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University of Exeter 

The CWS will take the lead in developing the strategy for the project and coordinate its execution (WP7). They will contribute on issues of demand-side DSS, supply and demand side methodologies, implementation of iWIDGET DSS, validation and evaluation, as well as partnership building. They will lead WP3 “Implementation of iWIDGET” and contribute to WP1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.

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Website: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/cws/

The Psychology research team at Exeter University will contribute to issues of behaviour change in water customers, development and evaluation of iWIDGET DSS, validation and evaluation, as well as partnership building. They will focus on social norms and social influence on how best to promote and achieve behaviour change related to water use in households (WP1, 2, 4 and 6).

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Website: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/index.html


HR Wallingford

HR Wallingford will be involved in defining the interfaces between the iWIDGET components during the development of the iWIDGET architecture in WP2. It is anticipated that much will be learned during this process both in terms of its application of the Open MI interface standard and of the potential need for extensions to existing standards or completely new ones, e.g. for describing components and for enabling the automation of DSS component linking. HRW will also be responsible for overseeing the iWIDGET dissemination programme and will lead WP6. This WP will draw upon HR Wallingford’s expertise in conference hosting and publishing, the latter through both traditional and non-traditional dissemination techniques. HR Wallingford will contribute to all other WPs.

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Website: www.hrwallingford.com


IBM

IBM will lead on the decision support system for supplier side, in particular for daily operations planning, and will be leading WP2.

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Website: http://www.research.ibm.com/


LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (National Civil Eng. Laboratory)

LNEC has a relevant role in iWIDGET, as leader of WP4 and of several tasks. LNEC will participate in: all tasks of WP1, all tasks of WP2, all tasks of WP3, tasks 4.1 & 4.2 (WP4), tasks 5.2 & 5.3 (WP5), task 6.1 (WP6), tasks 7.1 & 7.5 (WP7). LNEC is also responsible for scientific and technical support to the Portuguese case study.

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Website: http://www.lnec.pt/organizacao/dha/nes


 

National Technical University of Athens

NTUA will be responsible for the state of art review in WP1, and contribute to WP2 for both the household and utility level components. It will also lead the work on online/e-learning dissemination and training activities.

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Website: http://www.ntua.gr/en_index.htm


SAP AG

SAP will focus on the business research in the project and contribute in particular towards: WP1: Contribution to the state-of-the-art review of techniques and technologies, requirements engineering, in particular the research task of how requirements engineering can be carried out most effectively in a research project; WP2: research and development of a supplier-side analytics component according to the realisation of requirements identified by WP1, design of an off-line validation of this software.; WP4: Business Models in a collaborative environment; WP5: Contribution to the development of a business plan; WP6 Project Dissemination and WP7: Project Management.

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Website: http://www.sap.com/index.epx


UPL

UPL will provide technical input to WPs 1 and 2, both to draw upon UPL’s commercial experience in the market and to assist with providing a context for writing a business plan and building partnerships (WP5).They will assist in pilot schemes, providing installation resource, hardware, system integration and communication system as well as assisting in the engagement with household and in the design of test environment (WPs 3 and 4). UPL will lead WP5 to provide both commercial and technical input and to draw on the experience and knowledge of other partners to consider how partnerships can be built, in order to develop a business plan to commercialise the outputs from the other WPs.

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Website: http://www.up-ltd.co.uk/


AGS

AGS will contribute mainly to WP1, WP3, WP4 for both the household and utility level components. It will assure the real time monitoring in the case study area of Águas de Barcelos. AGS will also participate in dissemination and training activities.

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Website: http://www.ags.pt


Waterwise

Waterwise will contribute mainly to WP1, WP3, WP4 for both the household and utility level components. It will assure the real time monitoring in the case study area of Southern Water. Waterwise will also participate in dissemination and training activities.

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Website: http://www.waterwise.org.uk/

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