Toyokazu Akiyama, Scuuichirou Murata, Kiichi Tsuchiya, Teruaki Yokoyama, Martino Maggio, Giuseppe Ciulla, Huan Ramon Santana, Mengxuan Zhao, Jander Botelho do Nascimento and Levent Gürgen, Festival: Design and Implementation of Federated Interoperable Smart ICT Services Development and Testing Platform, Invited paper in Journal of Information Processing, Vol.25, 278-287, DOI 10.2197/ipsjjip.25.278, March 2017

FESTIVAL EU-Japan collaborative project aims at federating existing Smart ICT testbeds of different nature to provide a platform for developing and testing emergent Smart ICT services. The federation of testbeds covering heterogeneous domains has been a great challenge and FESTIVAL provides a uniform access to different resources, such as Open Data resources, IoT devices, IT resources and Living Labs. In this paper, design and implementation of the current FESTIVAL platform are introduced with approaches to federate and interoperate existing resources. Integration of all the components, including the existing testbeds, will also be described to finalize and validate the federation.