErvice

  Project coordinator

Benny Mandler, IBM Research – Haifa


  • Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, (DE)
  • The Open University, (UK)
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center, (ES)
  • INNOVA S.p.A, (IT)
  • University of Passau, (DE)
  • U-Hopper, (IT)
  • GEIE ERCIM (W3C), (FR)
  • Fundació Privada Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic (Bdigital), (ES)
  • Abertis Telecom, (ES)


36 months: Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2015