The Priority Programme further implements two obligatory mechanisms to ensure the cohesion and cross-fertilisation among projects: (a) reference scenarios and (a) tandem projects. (a) One of the following three reference scenarios should be addressed within the proposals:
Personal smart spaces
- A personal smart space, e.g., the home, is a private and intimate place familiar to the individual. It is shared with family and friends, and only rarely with strangers. There already exists an ensemble of interactive devices in this type of space, consisting of multiple entertainment devices, the smart home or devices brought by guests.
Public smart spaces
- A public smart space, e.g., a registration office, is often unfamiliar to the individual. It is shared with strangers. There already exists an ensemble of interactive devices in this type of space, consisting of multiple interactive displays, cameras, sensors, and actuator technology.
Smart control rooms
- Control rooms are dedicated spaces. They already contain ensembles of devices of varying nature and functionality, which jointly contribute to professional and potentially safety-critical tasks. In contrast to other spaces, control rooms provide a controlled setting, dedicated roles of the operators as well as clear tasks, routines, and goals for the operators.