Project Overview


The READY4SmartCities project intends to increase awareness and interoperability for the adoption of ICT and semantic technologies in energy system to obtain a reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission at smart cities communities level through innovative relying on RTD and innovation outcomes and ICT-based solutions.

The goal is to support:

  •  A new energy data ecosystem that will accommodate cross-domain data (climatic, occupation, pollution, traffic, activity, etc.) and will allow the exploitation of such data at global scale; by identifying the set of ontologies relevant to energy-efficiency in Smart Cities and the different requirements and guidelines on how to use (publish and interchange) data described according to those ontologies.
  • A holistic and shared vision, allowing feasible step-by-step action plans for city authorities and other relevant stakeholder groups to develop and use ICT-based solutions for energy system in urban and rural communities towards future Smart Cities, and thus, leading to reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
READY4SmartCities News

VoCamp in supporting open linked data and interoperability for efficient energy systems in smart cities

When - September 14th and 15th, 2015

Where - D'Appolonia s.p.a., Via San Nazaro 19, 16145 Genova, Italy 
Abstract - This VoCamp is focused on future scenarios for cities' energy systems, as developed in the READY4SmartCities Roadmap for Energy Systems in Smart Cities ( The selected scenarios are also related to the use cases formalised by the W3C Linked Building Data Community Group Activities. This VoCamp will concentrate on the related vocabulary and alignments of sectorial ontologies to a specific ontology, which is also a candidate for standardisation via The Smart Appliance Reference (SAREF) ontology, which is now in the hands of the ETSI to become THE standard for smart appliances.

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Overview of the 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data

The 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data[1] (LD4SC 2015) was held in an excellent conference facility belonging to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid[2], in the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains about 50 km from Madrid. While the school was fully organized by the READY4SmartCities[3] project, there was another H2020 European project (SWIMing[4]) that sponsored the school.

There were five topic areas:

  • Linked Open Data in Smart cities
  • Linked Data generation and publication
  • Vocabularies for Linked Data
  • Open data portals
  • Linked Data exploitation

The school was designed to be an intense, focused, week-long learning experience for students (and tutors) with formal, theoretical sessions followed by hands-on practical sessions. These sessions were conducted by active researchers and gave students an opportunity to become acquainted with state of the art ideas and tools. In addition, as a means of integrating the work on the five topic areas, students had to work in groups of 3 or 4 and followed the whole process of generating and publishing Open Linked Data with some existing data set by using the methods and technologies presented in the theoretical lessons.

The students presented their work on the last day of the school and two prizes were given for the 1st and 2nd best groups.

The talks by invited speakers gave additional perspectives to the tutorial material and were unanimously welcomed by all the participants at the school. All the presentations given during the summer school are publicly available online[5].

VoCamp in Energy measurement data in municipalities

April 22nd and 23rd, 2015
Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT
Vienna, Austria
Abstract - This VoCamp on Energy measurement data in municipalities is focused on how municipalities can represent their data about energy measurement in order to publish it online (e.g., as open data). The interest to this question arises from the expected benefits such as the ability to easily reuse these data by third parties or to link them to other relevant data for further processing (e.g., building information models, climate, occupancy). 

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The 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data

The 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15) will be held from June 7th to 12th 2015 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Cercedilla, a municipality of the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain.

The LD4SC-15 summer school has the main goal of teaching people from industry and academia in an easy and guided way how to use Linked Open Data technologies in the domain of smart cities, facilitating through a simple approach a first contact with these technologies. This summer school is the first one organized in this topic worldwide and is supported by the READY4SmartCities ( FP7 Coordination and Support Action.

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R4SC Survery over Guidelines for Energy Data has been released

The R4SC Team would like to consult new opinion on energy-related data published as Linked Data and on ontologies to represent such data. 

We are looking to identify already published data (existing ontologies and/or datasets) that fulfil the requirements to be labelled as Linked Data.

The domain of interest is all data concerned with energy and Smart CitiesAre you aware of existing:

Tutorial - Generating Linked Data in the Energy Domain


Place: Sustainable Places 2014 conference, Nice, France

Date: October 2nd


Abstract: Linked Data is the key paradigm of the Semantic Web, a new generation of the World Wide Web, and a large number of both private and public companies and institutions from various domains have transformed their data into Linked Data, or have done so with data not coming from their institutions.

The process of Linked Data generation is an intensive engineering process and requires high attention in order to ensure the high quality of the produced Linked Data.