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27 October 2020


Policy Cloud has published deliverable 2.2, the conceptual model and reference architecture of the project. The document defines the overall architecture and its components and provides a framework for the end-to-end data path analysis to be documented in upcoming deliverables. This analysis will be based on data emerging from the four pilot use cases at the centre of the Policy Cloud project.

The Policy Cloud Conceptual Model

The Policy Cloud Conceptual Model presents the overall project concept along 2 main axes - data and policy management.

Along the data axis, the project delivers cloud gateways and APIs to model the data sources and adapt to their interfaces in order to simplify interaction and data collection from any source.

A Policies Management Framework allows for the definition of dynamic policies adapted to specific populations.

Policy Cloud Architecture

The architecture of Policy Cloud is constituted by five layered building blocks which are expressly designed to allow for integrated data acquisition and seamless analytics:

  • Cloud Based Environment and Data Acquisition
  • Data Analytics
  • Policies Management Framework
  • Policy Development Toolkit
  • Marketplace

The architecture also includes a Data Governance Model, Protection and Privacy Enforcement and the Ethical Framework.

Pilot Use Case Scenarios

The document includes a number of scenarios developed for the Pilot Use Cases. These scenarios serve as examples of the end-to-end data flow from ingestion to exploitation and delineate the complete data path from processing to transformation. Problem statement, main objectives, Key Performance Indicators and data sources sections are provided for each scenario. Further iterations of the deliverable will document the detailed end-to-end data path to be prepared during the completion of the first prototypes in M10.

The overall architecture and Pilot Use Case scenarios were discussed by all partners during the project kick-off meeting, during the development of the preliminary specification as an internal report made available to partners, and during specialised internal workshops.

Download D2.2 Conceptual Model and Reference Architecture