Collaborative Open Market to Place Objects at your SErvice (COMPOSE)

Nov. 01, 2012 to Dec. 01, 2015

 The COMPOSE project aims at enabling new services that can seamlessly integrate real and virtual worlds through the convergence of the Internet of Services with the Internet of Things. 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 COMPOSE project builds upon existing European research projects and ongoing standardisation activities to provide a comprehensive marketplace framework that will be able to cover the whole service lifecycle by integrating a number of innovative technological enablers in a coherent way. The project will develop novel approaches for virtualising smart objects into services and for managing their interactions. This includes solutions for managing knowledge derivation, for secure and privacy-preserving data aggregation and distribution, and for dynamic service composition advertising and discovering objects' capabilities and service provisioning and monitoring.

The COMPOSE project is expected to give birth to a new business ecosystem, building on the convergence of the Internet of Services with the Internet of Things and the Internet of Content. The COMPOSE marketplace will allow SMEs and innovators to introduce new Internet of Things-enabled services and applications to the market in a short time and with limited upfront investment. At the same time, COMPOSE will allow major European players in the information and communication industry, particularly cloud service providers and telecommunications companies, to reposition themselves within new Internet of Things-enabled value chains.


The COMPOSE concept addresses to design, implement, and deploy an open, scalable marketplace, in which objects can be seamlessly turned into standardized services, combined, managed, and integrated into innovative applications. The concept behind the COMPOSE project is illustrated in IoT devices will be virtualised and published as Service Objects in the COMPOSE marketplace, thus becoming part of the Internet of Services. Service objects can be aggregated into Composite Services and Applications, which can then be accessed by users (by downloading and/or installing on their devices), advertised, or sold. Developers will be provided with an open interface and developers' service development kits for building and deploying innovative services, leveraging the management functionalities provided by the marketplace.

COMPOSE will combine state-ofthe-art solutions from a number of fields (applications market, scalable communications, semantic web, event processing, security, and service-oriented technologies) to give birth to an innovative integrated platform, enabling people and organisations to leverage IoT technologies through dynamic valueadded services.

Fraunhofer FOKUS Role

The Fraunhofer FOKUS Competence Center Future Applications and Media (FAME) is leader for work package WP6 - Open Marketplace. We will focus on the developement of an environment in which not only applications but also service objects and services can be traded. We will promotes a novel concept of trading services and service objects by sharing their interfaces between 3rd party applications which are able to run in the context of other users who are not the owners of the service object itself. Further, we will provide software components for managing the access rights for each smart object connected to the marketplace and will give the owner of the object the full control to monitor the history of each application that accesses the service object and to update the associated rights and rules for accessing the service at any time.

Project Details

Partners: 12 (IBM Israel - Science and Technology LTD, Create-Net, Fraunhofer FOKUS, The Open University, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Innova SPA, Universität Passau, U-HOPPER SRL, GEIE ERCIM, Barcelona Digital, Retevision I, Evrythng Limited)

Duration: 11/12 - 04/15

The research leading to these project results received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program under Grant Agreement No: 317862