First scientific results published by the UMA

The NEO research group, participating in the fiQare project together with the companies Emergya, Secmotic and TIGA, has begun producing the first results of the project, which will be disseminated at the Spanish JISBD 2018 congress held in Seville.


In this first study, a part of the fiQare approach is made public. In particular it is an analysis of the 26 Generic Enablers (base of the operation of this open platform) to identify their weak points. The objective is to study the reliability and security sections of this software. The conclusions allow us to better understand the source code that many companies and entities are already using in Europe and the rest of the world to implement services in smart cities and other applications.


The approach of the fiQare project is unique because it is automatic, quantitative, and exhaustive according to the ISO 25010 standard. In addition to detecting the weak points, the project aims to correct them, and to demonstrate that an increase in global quality is possible (benefits, scalability, maintainability, extensibility, ...) with this work methodology. The intention of the NEO group is also to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) in this automatic analysis, which will allow in the short term to give a very useful service to the developers and an important tranquility to the users and cities that use Fiware with respect to the global check-up to which this ubiquitous software has been submitted.


The University of Málaga (NEO Group) carries out numerous collaborations in smart cities and advanced AI systems, with other approaches and with an international impact thanks to this business project that Secmotic, TIGA y Emergya lead in Europe.

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fiQare and FIREWARE

fiQare and FIWARE

Future Intelligent Quality Assurance for Release Enhancement (fiQare) is a revolutionary new concept in safety, reliability and quality for IoT environments.

fiQare develops an innovative methodology based on artificial intelligence. We analyze FIWARE technology automatically using eight axes of ISO 25010 standard, to measure the quality of IoT (Internet of Things) Platforms, such as Smart Cities and Factory 4.0

fiQare takes FIWARE as a target for its analysis. FIWARE is a middleware for the development and deployment of future Internet applications. FIWARE open APIs are known as Generic Enablers (GEs); fiQare acts on these GEs, improving their quality.

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IoT Security and Smart Cities

Smart Cities and IoT are the future of technology, and the biggest threat to its development is the loss of confidence due to security flaws in platforms and devices.

At IoT, safety should precede innovation.

IoT is leaving obsolete the laws necessary to regulate and standardize security policies. In this new environment, security breaches have the potential to endanger human life.

We follow the methodology known as “security by design” where we analyze FIWARE to find bugs and design flaws that would allow security attacks.

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ISO/IEC 25010 and FIWOO

When the identity of the device is related to the identity of a human being, the true value of IoT emerges. However, with access to data comes the enigma of privacy.

ISO/IEC 25010 determines which quality characteristics will be taken into account when evaluating the properties of a software product. This model will be applied in the fiQare project.

Platforms such as FIWOO (or any other FIWARE based platform) will improve their quality and security. fiQare will enable faster and greater development of these technologies by increasing confidence in them.

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GE’s and final products

We provide a methodology based on automatic learning algorithms for GEs analysis.

We report on the status of the quality of GEs in IoT Platforms.

We do enhance FIWARE's management tools (GEs), which are offered to the community.

FIWARE-based Platforms (such as FIWOO) will experience a substantial improvement in safety and quality.

Development of two use cases:

First Use Case: Smart Cities Analysis by Sensing Urban Heartbeat (SUH): Install and use sensors in the campus of the University of Málaga, to take open data, analyse them, and give models of mobility and noise. Users will be several research groups at University of Málaga, the rectorate itself (for management), and the students (40.000 potential beneficiaries of this work).

Second Use Case: Internet of health things for smart home assisted living: This use case involves the construction of a IoT Early Warning System (EWS) for the detection of residential emergencies, targeting different services with the adequate message content (e.g. for nurses, doctors, individual's family and hospitals).